Thursday, March 17, 2016


This week we had to bring our cherished, littlest cat Magic to the vet to be put to sleep.  It seems like just yesterday we had to do this for her sister Lucy. Fortunately she let us know it was time so we did not ever question our decision. Still it is always a difficult and sad thing to have to do.

Magic, like her sister, was found tied in a bag of 7 kittens found at the side of the road.  They were the only two to survive.  Beaner named her after the Magic Kingdom and they were best friends for over 16 years.  She was a brown calico who always reminded me of a melted coffee, hot fudge sundae. She was petite and at her peak barely weighed 9 pounds, most of which was fur. She loved to hop into my sauna when I was done and soak up the remaining warmth. She had a very different walk which was mostly a dainty delicate prance. But her most distinguishing feature were her eyes. Always wide and open and innocent she would look directly at anyone who spoke to her. Or when she spoke to them. I’ve never had a cat who would look me in the eye for such long periods of time. I always got the sense that she was truly listening.

She would sit next to you, never on you. She would let you stroke her, but never, ever touch her paws. She would curl up next to you under the covers but she didn’t like to be held. Which is what struck me the most - that she let me hold her during the car ride to the vet, and I held her as they gave her the final shot. I felt like it was a gift.

She was by far the sweetest cat I’ve ever had the pleasure of living with and even as an frail, elderly lady, she still looked and acted like a kitten. She was greatly loved and will be greatly missed. SHe was Magic.


  1. Aww... I'm so sorry! It's so hard to say goodbye to the beloved furry family members. This is a beautiful tribute to a lovely kitty.
    Sending hugs to you and the family, 8.

  2. I am sorry for your loss. She sounds like she was a good cat, and a joy to you and your family for a long time.

  3. i am so very sorry for your loss. her eyes look right into me. i'm glad to know she was part of your loving family.


  4. She always reminded me of that cat in Shrek with those huge soulful eyes who could melt your heart. I'm very sorry you had to say goodbye.

  5. My thoughts are with you all. I'm sorry for your loss. Sounds like she was a sweet soul made even sweeter by the love she was shown.

  6. I'm so sorry. Losing a pet is so hard. You've described her so well. May her memory be a blessing.

  7. Sorry to hear - I know it is a difficult decision - glad you have great memories of her. They certainly become family members with their own dispositions...