Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Our Marley

July 2007-April 2008

Yesterday was a sad day for the Tegen family. After losing a cat to old age in August of 2007, we decided to surprise Jason's parents with a new pet kitten. Calling and searching led us to the perfect one: a kitten with long, gray hair. We vividly remember the night we brought him home.

He grew bigger and bigger after getting all of his shots and treatments and on more than one occasion snagged each of us with his claws while playing or being spun around the kitchen by Jason and Matt. He would sit on the counter in the morning with Deanna, Jason's mom, purring and licking up water while she got ready for work. We were all attached to our not-so-little-anymore kitten, Marley. And that is why yesterday was so hard.

After going outside for a last night excursion before bed, Marley ran out on the road between the wheels of a car. He was paralyzed and rushed by Jason's parents to a nearby animal hospital. After a thorough examination, the veterinarian said there was nothing he could do, and Marley was put to sleep around 10:00 p.m. We realize he was an animal, but we all are extremely sad to lose our little friend so early. He will be greatly missed!

1 comment:

beth said...

I am very sorry about Marley!!