October 26, 2023
The world is a more lonely and sadder place now. Our dear little Kiki succumbed to a tumor on her thyroid on Thursday.
We knew she wasn’t feeling well and had her on thyroid medicine, which she hated taking. Apparently, the side effects are terrible, wrecking havoc with her kidneys and liver. We wish the Doctor had told us that and we could have spared her some discomfort. One thing, Kiki did not hold a grudge. She ran away from us when we gave her the medicine, but was soon back on our laps, purring and kneading.
She was my little companion for seven years, walked with me in the morning. The neighbors called her the cat that thought she was a dog. She came into our lives when my friend Paula had to go into Assisted Living and thought it was no place for a spirited cat. Kiki commanded the cul-de-sac from her station of operations, the front porch. She kept watch, rain, or shine.
She is resting now, in a little box, in the garden, under the Frog of Peace, a large frog sculpture, near where she used to lay. She was a good cat.