Saturday, October 11, 2008

A quiet day of peaceful thought




It is raining a steady veil of sweet light drops and the world looks pearly gray. Birds are singing in the garden and but for the rain the air is still.
She had been preparing Max's obituary as he was so poorly on Thursday night . Back to the vets all snivels and sneezes and his temperature was higher. And at the vets so sad as a friend of Hers brought in their black cat, still and quiet, picked up from the road. You could feel the cat of death waiting in the air to welcome her home. Poor cat. But Max seemed to rally and was given more medicine and though quiet for the rest of the day and refusing all offers of food, this morning he came downstairs from his lair in Hannah's cupboard and ate, just a little, and drank, just enough, before heading outside, then back to his warm and comfortable cave in amongst Hannah's clothes.
Maurice still sneezes but seems ok.
But the cat of death did not leave the vets empty pawed and Gill and her family all miss their brave, dark as midnight beauty, who is now at rest.


15 comments:

Laurie said...

I have nothing on my mind since your last entry but he health of our dear friends.All my thoughts are with you and them at this time.They are strong healthy cats and the life they lead as free spirits should give them the extra oooomph to fight this enemy.If not then this is just fate, and we must except it.So sorry for your other friends loss.

verobirdie said...

So sorry for your friend's cat.
I hope Max will be well soon. My best wishes to him.

Anna Lawrence said...

All good wishes to Maurice. Stay warm and safe, precious!

I mourn your friend's terrible loss.

Shammickite said...

Cat and dog heaven is a beautiful place.

dragonladych said...

Poor, poor Max. I hope he'll pull through!

I met a new ginger friend a few weeks ago and went to say hello again today:
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3217/2930853813_3b87cd65cf_m.jpg

More photos on my Flickr gallery: http://www.flickr.com/photos/40451774@N00/

Big hugs to Max and all!

Griffin said...

So sad about the black cat, but at least Max is rallying and if he's able to take something then he must be on the mend. I do hope he isn't wiping his nose on Hannah's clothes tho'!!!

I hope Maurice won't come down with it. I'm wishing them all - and you the very best of wishes and sending some of my strength for you all.

quiltcat said...

I am so sorry for your friend and her beautiful black cat. He/she is now at the Rainbow Bridge and beyond pain. It sounds like Max is putting up the good fight and i hope he continues to grow stronger and makes a full recovery.

Moonroot said...

So sad. But so glad to hear Max is feeling a little better. Wishing you all good health.

BumbleVee said...

C'mon Max and Maurice...(behind your back I call you the M & M's)... please be strong... I know you can do this. Rest and get better soon.

ChrisJ said...

So sorry to hear about your friend's cat. Hope that Max is continuing to rally. Love your description of the rain!

Erin said...

Lion the wonder cat and I are sending well wishes to Max ^..^ She's a strong old one of 19 1/2.

Jane said...

I'm glad Max is starting to improve, it can take a while, but a little food and a little water will make all the difference. Keep it up Max, chicken broth is wondeful stuff.

Now young Maurice, I've asked you once already to please stop sneezing. It would be a very good thing for you to not sneeze again.

My thought's are with the family of the brave, midnight beauty cat who didn't make it.

Estorbo said...

Poor cads. Ged bedder.

Gato negro..poverocito.

Beau said...

so glad to hear that max and maurice are recovering.

so sad about the Dark One. Requiscat in Pace, Dark One.
May the Ones Who Loved You find comfort.

~^!^~
Beau

sparrow said...

So sorry to hear that you have sick kitties. Otto and Cookie send their love and best wishes to your Ginger Darlings.