Eva T. Made Vaudeville

Eva T. Made Vaudeville
Location
New York, New York, USA
Birthday
April 25
Title
Reverend Mother (yes, for real!)
Company
God-squad
Bio
Interfaith Minister/Progressive Episcopal priest.Actress, poet, essayist; fitness freak/geek. Part time acting and dance teacher. Writer for various LGBTQ publications (from my bisexual perspective.) Bronze level competitive ballroom dancer.Extreme Cat Person.Native New Yorker who is madly in love with my city. Currently living in Dyker Heights, Brooklyn and missing Manhattan a lot. Married to my Beloved, the fair Lady Lucia, who works, with me, for the God Squad and for our feline employers, Alice and Gracie.Daughter of some-time OS blogger, Rosy Cheeks.

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JANUARY 26, 2013 6:58PM

Our Precious Trixie: R.I.P!

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This will be a short post because I'm still reeling with shock and grief. You've all read my many posts (and seen many pictures) of our beloved Siamese sisters, Alice and Trixie. Lady Lucia and I awoke this morning to find Trixie's lifeless body. She had apparently died in her sleep (she looked like she was sleeping.) Trixie had seemed to be in perfect health. Only six years old!She was eating normally and playing with her sister. She had spent part of the night in bed with us, as she often did...

The most likely explanation for a young, apparently healthy cat dying unexpectedly is sudden heart failure. We have to assume that's what happened with Trixie. Knowing that she probably didn't suffer, though, does not lessen the terrible grief. We have been weeping all day and clinging to Alice...

We took Trixie's remains to her vet's office, where they will be cremated and returned to us in an urn (which will join my Festus and Lulu's urns on a shelf in our living room.) Because Alice has never lived without a feline companion, we will, eventually, adopt a kitten for her sake. There is no "replacing" Trixie or any creature, but Alice needs another cat around and, since they were both rescued strays, we can honor Trixie's memory by saving another life.

Our Trixe was the most beautiful, affectionate, innocent, playful; joy-filled little cat. Our love for her is forever. I keep looking around the apartment and expecting to see her...then my heart breaks, over and over again when I realize she isn't there. I give thanks to God for the honor and joy of being Trixie's "Mum Number Two" for three years. Y'all know the t-shirt that reads: "God, make me the person my dog thinks I am?" Well, my prayer now (along with prayers for all of us in our mourning) is that God will make me the person Trixie thought I was; a safe haven. A source of boundless love. A play-mate and protector. A healer and a friend. Every good thing that a human being can be. I was those things for Trxie. May I be those things for others (human and feline) too, so that (as is said in Jewish tradition) "Her memory is for a blessing."

Here is my beautiful Trixie for y'all to admire, one more time:

trixie holds her tail 

Your good thoughts and prayers for all of us, please. As always, my blessings and well-wishes for youse!

Eva T.

 

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Oh my God. I just logged in briefly to check in and saw your post. I cannot believe this. I am so sorry for you. My heart goes out to you, Lady Lucia, and Alice. I think you're right- it seems that Trixie didn't suffer, which is a mercy. Better that, in a way, than that she had grown old but with a debilitating condition that made her life a misery. My mother, a vet tech, says pets don't know what death is, but they know suffering. Trixie led a life where she was loved by her human and animal family alike. I think it's wonderful that in her honor, you guys will save another cat's life by adopting. This is a noble decision. My condolences to you guys and may Trixie rest in peace.
As I have already said my piece on facebook and in our personal emails I will only add here that we must be gratified for the easy going that seems to have been the fate Trixie was given. It must eventually be a comfort to know that she died in her own home with her own people nearby, painlessly and having been very loved. I still choke up for you every time I think about your loss so forgive me for being so brief.
As I have already said my piece on facebook and in our personal emails I will only add here that we must be gratified for the easy going that seems to have been the fate Trixie was given. It must eventually be a comfort to know that she died in her own home with her own people nearby, painlessly and having been very loved. I still choke up for you every time I think about your loss so forgive me for being so brief.
I'm so sorry Eva. It's devastating to lose a beloved pet. Thinking of you. xoxox
Alysa, RosyMama, toritto, Jaime: Thank you all so much for good thoughts, prayers and sympathy! I appreciate your caring and understanding.
Eva T, please convey sympathies to Lady Lucia as well. I recently went through this myself and it's so heartbreaking -- especially when there is no warning. So sorry. I had a pair as well, litter mates, and the remaining cat has taken over the roost. I thought she'd be mopey, but she seems to be enjoying her new position of Queen around here. I miss my Max though. Cats are wonderful companions.
Gabby Abby: More thanks to you!
I'm so sorry to hear this Eva. Hugs to you and Lady L.
OH Eva, how sad. Poor kitty.At least she was with her family when she went. Love and hugs
Trilogy, Seer and Poppi: More thanks for caring! And Seer; thanks especially for your perspective.
My heart goes out to you, Eva. We lost 3 cats in 2011, one was only 1 1/2 years old--Magnus--he dropped dead at the food bowl. The vet believed it was heart failure, which can go undiagnosed in kittens and adult cats. Sending you a big hug and my deepest sympathies, Erica.
Erica: thank you! And my condolences to you and your family as well!
I am so sorry for you, Eva. Trixie was a beauty...and like all of us who have lost beloved pets recently, we have to take refuge in the happy memories we have of our absent companion.

I intend to go out into the living room and give our cat, Cabot, a bit of love right after hitting the post button.
I am so very sorry...My sister had this same thing happen to one of her cats still young, just went to sleep. I love that you will honor her memory and give another deserving cat a chance to experience your love. I wish there was more I could say to help...
Myriad, Frank and Lunchlady: More, more and more thanks for getting it and for caring! This has been a hard Sunday. I preached about Trixie with my congregation at the Home this morning. I had to. They all knew about Alice and Trixe and had seen pictures of them...and I knew they would realize I wasn't my usual self the moment I walked in the door, so I just had to tell them. Lady L and I are seeing the absence of Trixie every place we look...and having fresh bouts of tears. The hymn I chose to go with my homily about Trixe was "Angels Watching Over Me." She was and is one of God's best angels...And yes, Frank. Love the little ones who are still with you, just as much as you can in each moment, because those moments can be far too brief!
They become part of the family, and right into the heart!!! :(
tinkertink 69: I can tell that you get it, too. More thanks!
Aww, Eva. Darn. I am so sorry. Sending love and a big, big hug.
Little Kate: Your big hug is much appreciated!