Sunday, July 18, 2010


This is my 13 year old cat named Webster. He is aging fast and this has got me down a bit. He is a special cat...I know every cat is a special cat. But I mean he is special in that he has a deformity. When he was little we thought it was cute..his question mark tail. But as he aged we noticed that he couldn't wave it, or raise it straight in the air or bottlebrush it when he was frightened. Hisa back is curved a little too.All this if you have a cat means he lacked the ability to talk with his tail...body language. He also can't fluff up when he's angry or frightened. And to go along with this he has remained a kitten at heart...sweet but dependant...not so nice for a cat...they are independant by nature. He is the cat who hunts stuffed animals packed away in the basement at night bringing them up to our room at night and dropping them by or on the bed as gifts for us...who love him. He is a big cat, in his prime he weighed 25 lbs...now he is getting thin. But he maintains his sweet disposition. He does not like Mr. Darcy...our new little waif of a kitten. He hisses at him when he passes by. It's getting better, I think he has resigned himself that the little guy is staying. But no one will ever replace Webster...
he is special to me.
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15 comments:

  1. And how handsome Webster is

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  2. What a beautiful boy,I love that he brings you stuffed toys, I think I would rather that than the half eaten mice and birds our cat brings in for us.

    Your cat has had such a wonderful life..

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  3. Webster is a sweetie. Our Darcie just had to have her Rasha of 14 yrs, put down. She too, got so thing, lost her teeth, couldn't eat, wouldn't eat. She knew it was time to let her go to her happy place. Loosing pets is like loosing a member of your family. Find peace.
    Love this heartwarming entry.
    BlessYourGentleHeart

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  4. oops, I meant, got so thin.

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  5. Webby is fine now..but I know the signs....but he is happy and has the life of Riley around here...we don't let any of our kitties go outside...and funny Webster has been wanting to go outside...he doesn't even know what outside is..except to smell the air from the window...I may take him out to get some sunshine...

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  6. cats are the best and webster is right in there with the best of them. i can just see him hunting stuffed animals and bringing them to you! i want to hug him. dogwood

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  7. That is a fine photograph of a fine cat, despite his age.

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  8. Thanks Suz, for sharing Webster. Our Cruikshanks is 4 years old...and is possesive of all our attention.

    I need to take a new photo of him asap!

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  9. BTW Bik Een Part II is up!http://ninotazizpurplejournalinamahoganydesk.blogspot.com/2010/07/bik-een-part-ii.html

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  10. Yes, they are our spiritual friends. And their loss tears a big hold in our hearts. My kitty is about the same age as yours. And he has only one eye. He is one of the best kitties in the world! Let's just make everyday count, as we know the remaining days are numbered.

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  11. Webster is so beautiful, Suz !
    I can understand why he's special to you.
    Nice evening,
    Sylvia

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  12. An absolutely beautiful picture of Webster, Sue. Enlarge and frame it. What a sweetheart. Hunting stuffed animals! Love it!

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  13. I have my lads, but I still miss my Roxy, she was very Special. If you visit the blog and click on my blog for Roxy, Barney, Haimish and Alexander you can read her story as well as for the rest of the cats, and Holly.

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  14. Oh, forgot to say what a Handsome Cat your Webster is. Thank you for sharing.

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