Yesterday, in the early morning hours, our cat of 16 years passed away in her sleep. Pumba was extremely loving and loyal. She was a constant companion anytime someone was outside. All she ever asked for was an occasional rub of the stomach and a few kitty treats.

I could tell her years were catching up with her over the past several months. During the last few days of her life, Pumba was growing very lethargic and didn’t seem to have the energy to even stand up to greet you. But, she wasn’t in pain and still purred up a storm when we pet her. I am very thankful that she was never in pain.

My family and I are sad that she is gone but we are glad that she passed on peacefully among loved ones. She will be greatly missed by all the family members who cared for her during her long life. We were all blessed to have had such a loving companion through all these years.


  1. Aww…RIP Pumba. You’ll be missed.

    Comment by Jessie — 3/22/2009 @ 8:26 pm

  2. Amen

    Comment by Grandma Toni — 3/22/2009 @ 9:52 pm

  3. We enjoyed Pumba over many years, she was a faihful friend and a supervisor of our outdoor gardening around the house. She was a type A individual, loved to spend time with us and we enjoyed her.

    Comment by Great Grama and Grampa — 4/20/2009 @ 7:57 am