Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Goodnight, little Squeak

Cheshire cat, originally uploaded by toyfoto.

I am not a cat person.

But I am a tolerant person; and as a tolerant person I must admit that there are cats, which, from time to time make me rethink my aversion.

Squeek, our porch-lounging neighbor's cat, was one of those felines.

She was the anti-cat.

A sweet little calico, she got her name not only from her penchant to 'talk' but also the timber of her voice. She was neither timid nor feisty. She was friendly toward the children, even the tiny screamer who likes to pull tails. She greeted us every time we came home, rolled onto her belly in front of our path and begged for affection. Even if we were carrying groceries we had to stop and give her a pat. She just seemed to have a smile in whatever she was doing.

But last night she was hit by a car driving through our "driveway."

She didn't survive.

We are all saddened by her loss, especially Annabel who loved her more than pretty much any animal she's ever known. Even Maggie.

Goodnight, little Squeak. We will miss you.


Heidi_D said...

Oh I'm so sorry. I also read your post about Maggie and am sitting here with tears in my eyes. When I was small and we lost our pets, our vet used to give us a poem called "The Rainbow Bridge". It alwasy me feel better to think my friends were playing in the grass and waiting for me. Maybe it will help dear Annable.


Lauren said...

Oh no!! Poor little Squeak! Poor Annabel!

kblanz said...

I'm sorry.

Kelly said...

I'm so sorry. The loss of beloved animals hits hard.

Shutter Bitch said...

Oh, I'm so sorry! I'm not a cat person either, but we have an anti-cat as well. Poor kitty. Poor Annabel. Thinking of you.

Fairly Odd Mother said...

I'm so sorry for you all! I love the little smile on Squeak's face---hugs to you guys.