sweet bright eyes
closed forever
my baby is gone

a sweet cat that was
my best friend
14 years of days together

she groomed me when i was sad.
she groomed me this morning.
before we put her down.

scratchy tongue licking my head while i cried because i wasn’t ready to let her go.
but it was her time.
20 years is a long time to be a cat.

gone without pain
it is humane
and that keeps me sane
while i feel all this pain

a tiny cat
filled so much space
a giant hole
is in her place

so happy to see her when i get home
but she is not here
and i am lost

Shiki and LB


  1. Camille on 06/18/2006 at 4:43 pm

    I’m so sorry. What a beautiful cat. I feel a small part of your loss. 🙁

  2. bethduckie on 06/18/2006 at 4:41 pm

    I am so sorry 🙁

  3. LongboardDaddie on 07/15/2006 at 4:38 pm

    Rest in peace Shiki

    I’m so sorry for your loss.

    I usually prefer cats to people, myself.

    I live in Oakland too.

    and they say that we Aspies lack empathy…I can tell how much you loved and cared for her.

    I do the same for my little black shelter kitty. He’s named Huey Newton, cause he’s a cool black cat that lives in the Oaktown:)

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