Thursday, August 16, 2007

Do Cats go to Heaven? Farewell to Oreo.

It was a long night. We drove all the way home from Chicago to Raleigh last night. Our cat was waiting for us when we arrived. She was so stir crazy that we let her out. It was about 3:30 am when we crawled into bed.

Gina woke me an hour or 2 later because of a noise. Our neighbors were ringing the doorbell. They said a dog had attacked our cat on their porch. We went to check on our cat and picked him up. He appeared to be pretty beat up and a couple hours later Gina wanted to get him checked out by a vet. The vet said it appeared to have broken rids and a punctured lung. We went ahead and got x-rays to be sure. In the end we had to put him to sleep. This is really hard on Gina because she really loved that cat. I know the kids are really sad as well.

I'm not a cat lover. Quite the opposite. But I have to admit that our cat Oreo was the best cat that I have ever seen. He was great to the kids. He took a lot of abuse from our boys but always slept on their beds and showed sympathy when one of them was hurt. I was truly amazed that the cat was a pleasant part of the family, unless he tried to climb up on my side of the bed, of course.

Levi, insisted that we bury Oreo in the backyard so funeral services will commence in about 30 minutes.

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