To Blacky.

My cousin Lucy wanted to adopt a cat so we went to a shelter.

As I was passing by the cages with the cats, I saw a blanket in a corner with a cat sitting on it. It was a little black cat covered in blood. He was meowing sadly. I asked for details about the cat. They told me that a car had hit him and he was seriously injured. His jaw was broken and he had some nasty deep wounds. He was in pain and scared to death. However, he allowed me to caress him. I felt sorry for him. Meanwhile, my cousin had chosen a little grey kitten, she adopted it and we left the shelter. As I was driving, the picture of the black cat was twirling in my mind. I turned left and went back to the shelter. I adopted him.

For the following 4 weeks I became his nurse. I was feeding him milk with a syringe and I was cleaning his wounds. A strong bond was created between us and we became inseparablefriends.

After 2 months, he had recovered completely from his injuries.

He became an adult, sociable, clever cat. He used to purr every time I was close to him. I used to take him with me at work. He was the mascot of the store! All of my customers liked him.

The best moments were when we were lying down on the sofa at nights. I miss our games. I remember I was pretending that I was going to attack him and we were playing wrestling. It was so fun!

In my bedroom there was a dreamcatcher with feathers. He loved to play with it. Many times I was waking up during night and there he was playing with the dreamcatcher! I was watching him until I was falling asleep again.

I miss him so much… I wish he was alive and I would never complain again about cleaning the cat litter.

After 12 beautiful years, he was an elderly cat. He had lost half of his vision and he was walking with difficulty. One day he got a cold. I thought it was nothing important. But…. The medicines didn’t work. The vet had warned me to be prepared because Blacky had a weak immune system. After one week, the diagnosis was pneumonia. We tried everything but we failed.

He knew he was dying. I could see it in his eyes and I couldn’t bear the thought that I was losing him.

The last afternoon, I had him in my arms, he looked me in the eyes as if he was saying goodbye, he closed his beautiful eyes and he left ….

I will always love you!

Name / Oνοματεπώνυμο: Blacky
Address / Διεύθυνση: Manchester, U.K.
Birth Place / Μέρος γέννησης: Manchester, U.K.
Birthday / Ημερομηνία γέννησης: 10-09-2000
Cause of Death / Αιτία θανάτου: Pneumonia
Age / Ηλικία: 12 years old
Death Place / Μέρος θανάτου: Manchester, U.K.
Death Date / Ημερομηνία θανάτου: 24-05-2012


  1. Aria

    Hi Mat.

    I have a cat, too and I can’t stand the thought that something bad will ever happen to him. Sometimes, pets understand us better than our closest friends and family. I am so sorry for your Blacky. I wish he is somewhere near you, even if you can’t see him.

  2. Kostas

    I am sorry for your loss. He was so beautiful… He lived many great years with you and he has a lot of beautiful memories! Life is unfair and took him away from you. But, you will meet him again and nothing will take him away from you again!

  3. Katerina

    Dear Mat,

    My sympathies for your beloved Blacky. I know it’s very hard to have a pet for 12 years and suddenly not to be around you anymore. The absence is the most difficult situation you have to deal with. There are no words to tell you how sorry I am and unfortunately there are no words to confort a beloved’s death.

  4. Lita

    Dear Mat,

    I am sorry for your loss. I know exactly how you feel. I lost my cat, Stranger, too… If that conforts you a little bit, I believe that Blacky misses you a lot but he is now somewhere nice and he is grateful for the life you gave to him. He will always love you too!

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