Goodbye to My Buddy

When I posted last, I had no idea that my cat Yuki had mere weeks to live. He’d been having some gastrointestinal issues but I had no idea how serious it was until it was too late. I had to put him to sleep on Dec 14th and it was the most heartbreaking thing I’ve had to do in my whole life. I didn’t grow up with very many pets so he was my first “real” pet, and he came to occupy a very special place in my heart. I’d adopted him from the Seal Beach Animal Center in the spring of 2006, and at the time I was specifically looking for a mellow adult cat. He fit the bill perfectly, and we were able to enjoy a good number of happy years together. I was hoping for more time with him, but one never knows how that will work out. At least I can say I gave him a good, comfortable life and showered him with much love. He was a very special cat and I will remember him fondly forever. Goodbye, Yuki, thanks for all the wonderful memories.

If you’d like to see more pics of the great Yuki, check out his Flickr album.

Published by stephaniehanart

Artist and graphic designer living in Southern California.

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