So it was a tragedy. First degree murder really. We found her with her head bashed in with a stone three times the size of her body. I still feel bad about it, not that I had a lot of affection for her, but the way she was murdered makes me sad... how could someone do such a thing? How can such horrible things happen?
My cat, Mixita (Mishita), was named after a local Mayan term for small cat... she was indeed a petite thing, a small white cat with a few patches of orange that told of her secret Calico race.... She served my family as general pest control well for almost four years. She endured the trauma of house moving, which most cats find overwhelming, with ease that put me to shame. With her service I never had to kill roach, nor rat or keep the birds out of the garden (although she was trained to not kill birds) and she kept our dogs, as annoying as they can be, in line in and in shape. The only real annoyance she was to me was that she used to sneak in through the bathroom window at night and sleep on the sofa and leave cat hair and once she had kittens on my white dress that I put in the laundry basket.... but those bothers are light in the fact that I will no longer have my Mixita to hold. I will never laugh at her tiny paws boxing Big Rocky and putting him in his place. Now, the birds are eating the berries off my tree and the geckos are getting out of control. I miss my Mixita... oh that I loved you more!
A week before her murder, she gave birth to four healthy kittens. Since then Lady, my mom's cocker spaniel has decided to mother them. The little dog is old and can't have any more of her own puppies, and the truth be told she was always jealous of Mixita's kittens and used to try to steal them. With joy she has taken up the job of bathing and snuggling the four orphans. For obvious reasons she can't nurse her charges so my mom and I take up the feeding aspect of kitten raising, although Lady is the chief guardian. I don't think she even realized that they are cats, rather then dogs... see enjoys being mommy once again that that is all that matters.
The kittens are six weeks old now and we are weaning them. Anyone interested in kittens? They are as well mannered as their mothers and really are sweet things. I am not a pet person and I am still getting connected to them. So if you or anyone you know needs a cat, let me know. They will only go to the best homes!