Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Charlie was put to sleep yesterday. :(
Our family has had Charlie for 16 years. I got him my sophmore (10th) year in high school. I remember driving to San Mateo and buying him up from a shelter. I took him to school the next day because my mom didn't know I had him. It was in my history class that he meowed while in my backpack and we were caught. He spent the rest of the school day in my car. I remember this history class was my sophmore year... so that was all they way back in 1993. :)
When I left home my mom inherited my little cat... not her favorite way of acquiring pets... :) but she loved Charlie anyways...
So Charlie the oldest cat I ever knew. Over the last few years, during conversations with my mom, I'd ask if Charlie was still alive. I'd be surprised every time my mom said yes! Charlie would disappear for days at a time, and my mom was even surprised sometimes when Charlie would come home... but he would always come home. I know he looked a bit scraggly these last few visits I've made back to the States, but he was still our Charlie Cat. :) He was just a tough old cat. He was a good little kitty cat. I miss little Charlie.
...but he is in kitty heaven chasing kitty mice and eating kitty catnip. :) That's where cats go when they die you know...