Thursday, April 22, 2010


It started with a frantic phone call from LD last summer. I quickly learned she was on another animal-saving mission. This time it involved 8+ cats living in a hovel of an abandoned house, mistreated by the family to whom they belonged. I will not go into the sad details, but the adults in that household deserve a beatdown.
LD had placed 7 of the cats in a no-kill shelter. We found a girl cat in a closet. We weren't even sure there was another, but we left food and a safe trap. The next day, we found a handsome orange tabby sitting there waiting for us.
LD kept the 2 cats for a couple weeks and I agreed to foster them until a proper home could be found. Within a few days, I realized I could not let them go.
We named the boy Crush. Ironically, he had the same ear condition that my previous cat Iggy had. I guess it was destined to be.
They both turned out to be sweet cats (which was surprising, considering the condition in which they lived). Crush was a big eater and a caterwauler. Initially he was annoyed by GiGi's pokes at him, but they soon formed a good relationship.
Sadly, yesterday morning I found Crush's lifeless body. It turns out that he died of a heart attack, seemingly in his sleep and quickly. I wish we had more time together. I wish he had the chance to enjoy his new home and life. I am grateful that I helped him last year and gave him a better life.
It was short, but sweet, Crush. Go find Iggy and have a good time. You deserve some fun, big guy!


Jean Parker said...

I am so sorry for your loss ... it is hard to lose a family member.

Sky Torvis said...

Whoa, sorry to hear the sad news.

White Sox Cards said...

He was so cute! I'm sorry to hear about your loss. It never is easy.

Johngy said...

Thanks to all for your kind thoughts and words.

Nancy said...

I am so sorry for your loss. Although it was short, you gave him a great life!