November 4, 2005

A Brief Little Life

My mum just told me that the kitten we rescued while we were there last got sick a few days ago and had to be put to sleep. The vet said it happens a lot with inbred feral colony cats, and there wasn't anything we could have done. I don't know why it's hit me so hard, I only knew him a few days, but I remember holding him in the car on the way home and he nuzzled into the crook of my arm, trusting me completley. and he was the picture of my late kitty, Kang. Now I'm sitting at my desk crying. Poor little mite, I guess he never stood a chance. But at least he was safe and loved for a few months.

I'll miss you little Sinclair.

Posted by Ithildin at November 4, 2005 4:39 PM | PROCURE FINE OLD WORLD ABSINTHE

it's not silly.


Posted by: caltechgirl at November 4, 2005 4:51 PM

Thanks :) We've rescued dozens of cats over the years, and this is the first one that hasn't made it. We've had some close calls, but they've all pulled through. Until Sinclair.

Posted by: Ith at November 4, 2005 4:59 PM

A few years ago I found a bird that had left the nest too soon. I brought it home and fed it and let it practice flying around the house. About a month later it seemed ready so I took it outside and let it go. It flew away. The next year I was out for my afternoon walk and I noticed a little bird sitting on the power lines that run next to the road. It kept flying a little bit ahead of me then sitting and waiting for me to pass. Then it would fly ahead again. I've wondered since then if it was "my" bird and it remembered me.

Posted by: Daniel Upton at November 4, 2005 8:20 PM
But at least he was safe and loved for a few months.

And that simple act and attitude of mercy speaks volumes.

Poor little guy.

But a lucky poor little guy.

Posted by: Russ at November 4, 2005 9:56 PM

How sad for you, Ith. I'm sorry. May God remember your kindness and do unto you as you did unto this little kitten.

Posted by: Eclectra at November 6, 2005 5:39 AM

You guys loving Sinclair was the best thing that could've happened for him. Aw. /hug for Ith!

Posted by: Princess Jami at November 7, 2005 9:10 AM

I know exactly how you feel! :I know exactly how you feel! :I know exactly how you feel! :I know exactly how you feel! :


Posted by: Sharon Ferguson at November 7, 2005 2:11 PM