Tuesday, August 07, 2012
A gentle companion
Our gentle companion of 11 years, Chava, left this world today. During the past few years, she has coped with health problems with tolerance and dignity. But today it was time to make that last visit to the vet.
She was a friendly stray cat that had hung around an elderly lady's home near my office. When the lady moved to a care home, my office mates and I searched for the cat, and found her and 5 tiny kittens, which were about a week old. We took her and her babies in and kept them in our office until the kittens were weaned. After finding homes for all the kittens, only Mama cat was left. And she came to live with my husband and me.
We are already sorely missing her sweet presence. I know we'll be seeing her "shadow" for some time to come.
- Leo Dworken