The summer I went into college my family got a little calico kitten. She would climb things and walk around on her HUGE back feet so she was named Raptor. She was a really fun kitten. Better then a lot of kittens we had in my childhood. Full of life and fun. Now Ben has a different view of her. He think she is a snob. Raptor became kind of a picky cat as she got older. She always let me pet her but she didn't like big crowds. She was fairly good with the kids, tolerated them as long as possible. Alicia and Ethan loved her!!!!
The last time I was home she looked sick. It was really only a matter of time.
Monday Raptor was put to sleep and buried under the big fir tree in my childhood backyard. It makes me sad. I really only saw her on my summers home from college. But my parents have loved this cat. She was 14 and Danette and I have been gone from home most of that time. She was their baby. I feel for my parents.
Losing a pet is really hard.