Thursday, February 21, 2008

Goodbye Ricochet

As we went to bed last night, Ricochet started making funny noises, a type of panting, so we let him into the hall so he could get some water. He made it into the hallway and then stumbled. I took him to the water in the kitchen and he wouldn't get up. He opened his mouth just a bit (and let out a little yip) and then went limp.

I got Ricochet almost 14 years ago at the Arlington Welfare League, he was already 3 and a half years old.

I'm certain that his quality of life was not only better, but much longer than if I had not picked him that day at the shelter. He improved my quality of life as well. He was a good cat and we will miss him.



5 comments:

Judy Goodyear said...

I miss Richochet too Johnny. The pictures of Jack with him are darling.

MommaBlog said...

I will miss the "Shay-man" He was a good cat.

Abigail said...

I miss him too Johnny :( He was one of the few cats that always managed to be there with you without outright bugging you.. and I've NEVER seen a cat catch food in his paws like him! He had such a long and great life - and I'm glad you got to see him through to the end.

Lauren said...

Awwh...I remember Ricochet. He was a great cat. I'm so sorry.

Stephanie said...

I am so sorry to hear about Richochet. He was really sweet.