Rosie became much more an indoor kitty in her later years, curling up next to the Captain in front of a cozy fire. Or, she looked out on her domain from the comfort of a cushioned viewing spot overlooking the front yard. Every now and then she surprised us by venturing outdoors, down to her 'grass buffet', checking out the backyard and back up the deck. She had enjoyed the chaise lounge for many summers, but the Admiral was now allowed to stretch out.
Sadly, in spite of the efforts of our vets and our own TLC, we found ourselves holding our courageous Rosie as she slipped away in late June. Tears of course. It has been a subdued summer since that time.
|Rosie in 2002 - 4 years old|
|Enjoying the sunshine|