R. I . P. Emma

Jan’s cat, Emma, died this morning, sometime between midnight and 6:30am. Jan came out and found her curled up in her favorite spot. It looked liked she’d just went to sleep and never woke up.

Emma 3

Emma and Moose

Emma was around 17, another stray that, as usual, found us rather than the other way around. The whole family was eating at King Food, our favorite Chinese restaurant one night and she showed up. Our big round table was in the front corner, surrounded on two sides by windows. Sometime during the meal we looked up to see a small black kitten, about six months old, sitting on the narrow ledge looking at us through the glass and meowing, and every now and then she would rub her head against the window and then just look at us with those big eyes.

Of course this lasted about 30 seconds until Brandi went outside and smuggled her back in. In fact, Brandi was the one who named her, I think after the literary character. So suddenly we had another cat (I think we already had two at the time). And by the time Mister came along in 2006, (another stray that found me this time), Emma was the last cat standing.

Emma and Mister never really got along. Mister tried, but Emma would have nothing to do with him. In fact she would attack him whenever she thought she could get away with it. It was always funny to see this 9 pound cat with no claws taking on a 30 pound cat with his claws. But Mister never fought back. He’d just stare at her until she panicked and ran off. But when it was necessary, like a travel day, they would tolerate each other, but that was about it.

Mister And Emma

Mister and Emma 2

Mister and Emma 4

R.I.P Emma. You will be missed.

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27 Responses

  1. Deepest sympathy for your loss.

  2. Thanks.

  3. So sorry…Such a sad time when a pet dies…They are our children who never grow up…But yet what a wonderful way to go…so peaceful…I bet Mister will miss her…Maybe not really friends, but companions in their own way….

  4. Sorry to hear of your loss. But at least she went the best way that we all wished our pets could go. Peaceful and not in pain. Loved the cat pics. Thanks for sharing. Safe travels.

  5. so sorry know how much you loved you emma take care Joan

  6. So sorry Jan and Greg, it hurts so much to lose a pet!

  7. Greg & Jan – I am so sorry about Emma. I know that she has not been 100% for a while now, but it is always sad when they go. Our furry friends always take a part of you with them when they go and leave a big hole where a cat should be.

  8. Sorry for your loss.

  9. Very sorry for your loss, but you had her a long time, so many wonderful memories.

  10. To all of our lost friends, God Bless them all! RIP Emma.

  11. So sad when we lose one of our pets. I love that Emma apparently laid down in her favorite spot and hopefully died in her sleep. Easy for her, but not for you, with no warning. I hope you are doing okay, you gave a little stray kitten a wonderful life, lots of love, and an interesting life. I know you’re missing her, and hopefully remembering all the good, fun, funny times you had with her. 🙂

  12. Greg & Jan…so sorry to hear about the loss of Emma.We do love our pets & they are family to us. We have lost several of our cats and I think that Jynx found us so we can have that companion again…Hugs !

  13. Thanks, Margaret.

  14. Thanks, Sandy

  15. Thanks, Joannie.

    Jan appreciates hearing from you.

  16. Thanks, Janna.

    That’s usually kind of a problem with pets. We normally outlive them.

  17. Thanks, Tricia.

    It sure seems like she’s just always been here.

  18. Thanks for your thoughts, Charley.

  19. Thanks, David.

    She’ll be missed.

  20. Thanks, Phyliis.

    We’ll miss her.

  21. Thanks.

    She sure looked like she died peacefully.

  22. Thanks, Lynette

  23. ahhh, so sorry to hear about your cat. Losing a pet is so hard…enjoy the memories.

  24. Thanks, Bobbie.

    We appreciate the thoughts.

  25. So sorry to learn of your loss. We get so attached to the fur members of the family. It sounds like she had a wonderful life with you and Jan. I know you will all miss her.

  26. Jan, Greg and Mister, so sorry to hear about Emma. Pets are family and we know it is so hard to lose one. Pat & Judy

  27. Thanks, Judy.

    It’s good to hear from you.

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