Thursday, November 12, 2009

The Death of Cordelia



Fourteen years, that's an elderly lady in cat years, a long life -- and in this case a happy one.
The vet referred to her as a "kitty." Look at her. Stately, dignified, Cordelia was not a "kitty."





Definitely a member of the family, she will be missed.


She was named after King Lear's favorite daughter. Lear: "Her voice was ever soft, gentle and low." Very true.



If there is a cat heaven somewhere, she, of all felines, will have made it in.





"If having a soul means being able to feel love and loyalty and gratitude, then animals are better off than a lot of humans." James Herriot

18 comments:

The Peach Tart said...

So sorry for your loss. She was beautiful and regal.

Berowne said...

Thanks, P T; your comment was much appreciated.

the iNDefatigable mjenks said...

I'm sorry about your feles regia (I think that's appropriate...stately and dignified and beautiful). She certainly looks like quite the proper lady and friendly confidant.

Dedene said...

Poor Cordelia. I'm am sorry for you. You'll have to think about getting another kitty. But never one so elegant.

French Fancy said...

I'm so sorry to hear this. People without pets cannot understand how they become one of the family, but they do. I know how you are feeling. I still remember my sorrow when my first bichon Toto died.

Berowne said...

To French Fancy, Dedene and the iNDefatigable mjenks: Thanks so much for your visit and your comments.

Oh My Goddess said...

She is a beauty!

And I believe we will one day reunite with our friends who wear fur.

Keep sending her love!

Stacie said...

I am very sorry for your loss. She is most regal!

"If animals could speak, the dog would be a blundering outspoken fellow, but the cat would have the rare grace of never saying a word too much."
~Mark Twain

Janie at Sounding Forth said...

I am so sorry for your loss. Cordelia was, and will always be, beautiful.

Berowne said...

Stacie and Janie, your comments are much appreciated.

Berowne said...
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Berowne said...

Goddess, your comments are always welcome -- thanks.

willow said...

So very sad to hear of your dear Cordelia.


(Hey, are you trying to tell me you think I'm strange?) ;^)

Berowne said...

Willow, thanks for your visit.

>> (Hey, are you trying to tell me you think I'm strange?) <<

"Stranger Than Paradise," as Jim Jarmusch put it. :-)

Madame DeFarge said...

Did she leave offspring as lovely looking?

Berowne said...

Mme DeF: No.

Andrea said...

What a beautiful cat! Such a lovely post...it's so nice to "meet" you! :)

Berowne said...

And to meet you, Andrea. I hope to stay in touch.

 
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