Over the last couple of months, I had noticed that Kali seemed to suddenly appear much older. Last summer she’d had a burst of new energy and had regularly gone out hunting on the land around our house. She was much too successful for my liking, but it was heartening to see that she was in such good form. This year however she’d been spending increasing amounts of time asleep and had been experiencing some health niggles. Thankfully this allowed me to see that our remaining time with her was probably short and, due to the lockdown, I was able to take advantage of being at home to spend more quality time with her.
These were precious weeks! I’d been feeling guilty about how busy my life had become, but I was now being given the opportunity to have some quality time with this little girl who was so precious to me. They were days to remember the good times we’d shared together and all the happy memories we’d made.
Kali came to us when she was three and a half years old, and she quickly took over our hearts and our home. Living with a Cornish Rex for the first time was a steep learning curve, and not like any of the previous cats I’d known! It quickly brought home to me the importance of learning about an animal and its particular breed characteristics before deciding to welcome them into your home, but she was such a wonderful character and, over the years, has taught me so much about being true to myself and standing in my own integrity.
Rexes are chatty cats and we regularly had ‘conversations’. Kali loved to have the last word! She was independent, but also loved nothing more than to cuddle on our laps, preferably under a blanket, or to curl up under our duvet for the night – much better than the cosy beds we bought for her, which were largely ignored!
Tomorrow I’ll share a bit more about our precious little feline friend.