It is with great sadness that I tell you about the loss of my best cat friend Sekhmet.

I’ve known her all of my life, she’s always been my greatest teacher and most patient head-lick-ee.

Sekhmet woke up this morning with something very, very wrong with her back legs.  Mama and I tried our best to help her, I gave her a gazillion kisses, but it was for naught.

We often hear people say that you can only be a “cat person” or a “dog person”.  I’m very lucky in that my mama truly is both – she was a “cat person” long before I came along, and has fully embraced my dog-ness.  Perhaps it’s because the cats raised me that maybe I am more cat-like, that she’s been able to embrace her dog-person-ness as well.

I love all of my kitties, but Sekhmet and I had a special bond.  She was the matriarch of the family, fair but tough, with a singing voice that was, well, distinct.  She was an all-black cat with some Siamese in there somewhere, so she was quite the chatterbox in her croaky-throaty voice.

An aficionado of any kind of treats (and I mean ANY kind), Sekhmet was always small in stature, but larger than life.

She also had a little issue with being on the ‘nip… but that just added to her already sparkling personality.

We couldn’t bear to see you suffer, not for a moment, and so mama took you to the vet so that you wouldn’t be in any pain.  It’s very, very hard for her – she knew you longer than she knew Klaus! – and you two have been through so much together, but the one thing that she’s always promised is that you would never suffer.  And so you drifted off in her arms.

RIP beautiful girlie.  We will all miss you, always.

Love,

Bogart & Lulu

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14 thoughts on “RIP Sekhmet”

  1. My post just disappeared…. oh well. I was just saying how sorry I am to hear about your loss. You will be in my thoughts and prayers during this time of mourning. Your girl was a gift…a fine feline, I must say. Loss hurts, but love makes it bearable. And the memories will keep her close to you both.

    Blessings,
    Michelle

  2. Sending you warm and comforting purrs today. We are so sorry to hear about Sekhmet leaving for The Bridge. I will sing a song in her honor tonight.

    Purrs,

    Cory

  3. It’s so heartbreaking to lose such a long-time member of the family. I know that feeling well and send you both our love. Mojo & mum

  4. Bogie and Lula,

    We are so sorry to hear this news … but we know that Lulu did the right thing in not letting her beloved Sekhmet suffer. To die surrounded by those you love is the kindest way of all. Please accept our love and condolances. RIP sweet Sekhmet.

    “If there ever comes a day when we can’t be together
    Keep me in your heart, I’ll stay there forever”
    – Winnie The Pooh –

    Love Milo and Alfie, and our mom xxx

  5. We are so sorry of to hear of the sad news of Sekhmet. Love and hugs to you from Willow and Robin

  6. Sleep peacefully, Sekhmet The Kitty Goddess. You’ve left us all some beatiful memories.

    Our gentle hugs, licks and Love to Lulu and Bogart, and to the rest of the kitty clan. Yes, we did cry with you.

    Bel, Nata and Greg

  7. We have only read your sweet post tonight, and it has made me teary. We are sorry for the loss of your sweet friend, but are glad that she got to have a long and happy life with you all.

    Hugs to you all.

    Julie and Poppy Q
    xxx

  8. Bogie and Lulu your momma, I know the decision you made for Sekhmet was a very difficult one for you Lulu. Bogie and Lulu you both are in my prayers. I trully know dogs and cats can be the bestest friends and are family to each other.I feel your loss. We have had 2 dogs Ralph and Kuluah we had to make the decision for this year.Our loss has been hard on us as I understand you are having now.Think of Sekhmet running and jumping in no pain.I believe in the Rainbow Bridge.Sally,Lacey and Ginger and our momma

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