Sunday, August 1, 2010

R.I.P. Zelda

We lost our beautiful cat Zelda last night.  She put up a brave fight but yesterday evening I realized her condition involved more than just a fungal infection.  Not only had she lost a lot of weight, but my son noticed only one of her eyes was dilated.

Zelda was a sweet, shy, and most unusual cat.  In her younger years, she was part of what our family called "the Homeward Bound crew."  Homeward Bound was a movie my children watched growing up.  It featured two dogs and a cat who set out on an across-country adventure.  When our family would go for walks on our farm, we would often be joined by our two dogs and Zelda.  She would walk long distances, sometimes to the point she would start panting and I would have to carry her.  Zelda loved a good walk.  She would also join me when I walked to let out our chickens in the morning or when I had to check on the goats in our back pasture.  In addition, Zelda loved her best friend Ginny, the black lab pictured with her.  Ginny tolerated Zelda but Zelda really loved the dog and would sometimes be found sleeping on top of her.

We're going to miss you Zelda.


Deanna said...

I am so very sorry. Losing beloved pets is so hard.

Fiona said...

Rest in sweet peace beautiful Zelda.

She sounded like a real character and I love the stories about her (especially panting because she walked so far!).


Cherie said...

Thank you all for your kind comments.

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