It's been over a week now since Moonie passed on to birdie-dragging heaven, and Ray has really seemed at loose ends.
When Pie was here, Ray would leap from wherever he was sleeping and rush to greet the little cat whenever she would emerge from her room for a visit. He would give her a good ear-cleaning then go back to doing what he was doing. This would happen at least half a dozen times a day. Moonie, who used to have the dirtiest ears in town, went to having the cleanest cat-ears around.
Now, Ray just sleeps and, lately, everyday, spends a little time in the cat room.
The first time I saw him there, he had jumped up on the bed and was sniffing intently at Moonie's most recent cat bed. When he couldn't find her there, he went to her winter-quarters (tent), stuck a paw inside and felt around, then withdrew his paw and stuck his head inside to see if maybe he had missed something. By the time I got back to the room with the camera, Ray was just poking around the bed and investigating the windowsill where we had been feeding Moonie. Finding no food and no Moonie, Ray settled himself on the bed to contemplate his mortality.
Saturday, August 10, 2013
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awww, Ray needs a hug from the world. I guess its a bit incomprehensible from a dogs point of view. Rocky however, well if there were no cats here, he would just have a big doggie grin.ReplyDelete
Don't you think Rocky would miss barking at those catz?Delete
'course he would and we sure as heck wouldn't :0]Delete
I miss Moon Pie & Hugo and I never knew them in person. I cant imagine what Ray is thinking now that neither of them are there anymore. Awwwww. I wish we could explain things to our animal friends. But what to say??? Especially about Hugo's passing.ReplyDelete
I think soon you will have to get Ray his own kitten.
What? Did I say that!! Well, why not? Maybe if you get one while it is small it will grow up with Ray and not be afraid of the big lovable hound. Just a thought.
At least Moonie and Hugo are where they can now compare notes on Ray and Moonie can explain to Hugo that the whole ear slobbering thing was ok and Hugo should have tried it while he had the chance.
It's funny, but I was just talking to my sister about that. Which would be better to do, get a young cat that would adapt to Ray, or get an older one that would defend itself and whack him into line.Delete
In any event, it will be awhile yet before we bring home another one.
And it is a comfort to think that Moonie and Hugo are still together.
I read that animals don't understand when a pack member just "disappears". If you take one to the vet's and come back without it, they may fear that one day they, too, may be taken away and not return. I hope, like, you, to be able to find a vet to come to the house when the time comes, but have all the dogs there; apparently they know from sniffing the body that the spirit is gone, and it gives them closure, if not solace...ReplyDelete
Ah, poor Ray. Our Breeze was confused back in the spring when Oscar the old cat passed away. She would "look" for him in all his usual spots and seem disappointed that he wasn't there.ReplyDelete
Awww, poor fella.ReplyDelete