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Sunday, June 19, 2005

Rest in peace Chloe Baby



The cute kitty pictured above is my mother and father's beloved Chloe. This evening at the young age of 7 years old she succumbed to kidney failure and passed from this earth. We were all devastated and exceptionally relieved that she waited for us to return home before she left us. As we rushed to the emergency vet about 30 miles away she passed quietly on my lap. I hope that she knew how much she was loved and was comfortable when she passed (I petted her the entire time and spoke to her softly) but we were all in such hysterics that it was pretty much pandomonium in the car. I know that my parents are missing her profoundly. My mom rescued her from Wilson Way in Stockton and brought her home when my dad fell in love with her. She was so small and helpless, yet we soon learned that she may have been involved with drugs in her time on prostitute alley (aka Wilson Way). What I mean by this is that she acted like she was on crack for the first year that we had her. She would run through the house at top speed. Hang upside down from her cat tree. The only time that she took a break was to climb onto my mom's chest and try to nurse from her chin. She continued to do that throughout her life. A couple years later she had a traumatic experience while my parents were on vacation. One day while getting out of bed she shot under my feet and I was unable to avoid stepping down on her. It turns out I broke her hip. I felt so terrible about it, however, from that day forward she seemed to love me more. For several years while I lived with my parents she would come into my room at night and sleep on my bed. Chloe will be missed by all (even my uncle who "doesn't like cats") and I assure you she will not be forgotten.

9 comments:

jimmytwoshirts said...

That sucks tremendiously. It's like loosing a member of the family, take care.

Shan'Chelle said...

Yeah, I agree...thanks for the comment.

Avery's mom said...

oh, That's so sad, I 'm sorry you had to loose your kitty. She sounded like a really personable cat.

LeMorse said...

I think it is amazing that animals wait for you. Layla waited for me to get home to begin her slip away from us. And then still made it all the way for you to come say goodbye. Chloe was an amazing crack kitty and I loved her dearly. If you can find it please post one of the pics of Chloe and Ree Ree together. Also as some more sad news, my sister and i will be taking Ceasar to the vet to put him down on Saturday. More on that will be on my blog later.

Brookelina said...

I'm so sorry. My friends and I were just talking about how devastating it is to lose a pet. May she rest in peace.

The Acting Golfer said...

As a fellow cat lover Sorry for the loss.

Shan'Chelle said...

Robyn-As much as you could be annoyed by her she still found a way to worm into your heart. Those are the ones that really take you by surprise at how much it hurts.

Lemorse-The whole situation brought back the memories of our poor puppy. I am so glad she waited for me to say goodbye. Now I know how your felt to feel her die in your arms. Very sad. I'm sorry to hear about Cesar, I know that he will appreciate your humanity though because he has been in a lot of pain lately.

Brooke-A lot of people don't understand how truly devastating the loss of a beloved pet is. Seems people these days just say "oh well, its your cat (or dog) move on, get over it" but they become part of your family, just like a child. I know that I couldn't handle it if my ree ree was gone. I came home and petted and held her so much last night that she scratched me to get me to leave her alone :-)

Acting Golfer-Thanks for your thoughts. Ree Ree misses you :-)

Cjristina said...

It must still be painful since you didn't tell me about it as we talked online last night. I'm so sorry for you and your family. Chloe was always so affectionate with everyone. Please send my sympathy to your parents.

Shan'Chelle said...

Cjristina- I'm sorry, I didn't even think about mentioning it last night. Its been a hellish week and I was so excited to have you back in the country!