7 Mar 2020

ARTHUR HAS LEFT



Arthur as a kitten same size as the remote control, he brought us as gift this enormous cord bone from the neighbor's dog, he loved to eat and to steal from plates, he even loved babies and toddlers and he loved me.

I had forgotten to figure out a life without my cat Arthur. 18 years he lived with me, got on my nerves, annoyed the neighbors, went with the mailman from mailbox to mailbox and was the most social cat I have ever known. He loved  guests, the more the better, he helped workers in the street and neighbors in their garden, digging holes. He stole steaks from the guests plates, ate an apple pie during the night, liked to drive in a car and climbed in all open cars. I heard from neighbors that he slept in their beds ! He was a celebrity and everybody loved him.

So today it was an awful day when I had to call the vet and asked her to put him asleep for ever. He was at his end, he was sleeping when she came and didn't even wake up. We sat beside him and after the final shot his heart stopped to beat. It was the end.

Now we have to learn to live without his loud meows, and all the naughty things he had done and which made us laugh so much. He was such a funny cat. It will take a long time until we get used that he is not longer between our feet, but he will stay forever in our hearts.


Linking to Linda G. Hills SOCS - Figure out

14 comments:

Linens and Royals said...

Oh no, not Arthur I am crying as I read your post and write this. I feel so sad, I have watched Arthur's antics over many years, he was such a lively cat. Both you and Mr G must be so sad. When I first saw your blog you had 4 cats and now only Rosie is left. But Arthur had such a good and a long life with you and it is a sad fact that they have to leave us before we are ready to say good-bye. Sending my very best thoughts to you, Mr G and Rosie.

William Kendall said...

Oh, I am so sorry.

Mara said...

So sorry to hear this Gattina! It's always hard to loose a member of your family be they human or feline. Hugs!

fredamans said...

So sorry for your loss (((hugs)))

Jo said...

Oh no, like "linens", I am crying as I read this post. My throat is thick with sorrow as I have known all about Arthur and his antics through your blog I am so very very sorry for your loss. He had a great many years with you and you with him. Be comforted that he is over the Rainbow Bridge and will continue his adventures there. A very sad cat friend saying again: so very sorry.

jennyfreckles said...

So sorry for your loss. 18 years is a very long time for a cat to be part of your family - and he did seem like a real character.

John Holton said...

Sorry to hear about Arthur.

DUTA said...

Sorry for your loss! Your words are a fine tribute to Arthur's memory.

Tamago said...

I’m so very sorry for your loss. I always loved reading about Arthur. He was a funny, naughty, friendly, and sweet kitty. And he had a wonderful life. Please know my thoughts are with you during this difficult time.

peppylady (Dora) said...

Sorry for lost of your beloved Arthur.

Loree said...

Oh no. Arthur was such a sweet cat and much loved by your blog followers too. He will be sorely missed.

Maribeth said...

Oh, I am sitting here crying. You know how I delighted in all of Arthur's adventures. He was my favorite since I started to read your blog. Such a dignified presence, while his other side (the devilish kitty) stole food, and tried to get a ride in people's cars. How he begged food from Mr. G. and would not take no for an answer.
I am sending much love and many hugs to you today. I grieve with you, this loss of such a marvelous boy!

Wendy said...

Having lost 2 cats of my own I do know how you feel but Arthur was definitely a special cat and it will take time to adjust to not having him around. Truly sorry for your loss.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I’m so sorry. Sending virtual hug. You have written a beautiful tribute post to Arthur ...he was special. And loved...he had the right people in his happy life.