I’m very sorry to start off the week on a sad note, but I didn’t want his passing to go unremarked. A few days ago, a volunteer at the shelter went into the cat room to find that Sungold had unexpectedly passed away. There was no sign of trauma, and he’d been perfectly fine in the days leading up to his passing. Susan said that he looked very peaceful – and the vet wasn’t able to find anything wrong during a necropsy.
He was two years old.
Sungold was one of the kittens from the ‘Maters litter, and came to us with his mother Brandywine and his brothers Caspian, Wellington, Dingwall Scotty, and Mr. Stripey. Brandywine and the other three kittens were adopted, but Sungold and Mr. Stripey were at Petsmart so long that they ended up coming back here for a break in November 2012. They were eventually adopted together in January 2013, but were returned several months later. They were living in the cat room at the shelter since they were returned, and I can tell you from seeing it myself that both boys were very happy – they were among the first to greet you when you walked into the cat room, and loved being petted and cooed over.
Mr. Stripey is still at the shelter, and I was a little worried about him because he and Sungold were very close. But Susan assured me that he has other friends in the cat room and seems to be doing just fine.
Edited to add: If you’d like to make a contribution in his name, the contact information and Paypal link for Challenger’s House is at the bottom of the page, here.
2013: “I get NO RESPECT from these little monsters. None at ALL!”
2012: I worded that sentence as though there’s ever been a week in my entire life where I’ve dusted more than once. I have not.
2011: “It’s a giant sparkle ball! Someone left me a giant sparkle ball! This is the most awesome thing ever!”
2010: We’re beginning their training early, making them help with dishwasher duty.
2009: I love my Wonkas.
2008: No entry.
2007: No entry.
2006: No entry.
2005: “What? You’ve never seen a cat in a box?”