We ended 2012 with, sadly, having to say good-bye to one of our Furry Family Members. Our cat, Stratocaster, passed away on Saturday, December 29th. It happened kind of unexpectedly. She was fine before Christmas and even on Christmas day when I fed her, she was fine. By Thursday, December 27th, I noticed that something wasn't right. She was having some trouble walking and finding her way but then as long as she walked right by me, she was fine so I thought maybe her sight was finally gone. On Friday, I noticed that she was doing worse and by Saturday evening she was gone.
Strat was really a sweet cat and I enjoyed her. I will miss seeing her lounge on the deck in the sun - even in the winter. As long as the porch was clear of snow and the sun was shining she could lay there soaking in the warmth. She would sometimes perch on the rail where she could watch everything going on around her. In the summer time she loved to wander through the flowers and lay in the sun. When I would be outside, she would always jump up on my lap and wait for a good old fashion petting :-) She loved to have ears scratched, that is for sure! I made sure that no matter the weather, I would go out and spend a few minutes with her each day - in the winter I would make 2-3 trips to the garage to make sure she was warm and had fresh water. Needless to say, now every time I enter the garage it breaks my heart to know she is gone and I won't see that cute cat.