Queen and Latifa


Goodbye. Thanks for reading.

Posted on February 8, 2012 at 8:35 AM

I have been putting off writing this entry because it’s going to be the last.


I don’t really want to end on a downer, but there was only ever going to be one way to close this blog: my cat dying. Just before Christmas, Latifa had a stroke and I had to make the difficult decision to have her put to sleep. I won’t attempt to put into words how devastated I was to lose my princess who had bought me so much joy for three years, but I do take some solace from be empowered by my vet to be able to end her pain.


My life was changed for the better by having Latifa in it, and I hope that anyone reading this enjoyed the blog over that time and what I hope was infectious enthusiasm about the wonderful, wonderful diva kitty. She really was one of a kind.


I have a new cat now. Her name is Pasha. She is a very different cat to Latifa. She is cheeky, tenacious, loving, easily distracted, confident, greedy, soppy, playful, good natured, friendly, endlessly full of energy, unfazed by anything, and an absolute cuddle monster. She is also tabby and white and only 2. I was very lonely after Latifa died, and Pasha made me happy once more. She’s not Latifa, and I don’t want her to be, but what she is is awesome and beautiful and my new princess.


I toyed with the idea of continuing to blog about my new cat and me, but decided that perhaps the idea has run its course and a rehash with a new cat would be a poor imitation of the original, so this really is the end.


However... I can’t quite let go, so I’ve renamed my @QueenandLatifa twitter to @MarkandPasha and will continue to tweet about all things kitty and my life with Pasha, so to a minor degree, the legacy lives on. Elsewhere on the net, I’m a writer for gaming website Egg Says Whut? and have just signed up to write for wrestling website Wrestling's Last Hope if you want to read my other work.


All that is left to do is thank everyone that ready Q&L. Thank you.


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