R.I.P. Elly May
This cat showed up as the house was still being built. My father-in-law rode over on his bicycle to feed her twice a day. She was living inside before we were so we couldn’t toss her out. Being that she was a country cat, we named her after Elly-May Clampett of the Beverly Hillbillies television show. This summer she had a stroke that impaired her ability to chew. We tried everything to keep her from starving—even shooting heavy cream down her throat with a syringe. Finally, the vet said there was nothing left to do but give her a peaceful transition to kitty kat heaven. She died in my arms.