Monday, February 20, 2006

The Elvis Tribute Show


Elvis (who, despite the name, is a girl) came into my life 8 years ago at the tender age of 5 weeks. She was a teeny tiny ball of fluff that fit into the palm of my hand, and had a fascination for playing with guitar strings. Hence the name.

Now, Elvis didnt answer to her name. Possibly because she realised that this was a ridiculous name for a girl kitty. Possibly because she was just really dumb. It wasnt until she was desexed at 14 months that she recognised that word meant we were referring to HER.


Part Persian (the dumb-ass part), I have always been convinced she was fluffy all the way through. She would look at you as if she'd never seen you before in her life. She would try to chase the sparkles on the floor from our disco balls. All of them. At the same time. We always hoped she would make us a fortune from Funniest Home Videos one day.


She started out life as a black and white kitty, but somehow she was too stupid to stay the same colour and her black fur became bleached from her washing to a really bad dye job orangey red.

I reckon the best thing about that kitty was how contented she was just to be. She would sit and purr loudly to herself, rocking back and forth from her breathing. Zen Kitty.

Last Thursday, Elvis came home at dinner time and collapsed in our dining room. We rushed her to the vet and x-rays showed her lungs filling with fluid of unknown origin. There were no other signs of internal injuries, so we dont know if she had been hit by a car or if she had an infection. Either way, we got a phone call at 7.30am on Friday to say she hadnt made it through the night.

Our stupid fluffy friend has chased her last sparkle, but left so much sparkle in our lives just from being a part of it.

She now rests in her favourite late afternoon spot in our garden, under a tree with fluffy leaves, with a disco ball hanging above her.

Goodbye, sweet Elvis.

17 comments:

  1. I am so sorry about Elvis.

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  2. Oh, Panda... you know how my heart just breaks about this... I am so so sorry...

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  3. Oh Panda - it is always so hard to say goodbye to pets. It sounds like Elvis will be dearly missed. I'm so sorry for you loss.

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  4. Jacqueline4:13 pm

    I'm so sorry for your loss, Panda. Elvis sounds like a wonderful kitty and you were so very lucky to have shared those years together.

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  5. Felicity4:45 pm

    Im so sorry. :(

    We had a fluffy ginger and white boy called Elvis, he too was silly.. would spend hours curled up sucking his fluffy tail tip.

    Its so hard losing beloved pets.

    (I hope your toe is feeling better, too. )

    Felicity.

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  6. Elvis has left the building! But not your heart.

    I'm sorry.

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  7. I am so incredibly sorry for your loss of her.

    She was a beauty - bad dye job and all.

    (I especially love the pic with the glasses)

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  8. How sad -- she was a beautiful, beautiful girl (those green eyes!)

    We also has a kitty who will just sit and purr to herself. Those are the best kind.

    Thinking of you.

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  9. Love you Elvis, though I never knew you.

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  10. Oh Panda, I am so sorry, this nis too sad. She is gorgeous! pets should live for ever.

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  11. I'm so sorry Elvis is no longer about. I'm glad you had the time with her that you did, but I wish it could have lasted much longer. You all will be in my thoughts and prayers.

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  12. Wow full on babe!!! Sorry about poor little Elvis - man your personal clowder of cats is diminishing... it was 10 strong when we first started knocking around and I think now you must be down to 5 or 6? Anyways babe big suck about your kitty, but you have memories and extreeeeeeeeemely cute photos to remind you xxx

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  13. So very sorry for the loss of your precious Elvis. I really loved the picture of her with glasses on. I even had to make my son and husband come see that one.
    Hope all is still well with you and baby. Not too much longer.

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  14. Oh no... Elvis poor kitty. Many warm loving thoughts your way, so sad to hear this.

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  15. Just adding my sympathy about losing beautiful Elvis. Pets should live forever, I agree.

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  16. Oh no... Elvis poor kitty. Many warm loving thoughts your way, so sad to hear this.

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  17. Felicity2:45 am

    Im so sorry. :(

    We had a fluffy ginger and white boy called Elvis, he too was silly.. would spend hours curled up sucking his fluffy tail tip.

    Its so hard losing beloved pets.

    (I hope your toe is feeling better, too. )

    Felicity.

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