Saturday, August 09, 2008

My Yin - Yang Cat is dead

Yesterday, while we were in Jackson, Tuxie, my most favorite cat, was hit by a car and died. I thought I was old enough to not get emotional over the loss of a pet, especially an inside/outside cat who really couldn't tolerate ownership, but I'm not.

We have lots more cats, but Tux can never be replaced. She epitomized cat - poised, graceful, well-groomed, and cuddly, yet intensely territorial and a fierce, efficient hunter.

In fact, she could switch from cool cat to predator instantly. The pictures at right were taken seconds apart, though since I lost control of the camera a couple of years ago, I have no idea what she saw or heard that caused the switch.

She chose me. In fact, I rarely got to sit on the porch swing without her in my lap. For getting the chance to nurture something so perfectly opposing, yet complementary, I am privileged.


Iris said...

I'm sorry about your cat. I have many pets and they are a part of the family. It's easy to get attached. you take care, Iris

ZILLA said...

She was a real beauty, and from your description, possessed every definitive quality of feline perfection.

I'm so sorry for your loss, Wisteria. I do feel your pain.

Kate in NJ said...

I am so sorry for your loss.

Frankie said...

Oh, I'm so sorry. You're never too grown up to mourn the loss of a pet.

Tux was beautiful. My heart goes out to you.


Angela said...

How tragic, and unfair. She was lovely, and I'm sending cyber hugs your way. I am so very sorry for your loss.

JoVE said...

The best cats are all opposed to ownership. It is a sad loss. Sorry to hear it.

Becky said...

Oh, wisteria, I'm so very sorry.

I keep thinking that with all the farm cats, I don't get attached (I also used to think I wasn't a cat person, but now I know I was wrong). But I do.

She was beautiful...