Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Kandinsky (RIP)



Kandinsky was dumped as a kitten-cat at the Glasgow Cat and Dog Home in 2000. We took her home. At first she growled a lot. She farted and walked like a cowboy. Before too long I found she had given birth in my wardrobe. Too young to be a mum Kandi hid all the kittens from us so we couldn't keep them warm enough. She had been booked in for sterilisation - but it turns out it was a bit late! Since then she has been a very happy cat - and easily the noisiest cat I have ever met. She loves to make her opinions known, which is sensible I think. She is very affectionate and ADORES attention - the more strokes the better. She is also a fantastic judge of character. She can sniff out a cat hater miles off and deliberately heads straight for them to try to prove that cats are loveable. Unfortunately this rarely has the desired result! About a year ago Kandi became ill (skin irritation etc). She was given steroid treatment and it calmed down. This summer she became ill again - we assumed it was the same condition until a lump appeared on her face. We took her to the vets who diagnosed lymphoma. I am proud of my cat - she's still not making any fuss despite the illness and has put up with all the prodding from the V..E..T..s without ever scratching or fighting back. Kandi is no longer sick as she passed to the Rainbow Bridge on Dec. 28, 2006. -Ceri H.



~Emma's blog: Wordless Wednesday~

13 comments:

jess said...

awwww RIP Kandi...what a beautiful strong girl. she sounds like a trooper and i'm so glad she got to have such a nice life with you. i love her eyes...nose...lips...she's lovely!

Anonymous said...

kandi was certainly a special cat. what a purrsonality! funny how she could tell a cat hater and made every effort to convert them. we are purrayin for you.

Linda T. said...

So sorry for your loss of Kandinsky. Many purrayers being sent your way from the Tyson crew.

Emma's Kat said...

Good morning! So glad Kandi found you Ceri and lived a great life with you. She sounds like she was just a delightful little girl. I will keep you in my thoughts as I know you miss her terribly. She was a beautiful girl with her green eyes and black eyeliner. That mouth expression is just too cute! Rest in peace sweet Kandinsky.

Emma's Kat said...

Jan - Are ya out there? Hope the weather has been better up there. Just missing hearing from you in the last few days and hoping all is well!

rosie(original) said...

....so sorry about Kandi.....she had the most original FB's and black 'kittie lips'.......

Anonymous said...

We are furry sorry to hear about Kandi. She sounds like she had a full life and was furry loved.

katnippia said...

Good Morning Fuzz Family!

We are very sorry for your loss of Kandinsky. Like Kat said, at least see found you to give her a wonderful home. Lots of headbutts and purrsto you and your family.

Anonymous said...

What a wonderfully strong cat! That was such an insperational story, too. I have to say, this is one of the best cat photos that I've ever seen! I mean really, she was looking front and center. It's as if you asked her to sit on a chair and say "cheese!" This is wonderful memorial picture for you, at least I think it really captured the essence of your Kandi Girl.

Good Day to my fuzz sisters! HOORAY, THE KIDS WENT BACK TO SCHOOL TODAY!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

What pretty eyes! And doesn't she look like she's about to tell you exactly what she thinks about something? Such a sweetie! I'm sorry she's passed on. Purrs!
Karen C.

Luna said...

Purry New Year!

Anonymous said...

Ahhhwww, what a sweet and brave kitty.

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry - I thought I had said thank you for posting this for me last week but there's nothing here.

It's a lovely post. We miss our cat in lots of little ways but it is good to see so many nice comments about her. People have started to broach the 'will you get a new cat' issue but I think we won't for a good while.

So thank you Kat x I'll probably be back again next time I'm thinking about her!!