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Our beloved calico, Sovay, is dead. Details on [personal profile] fairestcat's journal, here and several entries before and after.

I miss her desperately and can't seem to stop crying. Meanwhile the world we knew is ending, brutally and finally, and practically everyone is posting ... cat pictures ... as distraction from the outrage and horror. (Please don't stop doing this. Please don't link me to other distractions. Experience suggests that when I'm ready to stop feeling terrible I'll stop on my own. I don't especially want to stop crying for her just yet.)

I want to write about her and I don't know if I ever will. It's just too hard, and I couldn't stand to have done it badly.

So I'll write about one of the moments of comfort, instead. I woke up at 4 today, because the bed was too empty and still. She liked to sleep on me, you see, and whenever I woke up and rolled over she'd take a tour over to the food dish, eat a few kibbles, and then come back to see what part of me was available for lying on now. I woke up cold, and sad, and hungry, and Cat came in to sit with me, and after a bit we made tea and porridge.


2/3 C Red River cereal (or other multigrain hot cereal mix)
2/3 C steel-cut oats
1/3 C quinoa
1/3 C dried cherries, preferably unsweetened
3C water

And bring to a boil, stirring slowly.
When it boils, reduce the heat to the minimum, cover the pot, and let it simmer for 15-20 minutes
Then add

1/2 C milk
2T honey
1 t cinnamon

Stir through and give the milk a minute to get hot,

And serve with hot, strong orange pekoe tea.

Consoles two, briefly but very well.

Date: 2017-01-27 01:00 pm (UTC)
princessofgeeks: (Default)
From: [personal profile] princessofgeeks
I am so sorry.

Date: 2017-01-27 01:04 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] indywind
I'm so sorry for the loss of your beloved cat.

Date: 2017-01-27 01:37 pm (UTC)
coughingbear: (paws)
From: [personal profile] coughingbear
I am so sorry for your loss.

Date: 2017-01-27 01:45 pm (UTC)
white_hart: (Default)
From: [personal profile] white_hart
I'm so sorry.

Date: 2017-01-27 02:01 pm (UTC)
mtl: (Lanning: Sad Angel)
From: [personal profile] mtl
SOOOO many hugs.

Date: 2017-01-27 02:52 pm (UTC)
mdlbear: A brown tabby cat looking dubiously at a wireless mouse (curio)
From: [personal profile] mdlbear
I'm so sorry.

Date: 2017-01-27 02:55 pm (UTC)
alatefeline: Painting of a cat asleep on a book. (Default)
From: [personal profile] alatefeline
*offers hugs*

I am so sorry.

Date: 2017-01-27 04:22 pm (UTC)
tiamatschild: A painting of a woman leaning over a railing to set a candle in a lamp (Everyday Devotion)
From: [personal profile] tiamatschild
I am so sorry.

Date: 2017-01-27 04:23 pm (UTC)
cathexys: dark sphinx (default icon) (Default)
From: [personal profile] cathexys
I already told Cat, but I'm so so sorry! The last couple days sounded heartwrenching even just following online.

That porridge sounds yummy and comforting. Thanks!

Date: 2017-01-27 04:26 pm (UTC)
sage: photo of two polar bears standing on hind legs, embracing. (bear hug)
From: [personal profile] sage
I'm so sorry for your loss. She was a beautiful kitty.

Date: 2017-01-27 06:22 pm (UTC)
syderia: teddy bears sending hugs (hugs)
From: [personal profile] syderia
I'm sorry for your loss.

Date: 2017-01-27 07:11 pm (UTC)
mme_hardy: White rose (Default)
From: [personal profile] mme_hardy
I'm so sorry. Cats matter.

Date: 2017-01-27 07:37 pm (UTC)
sillymouse: Plum Blossom (Default)
From: [personal profile] sillymouse
I am so very sorry for your loss.

Date: 2017-01-27 07:38 pm (UTC)
thatyourefuse: (Default)
From: [personal profile] thatyourefuse
I'm so sorry. It's clear even from what I've seen that she was a wonderful cat and will be missed.

Date: 2017-01-27 07:42 pm (UTC)
pameladean: (Default)
From: [personal profile] pameladean
I'm so sorry. That empty, cold bed feeling is just the worst.


Date: 2017-01-27 09:25 pm (UTC)
rymenhild: Manuscript page from British Library MS Harley 913 (Default)
From: [personal profile] rymenhild
Deleted previous post because I very much misread the message. I am so sorry for your loss.

Date: 2017-01-27 10:00 pm (UTC)
mycrazyhair: (Penguin Pete with Tim Sleeping)
From: [personal profile] mycrazyhair
Hey, there. I've been thinking about you guys. So sudden. Such suck. Fuck.


Date: 2017-01-27 10:53 pm (UTC)
nolivingman: (Default)
From: [personal profile] nolivingman
I am so sorry. Take care of yourselves.

Date: 2017-01-27 11:03 pm (UTC)
thnidu: our cat (Ista)
From: [personal profile] thnidu
I am SO sorry to hear this. May her memory ever be a blessing to you.

Date: 2017-01-27 11:03 pm (UTC)
staranise: A star anise floating in a cup of mint tea (Default)
From: [personal profile] staranise
Love you.

Date: 2017-01-27 11:26 pm (UTC)
londonkds: (One city (by mamoun sakkal).)
From: [personal profile] londonkds
I'm very sorry to hear this.

Date: 2017-01-28 12:07 am (UTC)
stultiloquentia: Campbells condensed primordial soup (Default)
From: [personal profile] stultiloquentia
If you ever write your tribute, I will read it gladly, but in the meantime, posting a porridge recipe seems strangely beautiful and fitting to me.

Date: 2017-01-28 01:13 am (UTC)
graydon: (Default)
From: [personal profile] graydon
I am sorry for your loss.

Date: 2017-01-28 01:43 am (UTC)
desertvixen: (Default)
From: [personal profile] desertvixen
((( )))

I'm so sorry for you - but that's a lovely little memory for you.

((( )))

Date: 2017-01-29 08:02 am (UTC)
st_aurafina: (Heart and hands)
From: [personal profile] st_aurafina
I already said over on Cat's posts, but I'm so sorry about Sovay.

Delicious warm porridge sounds like a good temporary stop-gap for that sad feeling, I hope it was really tasty.

Date: 2017-01-29 11:41 am (UTC)
17catherines: Amor Vincit Omnia (Default)
From: [personal profile] 17catherines
I am so sorry for your loss. It hurts so much when they go.

Date: 2017-01-31 04:18 am (UTC)
filkferengi: filk fandom--all our life's a circle (Default)
From: [personal profile] filkferengi
I am so sorry for your loss.

Date: 2017-02-07 10:23 pm (UTC)
fyrdrakken: (All cats are black at night)
From: [personal profile] fyrdrakken
So very sorry to hear that you lost a beloved companion. (We lost a pair of ours last summer. We still have their mother and remaining litterbrother.)


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