Tuesday, July 10, 2007

News - Cairo RIP

It happened a few weeks ago, but I'm only ready to talk about it now.
My sick kitty Cairo died.

The whole household was so distraught (my DH, MIL, our other cat Suki, and dog Piffy) that I decided on a distraction.

I'd like you to meet Simba. He fits in like butter on warm toast.

He's actually suckling on his tail. He's a rescue. Loves life and playing like there's no tomorrow.

Here he's fanning his feet (making bread/kneading) while suckling.

Suki loved him from the moment we brought him home. The first day Suki kept running up to Simba and licking him, then running away. In this picture they're caught in the act of playing. Potential LOLCat pics I think.

Life is so fragile. Enjoy every moment. Love yourself.


Jason said...

Oh, I'm so sorry. I've lost several pets in a row a few years ago. I hope you get to feeling better.

I love Simba! He looks so cute! I'm glad you got the new kitty. Hope you feel better son.

Tess said...

Sorry to hear about Cairo. Big, big hugs.

Simba is lovely :) Glad he's helping heal your loss.

Dr. Bill Emener said...

Very sorry to hear about your loss. Great idea though to replace the void with another kitty that will love you. It eases the pain, that's for sure.
Yeah, it's sort of sad in a way -- many people don't appreciate the frailty and preciousness of life until it's gone. Let's be appreciative of life's little reminders...

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry to hear about the death of your kitty. :( It's so hard to lose one of our furry friends.

Your new kitten looks adorable, and I'm glad for you and your household that he's fitting in so well.

Paperback Writer said...

I'm sorry about losing your cat.

Little Simba is so cute!

Jean said...

I'm so sorry to learn about losing Cairo. Hugs.

Simba is adorable, and I'm happy to hear he's fitting in so well.

Spilling Ink said...

I'm so sorry for your loss of Cairo, Nienke.

Simba is lovely.

Nienke Hinton said...

Thanks guys. Your support is appreciated.

Josephine Damian said...

Looks like Suki is showing Simba who's the boss.

So glad you rescued a new addition right after Cairo passed. By losing one, at least you save another.

Good to see you back on the blog, too.


Rene said...

So sorry to hear about Cairo. Losing a pet is devastating. But Simba looks like a ball of fun, what a cutie.

Anonymous said...

Oh, that is so sad about Cairo.

Simba looks absolutely awesome though, it's great when you can find something (or someone) wonderful admidst the hard stuff.

Joyce Ellen Davis said...

Suki has lovely eyes. I am so sorry to hear about Cairo. I know how sad you must all be. Simba is adorable -- sucking on her tail! (My dog loves to suck on my granddaughter's finger!)

Cat in Rabat ( كات في الرباط) said...

Heartfelt condolences ... and as irreplaceable as Cairo will always be, how cute is Simba????

Sayre said...

Oh, Nienke - I'm so sorry about Cairo. I haven't been by in a while, so I missed this completely until today.

Simba looks like a fun baby... I'm glad you and Suki and DH have a new furry friend to help heal the sorrow for Cairo!

Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry about Cairo. I've lost dear kitties before, and I know the pain you're going through.

It is clear what a wonderful home Cairo had with you all!

Sending you lots of positive vibes.

Tai said...

I was so sad to read about Cairo...my deepest condolences. There is nothing more healing than rescuing a new cat. I wish you many, many years of joy with Simba.