Friday, September 28, 2007

WCB: Cat Nap

cat napCat Nap is out in this Weekend edition of The Star - print version only.

When I wrote it, Scoop was still alive. Reading it brings back the day I wrote this piece.

I was sitting in the living room, having a coffee, yawning after being woken up several times during the night, and wondering what to do next, when I saw Au rolling about on the sofa, and settling on his back, eyes half open. I snapped a shot and was chuffed to have it to illustrate the column.

Then I went and had a cuddle with Scoop in order to get the words right in my head before writing them down. He purred up a storm as usual and shed brown fluff all over me as a special favour.

Scoop passed away just over a week ago, and although I'm not crying every time someone mentions his name anymore, we're still missing him every hour of every day.

I miss his loud MEOW! announcing he was back from a walk. I miss the way he'd hog the centre of the bed, and stick a claw in me if I had the temerity to move in a way that inconvenienced him.

Thanks everyone for the kind messages. And I really hope there is a Rainbow Bridge heaven for cats!

7 comments:

Tweets said...

My heartful of condolences for Scoop. I hope Au won't be too lonely.

TimmY said...

How is Au doin da past week??

Anonymous said...

Deepest condolences and warmest thoughts from me and my cat, Joan... Hope you, Tom and Au are doing OK... I'm pretty sure Scoop is somewhere up there in a heaven just for cats...
God bless...Ana

Kitikata-san said...

I am so sorry to hear about Scoop. Kiss kiss to Au.

Anonymous said...

hi Ellen. i love your column in Star and love those cat tales. i'm sad over scoop's passing too, your tales warmed the coldest of hearts about them. deepest condolences and snuggle au for me!

Jaded said...

my deepest condolences. I lost my 11 year old cat a week before your Scoop and even till today, I still shed tears when I think of him.

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