but there’s no need to be -
even if I can’t be there, purring
and rubbing around your feet.
I’ve still got a windowsill,
and warm places in the sun.
Though no one really owns a cat,
for me, you were the one.
I know my time had come
and know that you did, too.
Please don’t think you did me wrong.
You did what you had to do.
You may be feeling guilty
that my life is at its end,
but please don’t feel that way.
Through memories, you’ll always be my friend.
Rest in peace, little princess Minnie. We love you so much. Thank you for gracing us with your precious presence. You were taken from us too soon, but you will never, ever be forgotten. (5 June 2011.)