With an extremly heavy hearted, we bid farewell to our beloved family member – Sully Wally. I remembered very well that at 7.30pm today (16 March 2015), I was feeding him with wetfood which he ate and once he was done, he left (which is normal). But not long after, we found him laying still at our housing compound at 8.15pm today, motionless. We went to him and found some marks on both his legs and bloodstains from his mouth. He was still soft and it could have recently happened. I quickly made a call to our vet only to realised that they were overseas attending a training. But Ann (the vet nurse) sent out a text message was concerned and asked if there were anything wrong. I told her the situation, sent her photos of Wally and asked if there were any vet-clinics that were still open at that hour. She suggested to go to the Animal Medical Centre at Jalan Tun Razak.
Without any delay, I went with Wally accompanied by my hubster and sister, Aida. When we reached there, the nurse saw my puffy eyes and looked down on Wally. She took Wally and immediately passed to the Doctor. The doctor tried to hear any heartbeat. He even tried to revive Wally but after a while, he apologised to say that Wally was gone. The doctor had a look at the cuts on Wally’s legs and he said that Wally may be hit by a car. When he examined Wally’s face, the slimy blood that was still in Wally’s tongue indicated that Wally may had an internal injury. Hearing all that, I wished it was just a dream and to wake up, Wally would be there alive but I just have to accept the fact that Wally is finally gone.
To my dearest Wally, you will always be special to us – some say your breed, a maine coon as a gentle giant and you definitely are a gentle giant. You’ve always been ever so gentle to kids, warm at heart with us. A cat version of ‘Hachiko’ who always kept Athira company whenever she starts to do her homework or revision at the study table.
Close to 15 years that you were with us. It was a gift from the Al-Mighty. You brightened our family. You gave us the smiles. You would normally lepak near us whenever we performed our prayers berjemaah. We showered you will plenty of love and care. We would ensure that you were in the bedroom and would carry to up whenever we wanted to go to sleep. You seemed to know the time because when it is past 7pm, you would demand for your wetfood.
What dad said made me think for a while. He mentioned that Wally was a lucky cat. He never give us any problem. The way he left us was also easy. Easy in the sense of he did not suffer long. In fact it was extremely quick. He was clean when he passed away. He was not ill. No other scars except for his legs which looked like his skin got scraped and despite he got hit by a car, he still took the effort to come back home and managed to lay inside the housing compound. Like how human beings are like especially the old people, whenever they know it is their time to go, he/she would request to be back home rather than to stay in hospital. Which was how I can relate why Wally took the effort to be home after he got hit.
Tomorrow morning, dad will help us perform the burial. He will be with us at the housing compound.
Life is tough now – for everyone! but I know it is temporary. Writing this on the blog is also not easy but I just had to do it. I need this to be up so that as years down the road, I would be able to read this back.
So for Wally – We’ll miss you very very much and we won’t forget you ever! Love you so much.
Innalilahi wainna ilaihi rojiun.