Sofie, daughter of Rachel, born in our bedroom closet in May 1989. TALK ABOUT A DIVA! She was IT! Alpha all the way. But she was the purrrrrfect lap cat! She would sit for hours in Sabryin's lap.
In June 2007, while being groomed at the vet, she suffered a stroke which caused her to become blind. During the summer, she became increasingly ill and confused and ceased all grooming. We set up a living quarters for her in our basement where she had a full-sized human bed, plenty of food and water, and two cat boxes. She rarely wanted pets, but I gave them to her anyway. One day she just couldn't take it anymore and yowled in such a way that I KNEW. I called the vet and made an appointment to say goodbye to her at 10 a.m. So I went to work, did what they paid me to do and at 9:30 a.m. I took some vacation time to go home and get her. On the way out of the parking garage, a car coming down the ramp didn't see me backing out and hit me. Called the police and then the vet. At this point, I'm a little bit frazzled but I finally get home and find Sofie and line the carrier with a quilt and set her into it. She is calm and she KNOWS. I am calm and then we get there and Sofie is so calm and so sweet and so pretty. On the way out I am wailing, deep heavy wails. My heart is broken.