Posted by moonbeamsnowflake on July 29, 2008 at 11:30 PM
We got Kineta in about 2000, when we moved to Berea, Kentucky. Her "mom" couldn't keep her any longer and asked us to take care of her. Her name was Scully, but my girls changed it to Kineta.
Kineta was an independent cat. She came and went as she pleased. Sometimes she'd be gone for days and then she'd show up again. Sometimes she'd come in looking like she'd been in a brawl. I think she must have had MORE than nine lives.
When we moved to an apartment we couldn't take Kineta with us, so my friend Kierca took her. Kierca kept Kineta for a while and then passed her on to her mother, who took Kineta out into the country. She lived happily there.
But last week Kierca's mother called to say Kineta had died of kidney failure. Kierca's little sister, Kedgerie, insisted that the family members make sympathy cards for Kineta. Kedgerie made sure that Kineta was loved in death as she was in life.