I lost my Shadow today. He has taken his trip across the Rainbow Bridge to a better life without pain. I know Guenwyvar will watch out for him and take care of him.
Until next we meet, old friend. I will miss you and always love you.
Shadow the Wonder Kitty
April 6, 1999 – March 14, 2012
Shortly after Miss T came into our home we began to notice how she was less coordinated than most kittens. She is bow-legged, and it hasn’t gotten any better with time. She is now 7 months old, and she isn’t getting any more graceful. She has learned to scale the higher objects in the house now, but she still lacks grace. We were reminded of her lack of grace this evening, when she decided to jump from our living room sofa to the bar area of our kitchen (probably 2 feet up and 1.5 feet over). She hit the top of the bar, skidded on the place mat and knocked the portable phone off the wall. This frightened her so much that she launched off of the bar, over the bar stool and across the living room, where she hid underneath our topiary turtle. She hid there for several minutes before deciding that it was safe enough to emerge and lick herself and pretended not to have fallen.
I am sure every cat owner know the first, and most expensive thing your cat ever broke. For me, it was a model ship which cost over $300. I had it sitting on a seemingly inaccessible ledge in my bedroom. Now, I was sitting watching a movie when I heard a bump, scratching, a pause and then a crash.
We all know that kittens of 5 to 6 weeks are not the most graceful animals in the world. Granted, they can run circles around humans of the same age, but they are in no way even a shadow of the grace they will eventually come to possess.