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The runt of the litter

I can talk about the awful thing now, because it has happened. My older kitty, Laren, died this morning. She took a turn for the worse late last week, and I was left with a choice--start a course of treatment staving off the inevitable, or let her pass. I finally chose the latter, but by the time I did, the vet I know and trust here was closed for the weekend. Nothing to do but make her comfortable and spend time with her. But I promised my mom I'd be at her first sermon, and when I got home just now, poor little Lare was still and quiet and stiff.

She was a pound kitten in 1992 when I got her, and I named her after a ST: TNG character who was feisty and a little traumatized and made of awesome, like my kitty was. She was quite small, and so her nicknames were "Tiny" and "Small." She was mistaken for a kitten her entire life, even when she was a senile old lady howling in her "room."

I will miss her. My other kitty, Jezebel, will miss her. I am so glad I'll be spending later this week with my friends.

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natgel
Jun. 21st, 2009 09:26 pm (UTC)
I'm so sorry honey.
masqthephlsphr
Jun. 22nd, 2009 02:03 am (UTC)
Thanks, Nat.
flux7
Jun. 21st, 2009 09:29 pm (UTC)
I'm really sorry. *hugs* *hugs* *hugs*
masqthephlsphr
Jun. 22nd, 2009 02:03 am (UTC)
Thanks, F. Hug your kitty for me!
ann1962
Jun. 21st, 2009 09:30 pm (UTC)
I'm so sorry N. I'm glad she was at home, comfortable in her surroundings. ::hugs::

Boy, what a year for you.
masqthephlsphr
Jun. 22nd, 2009 02:02 am (UTC)
Hasn't it been, though? Although if I had to lose her, I was glad it was not in July.
gehayi
Jun. 21st, 2009 09:55 pm (UTC)
Oh, God, I'm sorry, Masq.
masqthephlsphr
Jun. 22nd, 2009 02:02 am (UTC)
Thanks so much.
atpolittlebit
Jun. 21st, 2009 10:21 pm (UTC)
I'm so sorry.

*hugs*
masqthephlsphr
Jun. 22nd, 2009 02:01 am (UTC)
Thanks, M!
spiletta42
Jun. 21st, 2009 10:38 pm (UTC)
*hugs* I know just how much that hurts, and my thoughts are with you.
masqthephlsphr
Jun. 22nd, 2009 02:01 am (UTC)
Thanks.
chickenfeet2003
Jun. 21st, 2009 10:52 pm (UTC)
Commiserations. I guess 17 isn't a bad age for a cat but it must be hell to lose one.
masqthephlsphr
Jun. 22nd, 2009 01:59 am (UTC)
My kitty was full of parasites when I got her, *and* had a bee-bee gun pellet lodged under the skin of her skull. It took a lot to win her trust. I will miss her.
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mamculuna
Jun. 21st, 2009 11:37 pm (UTC)
So very sorry. She does sound like she was made of awesome! And talented at finding a very good home, too. Bringing hugs.
masqthephlsphr
Jun. 22nd, 2009 01:55 am (UTC)
She hissed and spat at me in the pound. Such a charmer! ; )
ironed_orchid
Jun. 21st, 2009 11:59 pm (UTC)
Oh, I'm so sorry. Love to you and your other kitty.
masqthephlsphr
Jun. 22nd, 2009 01:53 am (UTC)
Thanks, G. Hope your kitty is well.
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masqthephlsphr
Jun. 22nd, 2009 01:51 am (UTC)
You lost one recently, too, I remember. I'm still getting used to it. I keep expecting her to wander into the room. I went and sat in the guestroom (her "room") a while ago trying to let it sink in.
superplin
Jun. 22nd, 2009 01:05 am (UTC)
Oh, no! I'm just now checking LJ for the first time this morning. I'm so very, very sorry. Poor Jezebel, too.

I'm glad I got the chance to meet her, and bond a bit over chicken.
masqthephlsphr
Jun. 22nd, 2009 01:13 am (UTC)
I'm sorry I didn't email you about this before posting. I meant to, I'm just kind of in a muddle.
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cornerofmadness
Jun. 22nd, 2009 01:45 am (UTC)
I'm so sorry
masqthephlsphr
Jun. 22nd, 2009 01:49 am (UTC)
Hug your furballs for me.
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rebekahroxanna
Jun. 22nd, 2009 01:58 am (UTC)
I'm sorry.
masqthephlsphr
Jun. 22nd, 2009 02:03 am (UTC)
Thanks.
scrollgirl
Jun. 22nd, 2009 02:13 am (UTC)
Oh no, I'm so sorry. She sounds like she was a wonderful cat and companion. *hugs you and Jezebel* I'm glad we'll be seeing you very soon too.
masqthephlsphr
Jun. 22nd, 2009 02:21 am (UTC)
Thanks, E. See you soon!
midnightsjane
Jun. 22nd, 2009 04:26 am (UTC)
Oh, Masq, I'm so sorry. There are no words that comfort the heart in times like this, but at least she died in familiar surroundings, with Jezebel. *Virtual hugs now, real ones soon*
RIP, Laren.
masqthephlsphr
Jun. 22nd, 2009 04:33 am (UTC)
Thanks, Jane.
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