Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Charlie


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...

8 comments:

Strictly said...

((hugs)) - my inlaws had to have their cat put to sleep on Tuesday, he was about the same age as Charlie too. We saw them yesterday and they were just devastated.

honeypiehorse said...

I was so sad when my cat was put to sleep years ago. We have another cat now who's getting up there. :-(

Archaeogoddess said...

{{{HUGS}}} Our first family cat, Ginger, was about 14 when he died. One day he didn't come running up to the house for breakfast and my mom found him curled up under the shed. He'd passed away in his sleep. My parents buried him in the kitty graveyard and for several days afterwards one of our other cats, Mopet, sat next to the grave at sunset.

Indra said...

awww charlie.
i'm a cat woman so I feel it. Enjoy heaven Charlie-cat :)

Nana said...

What a sweet story but it made the tears come again :) Even though he could sometimes be annoying, we do miss him and I know it was for the best. Loved all the comments.

Ingrid said...

Hi, I didn't know about this. Sorry to hear about Charlie, he really has to have been like a family member after such a long time together with you. It has been a challenging day. Hugs!

Fuzzy said...

Aw, rest in peach, Charlie.

It's sad to lose an old friend when you're away.

Kelli Nørgaard said...

16 years...what a great full life. Emmitt is almost 12 and I already have thought about how life would be without him... these guys become such important parts of our lives....

Hugs from Herning!

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