Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Good-bye Loiosh

Loiosh, our 17 and a half year-old Norwegian Forest Cat, died peacefully at home this morning after good-bye pets and loves.

She was diagnosed with diabetes last week, but her condition did not improve with the administration of insulin. She stopped eating--not even succumbing to the temptations of succulent tuna and kitten food--and drinking, and we let her go on her own terms.

She was the oldest member of our pet family--she was with Dave for four years before we married. She went from a quiet, peaceful life to Dave to the chaos of me, a dog, two screaming birds, five ferrets, two more dogs, a child, and another dog, and she did it with calmness and serenity. She was loved, and she is missed.


Bill said...

I do so miss our Norwegian Forest Cats...we have one living in our front yard, and a half Wegie that is on our kitchen table intermittently, when she doesn't disappear through the dog door.

I'm a bit choked up for you all. I'm very glad that Loiosh ended up with Dave and that the two of them found such happiness with you...

Jodi said...

I'm so sorry to read about your loss. I don't think I even realized you had a cat, but she was gorgeous! What a nice tribute you've written to her. Give my best to Dave.

Dee said...

brenda, i'm so sorry she is gone. even tho' she had a long life it's always difficult saying goodbye. how is J handling it? hugs to all