max (1986-2004) Posted on 20 December, 2004 by ghw Maybe it’s silly to get so upset over the death of a cat. But this one was around for eighteen years, which is very close to half my life. He had a good last day today. Share this:Click to email a link to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)
I’m so very sorry. It’s not silly at all. I still miss the cat I grew up with, who also lived to the age of 18, went blind at the end, and had long fur. Your mentions of your cat have reminded me of her.
I’m glad he had a good last day. I’m sorry for your loss.
I’m sorry to hear about Max. I second that: that’s not silly in any way. I hope the memories of the 18 years you had with him help you through the sorrow.
I’m sorry to hear about Max. It’s not silly at all. He was a great cat.
Oh, G. I’m so sorry. Cats are such a *constant* presence, which makes their absence really hard to take. Take care of yourself…
I’m so sorry. It is difficult to say goodbye to a pet, and not even one bit silly to feel sad and upset.
i truly understand. my little man-cat was, despite his bitiness, my world.
i have had quite enough of loss for today, and i am very sorry to hear of yours.
I’m sorry about Max. :(
I second every one’s condolences.
Thank you, everyone.
I’m so sorry to learn about Max. Losing a member of your family is never silly…
I’m terribly sorry–and, like everyone else has said, I don’t think it’s a bit silly to be upset.
I’m very sorry. This is a huge loss, and you shouln’t apologize for feeling it.
Absolutely not at all silly. I’m so sorry, but glad he had a good last day and that you had each other.
I third the condolences. :-(
Condolences. I adopted two kittens as I started grad school, never having had cats only dogs, so I had no idea how long they lived. When my gf told me they could live 15+ years, I wondered how I would be able to handle it when they died. They’re both with us still but they’re what? ten years old, and it’s very hard to imagine the house without them, even if they do rip up furniture periodically. So I agree, it’s not at all silly to grieve over this loss.
Eighteen years. Wow.
May you smile in fond, painless remembrance whenever you think of Max.
I very much appreciate everyone’s kind words.
requiesCAT in pace, Maximus.
Belatedly, I’m so sorry to read about Max, and glad that he had a good life and a good last day. Not silly to grieve for a cat at all.
So sorry about Max, G. In my family we had Paws until the ripe old age of 20, and he was the dearest, sweetest companion. Cats are stereotypically aloof, but Paws–especially in his later years–was slavishly affectionate. I know what that ache feels like.