Monday, July 27, 2009


I know these are the last days of her life.

My heart hurts, watching her grow thinner and more frail as the days of summer begin to wane. I have known for the past few years that her kidneys were failing. She has out-lasted my expectations, for which I am glad.

I will miss her. She has been my companion for fifteen years. A cat of passion and intelligence, she will leave me sadden but grateful for the life we shared.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

A Walk in the Backyard

Punkin loves going outdoors, though she seems a bit confused about what it is she wants out there. She walked around with me for a while, mibbling grass and sipping at rainwater puddles.

I can't begrudge her these last glimpses of Nature that she loves so well.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Friday, July 24, 2009

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Max, Relaxed

Max has enjoyed being outside these past weeks. He is obviously in his element, living the lifestyle he is accustomed to. We have never seen him so relaxed and happy.

I hate having to make the decision to put him outside but it seems to be the best one for all concerned. I will feel guilty if something unfortunate happens to Max but but threat has to be balanced with his joy and the marked decrease in tension among the cat in the house. They are happy he is outside, and so is he. I'll just have to live with my fears.

The good of the many....