Wednesday, July 29, 2009

RIP Chopstick

While leaving for work today, I noticed a dead animal in the road by my
house. The first emotion that hit me was anger. Then came the empathy
because I knew my daughter would be devastated. I told my wife when I
came in to get a bag to collect Chopstick off of the road. We debated
about not telling the kids, but didn't think that our cat of three years
leaving them sounded like a good idea. We were going to wait until
after school to tell Ashli. My wife was, understandably, shaken up and
my daughter knew something was wrong and she had to tell her.

Chopstick had been part of our family for over 3 years. While she
wasn't the most gentle cat, she was very affectionate. Most nights she
would sleep at the foot of on of our beds. In the winter time she would
get underneath the covers. She liked to jump up on to my shoulders. We
tried to keep her as an inside only cat at first, but cats that want
outside will get there. She was a Tonkinese and was beautiful. She was
a great cat and she will be sorely missed.

Bye Chopstick!

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Steve Betz said...

Really sorry to hear about your loss. I think you did the right thing in telling the kids.

kat >>/dev/null said...

sorry about your cat. :(

grrrace said...

i'm sorry to hear about your cat. :(

Dancing Bear said...

Sorry Budd. I know you will all miss her.

Budd said...

Thanks everyone, I put some pics up in the edit.

Princesskasren said...

Awww...that sucks. My cat is an indoor cat and even though every now and again I get guilty because she cannot roam...I suck it up when I hear stories like this.Poor kitty.

Rato said...

She looked beautiful, sorry for your loss. We have one Siamese cat who's so road un-wise that we've had to cat-proof the garden, and one normal scraggy rescue cat who hates the confinement and has to be let out the front to take his chances with the road. So hard to know what to do for the best :(