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Wednesday, July 21, 2010

An Update on Our Family

Dida
Photo by myself of Dida, our dear calico.

Mark, Rupert and I are terribly sad to announce that we lost our cat Dida yesterday. Dida succumbed very quickly, after a long and valiant fight with kidney disease.

She had some other ailments too, but faced all these with the bravery and typical stiff upper lip cats have. Dida loved sunny windowsills and lots of attention. She was rescued from the streets of New York around Hell's Kitchen, after giving birth to a beautiful litter of kittens. She was a very sweet and affectionate cat, despite her shyness.

Our household is a bit shaken up right now, specifically the humans. Rupert has yet to figure out that he is the lone four-legged beast among us.

Do give your animal family members an extra hug. Take more photos of them than you think proper. Spoil them a lot.

Sleeping
Dida and Rupert shared a fondness for napping.

Related posts: Our Extended Family, Clever Cat (Not) and Tempting Fate.

26 comments:

cheeky curves said...

So sorry to hear of your loss> I wonder is us humans would have been able to live on with such dignity were we suffer with all these ailments

Bibi said...

Poor little Dida. My condolences. I do spoil Bibi....

Marcia said...

Danni and I send hugs to you and Rupert. I lost two of my kitties to kidney/liver disease yrs ago and I still miss them.

Danni pretends not to get along with her kitty sisters, but in the end she knows they will share their kitty food with her.

Birdman said...

So sad. Yes, they fill our lives with so much love... but there always comes a time like this. Meow!!

anne mancine said...

I'm so sorry, Kitty. Our beloved bichon frisé, Bobo, has been gone almost five years now, and I still miss him every day. Having him put down was the most difficult decision of our lives. You are spot on to remind us to cherish our four-legged friends, and Rufus and Lucie will be getting some extra love today.

Luis Gomez said...

Really sorry about Dida. I know about the empty feeling in the house.

Kizz said...

Oh Kitty, I'm so sorry to hear about Dida. She was beautiful.

biebkriebels said...

So sad to hear this message, it's like missing a member of family. My condolences and I hug my Pim many times a day.

Lozzie Cap said...

I'm very sad to read this Kitty, and I send you lots of love xxx

Terry B, Blue Kitchen said...

I'm very sorry to hear of your loss, Kitty. Take comfort in knowing that Dida had a much better life because you and Mark rescued her.

Island Chick said...

awww...i'm so sorry! Looks just like a calico kitty I used to have. ((((HUGS))))

Leif Hagen said...

Kitty, I'm very sorry about your kitty! Kind regards

Joanne said...

Oh I sympathize, i have been there, I lost my cat who had been with me for 20 years, last year. Hopefully I will have 2 more this autumn:)) She is beautiful!

Eve said...

My condolences regarding the lost of your cat. Big hugs.

Jana said...

I'm so sorry about your kitty. Mine is a rescue also and has kidney disease, so I can relate. Condolences to you and your family.

Boom Nisanart said...

Poor Dida !
I'm so sorry about your beautiful kitty..My condolences.

Sylvia said...

so sorry for your loss. Those fourlegged creatures knows how to fill up our lives. I know, i have a amazing cat called Meghaly (Greek for giant) and he is big... I wouldn't want to miss him...

Lily Hydrangea said...

Kitty, Mark (& Rupert) I'm so sorry for your loss.
I'm going to hug my loved ones now.
& you really did take beautiful portraits of Dida. I love the one of Dida & Rupert, really priceless.

Stuart said...

So sorry, Kitty (and to Mark and Rupert)...we will give Blarney extra hugs when we get home - just for Dida...x

holidays to New York said...

Ah that's really sad to hear about. I have no words for your lost dear. The kitty looks too cute in snaps.

Kitty said...

Thank you everyone, for you kind words. Mark and I are very sad.

Spandrel Studios said...

Very sorry to hear about your Dida's passing away. She was obviously well-loved by all in your house... Our condolences--may the memories help you through the sadness and loss.

Ming the Merciless said...

I'm sorry to hear about Dida. I hope Rupert doesn't feel too lonely without his friend.

monsteri said...

I'm so sorry to hear about Dida. Such sad times for you right now :(

I dread the day my Peanut & Penny will get old and/or sick. I hug them every day and am in the process of spoiling them with love and affection :)

Andrea said...

:-(
sorry to hear about Dida, she was such a beautiful cat..

Kitty said...

Thank you everyone.

Thanks Andrea. Even now, I think of Dida suprisingly often. I expect to see her slink around the corner to come cuddle. :-/