Wednesday, 27 November 2019

R.I.P. Hooper

He lived here from Dec., 2017 until Nov. 5, 2019. [ We have a new kitten!]

When we adopted him, two years ago, his siblings had gone. He was about to go back to Lanark Animal Welfare Society from where he was in the pet store, looking for a home. He had eye infections and the sneezles. He insisted on being out at night. I was trying to reverse this, but it was difficult. He was a Harlequin Tabby. A sweet character.

Daisy loathed him, green with jealousy, and she was rehomed as the terror and stress was awful. I knew something like this would happen after we rehomed Daisy.


Hooper was struck by a car Tuesday, Nov. 5, at 6:30 at night. I heard it, having gone out on the front deck to check on him. The car did not stop. A couple of pickup trucks slowed, so I knew something was wrong on the highway. I put a coat on over my housecoat, grabbed a flashlight and went out to the road. A nice couple stopped as he was dying, and put him in their truck. We brought him up the driveway, home.

It was a short life, but it was a good life. He lived it to the fullest. He was loved by us and the grandies. 


12 comments:

eileeninmd said...

RIP sweet Hooper! I am sorry for your loss!

Olga said...

He was certainly a winsome character! I am sorry for your loss.

Karen said...

RIP Hooper. It is so hard to say goodbye to our babies

Anvilcloud said...

It's hard, but he wanted his freedom, and you gave it to him. As you said, short but good.

What a great store of photos. Lots of cute ones, but peeking around the computer is quite wonderful.

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari Om
Pawfect post for Hooper! YAM xx

Nancy J said...

You both gave him so much love, and as he loved the outdoors, doing what he loved till the very end. A tribute full of love for your darling Hooper.XXXXX

Out To Pasture said...

I miss him, Jennifer, so I can only imagine how you must be missing him. Hooper was practically identical looking to my favourite cat who lived here several decades ago.

RedPat said...

Heartbreaking but a nice tribute to him.

Soma @ whimsandfancies.com said...

I am so so sorry to hear this! I can tell he was loved and it was so wonderful that you gave him such a lovely home life. He was an independent soul and may he continue to play as a spirit!

-Soma

Christine said...

RIP Hooper, so sorry.

William Kendall said...

He was a grand fellow.

Tom said...

...I'm sorry to hear of your lost.