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Friday Cat Blogging

Posted by MEC on December 21, 2012

Lady Lightfoot crossed the Rainbow Bridge two years ago today. I was fortunate to have her in my life for 14 of her 16 years. She was unaccountably fond of me, and always behaved with impeccable manners and dignity. She was a CAT.

Friday Cat Blogging

Friday Cat Blogging

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Lady Lightfoot, 1994-2010

Posted by MEC on December 24, 2010

My lovely ladycat has been ill for several months with an inoperable tumor in her abdomen. Last weekend, she stopped eating. Tuesday I took her for her last ride to the veterinary office, where she left this world as she had lived in it, quietly and with grace.

I was her catstaff for 14 of her 16 years. She was gentle and dignified, rarely “cuddly” but always companionable. I find comfort in remembering how she’d just happen to decide to sit on the sofa when I did; how, just about once a year, she’d suddenly decide to sit in my lap (as long as I didn’t move a muscle); how she’d jump onto a small chest in the kitchen, just the right height for me to reach her for petting, and head-butt my thigh to tell me she was fond of me; how she’d jump onto the bed and poke me delicately with one claw so I’d get up and feed her.

She had excellent manners, and (almost) infinite patience with the rowdy boycat I inflicted on her. She was smart enough to figure out from one instance that if I sat on the sofa, I was going to feed her treats. She forgave me for the time she presented me with a dead mouse and I promptly threw it away and nearly forgot to thank her for it. She was a gracious hostess to visitors, even when the visitors brought noisy sticky Small Humans with them. She flatly refused to be held for more than 30 seconds and was deeply offended by attempts to rub her tummy, but was always happy to accept chin skritches.

She was the best of cats.

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Friday Cat Blogging

Posted by MEC on December 17, 2010

The surprising thing is that Lightfoot didn’t immediately move when Alex stepped down behind her, and that Alex didn’t push her off.

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Friday Cat Blogging

Posted by MEC on November 5, 2010

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Friday Cat Blogging

Posted by MEC on October 22, 2010

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Friday Cat Blogging

Posted by MEC on September 17, 2010

“It’s getting cold. You do that every year, when you know I don’t approve. Make the warmth come back, please.”

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Friday Cat Blogging

Posted by MEC on September 10, 2010

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Friday Cat Blogging

Posted by MEC on August 20, 2010

Lady Lightfoot

Lady Lightfoot

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Friday Cat Blogging

Posted by MEC on July 23, 2010

Queen of all she surveys.

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Friday Cat Blogging

Posted by MEC on July 9, 2010

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