Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Ok, my faithful blog readers, you may want to sit down (but, really, who surfs the Internet standing up?).

Acouchi is missing. Presumed dead. Presumed eaten by a coyote. She's been gone for over a week.

I'm sure she's much happier now than she was here. At least she's not sick anymore. And in some ways, I think becoming prey is a better way for an animal to die than to die slowly of kidney or heart failure.

And I assume she had a good, long life. I had for almost seven years, and she was full-grown when we got her, so I'm assuming she was old.

No, I will not be getting another cat. Acouhi is one-of-a-kind and I will not even attempt to replace her.


  1. I am so sorry. I bet you will see her in Heaven. Seriously. Maybe someday you'll want another cat--a different color, different personality, not to replace Acouchi but to enrich your life. But for now, your feeling is understandable. Not everyone is blessed with a pet they could love so much.

  2. I'm so sorry K La, to lose such a great friend and companion is incredibly difficult.

    I love cats, there's something about cats that makes them incredibly cute, yet also command respect. They give us orders , and we happily comply. It's an honor to have a cat!

    I've loved cats even before I could internet, and I know you have always loved them too.
    Acouchi was a cool cat.

  3. AC, I love the links. Especially the video. Awwww, she's in the snow. Poor baby. Sigh. I miss her.

  4. Charity posted this:

    "He will kill mice, and he will be kind to babies when he is in the house, just as long as they do not pull his tail too hard. But when he has done that, and between times, and when the moon gets up and night comes, he is the Cat that walks by himself, and all places are alike to him. Then he goes out to the Wet Wild Woods or up the Wet Wild Trees or on the Wet Wild Roofs, waving his wild tail and walking by his wild lone." ~Kipling~

    Thanks, Charity. I love that. (I couldn't publish your actual comment because it used real names).

  5. So sorry she is gone...though because of her mysterious disappearance we can now start working her into the stuff of myth and legend. (I think I saw a new Acouchi constellation last night!)

  6. Agreed, e.a.s.. I like the idea of working with her mysterious disappearance:
    Acouchi isn't really gone, she was roped into working for the underground feline circuit. She wants to return home someday, but the Canadian Geese have your family held hostage and if Acouchi doesn't manage to assassinate Mr. Wiggles, the terrible tyrant of Europe, the entire free world may well be doomed.

    Either that or she got herself a moody boyfriend and thinks that running away from home is romantic.

    She may show up again, just to see how y'all are doing and strut her stuff (and to get vengeance on those geese), but more likely she's off in Africa chilling with her ancestors (i.e. lions) between bouts of crazy adventures, and is currently licking her rather minor wounds after the ridiculous explosions she faced in England this past week. Mr. Wiggles never travels without an entourage.

  7. Acouchi is a mini-cougar. So maybe she decided to prowl with her puma friends in the mountains. That makes sense.

  8. I think she's walking to Michigan to visit Claire. I will send her home as soon as she arrives (and after we go for ice cream together). In the meantime, expect postcards.

    ::hugs:: for you, K la. <3


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