Murka: 1983-2007

Murka, 1983-2007

My little cat Murka left us today, at the advanced age of 24 years. She had a good, long run for a cat.

She was always the sweetest cat you could ever hope for, loved everyone she met. Except dogs… she would savagely attack any dog of any size, utterly without fear, while other, stronger cats ran off to hide.

Recently her strength has been failing, she hasn’t been eating much at all. Special high-calorie cat-food from the vet gave her another half-year of quality living, but lately she’s been going off that too. She wasn’t in any pain as far as we can tell, still loved to sit in your lap and purr quietly. She died peacefully today in her sleep.

A few more pictures of Murka, as a younger cat:

Murka with catnip pillowShe liked milkdscn1920.jpg

7 Responses to “Murka: 1983-2007”

  • Oh, I’m so sorry Ron,
    That is sad. Murka was a really sweet cat. Your tribute to her here is very touching.

  • That is extremely sad. Murka, we miss you.

  • Very sorry to hear about Murka. She was a very wonderful kitty. Many times she would recognize me when I came to the door, and lead me to the cupboard to get her a treat. She loved her pounce, and in her younger years, would climb my leg to get to the goodies.

  • Hey Ron,

    Very sorry for your loss. She was indeed a fine feline. Looks like your milk-glass shot is far nicer, but here’s another nose-in-a-glass shot for your collection:

    Again, my condolences. She will be missed.


  • Ron, so sorry to hear this.

    She was such a sweet cat and made friends right away – even BEFORE I fed her any shrimp at the first New Year I attended at your place.

    I think she is officially the oldest cat I’ve personally known, too. A good long life, and she went peacefully.

    Purrs from my threesome –


  • Oh fuzzy bunny 🙁 My heart goes out to you. To lose a member of your family is increadibly hard and no words can make it feel better. My hamster Larry died I think on the same day as murka 🙁 We’ll all miss her very much. Hugs.

  • Sorry to hear about Murka. You are in my prayers.

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