Tuesday, April 3, 2012

the Sisko

We buried Sisko this weekend. He died back in January, but the ground was frozen so our vet kept him till we could dig a hole next to the Viburnum trilobum, where we hope Sisko will do for it, what Kyra has done for the Yucca baccata.

It's been more than two months, but the wound is fresh. After we dug, and buried, and found the perfect marker stone, we sat on the flat rock in front of the deck, where Sisko loved to stretch out and roll around, soaking up the sun and the heat from the slate.

We talked about Sisko, I cried like a baby, and Michael got teary in a quiet, manly kind of way. At night we lit a candle and despite our sorrow, we agreed it was good to have him home.


7 Comments:

At April 4, 2012 at 8:05 AM , Anonymous Zoe said...

Your poor, dear Sisko... May he rest in peace, and enjoy plentiful songbirds (low-flying) wherever he is.

 
At April 4, 2012 at 7:13 PM , Blogger Terri said...

I'm so sorry for the loss of your beloved Sisko. I never quite get over the loss of a pet.

 
At April 5, 2012 at 3:32 PM , Blogger Mum said...

Having known Sisko from his rambunctious days of leaping to the tops of cabinets..on to his mature, stately ways, and on to his slower but loving and attentive days, I think he was an outstanding friend to you both. He was a prince...and a cherished friend. Love, Mum

 
At April 6, 2012 at 9:58 AM , Anonymous Mark said...

You've paid beautiful tribute to a handsome and rare creature. I've never told you this, but Kyra and Sisko had everything to do with me wanting my own cats. While I got lucky, no cat will ever be like Sisko. He was all male, all grace, all feline, and always seemed so knowing and comfortable.

I'm glad he's home where he belongs.

 
At April 6, 2012 at 3:38 PM , Anonymous Agatha said...

Oh, I just stumbled onto your blog, so sorry for your loss :(, Sisko I know will be missed terribly.

 
At April 7, 2012 at 11:29 AM , Anonymous John said...

I am so sorry to read about your loss of Sisko. What a handsome cat and clearly important in your family. I went through the same process as you two summers ago, burying my beloved Winnie under the lilac where he liked to rest in his last Summer, marking the spot with marble and a week of candles. I wish peace to Sisko and those he left behind.

 
At April 15, 2012 at 11:47 PM , Anonymous wiseacre said...

Sisko was loved and it saddens me to hear of your loss.

 

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