Friday, August 30, 2013

Goodbye, Selena



This post is long overdue.

Our second beloved kitty, Selena, passed away on July 7, age 17+, likely from old age. Her death was somewhat of a surprise, given that she'd been to the vet a few months ago and was given a clean bill of health, but she had been slowing down a bit.  Maybe she missed Dirk.

Our house feels strangely quiet now (other than the toddler), since we've had cats continuously living here since we moved in here in 2005.  There are no more explanations for noises heard in the night. I'm finding it difficult to put away the cat paraphernalia.

Farewell Selena, you are missed every day. Here are a few photos from the past couple of years.

Selena loved the amount of time we spent laying around when we had a newborn.
Detente
She hung out here because of the heater's pilot light.
Warm and snugly by the fire
Selena's insistence on sleeping under the covers was definitely a mixed blessing.
Being a good sport
Who knows what lurks in the shadows...

Infinite Cat
Back when Selena was willing to let Dylan manhandle her
Helping me read to Dylan

4 comments:

Judy said...

I'm glad Selena got her own homage. I remember her as the skittish but sweet-natured cat whom I could trust always. Also, she could balance herself on difficult surfaces better than any other cat I've ever seen. R.I.P. Selena.

Dorothy said...

When we visited last month we missed Selena's presence. She was so soft and cuddly and sometimes even slept with us.

Deepti said...

Oh no!!! I can't believe she wont be around when I visit you guys next! She was awesome.

Sarah Strawberry said...

Farewell Selena, may you rest forever snuggled up against some great warm soft body.