Lizzie, our 10 yr old cat, passed away sometime during the night. She had been failing for the past few months and the last day or two we knew the end was near. She was a stray kitten found in a sheet lined box along side the road with several other siblings. It had been raining heavily and the box was almost under water in the drainage ditch. The mama cat was attempting to save her kits; however, they had become wrapped up in the wet sheet unable to escape. My daughter saw them as she was driving by and rescued them.
Only Cookie, Dan and Gina's (my brother/sister in law) rescue, survives from that litter.
I will have to bury Lizzie this damp and soggy morning, not an easy task on our rocky ridge.
She was a very good cat, becoming deaf in later years. She was content to sleep on your lap, especially if we were sitting around the bonfire. She never realized her main goal in life- to be the ONLY cat in the whole world, but was number 1 in our hearts!