NOTICE: (Updated March 5, 2010)
Beginning December 19, 2009, Books 'N Border Collies will be posting but only intermittently while I pursue personal goals. I plan to share some reading I'm doing, but there will be no reviews. I will, however, be sharing my exploration of vegetarian cooking and the cookbooks and websites I use to educate myself. I hope you enjoy it!
Monday, February 18, 2008
A Sad Day. . .
This morning we had to say goodbye to our little girl kitty, Cleopatra.
Fourteen years ago a friend came to me with a Persian kitty that was badly in need of a home. Her rescue group found her taped up in a box in a restaurant parking lot. They weren't sure how old she was. She was scared of everything, her fur was completely matted, she was a mess. Could I keep her? Of course I could! That was how she came to live with me, my dog Bagheera, and my tomcat Jack. It took a long time, but she became one of the most loving cats I've ever had. She was so funny looking with her smushy face, crooked teeth and her little tongue poking out half the time, but she always conducted herself with dignity and ruled the house with an iron paw, even when two border collies came to live with her. (Two!?!?! She was not happy about that, I tell you. . .) I have video tape of her smacking Max ass over tea-kettle the day after we brought him home as a puppy. Go, Cleo! My parents' 60 pound border collie Rowdy was petrified of her. And she weighed all of 5 pounds soaking wet! (Not that she ever let us get her soaking wet. . .)
She went quickly and without suffering. She was a good girl who had a great, long life. It's time for someone to keep all those dogs at The Rainbow Bridge in line until we can all get there. :-) (Rowdy better take cover!)
We miss you Little Girl!
Lezlie & Peter