Neko, my cat of around 16-18 years, just passed away today. She was at a point where nothing could be done for her, and, if we tried anything, she’d be in pain. She had a peaceful end, with us there for her.


I feel like I should have a beautiful watercolor up of her as a tribute, but, to be honest, right now it just feels an effort to approach it yet. A lot of my energy’s just gone into cleaning any old smells or old stains that may bother the other cats. Winnie is especially on edge ever since Neko became extremely sick, though it was more because she disliked the new cat smell than out of any worry over Neko. This will help her calm down. I’ve gotten very close to Neko over the months I’ve been giving her medication- I think that may have made the last half-year or so of her life so much better.

Perhaps when I feel a bit better and finish up my Directory of Illustration page, I’ll have something to show all. It’s been entirely too quiet here.

4 thoughts on “Neko.

  1. Aww. She looks similar to a cat I had years ago named Kathleen.
    It’s always very sad to lose a pet.
    I found your post from the directory of illustration blog. You’ve reminded me that I need to finish my page and send it in, too. My sympathies on the loss of your pet.

  2. Thank you for taking the time to comment- I really appreciate it. It’s hard losing a pet- this is the first time I’ve ever been there for the actual process of it all. The vet was someone who knew her well, and he was very gentle with her. She was not panicked at all.

    I wish you the best of luck on your Directory page, and thank you for taking a look at my blog. 🙂

  3. She’s so beautiful, Whitney! I’m offering my condolences. Also there’s no way she’s expecting you to make any art memorabilia right away! Caring for your other cats is the best possible thing you can do right now, so don’t even think twice about that.

    Thanks for the link, by the way! I returned the favor on my website.

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