Tuesday, May 8, 2012


It is with the heaviest heart that I report that our beloved Finny De Floof has left this world.

I think all of you who know me here know of my beloved kitty Fin. For those of you who don't know she was diagnosed with gastrointestinal lymphoma back in November.She was so sick at the time I never dreamed she would live this long, but my girl was a tiger.

She lived comfortably for the most part, with a few bad spells that she had always managed to pull out of. Each bad spell took it's toll though, and she grew progressively thinner and weaker. When she stopped eating on Sunday, even with the appetite enhancing pills, we knew the time was coming.

We waited till yesterday afternoon, just in case she was able to rally again. When I carried her out onto her beloved porch and she tucked her head into my chest - we knew the time had come. She was helped to the bridge by the kind vet who diagnosed her and her Dad beside her.

I knew my hysterical sobbing would only cause all of us more pain. I stayed behind so her spirit could find her way back to me. I'm sure it did too. I feel her all around me - oddly enough hovering around my water cup.

She was a perfectly imperfect cat that we couldn't have loved more.



  1. Oh Meg!
    May fond memories of Fin,
    who rolled on your desk,
    got into your laundry, your life and your heart

    Make you smile through your tears
    As you remember those years,
    Now that you are apart.
    Comforting Purrs, and Kitty Kisses
    Nellie, Kozmo, the hairy slobbery sisters and Mommy

  2. Meg, I feel so sad...warm hugs from me and Scott.
    Fin, you made many friends, and helped me make one too. I'll always love you and hold you special in my heart. Godspeed, sweet little Fin.

  3. Purrs, purrayers, and lots of wet nosetaps headed your way. xoxo

  4. I remember the first time I visited Fin's blog and just fell for that floofy belly photo...I am sad to thing of her gone, but, oh, never forgotten, Ms Secretary of the Interior!

  5. I am so sorry.

    JC & The Purr and Fur Gang

  6. Run free, sweet Finny. Meg, we are so sorry she couldn't stay forever. You saw that she left with dignity and love. Our hearts are with you and her Dad.

    Simba Audrey and Mom

  7. Oh, Meg...this has to be the hardest post you've ever written. I am so, so sorry. You and Fin have always been SO special to me. I fell in love with blogging because of you. You inspired me, made me giggle...all because of a cat named Fin.
    My heart it with you.
    xo GG

  8. I consider myself blessed that I met you when Fin was still vital, and I thank you for sharing her with us in your book. We were blessed to meet you both ....your wit, intelligence and down-to-earth writing style enabled all of us to feel as if we really knew Fin inside and out.
    I am so deeply sorry...I wish I had the words to convey how my heart is breaking.
    Please know that we are here for you....we love you, we loved Fin and always will...
    We are so deeply sorry
    Love, Caren & Cody

  9. I am so sad. Fin was loved by all and will never be forgotten. My sincerest condolences to you both.

  10. I'm still bawling my eyes out...I'm so sorry, sending you both hugs and Light, the boys send their purrs.

    Godspeed, Fin. We'll love you and miss you, always.

  11. So sorry for your loss.
    Prayers and healing love being sent out to you in this time of sorrow.


  12. Very sorry to hear that Finny has gone. She was such a beautiful girl.

  13. I am very sorry for your loss.:( I am sure Fin was very gratful for letting her go. She was a very special cat and we are all very sad.:(
    Finny de Floof 1998-2012 Always loved,never forgotten

  14. Laurie and the "Girls"May 9, 2012 at 2:31 PM

    I want to you know that Housecat Confidential bought a smile to my face and a true laugh out loud with every post I read! Finn will be missed!

    Thanks for sharing your beloved "Granny Cat" with all of us!

  15. I am so sorry to hear about dear Fin. Much love to you.

  16. Thank you all so much. It's been amazing to see all the people and animals who've loved my girl.

    Today was a little easier.

  17. Oh Meg, I wept today when I read of Fin's passing. I knew she had been ill but I am just so very sorry. I feel like I knew Fin well, thanks to you. She had such a wonderful life, again, thanks to you, and I hope, in time, you will look into another kitty's eyes and find another soulmate. And then you will write about your life with him or her so we, your many fans and friends, can smile and laugh and nod along with their antics. I continue to follow you on your other blog and I love your writing. I just had to express my condolences and thank you for sharing Fin with all of us. Sincerely, Lark Kephart

  18. That moment when you have to separate (when they pass on)from a person or animal you love just breaks you down with such grief. Finny was and is a gorgeous cat and wonderful blogger. And a great friend to you and all her readers. May she romp and be well in her new journey. She will live on in all our hearts. I know she exists on a different plan now. She will always be with you. Foreva.

  19. So sad to hear of Fin's passing. I know she is still alive in spirit and will be with you always. We just can't see her. I will never forget her. She was so beautiful and a great blogger.