Kessy’s Diary: She slipped away gently

4.3cLast night I got up every 90 minutes to keep her hydrated and warm, petting and cooing her all night long. Kessy knew she was surrounded by love and affection, even from Champagne who came to nudge her at 3:00am hoping to play. I said my good-bye to her when I left for therapy and then work, somehow knowing that it would be my last time to see her alive. I received a gentle nod of the head, and that was her way of bidding me farewell.

My daughter and her significant other spent the day with her, keeping Kessy warm and comfortable, watching the last light slip away. They left her shortly after 6:00pm for an appointment, and I said I would be home in about 90 minutes. As I got off the bus this evening I looked up at the sky and smiled at the peculiar mauve and pink tone, thinking to myself, this is a good evening for Kessy to go.

She was gone by the time I got home.

Her death is not unexpected, and I treasure every moment I had with this beautiful 16-year-old cat.


  1. Hi Maritess..

    I shed a tear when I read your sad news that Kessy is gone. I have been following her short journey and although I knew she wouldn’t live long, the 3 months of love and care you’ve given her extended her life a little longer. On the other hand she gave you 3 months of solace from the misery and gloom you were going through. I think this is a beautiful example of how God works in mysterious ways. He is constantly looking after you and will never let you down.

    Take care… lots of love and BIG hugs, ninang

    Sent from my iPhone


  2. I am so sorry to hear that Kessy passed away. My 17 year old Himalayan had to be helped to cross over the Rainbow Bridge last August 27th due to kidney failure. Even though we know it is going to happen, we miss them so much. I am so thankful that Kessy got to know your love in her last months of life .

    1. Thank you Gayle. I hadn’t hear of the Rainbow Bridge expression. I’ve known “The Great Sofa”, but either way, she is at peace now.

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