April 21st 2014 6:20 pm
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Well it seems my imminent journey wasn't quite so imminent. I looked around and found my 9th life hiding in the corner of the cat bed! I said "well I'm gonna spend this life #9 before I go anywhere". So many of my special friends, like Jason Hopper and my friends at Hernandos and at TCT were all so worried and sad about my leaving - they were just not ready, and my family was sure not ready. So I just plugged in to this 9th life and I'm going to ride it as far as it will go. I don't know about tomorrow, but I am here today! And I should share this: I have been eating so much that I put back a pound that I had lost over the last year. I really love food so one thing Im doing with life #9 is eating all I want, and it all stays down and, well, there is no danger of my ever getting fat again, but that extra pound looks pretty good on me, and my fur is pretty shiny and smooth again. Nobody ever knows what tomorrow will bring, that is something I have learned in my almost 19 years, but today is such a wonderful time. I send my love to all of you and many purrs.
March 7th 2014 4:14 pm
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I am just so very tired. 18.5 is a good age, and an old guy gets tired, but it is so hard to have to start the journey home. I have been in my cat bed, not on laps, which is unusual for me, for 2 days, not eating or drinking much, not getting up much, just so very tired. I'm not in any pain and I wish I could just lie here and watch the younger kitties run around and see my pawrents, mommy reading, daddy on his computer, my family that I love so much. It is breaking my heart to see mommy cry, and daddy cry, because they don't want me to go. We have been together for such a long time, been through so much together, and I have been able to help them through both of their mother's deaths, mommy's daughter's death, mommy's kidney failure crisis, and daddy's two bouts with cancer. I have been there every time to purr and kiss them and make them feel loved. I wish I could stay with them longer because I know they are hurting with my leaving. I will tell each of the younger cats to take care of them for me, and I hope they remember I will be waiting for them when I get to the bridge.
I will miss my home, my family and my friends, but I will be keeping an eye on everyone and I will be loving you just like I always have, I promise. I have so enjoyed this sweet old world.
Now it is time to rest up because soon I will be leaving on a long journey. For right now I am resting and sleeping and keeping peaceful thoughts.
November 25th 2013 3:26 pm
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Last night my dear old friend Simon crossed the bridge. It was peaceful, it was not sudden, it was gentle, but it still tore a hole in my heart. I am remembering all the good times we had together here on Catster when we were younger and crazier. I guess the Orange Cat Posse is formally retired now, and its time to put my Harley in mothballs, but one of these days we will all ride together again over the Rainbow Bridge, and I will play my purple piano so Simon and my other friends can dance and sing.
Goodbye for now Simon, but not forever. I love you buddy.
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