Thursday, September 20, 2012

Miss Susie Hutchins - 2002-2012



 Alas, our Miss Susie Hutchins is no more.

So soon after Eddie . . . leaving us catless.
We don't know the cause -- she didn't have the same symptoms as Eddie. But she seemed weak and staggery in the rear end. While we were calling the vet and fetching the carrier, she tore her way through a screen and disappeared.

John searched and searched to no avail.  
Four days later, we found her body, peacefully curled up under a bush.
 

Goodbye, Miss Susie Hutchins -- you were a very fine cat indeed.
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46 comments:

Ms. A said...

I'm so sorry for your loss.

Thérèse said...

So sorry for Hutchins, she found a new home let's hope for the better.

Merisi said...

How sweet a cat, she'll always be in your heart.

Diotima said...

So sorry for your loss, Vicki.

dannie said...

Miss Suzy was greatly loved by all your readers. I know she will be missed. So sorry.

Alan Burnett said...

At one stage in my life I might have asked "how can anyone get so emotional over something which is nothing more than a domestic pet?" And then we got Amy ...

Brian Miller said...

awww i am so sad.....dorry for you vicki...i fear we will be similar soon on our older cat...she is getting up there in age and struggling a bit....

Pat in east TN said...

I'm so sorry Vicki. It is so hard to loose a pet/friend.

Pat in east TN said...

I'm so sorry Vicki. It is so hard to loose a pet/friend.

Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen said...

I'm so sorry to hear this. Miss Suzy was one of our friends too and we'll all miss her. Very sad.
Sam

Novice Naturalist said...

She was a beautiful cat with a beautiful life. I know you will miss her. So sorry for your loss.

June said...

Miss Susie was A Good Cat, right to the end. Animals are so wise. She knew, that's all . . . and went to where there was a good jumping off place.
What a beautiful girl.

KarenB said...

I am so sorry, Vicki. Sending hugs.

Jean Baardsen said...

So sorry.

Beth said...

I'm so sorry to hear about Miss Susie, Vicki. She was a beautiful kitty, and I know you'll miss her.

Wayfarin' Stranger said...

A very fine cat, indeed.

Witch of Stitches said...

So very sorry. XO

Barbara Rogers said...

Dear Vicki, What a lovely little gal, and I'm sending my condolences also...thanks for sharing her pictures. Our animals are indeed part of our families, in different roles, but with their very own personalities. A beautiful life that has met its time.

Mamabug said...

I know this little lady will be missed. I've enjoyed her photos and adventures on your blog. So sorry for your loss Vicki. Our pets are very much a part of our families.

Helen T in SC said...

Oh no! I am so sorry. This makes me very sad. Oh dear, I am heartbroken over your loss of this beautiful animal. What a joy she has been to those of us you have shared her with. So sorry

Star said...

Oh I'm so sorry Vicki. I know how it feels to lose a cat and a dog. You will miss her so much, but she had a very good life with you. Couldn't have been better could it? You can rest assured about that. Cats know when they are going to die and very often do what yours did. Here am I planning to take my cat back to England in a few weeks time.

Suz said...

oh so sorry Vicki...you got me crying...so beautiful a feline

Sandra Lassen said...

Oh, no, poor Miss Susie. What a beautiful kitty she was. Looks like Miss Susie chose to face death on her own terms. Tears in my eyes as I think of my own three cats. I hope that in time some darling feline will be there to capture your heart and fill the gap.

JJM said...

She chose her own time, and her own place -- she spared you, and herself, the cycle of hope and despair and doomed hope again that would have followed had she not sought refuge in nature -- but oh, the heartbreak for those she left behind ...

Susan M. Bell said...

I'm so sorry, Vicki. Somehow, they seem to know when the time is near. I'm glad y'all found her. Not knowing is so much harder to me.

She was beautiful, and I will miss seeing her on your blog. :(

Deanna said...

So sorry, Vicki. We are all going to miss Miss Susie Hutchins in our own way.

Tammy said...

So very sorry Vicki. Susie always seemed like such a lofty lady and I love her expressions that you captured in her pictures. It's awful that Eddie and Susie both left so soon and so close in time.

Take care,
Tammy

Vicki Lane said...

Thanks to all of you for the kind thoughts. Yes, she did it her way . . . as always. I hated having to tell you all almost as much as I hated that it happened.

I'm hoping to adopt a couple of kittens -- it's been a while since we've had the pleasure of watching kittens playing -- but it's going to have to wait till after my knee replacement surgery in November. I'm thinking January...

NCmountainwoman said...

There is never enough time. So sad to hear of Miss Susie's passing.

Amy said...

You will miss her, I know. They do that if they can, just go away and hide. And die. My sympathies.

Martha Vasquez said...

Sorry for your loss.I know how it feels.They become a member of the family not just a pet.

Darla said...

I'm so very sorry for your loss. (((BIGHUG))) I kind of like, though, that she was able to pass in her own way; it's nice that she could curl up under a bush and let go. My thoughts are with you during this time of transition.

Martin said...

So sorry to hear this, Vicki. It's been a tough year for you, what with losing Eddie, too.

jennyfreckles said...

Oh no, she had such personality. I'm so sorry. I'm sad now, so I can imagine how you must be feeling. It's funny how cats seem to know what's coming. Ours all went off alone in just that same way.

Chris Arvidson said...

So sorry, Vicki. We do love our kitties so much. Even though we know they're just fur sacks with walnut-sized brains. My, but they're such good friends, aren't they?

Anonymous said...

So sorry to hear your news. We've enjoyed your stories and pictures of Miss Susie Hitchens and know you'll miss her. Did you ever share how she came by her name? Maybe I missed it.

Lynne in GA

Pepper Cory said...

I am imagining Miss Susie with large glossy black-and-white wings. So sorry for your loss.

Vicki Lane said...

Lynne in GA -- Miss Susie Hutchins was discovered in a ditch by a friend of mine whose maiden name was Susie Hutchins. Sue couln't keep her and called to ask if I wanted a kitten. Thus the name -- though we tended to call her Hutchins or Pooh most of the time...

Kaye Barley said...

Vicki, I'm sending warm hugs, my friend.

Eielen Reilly Nephin Bish said...

Oh Vicki,
I am so sorry about the loss of Miss Susie. I know how we felt when our Scrapper left us for 'Rainbow Bridge' after 18 years of curling his butterscotch softness onto our laps. I am sending loving vibes your way and hope that a feeling of peace will come over you on gently healing autumn zephyrs.

JJ Roa Rodriguez said...

Im so sorry to hear this. Idid not even tell JC about this because he loves cat. That would make him sad...

JJRod'z

Kath said...

I'm so sorry. She is a beauty. I know like your other pet children, that she'll always live in your hearts.
Hugs

Victoria said...

Vicki and John, I am so sorry that Miss Susie Hutchins has passed. Like Eddie, she was a very special, wonderful cat. My condolences to both of you.

Blessings, Victoria

katy gilmore said...

Oh I am sorry Vicki. So sorry.

Anonymous said...

Our old and frail cat Viola disappeared several months ago, We're hoping that she died the way Miss Susie did. I still see her out of the corner of my eye, and even hear her meow every now and then.
So sorry for your loss, Vicki. Autumn is a good time to go, though.
Your friend,
Deana the queena

Lyn White said...

sorry about your kitty.