Karma was 17 years old when she came to Golden Oldies on August 25th, 2018 after her guardian could no longer care for her. A petite Abyssinian mix with a playful personality that belied her age, Karma passed away March 30th from heart failure. We like to think that her little heart loved so long and so hard that it finally just gave out.
We send our heartfelt sympathies and lots of love to her adopted mom, Doris, who fostered Karma, fell in love and adopted her December 19th, 2018.
A huge thank you to Karma’s first foster mom, Cat, who has saved countless lives for Golden Oldies by taking in kitties who need a safe place to go.
Doris describes Karma as a “very well behaved, strong but sensitive little girl.”
“She loved warmth, and when my gas heater would switch off for the night you could find her on my chest never waking me up when she climbed onto it while I was sleeping,” Doris says. “She would get up when the heater switched back on and you would find her under it during the winter. She loved to play and would tap my leg in the morning to signal. ‘it’s play time!’”
Karma also loved to eat but, like many cats, was very particular. No fish or seafood for this girl; she preferred chicken, turkey and a bit of beef. Oh, and she also loved cheese!
“Karma loved to check out the property in a very safe manner,” Doris says. “When I soaked in my hot tub, she would come up and look at it as a massive water bowl. Karma was always welcoming to strangers and was social in her own way; she liked to connect once a day, coming close in the afternoon and sitting on your lap or laptop and wanting head caresses.”
Doris has a special moment that she particularly recalls: “When she was sitting on the back of the couch facing the big living room window and I came to look out next to her, she looked at me and licked my cheek in happiness and appreciation. A truly special moment I will always cherish in my heart.”
Happy Tails across that Rainbow Bridge, Karma….
~ By Doris and Margaret