Monday, January 12, 2009

Goodbye Radar

Today we had to say goodbye to our favorite pet ever, Radar. Radar was born some 15 years ago on a night filled with fireworks, June 24th 1993. He was one of 10 kittens born to a cat I owned which I had been assured by the shelter was male and neutered! That night, I knew for sure that Fred was really Freida! I was right there when Radar was born and helped his mom with the litter over the next few weeks. Radar was the cutest and the cuddliest of the litter and he always, right up till today went all limp when I picked him up, just the way a kitten does when his mommy cat picks him up. Unlike most cats, he nearly always came when he was called even when he was a young kitten. Radar went into kidney failure, faded very quickly and had to be put to sleep. I am grateful that my furry buddy never suffered and that Rick was petting him as he passed away.

From the beginning Radar was a very special kitty. Even my vet wanted him for her own. Over the years Radar moved with me to 10 times. He will not get to see our new home in Kentucky. I am so sad that he is gone but feel blessed that I got to be part of his life. I'm going to miss tripping over him in the morning and having to him follow me into the bathroom every single time for all those years. Bye Radar, you were the best!


Scraplin said...

Radar is such a precious cute! I am sure you will miss him a lot. (((big hugs))) to you and Rick. I am sorry for your loss!

Marie Laurence said...

C'est sur qu'il va beaucoup vous manquer.
C'est tellement difficile de voir partir un animal si affectueux que lui.
Tu dois etre bien triste, je suis desolee pour toi.
Plein de bisous

Jessica F. said...

MC - I am so sorry for your loss - it's heartbreaking to lose such an important family member. Jessica.

CathyR said...

I'm sorry for your loss. It sounds like Radar was a wonderful furry friend. {{{{hugs}}}}

:Jayne said...

Sorry to hear about your kitty. They become like children don't they. Hugs!

Tabby said...

Oh M-C!! I'm so sorry for your loss! He was such a cute and fun kitty :) *big hugs to you and Rick*

Kenda said...

Rick & M-C I am so sorry for the loss of beloved Radar. He was such a doll. I know how hard it is to lose a furbaby. {{{BIG HUGS}}}

ChrissyM said...

Radar sounds like such a preicous cat. Very handsome cat too! I am so sorry for your loss (((Hugs))

Anonymous said...

I will miss Radar, too.