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Alas poor Mickey...

My cat, Mickey, died sometime this week. He was a big, burly-but-handsome tom-cat who lived up north at the family home with my mother - he was an outdoor, woodsey beast, and the city wasn't fit for him. He had been staying with the neighbour, André for the last few months following my mother's death, save for the times when my father was home for the weekend.

He was one of Cindi's brood - a small tortoise-shell, who was forever dropping litters on our floor, and who took a walk in the woods a few years ago, after battling mange for some time; it's doubtful that anyone knows how many females that Mickey knocked-up over the years. Though people-friendly like his mother (and certainly female-friendly), he was a terror among birds and not adverse to taking-down blue-jays and ravens; Beauty, the small, long-haired, female tortise-shell who lives with me in the city, is his younger sister by another litter. Apparently he went to sleep with André one night and simply didn't wake up the next morning; according to my sister and father, he hadn't seemed quite himself when they'd seen him the week earlier and had been losing weight. He was about eleven years old, and quite the mouser.

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quintessenz
Sep. 25th, 2006 02:49 am (UTC)
Amen
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