(1989 – November 9, 2005)
I’m sadden to find that our cat of 16 years, Chi-Chi, has passed away.
I found Chi-Chi on a sidewalk near a friends house way back in 1989. She must have only been a few days old because she was the tiniest kitten that I’ve even seen. I remember bringing her home and feeding her milk from a sponge.
In March 1990, Chi-Chi had a liter of six kittens: Blacki, Rusty, Panda, Gold, Snowball and Dusty. She was then immediately fixed. We gave all the kittens away except for Blacki, who later had a liter which includes my present cat ‘Lil Blacki.
( Quicktime movie of Chi-Chi and Kittens (13.7mb) )
Chi-Chi (also known as Ming-Ming) was a pretty feisty cat. She was not a big cat, but she guarded our house against intruding cats (and dogs) and left us gifts (mice) to show us how much she cares. She enjoys being outside in the garden and usually greets me when I get home from work. She loves being carried and petted and immediately starts to drool when you do so. When no one’s around to pet her, she would rub her body against our dog Kelly’s cage so Kelly can lick her.
I’m going to miss having Chi-Chi around when I’m outside in the garden. I think I will take off of work, so my mom and I can have a nice burial for her. May Chi-Chi rest in peace.