Friday, April 15, 2011

RIP Sekhmet

It is with great sadness that I tell you about the loss of my best cat friend Sekhmet.

I've known her all of my life, she's always been my greatest teacher and most patient head-lick-ee.

Sekhmet woke up this morning with something very, very wrong with her back legs.  Mama and I tried our best to help her, I gave her a gazillion kisses, but it was for naught.
We often hear people say that you can only be a "cat person" or a "dog person".  I'm very lucky in that my mama truly is both - she was a "cat person" long before I came along, and has fully embraced my dog-ness.  Perhaps it's because the cats raised me that maybe I am more cat-like, that she's been able to embrace her dog-person-ness as well.

I love all of my kitties, but Sekhmet and I had a special bond.  She was the matriarch of the family, fair but tough, with a singing voice that was, well, distinct.  She was an all-black cat with some Siamese in there somewhere, so she was quite the chatterbox in her croaky-throaty voice.

An aficionado of any kind of treats (and I mean ANY kind), Sekhmet was always small in stature, but larger than life.

She also had a little issue with being on the 'nip... but that just added to her already sparkling personality.

We couldn't bear to see you suffer, not for a moment, and so mama took you to the vet so that you wouldn't be in any pain.  It's very, very hard for her - she knew you longer than she knew Klaus! - and you two have been through so much together, but the one thing that she's always promised is that you would never suffer.  And so you drifted off in her arms.

RIP beautiful girlie.  We will all miss you, always.

Bogart and Lulu


Maggie and Mitch said...

We are so very sorry to hear about Sekhmet, Bogie. She was very special and we are aching for you and your mama.

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Dawn said...

So sorry for your loss Lulu and Bogart. It is never an easy thing.
She looks like she was a sweetie!

Stanley said...


Give some extra juicy smooches to your mama, and have her give you some back from all of us in GooberStan. Sounds like Sekhmet took her matriarch position VERY seriously. I especially like the retrospective on her as your lickee.

Run like the wind (or lounge like a slug), Sekhmet!

Goob love,

Bocci said...

Oh Bogie, we are so sorry to hear of the loss of your dear buddy, Sekhmet. Please let your Mom know that we're thinking good thoughts for you:-)

Hollie and Janie said...

I am so sorry to hear about your pal passing away. I'm sending lots of hugs and kisses to you and your mama!!!
Love y'all!!

ruca said...

Hello Bogart, from far away Portugal. I just found your blog. I'm new to this blogging thing and I'm surprised to see how many other dogs besides me already have the hang of it. I'm sad that the first post of yours that I find is about a friend moving on. It's always a crummy time and I don't how to handle that situation very well.
One thing I do to keep my mind off sad things is to draw the thing I'm sad about. That seems to work for me. Then I have a concrete memory in the form of the drawing. It seems to help me from feeling too sad. Maybe you could try it?

Jeanne @The Noodle Factory said...

So sorry. I know how hard it is to lose a buddy like that. At least you have lots of wonderful memories that will just become sweeter with time. Take care of each other.

Ysabelle Lawrence said...

aw! Sad story here. :(

Randi said...

So sorry to hear that Sekhmet Kitty has gone to the bridge...Your mama is so very brave to let your fav kitty live without pain - even though the pain now rests with her...

Superduper hugs to you & your mama...

Love & Licks,
Randi & Quincy & mom

sarah doow said...

Poor Sekhmet. Take care, Lulu and Bogart xx