||[Aug. 29th, 2006|05:53 pm]
I can't believe that she's gone!
We were together for 15 years! She hasn't been well over that past several days. She had diffculty breathing nad was probably in pain. But she couldn't tell me. After all she was only my cat, Patches. I got an appointment at the vet for her in the afternoon and my one and only Vito was driving while I held Patches in my arms. But as we were nearing the the vet Patches went frantic. I tried to calm her done thinking she was just scared. She was an indoor cat that almost never went outside. As I finally got her to calm down she went limp and passed away in my arms. We had just stopped at a light when this all happened. Vito had just looked back at me as she went limp. He says to me "She didn't" and I nodded yes.
As we sat at home that evening I kept looking up expecting to see Patches but she's gone! She will be burried at Bubbling Well in Napa valley a beautiful Pet Cemetary.
Patches was a companion much like a child that needed my care. She was always there in my times of happiness and when I was extremely sad or lonely.
I'll miss using her special code words like "some". Which meant her soft food that she got for her dinner.
She was one smart cat she would do her shake paw trick to get her treats in the morning.
I know that I'm starting to ramble so I'll close for now.