Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Cooper



When we first got Cooper, the very first night, he was just a young kitten and was a little nervous about exploring. After a while of sitting on the couch with us, he got brave and wandered around a little bit. He made his way down the hallway and into a dark room. After a few minutes, I heard a very loud "Meow!" from down the hall. I went to check on him.

"What?" I said.

"Meow meow meow!" he said.

"Ok.' I said.

He promptly ran into the other bedroom. He was fine- he'd just wanted to tell me what he found. And from that day on, he always talked to me. He would "meow" and tell me what the problem was, what was going on, and that he wanted food. He always wanted more food.

After years of health problems, he finally turned the corner. We knew it was time when he didn't want to eat any more. We made the painful decision, and he went to the vet last night for the final time. He would have been sixteen in May.

5 comments:

chrisready said...

With love and light to Cooper, and to the family that loved him so much. My thoughts are with you guys. Thank you for making Cooper's life here on Earth so wonderful.

Rob S. said...

Oh, no, Sharon -- I'm sorry to hear that. I'm glad I got to spend some time with him the other day -- i actually ignored my allergies and petted him for once.

He was a good guy. I'll miss him.

Chris A. said...

Very sorry to hear this as well. As Chris noted, he couldn't have had a better family.

KBaby said...

Oh Sharon my heart goes out to you. I lost my beloved Zoe in November after 14 and a half years and losing a pet is definitely losing a member of the family. Find comfort in the fact that he had a happy life - I am sure for as much joy as he gave to you and your family you gave it back to him.

Kathryn said...

So sorry about Cooper. Losing a dear friend is hard - I am glad you got to say good bye and usher him out of this life pain free.