Monday, May 24, 2010

Dixie Cat, We'll Miss You

Dixie was a wild kitty we got from the animal shelter as a companion to Steve, our other kitty.  They were both born within a few weeks of each other.  Dixie was probably feral, she initially didn't know how to use a litter box (hence the nick name Poo Kitty) and she was always careful around strangers.  She was a cuddly companion to us, however, and loved to have her belly scratched.  She would cuddle her whole body around our hands and look like a little monkey.  She had a quiet purr that could be felt more than heard.  She loved to be cozy and would find the softest, warmest place in the house, typically a sweater or throw blanket atop a bed.  She loved to hunt. She was fierce when it came to tracking prey, however, she was timid when anyone new was in the house.

Interestingly, when we moved to Orinda, she became a much happier kitty.  She was no longer shy; she even loved being around a rambunctious two-year-old.  Our little black kitty was a California girl, who knew?

Our little Dixie cat was hit by a car this morning.  We found her as the girls and I were setting out on a morning outing.  I think she was up to one of her favorite things - chasing a mouse or bird.  We buried her out in a forest, built her a small cozy nest, and gave her some flowers. She will forever be free and wild. 

Both Brian and I thought we had at least 4-5 more years before we had to do this blog post.  But, we don't always get to choose what happens in life.  Dixie, we will miss you.  


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15 comments:

John Judy said...

Boo. :(

Amber said...

So sad!

Sharon and Matt said...

So sorry to hear this. You will be missed Miss Dixie!!

Shannon said...

poor kitty, so sad. I'm sorry for your loss...

Christie said...

Ah man. Sorry to hear about Dixie. Our pets our with us for too short a time.

Linnea Westerlind said...

So sad to hear this news... thinking about you all!

JandC said...

We're so sorry......

Jenna said...

Sorry to hear Miss Dixie left for the Rainbow Bridge too soon...

There's nothing like a good pet.

Deanne said...

I'm so sorry to hear this. All we can do is love them the best we can while we have them. My heart goes out to all of you guys.

Mary said...

Oh, so sorry! Brian just told us on his last visit that she was loving California.

Christina said...

Oh no! So sad. She is probably chasing little mice in the sky...

Emma said...

What a terrible way to wake up. She was lucky to have had you.

Zozopdx said...

oh, Dixie. I am so sorry. you were such a sweet girl. I'm with Emma--I'm sorry that happened to Dixie and sorry you had to find her. I'm really sad to hear this.

Sara said...

Aw, poor Dixie. :(

Kathleen said...

*sob*