Several weeks ago…
My heart felt such deep sadness and I had no idea why. My lower left eye kept on twitching endlessly.
Early this week…
Boris was clingy which was unusual. He picked a new favourite curling place by the sofa and wanted to be picked up all the time. We came back from work and he stood up against my legs as I entered the family hall. I quickly called out his name, picked up this gorgeous boy and hugged him tight.
In a flash, I saw an image of him on the street, laying motionless. It was so quick that it took me by surprise! It felt as if electricity just went passed my body! I looked at his handsome face and he stared back at me with his green eyes and purr-ed…
It must have been a figment of my imagination, I thought.
Two nights ago….
We came back home late from one of our classes. It had been a long day. I cruised the streets leading to our home and had to drive slower as there was a neighbour’s car moving slowly way ahead of us. As the car slowed down and turning left to park, there at the end of the street, I saw a shape on the street. It was so near the house.
My heart skipped a beat and I could not breathe. Somehow I knew.
We got closer to home and there was Boris as how I saw him in the mental image I saw several nights ago.
How could it be? What was he trying to tell me? I did not understand any of this. I stopped the car, breathless, and choked with tears. I ran towards his lifeless body and carried him in my arms towards the porch. I had no idea when did George brought the car in. Moments just stood still for a while, it was so surreal.
What did you try to tell me nights ago? That it was time for you to go? That you wanted me to hug you so that I will remember you that way?
It took me two days to frame up my thoughts on how to write a memorium for Boris. He was, after all, a special cat.
He was brought back home from the vet sometime in September last year after being abandoned there by his owner for two years. Our vet took care of him well and they did an awesome job at it.
Thanks to our friend, Emi for this beautiful, beautiful picture of Boris. What a handsome looking boy!
Boris loved to take his evening walk. The weather had been crazy and it could get really annoying hot and humid in the evening. With his thick fur, the evening walk outside of the house must have done him good. He usually did not go too far; just around the corner of the last house on the street and settled himself in some flower bush.
He has this walk or gait that I love to see and such an adorable gentle giant with the greenest eyes.
This is how we want to remember him. A cat who finally had his freedom.