Iggy offers comfort.

“You met her in a shelter?”

I did, yes.

“That’s a really nice first impression to make.”

What do you mean?

“The first thing she learned about you was that you’d be there to save her if you could.”

Couldn’t save her this time.

“You don’t have to every time.  It’s enough that you were there.”

You think so?

“Oh yeah.”

Iggy?

“Yes?”

Why are you pawing at my head? 

“I’d be scratching your ear if you’d just hold still.  Ear scratches make everything better.” 

I’m sorry, Iggy. Humans are different.  

“Oh.” 

Thanks anyway.

 

PHOEBE
 
The World’s Most Affectionate Cat
 
c. April 1, 2000-May 20, 2015

 

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19 thoughts on “Iggy offers comfort.

    1. Thanks. I wasn’t sure what to write here, to be honest — she was a sweet little cuddlebug with me, but she terrified Iggy. 🙂

    1. Thank you. Losing Smudge made me sad, but losing Phoebe is a kick in the gut. When I first saw her in the shelter, she sealed the deal by licking my nose. She remained very dog-like in her devotion, right up to her last moments at the vet. She actually kneaded my arm one last time before she went.

      Anyway, watch this space, because I have a way of coping with loss that can make things interesting. 🙂

      1. My girls are 16 and Evie Cat has a thyroid condition so I know it likely won’t be long before I have to say goodbye to one of them. It just sucks, no matter how you slice it. If you need anyone to talk to, feel free to get in touch. *hugs*

    1. Thanks. And yeah, words don’t help, but maybe they can keep you from feeling isolated, sliding downward and feeling even worse. So there’s that. 🙂

  1. Condolences on Phoebe. She was beautiful. Has a bit of a Yvonne DeCarlo look going there. Iggy is one wise lil pup. The important thing is the rescue. (PS: 15 years is a pretty good run.)

    1. Thanks. She was a beautiful kitty, and she knew it. She’d rest with one front paw placed daintily on top of the other.

      Then she’d let out a belch that could disgust a drunken sailor.

  2. So so sorry to hear of your loss. My Susy is about that age and I don’t like to think of losing her, but I know it is inevitable, someday. IT HURTS.
    But now you have room in your heart and your home for another shelter kitty!!
    Ahh.. just a thought.

    Give Iggy lots of ear skritches….

    1. Thanks. I know what you mean about not wanting to think of losing Susy. I dread the loss of my pets from the first day I get them.

      Pet Susy for me.

  3. a wonderful tribute for a wonderful cat… and that was nice to offer you an ear scratch…. I agree ear scratches are magic… you feel happy immediately… and in worst case, they come with the ear cleaning stuff what’s annoying for me, but it makes the humans happy :o)

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