Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Animal updates

Amie went to the vet, who confirmed that she was suffering from a flea allergy. Two shots, two bottles of pills, and many $$$s later, she seems to be feeling better.

On a sadder note, our sweet office cat, Grisi, has gone to the Bridge. She went missing one recent morning, and after a search, two of my coworkers found her body, stretched out in a grassy area near our patio. There was no obvious sign of trauma, and I am sure we'll never know what happened to her. We buried her near the spot where she was found; we can see her grave from the patio. My friend D ordered a plaque that says, "Cats leave paw prints on our hearts", which we placed on her grave day before yesterday.

As I've said before, I come from a long line of dog people. Grisi was the first cat I have ever gotten to know. Some of us are still hearing "Meeow (feed me)" echoing down the hall. I felt honored that mine was one of the offices she would visit, even though I had to set her on the floor whenever she hopped onto my desk and walked on my papers! A couple of chairs in the building were hers and hers alone, and when she curled up and went sound asleep her little tongue would protrude, just like this:


Rest in peace, sweet girl. We miss you.

11 comments:

Ruth Hull Chatlien said...

I'm sorry to read of your loss. Animals do leave paw prints on our hearts.

Songbird said...

So sorry to hear this, you have my sympathy.

chartreuseova said...

It is so heartwarming that Grisi had such a wonderful group of friends. I'm sorry for your loss but know that those paw prints will remain deeply in your heart and memories.

Kievas said...

I'm sorry to hear about Grisi. I'm a dog person as well but know how deeply our animal companions (even a hamster!) touch our lives.

Presbyterian Gal said...

Good news for Amie!

Sorry about Grisi.

Bittersweet day, eh?

Rev Kim said...

So sorry about Grisi.

(((Zorra, The Scientist, & Amie)))

Diane said...

So sorry to hear about Grisi.

What a beautiful picture.

mompriest said...

great story about Grisi's life and personality, sorry to hear that she has crossed over...sigh...

a lot to catch up on at your blog!

SpookyRach said...

so sorry to hear about Grisi.

DogBlogger said...

So sorry about your loss of Grisi. She was a special cat.

Glad Amie has shown improvement. She's such a sweet girl.

Becky Ardell Downs said...

so sorry, sweet kitty grisi. God holds you now. But only if you want to be held. Knowing cats and all . . .