Last night we lost our beloved Oprah, our fourteen year old cat. Oprah has been included in this blog several times, including in A Very Timely Ode to Oprah.
Oprah was with me longer than any animal in my lifetime; she will always be one of my special favorites. She had an amazing sense of humor; she was funny and she knew it. People who don’t like cats loved Oprah.
Up until the last six weeks, Oprah made me laugh every day.
Starting with about six weeks ago, Oprah started to age rapidly. She became very feeble and unable to walk any distance in the house. She eventually stopped eating.
We and our wonderful vet tried everything available to us. We couldn’t find a solution and she continued to waste away in front of us.
Last night, in the comfort of her home, Oprah went to sleep on my husband’s lap and never woke up. It was the most peaceful ending to her incredible life and I am so grateful to our vet and his wonderful technician for all of their help.
Right now, there is no laughter in our house. I look forward to it returning.