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Goodbye to a Good Friend

By , July 29, 2009 9:58 am

DSC01375Not everything about this trip is easy. Not everything about this trip is fun. Two weeks ago we had a particularly hard week. Tuesday July 21st, Christine and I had to put much loved and spoiled cat Chelsea down. Though it wasn’t an easy decision to make, it had been one that I’d been expecting and dreading for a long time.

Chelsea, or as I called her “Princess Chelsea” ruled my world. Chelsea was a shelter cat. Part of a litter that a family couldn’t keep, or didn’t want to keep. A long haired tabby with golden eyes, Chelsea came into my life in the early 1990’s. She had a littermate Jake who was adopted with her so she could grow up with a playmate and they were always together, either in play or sleep. A few years later, they got a “big” little brother when I came home with a 16 week old Great Pyrenees named Foster (General Lafayette Foster Gumbo Jackson to be respectfully specific, but that’s for another time). When I say “big” little brother, I may be understating it just a touch. I mean mean gargantuan! As a full grown dog Foster had weighed over 160lbs. That didn’t concern Chelsea in the least. She treated him like he was just another cat, albeit, a very big cat.

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