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The stray leaves on his own terms

Posted: Fri Mar 20, 2015 9:14 am
by artarys
I've gotta leave, maybe tonight. I keep getting weaker and soon I won't be able to.

It's gonna hurt them, especially the little one, but I can't let them see me leave this family the same as I came in, some skeletal beggar.

At the same time, I can't relay how I feel. I can't communicate this deep burning, eating me up inside. I can't tell them how I drink deeply and stay parched.

I know, somehow, I'll live on in the little one. I know she'll remember me twenty years on as a healthy tom, not some sickly stray.

Re: The stray leaves on his own terms

Posted: Fri Mar 20, 2015 12:59 pm
by unseentangerine
a stray cat we adopted just disappeared for about six months. we thought he was an x cat. one night I hear a Mrow and he jumped through my open bedroom window, all ski a bones. it was a emotional roller coaster.

Re: The stray leaves on his own terms

Posted: Sun Mar 22, 2015 11:08 am
by artarys
You can't help but wonder what it was doing, right? A couple years ago my cat didn't come home for a few days and I was an emotional wreck. I had a group of friends that treated this cat as a goddess (as she rightly deserves), and we were all mentally halfway to planning her tribute/wake and she just sauntered up to the door, gave me a pissy look, walked right in and passed out on my bed for hours.

Some people claim that we anthropomorphize cats too much, but I stand by my belief that there are levels of complexity going on inside the feline brain that can't be processed by mere humans.

Re: The stray leaves on his own terms

Posted: Wed Apr 01, 2015 1:03 am
by miniscreams
My cat did this to us... left for a few months when she was too sick to be around the little ones. Came back the day she died. Good story artarys!