Monday, February 06, 2006

in loving memory of mika

cat aunty's pictures of spencer brought back fond memories of my first cat adopted from cws.

that was back in mid 2000, i still remember that day very well. i emailed cws and said i wanted to adopt a kitten, approx 8 weeks old, boy or girl or colour doesnt matter. jean promptly brought 2 carriers to my home.

she opened the doors of the carriers, which i peered into. one was a beautiful tabby kitten. the other was a plain black and white kitten.

the beautiful tabby kitten was very shy, she hid at the back of the carrier refusing human touch (no ah, i didnt force her out hor). the black and white kitten, on the other hand, was not shy at all, she came out the minute the door opened.

she greeted me by meowing and rubbing herself on my hand.

the choice was a natural one.

thus the black and white kitten was named mika.

mika was the sweetest and gentlest cat i have known, even till this day.

she readily gave in to juveniles, often becoming a "toy" for them.

she also let youngsters cuddle up against her, never said no.

when the night became quiet, she would quietly cuddle beside a human, kneading him and purring softly, without fail (even sat on his belly the whole night and kneaded on it)

i hope you have abundance of fish in kitty heaven, mika. till we meet again..

scrawny kitten when we got her

turned beautiful cat

with one of the juveniles

with another juvenile


cat_aunty said...

How did Mika pass on?

kuro.shiro.neko said...

she had gingivitis and was hypoglycemic, and wasted away after a long battle.

she was only 4 years old.

cat_aunty said...

Huh, so tragic.