Jake and Bathsheba

A blog by two cats who used to live in the same house in Northern Virginia. Unfortunately, they are both no longer with us.

Saturday, May 12, 2007

Farewell, Cinders

We received the following sad email from Best Friends Sanctuary and just now read it:

Dear Friend of Cinders,

We're sorry to let you know that Cinders the cat has passed away. At over 22 years of age, her kidneys and her body could no longer sustain her. She passed gently over the Bridge surrounded by much love.

We're so sad to lose her. As her sponsor, you know that despite many health problems, Cinders had outlived her family. She came here to the sanctuary and had a bit of difficulty adjusting to her new life – until she was given her own "safe” space. Once she had her own area, she blossomed, enjoying a second youth for a while. She was a favorite of caregivers and visitors alike, and will be sorely missed by all. But she was so lucky to have a friend like you. Your sponsorship allowed this little old lady cat to live her last days with dignity, joy and love.

We were introduced to Cinders through one of Skeezix's contests. In a recent issue of Best Friend's magazine, Cinders was pictured sampling a birthday cake. Apparently she preferred the people cake to the one that was specially made of cat food.

Cinders lived a wonderfully long life and we hope that all of us can live and enjoy life that long.

Farewell, dear Cinders.


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At Sunday, May 13, 2007 12:09:00 AM, Blogger Catzee said...

Aw, that an furry sad bout Cinders. Ya did a wunnerful thing to help take care of her. Blessings on yur head!

At Sunday, May 13, 2007 1:13:00 AM, Blogger Tara said...

What a sweet tribute, and it was so kind of you to support her in her final years!


At Sunday, May 13, 2007 2:14:00 AM, Blogger Dragonheart, Merlin, Devi, and Chloe said...

Very sad to hear about Cinders. But she had a very long life and was well looked after at Best Friends.

Lovely tribute to her.

At Sunday, May 13, 2007 6:35:00 AM, Blogger Daisy said...

I am sorry to learn that Cinders went to the Bridge. But she got to live a very long life, and you were nice to sponsor her.

At Sunday, May 13, 2007 5:14:00 PM, Blogger Rosie & Cheeto said...

Awww, that's to bad. But it's grate to know yoo did yer part to take gud care of him during the latur part of his life.

At Sunday, May 13, 2007 9:06:00 PM, Blogger Ivan and Izzy from WMD said...

Poor Cinders. But she had such a long life and lived the best years of it with people and other cats who truly cared about her.

At Sunday, May 13, 2007 10:39:00 PM, Blogger Toffee K. Ripple Fuzzypants & Feline American Angels said...

Awww ... That's furry sad. Cinders was a beautiful kitty. Our condolences to all of her furriends at Best Friends. We're sure that her presence will be missed.

At Monday, May 14, 2007 4:07:00 PM, Blogger The Furry Kids said...

We're so sorry to hear about Cinders. You were very nice to sponser her. Rest in peace, Cinders.

Titus, Tazo, & Earl Grey

At Wednesday, May 16, 2007 2:25:00 AM, Blogger Phoebe said...

What a pretty kitty she was. She looks like a definite lady. I'm glad she lived such a very long and happy life.


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