Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Goodbye Cajun...

This is the last picture I have of Cajun with Lily. We had to put Cajun to sleep today. He had periodontal disease and a heart murmur. We knew this day was coming, but it was still really hard. Cajun was my cat- my baby before Lily came along. He was 14 years old, and he was the sweetest cat I have ever known. (And we have known a lot of cats!) He loved Lily dearly, and she felt the same way about him. We told Lily that he had gone to Heaven and that he wasn't coming back. She looked like she was about to cry, then she shook her head as though she understood. Then, she wanted to go check on the other 3 cats. We had to take her to find all 3 before she continued playing after her nap. It has been a few hours, and she hasn't asked for Cajun once- but she has checked on the other 3 cats dozens of times. I am so sad that Lily won't be hollering Cage-E anymore. But, Cajun was a wonderful cat that I will miss forever.

6 comments:

Life Thru The Lens said...

Steph, I am so sorry! Don't tell Jumbadodo (I DO love Jumb too) but Cajun was my favorite! I remember him being itty bitty. He would ALWAYS come and great me - walking on the back of the couch sniffing my hair. So soft and loving. Just letting you know he holds a special place in my heart. He knows he is loved!
*Lita waving goodbye*

lillian08 said...

Ohhhh, I am so sorry to hear about Cajun! It will take time for Lily to fully understand. Our Lilli seemed to somehow understand too, but still continues to ask for/talk about Bo-Bo.
My brother and sister-in-law are giving Lilli a kitten for her birthday on Friday. We are going to go and pick him out at the SPCA. We have already named him Mr. BoJangles, sight unseen!! :o)
We've been trying to talk him up, so she'll accept him. She'll love him yes, but the "new kitty" won't be Bo-Bo...
Again, I am so sorry about Cajun!
Praying for y'all to have peace during this difficult time!
xoxo,
Jen

Kevin and Kimberly said...

I am so sorry about Cajun! I know how it feels to lose a very beloved cat! I cried for a whole week when Buttons, my cat I had for 12 years died. It's just so sad and hard to to lose them!!

Hugs!!

jocelyn031708 said...

I'm so sorry to hear about Cajun. I know he brought you many happy memories and a lot of love in his short life. Try to hold on to those, they will help in the bad times and maybe even let you smile a couple of times.

My prayers are with you.

Renee and Jocelyn

Parents, Kids & Schnoodles - oh my! said...

Oh my gosh this is heartbreaking, I am so sorry!

Stacie said...

I am So sorry-Iunderstand your loss. I had to but my Sampson down in 2007- he was my knight in furry armor- and I still miss him so much!!! They are part of your family! I will keep you all in my prayers!