REST IN PEACE, KING CHARLES
I was introduced to Charlie through a friend of mine, Kay Lubansky, who was helping out with a new organization called Golden Oldies Cat Rescue.
She had told me about the organization and shortly after called to ask if I would foster a cat whose family had to evacuate their home in Big Sur because of a fire. I said sure, I would for awhile, but Kay knew exactly what she was doing.
I had Charlie exactly one week when I realized I didn’t want to give him up. I officially adopted him.
Charlie was this big, beautiful 15-pound cat who was pretty sure he was human. He was part Maine Coon so he had gorgeous long hair and a very regal tail. He was also very personable and loved to be a part of anything that was going on in the house.
Each morning as I had my breakfast and read the paper, guess who was right there? On the counter. Lying on my paper. We would talk every morning, me trying to explain that the paper was for me to read and my breakfast was for me to eat. However, Charlie didn’t see it that way.
Charlie also decided when I should wake up in the morning. I would be sleeping away and suddenly I’d realize there was this cat paw ever so gently tapping me on the nose.
We cuddled a lot, especially in the evening watching TV. He seemed happy with me and I loved him dearly. I believe Charlie was about 7 or 8 when I adopted him. And, unfortunately, after a few years he developed diabetes, which is not all that unusual. This began the beginning of the end and at some point, because he was so sick, it was best for him that I help him cross the Rainbow Bridge.
It took me quite awhile to get over losing my buddy. In fact, I’m crying right now just thinking of him. I will always love and miss my Charlie.
After waiting several months after losing Charlie, I adopted Missy from Golden Oldies. Missy is a dear, and she will be another story ……
Happy Tails across the Rainbow Bridge, Charlie….
- By Judy