My beautiful cat, Pie, passed away early this morning. Many of you have come to know her through these pages -- how sweet she was, how gentle and playful, and how I loved her with all my heart. Pie was nearly 18 and had several ongoing health issues, but even so the end was rather sudden.
Pie came to us as a six-year-old rescue. We happened upon her and her sister, Pubm, the day before they were scheduled to be put down at the Washington Humane Society-- just like millions of healthy, beautiful cats put to sleep at shelters every year because there are no homes to take them in. We brought them home and over the years Desi and I would often say how lucky we were to have found the perfect cats.
Pie had many friends and fans among Holy Cow!'s animal-loving readers, and although she never met most of you, she did feel your love, just like those countless of rescue cats that you help and whose lives you touch every day.
Sleep tight, my darling Pie.