friend of forty years
slipped away, into the silence
tears for a good man
we sit together
his comforts are paramount
I’m a cat person
On a sad, the saddest note; neighbour’s cat takes his last trip to the vets tomorrow (Monday). He’s been suffering from a kidney disease for quite a while and it’s come to a head. As a regular visitor to my writing and a great character, I shall miss him.
Neighbours cat is thin, gaunt in fact.
He moves stiffly through his silent world
intent on getting to his next comfortable spot
wearing a ‘Please don’t feed me’ collar
to deter philanthropists, like me
who are tempted to overlook his kidney problems.
I dread that approaching day
when he is taken for the final
Please Fate, let him have at least
this one last, contented summer
a fine feline in the warm sun