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I promised myself I would post at least once a week in 2013 and so far so good. I wish I didn't have such sad news to share. We had to say goodbye to Mazzy today, my sweet kitty that I have had since 1998. It's so sad to say goodbye to such and old friend. Mazzy was born in New York and lived in an alley behind a hospital. At some point she got in some kind of accident and broke a bunch of her teeth. A guy who worked there started feeding her and eventually took her in. Then he decided to go on an extended hiking trip on the Applachian Trail and he took Mazzy with him. She didn't like this much, so he took her to his friend's house in DC. The friend was my downstairs neighbor and she cried constantly. He asked me to watch her while he went on vacation and then he never came back. I'm not even really sure why I kept her as all she did was yowl and creep around the corners of the room. Except at night. Then she would snuggle into the crook of my knee and purr. I just tried to be really responsive to her and constantly show her love and affection. She was just often a bundle of nerves until we moved to California. She drove cross-country with me and Tseb. She's been to New Orleans and the Grand Canyon. Well, the parking lot of the Grand Canyon anyway. She's been to Zion National Park and Las Vegas. And when we moved to California she was really happy. She loved it here. A huge yard, a dog, warm all the time and she could come and go as she pleased and stalk the neighborhood. A few times a year she would bring me a mouse or a dragonfly or a small bird as a gift. When I was pregnant with Lilah she would sleep on my stomach curled up between my hips. She kept me company during the long nights of nursing. She would sit beside me on the pillow and just keep me company. She loved Micha. She loved Lilah. She loved Ari. And she loved me.

It is a solemn responsibility to give the animals who we adopt a good life. I know that I did everything right with this cat and that is a comfort. But it is a sad day and she was a great cat.

I'm crying a lot and watching cat videos on the internet. That cant be good so I'm going to pick up Lilah. Im not looking forward to breaking the news to her.

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Date: 2013-01-11 01:18 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] knzbound.livejournal.com
Ohhhh. I'm so sorry, Maya.

Such a good cat. She got lucky with you as her owner. What a hard day. :(

Date: 2013-01-11 01:28 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nostriliza.livejournal.com
Ah, that's beautiful Maya. It's one of the hardest things about having pets - knowing you'll most likely have to say goodbye to them.

Date: 2013-01-11 01:34 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ajb92504.livejournal.com
I'm so sorry. It's hard to lose a pet, especially one that has been with you as long as Mazzy has. *hugs*

Date: 2013-01-11 02:17 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wendalah.livejournal.com
OMG. I was totally joking in your last post, where I said I was a dog person! I feel awful now. I was kind of buzzed and didn't realize Mazzy was that sick. I'm so, so sorry. Losing your pet is losing a family member. I will pray for your kitty and for you.

Date: 2013-01-11 02:29 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] singerwife.livejournal.com
I'm so, so sorry. Even when it's time, there are never any good words.

Date: 2013-01-11 02:37 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] landr02.livejournal.com
Aw, sweet thing. Animals tend to find their way into our lives in the most unusual ways. And then there they are, filling such a special place. I'm so sorry for your loss...

Date: 2013-01-11 02:55 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mom2amelia.livejournal.com
I'm so sorry for your loss.

Date: 2013-01-11 03:02 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ee-chick.livejournal.com
I'm sorry, Pocket. It's so hard to lose a pet.

Date: 2013-01-11 03:37 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mayap1025.livejournal.com
I'm so sorry Pocket. Sending lots of hugs to you.

Date: 2013-01-11 06:31 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sandia212.livejournal.com
Maya, I'm so sorry. I feel like I've known Mazzy a long time, too. I know what a big part of your life and your family she was by how often you mentioned her in your posts. I know these goodbyes are always hell. I wish there were something to say to make it a little easier but there really isn't....just I'm sorry.

May Mazzy find a lovely neighborhood to stalk in the Great Kitty Beyond, with mice and dragonflies and small birds, and may she be reunited with Pua who will maybe give her a warm place to cuddle up at night. And who knows, maybe she'll meet Sandia and Kitty there, too.

Date: 2013-01-11 07:31 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bre-sarah.livejournal.com
oh no Maya, I'm so sorry. Losing a pet is so awful. I'm glad that you know you gave her a great life with you.

Date: 2013-01-11 02:33 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] joplin1975.livejournal.com
Wow, Mazzy was a well-traveled kitten, wasn't she?

Thanks for giving her so much love and knowing when it was time to say good bye.

Date: 2013-01-11 04:01 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] quartercentury.livejournal.com
I am sorry. Poor Mazzy cat. Poor you.

Date: 2013-01-11 04:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] portlandbride.livejournal.com
So sorry for your loss. What a beautiful cat.

Date: 2013-01-11 05:22 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] chicagochick.livejournal.com
Oh no. I'm so, so sorry. Mazzy is beautiful.

Date: 2013-01-11 10:31 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] haskalah7.livejournal.com
I'm sorry for your loss. It sounds like Mazzy cat was really lucky to have found such a caring, wonderful family, and really reciprocated that love.
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