It's always difficult to lose a true and trusted friend, and if you're a cat lover that's exactly what our kitties are. We, unfortunately, had to say goodbye to our beloved cat Mocha way to soon. She would have been 13 this year had she not experienced a sudden downturn in health.
She loved being outdoors and would follow me around the yard as I puttered around doing gardening things. She was my official "garden cat!" As I moved from one spot to another, she was always close by...sometimes watching me...other times talking to me...or rubbing alongside me.
Twelve years ago she was picked up by Animal Control as a stray, and it was our fortune that fate led her to our family. Mocha's personality was not that of a typical cat...it was more like a dog. She wagged her tail continuously, liked licking our faces, and following us (as well as repairmen) all around the house. She was a true "people-cat." Whenever company arrived...Mocha was there to welcome them, and to receive as much attention as possible.
We all miss our "special" Mocha...a/k/a Miss Mocha, MoMo, MochaJo, MoJo and Mo....very much. We knew the day would come but did not expect it to be so soon...we never do. The tears still spill from my eyes when I think of her. We lovingly buried her beneath the large oak in our backyard where our two other cats Roxanne and Gus were buried in the past three years. Together, the three of them will have a very special garden planted around them. We have enjoyed our time with her immensely, and thank God for entrusting her to our family for 12 years. We miss you MoMo!