Last Saturday September 30 my cat Mekay passed away. She had been with me for for 20 yrs. I used to live in Japan and I found her as a stray on the streets of Tokyo and brought her back to Los Angeles with me. I will miss her. In the photo below she was 4 months old, Sept. 1992.
To Love Again
Oh what unhappy twist of fate
Has brought you homeless to my gate,
The gate where once another stood
to beg for shelter, warmth and food?
For from that day I ceased to be
The master of my destiny,
While she with purr and velvet paw
Became within my house the law.
She scratched the furniture and shed
and claimed the middle of my bed,
She ruled in arrogance and in pride
And broke my heart the day she died.
So if you really think, oh cat
I'd willingly relive all that,
because you come forlorn and thin
Well don't just stand - there come on in!