Hugi here, we have another guest blogpost today, but it is about a very sad event.
Chan, the loved Cat of our friend @FFlauschkatze went OTRB recently. She asked me, if she could write about him on our Blog. so here is his story .. #sadHugo
Friday the 19th June 2015 died my lovely cat Chan with 16 years old, sudden and without any sign of sickness.
Today is it one week ago and I still mourn so badly, although I has a new cat partner by my side (Maggie 2 years old).
Therefore I wanna tell Chan’s Story today; from Chan and his siblings.In July 1999, so 16 years ago, I adopted Chand and his twin brother Jackie from the town shelter. Actually I wanted adopt again a cat from shelter. Since a while I wanted a British Shorthair Cat buying, but the arrogance of the rare breeder in the county deterred me.
Well it was a very sunny day and I drove to the shelter, in a shabby house in a industrial area of my town.I wasn’t very happy, but full of yearning.A short breathing and I stepped into the house. It was dark and stuffy in it, but a friendly smiling ame to me and ask me what I want.Fast I explain that I want sibling cats, best babies.
So we searched for, but all babies were promised and the free ones were to small for adoption.So I was ready for leave the shelter house, BUT SUDDENLY I saw two tuxie cats sleeping at a chair in the entrance area. I was at once in love.The both cuddled with each other. Whenever I was caress the both they sniff at my hand and fingers and purr.It was just a second decision to adopt the both. With that I learned that Chan and his twin brother as the were lil babies were find in front of a trash cane in a box and rescued by people they brought them to the shelter. Since this moment the both were the mascot of the shelter. Nevertheless I was able to adopt.
As I brought the both to my home they was band with me very strong. The doctor said the both were about 4 month old to this moment. After one year, they was now a part of my family, my parents and my friends loved them much, I let castrate the both. Short after that they began to be competitors to each other. Jackie hit Chan often and sometime I found the both as they growl at each other. It was very hard for us three, in particular that I was often at work in a town 90km far away.
Someday Jackie left us. He vanished. I was devasted, but Chan gave me all love I need. Years come and go and we moved in another town together, Chans stays by my side all time. He was older, so like me, and quiet. Again I moved mack in the area I lived before. And here I met Jackie again. That’s now 6 years ago.
The cat lived in a rest home in the neighborhood. That was great and it seems that Jacky (his name was now Bobele) was very happy.
Chan and Jackie lived now side by side and loved each other again. But after that they came back to their home. Jackie in the rest home to the old people and Chan to me. 4 years ago Jackie died cuz of cancer. I was very sad, but he wasn’t really my cat anymore. For some reason I thought that Chan would never die. He was health and looked so young like always.Then came the night before he left me forever. In last month he changed in character and physical, he was thinner and deaf. Often he slept more than he was awake or he cuddles heavy with me, so as he wanted let me alone. I was worried about that, so I brought him to the doctor. She said all is fine with Chan. He is health, but old and the deaf and the kidney problems he have were normal.
Well, that was two weeks before. Thursday the 18th July I let Chan out and I said like always “By Baby, I love you. Be careful.” And closed the door. Hours later my neighbor ringbelled at my door and said Chan is dead.When I look back to all these years we were together, I will never miss those days. Never. We gone through sickness and healthy , bad days and good days, but nothing of these I wanna miss. Chan was a huge part of my life and I am so happy that I stepped into the shelter house in July 16 years ago.
I will always love you Chan.
Regards, your Claudia alias @FFlauschkatze
Claudia is a very talented artist btw. ! She made (among others) some very nice drawings of our friends George and MightyMo. (maybe i can add these pictures here later)