Sunday, August 30, 2009

homage to kachina...

I've been out of sorts lately...because my kitty Kachina passed away.

She was a great cat...and she lived to be 20 years old. That's 98 years old in people years.

She had good life...she was a loving friend...

So I like to imagine she joined the Kitty Circus...
she would have liked that...


I posted this back in February...so it seems only right I should post it again as a
final homage to a very special family member.

36 comments:

sf said...

So long, pretty little Kachina kit. You WERE awfully sweet.
xxo

Evidence of an Artistic Life said...

So sorry and understand your sadness. I lost mine about a year ago after 18 years. I still look for him in the window when I get home at night.

Tiglizzyclone said...

I am so sorry Angela! I understand how you feel. It is hard to lose a loved one. Especially one so sweet, innocent, and untouched by the world. I still, sometimes, feel very bad about my cat, Dandelion who passed away 2 and a half years ago. I have been meaning to do a post about her on my kitty blog (Cheyenne).... hoping it might heal me, but haven't yet. I hope you don't mind my telling my human friends who have cats.

me again said...

What a beautiful cat and what a great life she's had with you. I'm so sorry for your loss. All of us who have been down this road know how hard it is; peace.

Carolee said...

Just read this on my facebook feed. What a beautiful girl, and so playful, even at such an advanced age. One of our cats is 16 now, and we treasure every day with her...

What a lovely thought that Kachina has joined the kitty circus. :)

~ Carolee

Angie in AZ said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. I know the feeling well. I lost two of my girls last year, both were 19. It was soooo hard. I got one new kitten in December, he just turned one, and added two more kittens last month. One of our new ones favors your girl with the black/white markings. Love the look.

Lynn Mercurio said...

Oh Angela, I'm so sorry that you've lost your friend. Losing a pet is so very difficult, but I'm sending you hugs!

Kelly Kilmer said...

I'm so sorry, Angela.

I do love the idea of a kitty circus. You know Kachina would be the ring leader... ;)

scb said...

What a lovely, purry, furry friend! My heart goes out to you -- it's very hard to lose one of the furry members of the family, especially one that's been part of your family for so long. *many hugs*

I, too, love the idea that she's joined the Kitty Circus. Maybe she'll meet my old Panther -- he'll be the Tuxie who's standing on his hind legs, with his head back, resting it on someone's hand. (He's been gone for over 30 years, and I still think of him with fondness, and miss him.)

I love a quote from "Watership Down" which is something the rabbits said when one of their number died -- "My heart has joined the Thousand, my friend stopped running today". Your heart has joined the Thousand -- but somewhere, in that Kitty Circus, Kachina is still romping and playing...

SeaThreePeeO said...

So sorry for your sad loss. Please know that you're in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.

Tracey and Huffle said...

My black cat Huffle Mawson, Explorer Cat has her very own blog and is very saddened to hear of Kachina's passing.

Tracey and Huffle

Forever Foster said...

We're sorry to hear that Kachina had to cross the Bridge. We hope that the thought of her racing around, returned to youth and vigour, will bring you comfort.

The Monkeys said...

We are here from Millie's House to offer condolences. Kachina was a beautiful little girl and we can see why she is missed so much

Bruce said...

My friends over at Millie's Place sent me over to let you know that we are sorry for your loss. What a beautiful friend Kachina must have been to you for so many years.
sincerely,
Bruce the cat

Madi and Mom said...

Good morning Angela,
We read about the passing of your dear sweet Kachina on Millie's blog. Madi and I wanted to let you know we are very sorry. Before Madi (7yrs. old) Milk-Way lived with us for 14 1/2 years. What a dear sweet boy he was. Mom says not to think she is crazy but for a few weeks after his passing she would often hear what sounded like him crunching away on his food. His litter box was upstairs over the family room. Several times she hears what sounded like him scratching in the box. We cannot explain it but it appeared he came back to say bye. Madi and Mom

ooglebloops said...

Sorry to hear about Kachina - she was adorable - and what a long, good life!! She reminds me of my cat, Kashi, who passed on many years ago.They touch your life, and that will remain forever.......

Fanciful Expressions said...

Angela, I'm so sorry to hear of your heartbreaking loss. She must have had a wonderful life with you to hang around so long.
My Jake and Jasmine both passed away within a few months of each other. He in November of last year, and she died the following April. My heart still aches for them.
Take care and give yourself time to heal.

Carolyn

Angel and Kirby said...

Kachina was a very pretty kitty. you were blessed to have such a wonderful companion. There are many erfyl kitties at the Rainbow Bridge to greet her ans play in the Circus with her! Sharing her memory helps ease the pain, but only time will heal.

The Kitty Krew said...

So sorry to hear the news about Kachina. We read about it on Millie-the-cat's blog (Cheyenne, referenced in a comment above), her mom wanted to share the news with other kitty bloggers who would understand how you feel.

Kachina was a pretty kitty, and she sure did live a nice long life. We know you miss her terribly and are sending our purrrrrrs. Our Mommy sends her hugs, too.

Purrs and hugs,
The Kitty Krew

The Kool-Kittie-Krew said...

We read about your loss on Millie's page. We are truly sorry for the passing of your kitty. We understand what you are going through as we lost our dearly, departed sisfur, Scooter(RIP), on April 1st of this year. Just know that she will be at The Bridge waiting for you to come to her one day. And, also find comfort in knowing she left knowing she had her furever home and family and that she was one of the lucky ones to know what love really is. Out thought and purrayers are with you at this most difficult time.
The Kool~Kittie~Krew
AKA...Skeeter, King, and Pandora
And Mom...Shannon
PS...Our blog today was a dedication to Scooter...

The Island Cats said...

We heard that you lost your sweet kitty, Kachina. We hope the joy that she brought you over the 20 years she was with you helps you through this difficult time. We send comforting purrs and headbutts your way....

Wally, Ernie & Zoey (The Island Cats) and mom Sue

Amy said...

I saw your loss of Kachina mentioned over at Millies House blog - it is always so sad to me when a kitty has to go, even when I didn't know them. My heart goes out to you - she was a beautiful kitty, and you obviously took excellent care of her - 20 is quite a feat! It is hard but just remember that she was able to have a great life in a loving home and I am sure she knew even at the end how loved she was.

Joyce said...

So sad to hear of Kachina's passing. We lost our beloved Tobey last year after spending 18 years together. Strangely enough a couple of days later one of the floor boards in the kitchen started to squeak whenever we stepped on it. It sounds just like her! I think we'll just leave it that way.

rscoach said...

So very sorry to hear of your kitty Kachina's passing - what a long and wonderful life she had and she was lucky to have you as her Mom - I too live with 2 elderly cat boys that are having health issues (ages 15 and 17) so I understand - sending hugs your way from one cat Mom to another - Reva (Los Angeles)

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Ruth said...

My heart goes out to you! It's hard to go about daily life after losing your best furry friend. We all understand that. Give yourself time to grieve. It could be weeks, or even months, it's different for evey pet lover. Take care of yourself and more importantly, be kind. Life will bring you comfort in time and you will remember Kachina with all the love, but hopefully less of the sadness. Take care.

Eric and Flynn said...

We are so sorry to hear that your sweet Kachina had to go to The Rainbow Bridge. She was a pretty lady and looked very good for her 20 years.Please accept our condolences.
We also heard about her from Cheyenne Millie.

Wburgcanchaser said...

So sorry Kachina passed on. Black and white cats are the best. It must be sad for your kids too, as she had been a part of most of their lives.
Blessings
CB

Pat Shawyer said...

Very sorry for your loss, I know the awful feeling too well. Thats the worst thing about having pets..when its time to say goodbye.
Al ovely age for a cat !

Anonymous said...

I read this with tears in my eyes for you and me as my precious pug Poco died this last Monday. Will keep you in my prayers.

Lynn Jones said...

I just rediscovered you in the artists workplace book that kept me very happy on a plane recently. I adored you when I was a child--how fun to learn about your present life! I have lost too many dear pets over the years--it is a very real and difficult loss. I would love to see that circus that Kachina is making more wonderful than ever!

connie said...

just read your homage to kachina...so sorry. she had a wonderful life and family, celebrate her and all those wonderful memories of growing up with your kids. xo

margo said...

I'm very sad Kachina passed away. She is with the Almighty now and is very happy. I love black and white cats. Hugs to you at this time. Kachina was a very pretty cat.

the Duke said...

I losdt my kitty at the beginning of th esummer, I am sorry to hear Kachina passed away. You were both lucky to have each other for so long!

laurel said...

So sorry to hear about your sweet baby. They are like our little children, aren't they. I had a sweet 19 year old black and white that I lost last year so feel your loss.

ann h said...

I am so sorry about your beautiful kitty Kachina.I know she had a wonderful life.I lost two of my kitties this year and still miss them so much but know I'll see them again some day.Pet loss is heaven's gain.Please know that you're in my thoughts and prayers.

cookievf said...

Wonderful to hear of her long & happy life and so nice to see all of the support for you here.

I love these lines from the Monday Candle Ceremony (petloss.com) "We are separated for only a short while. The silver cord that connects us through time and space can never be broken." Oh, so true!!

- vicki xo