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A desktop calendar for June. Enjoy!
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I am having SO much fun with these!
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“What we have once enjoyed we can never lose.
All that we love deeply becomes a part of us”.
We saw Miles on his way yesterday morning. The type and severity of injury from the 2-dog attack made the chance of recovery slim— even if he’d been a young cat. At 18yo we couldn’t ask him to carry on. He has been a constant in our lives for many years and David and I already miss him immensely.
Miles picked US. He showed up while we were building the house- took a look around and decided – this works for me! We tried to give him away (we already had 4 and didn’t want to be “that crazy cat couple”). The day he jumped off the tailgate of a parked truck – 5′ into David’s arms – the deal we sealed, and we gave up looking for another home for him.
He was a Prince. A charmer. A love. After a single warning hiss, he gracefully accepted two very energetic, silly girl kittens into his domain. One year later, we rescued another kitten that he also took under his wing. He watched over the girls, showed them the ropes, and has now passed the torch.
My studio has a cat door so he could come and go as he pleased. He spent a lot of time here – sometimes day and night. Every two weeks or so he’d adopt a new spot to sleep in, and I’d clear the tools, paper, or books so he could call it his own- until the next spot. I was lucky to have so much time with him. Here is the kicker — Fiona, our other black cat, witnessed the attack and has been terribly out of sorts. Remarkably, she followed me to the studio today and has settled contentedly in his favorite spot.
We find solace in his peace, the ten thousand indelible memories he has given us, and smile at what a friend recently told us – the mice in heaven are slow, and there are open cans of tuna everywhere. (I see an illustration coming out of this!)
Miles, you were THE BEST CAT. You will be in our hearts forever. Have fun with those mice and enjoy the tuna!
PS – We have much respect and gratitude for our veterinarian, Dr. Cathy Gallahorn, at North Suffolk Animal Clinic who so compassionately and gently guided us through this. Thank you.
Photo credit: Eddie Williams