Wednesday, November 11, 2009

To a Good Friend

On June 26, 2004 I meet a friend who (once I coxed him out from under the kitchen table) would become my best friend. His name was Murray.

Murray was a sweet boy who liked to hunt…from the safety of the window.

Bird Hunting

He was a curious boy

What's up?

Was tolerant of my knitting

Murray and Fern Cardigan

Liked to show off a little

Showing you everything

Was a GREAT cuddler

Misc 012

But mostly…just liked to hang out with his mom

MurrayAndMe

Murray stopped eating last week. I took him to the vet and found out he had kidney failure. The vet said it just happens sometimes. Murray wasn’t in pain, but was very uncomfortable and cranky (not like my sweet boy). Although it was difficult, it wasn’t a choice. I knew I had to do the right thing by Murray.

Murray, I will miss you more than you will ever know. When I brought you into my home, I thought we be friends. I had no idea how much I would come to love you. Rest in Peace, my bubby.

Murray
January 2004 – November 10, 2009

9 comments:

GothamMom said...

What a beautiful cuddly cat (and I am NOT a cat person).

I am sorry.

city girl said...

I'm so sorry Claudine.

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Karola said...

I'm so sorry Claudine,
I know exactly how you feel I had a cat - Basia who looked just like Murray and in May of 2005 she got the same diagnosis from the vet. It was the very first time I had to actually take a pet to the vet. My daughter Kori and I were were crushed but shortly thereafter Cara found me Charlemane in her building and he made us very happy - I hope you find another kitty to do the same for you... lots and lots of hugs Karola

Willemtje said...

I am so sorry. I know most people will say it's only a dumb animal, but they don't know what they're talking about. I know what you're going through. We lost our last cat many years ago, but I still miss him. He was such a personality! All the best,

A Dutch knitter

MUDNYC said...

I'm so sorry, Claudine...Murray was a good and cuddly kitty.

Rachael said...

So sorry Claudine.

Mary said...

This still made me cry, and it's like a whole week later... Awww...

Rebecca said...

So sorry, Claudine. It's never easy to say goodbye to a beloved pet. They fill such a special part of your heart!