Saturday, June 21, 2008

Bodhi - With a Bullseye

Bodhi died today. He had suddenly lost lots of weight, became lethargic and jaundiced. The bloodwork showed very serious pancreatic issues, possibly cancer, as well as very high blood sugar. Complicated by his age of around 12 years, the kindest thing was euthanasia.

I will remember Bodhi as a pest. Lovely boy that he was, he throve on pestering all of us. He would come to my bed early in the morning to pat me on the face, nibble my nose, nip my cheeks in an effort to wake me and get me to the kitchen. He routinely attempted to mount Luke, pursuing the dream of someday rising from his place at the bottom of the totem pole.

Bodhi, whose tabby markings were of the bullseye variety, had the softest coat of all the boys. He was also the tubbiest, and, as mentioned, he was the cat-nerd of the family.

And I loved him.


MaryEllen Schneider said...

So sorry for your loss, Johanna.

It's so hard to say good-bye to wonderful friends who make our lives more than they'd otherwise be.

Wishing Bodhi a peaceful journey home.

Anonymous said...

Johanna --
So sorry you lost your bottom of the totem pole cat.
Losing a pet is awful.
My best,

The Old Red House said...

Bohdi was always one of my favorites - whether a cat nerd or just special - he always put a smile on my face with his antics and extreme fondness for bipeds.

I am sorry for your loss, Johanna. Spend some extra special time with the entire pet family today.

Deb & Dan