My Dear Desdemona


My little buddy. :heart:

I know I shouldn’t have favorites. I try not to say it in front of the other cats. But the inimitably sweet and mischievous Desdemona is special.

Or was.

She was hit by a car yesterday morning. I miss her something fierce.

Requiem in posts and pictures–here and here and here.


Update–thank you, everyone, for all your kind comments and condolences. Hugs to you all!

(This weekend’s winner, #28, Ericka! Email me!)


  1. Kim A. says:

    Oh, no, no, no, no, no!!!!!



  2. Biddy says:

    Oh no! I’m so sorry to hear about her. Big hugs to the McMinn clan.


  3. Gina says:

    I’m so sorry. I had my beloved JJ die two months ago, and I know how heartbreaking it is.

  4. leanne says:

    Oh no!!!! I’m so sorry Suzanne for you and the kids. I know how heartbreaking it can be to lose a beloved pet. May God give you peace to you hearts. πŸ˜₯


  5. Susan says:

    That is such heartbreaking news. πŸ˜₯ Know you, 16 14 and Princess are in my thoughts and prayers. :heart:

  6. MountainLaurel says:

    So sorry to hear about Desdemona! I’ve lost many kitties to that very same thing. I’ll be thinking of your family. :no:

  7. Ellen says:

    Suzanne, I’m SO sorry to hear about Desdemona. I really got a kick out of your posts about her. What a sweetie. What a loss. πŸ˜₯


  8. Brandy says:

    Oh no. I am so very sorry. Fur-babies truly are a part of our hearts.
    Saying a prayer for you.

  9. Becki says:

    Several years ago, our beloved cat died. Although other cats have entered our lives (and a human child) shw will always be our first baby. On a cold January day seventeen years ago, a new guy in the grad program I was in stopped by my apartment to see my new kitten (about three weeks old-the department chair let me go home early to feed my baby-he fed her, and she fell asleep in his lap-he was hooked on us both after that)

    I still have her bear.

    I still miss her.

    Once again, in honor of all the great animals in our lives, we will sponsor an adoption from our local shelter. We have four pets, our city in its great wisdom, allows three per household. We can’t take any more.

    But, we can help another family find the comfort a furry friend can deliver.


  10. catslady says:

    Oh how horribly sad πŸ˜₯ My condolences, Suzanne.

    One of my ferals was hit by a car as a kitten – only 7 months old and it was 10 years ago and I still feel bad – I took his brother in and the fact that I can’t bring them all inside is hard.

  11. Estella says:

    So sorry about Desdemona.
    I had to have 2 of my cats put to sleep in the last 4 months— cancer. I miss them. They were part of the family.

  12. Marianne says:

    So sad… I’m so sorry. There are no words…


  13. Lis says:

    Oh I’m so so sorry to hear about Desdemona. *hugs*

  14. Hetty Gruener says:

    Oh, no! So sorry to hear about your loss. I have no words! Only time will heal your hurt. Just remember her sweetness and mischievious ways. She has gone to a better place.

  15. Alice Audrey says:

    Oh no! Poor Desdemona. And poor you. :hissyfit:

  16. Jenawriting says:

    Oh Suzanne- I am so sad and so sorry. And Kailee- well, Kailee is just devastated. She may never forgive me for not trying harder to take Desdemona home with us in August. I am so sorry for all of you. RIP, Sweet Desdemona.

  17. Melissa K. says:

    :hug: Oh, Suz. I’m so very sorry. I’m having a terrible time dealing with the loss of my 20 year old Siamese so I know just how you feel. I hope Desdemona has crossed the rainbow bridge and is playing with Damian.

    Congrats, Ericka!

  18. Becky says:

    That’s so sad! Poor kitty. πŸ˜₯

  19. Caro Kinkead says:

    I’m so sorry, Suzanne. ::hugs::

  20. Heather Harper says:

    I’m so very sorry, Suzanne. πŸ˜₯

  21. Toni Anderson says:

    That is just so terribly sad. Sorry Suzanne πŸ˜₯

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