Today was a very sad day at our house. Mist had declined rapidly in the last few days, her health failing in a myriad of ways. We took her to the veterinary clinic about an hour away, the closest I could find with an open appointment. The vet mentioned that she had lost her body fat, and most of her muscle mass. We were advised that her health would further decline, so we made the decision to let her go in peace. She was ready to go. We stayed with her through her passing, and it was a gentle loving end; she suffered no distress at all.

Home won’t be the same without her.

Attila and I are in a state of grief, as we knew we would be.

Mist the Kitty
Our Sweet Girl
1996 – 2015


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19°C °C °F
Observed at: Muskoka Airport
Date: 10:00 AM EDT Wednesday 22 July 2015
Condition: Sunny
Pressure: 101.0 kPa
Visibility: 16 km
Temperature: 18.7°C
Dewpoint: 10.4°C
Humidity: 58%
Wind: W 18 gust 28 km/h


“If we deny love that is given to us, if we refuse to give love because we fear pain or loss, then our lives will be empty, our loss greater.”

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Oh, Maggie I am so sorry for your precious loss. She could not have had a better life anywhere else. She was so loved and cared for. Blessings to you and Attila. I know when we lose our babies it is so very difficult but we can after awhile rejoice in the happiness they shared with us. Hugs.

Reenie Beanie

*Very sad sigh*

Steve-Paul Simms

Very sorry, Maggie. Mist was one of the best loved and written-about cats in Ontario, no doubt. You did her well and she loved her humans. My sister is facing the same decision about her dog imminently. Lots of love and hugs to both of you.

crochetlady or Lee Ann

Oh, I am sorry that you went through this now. I feel your pain, but in the words from Harry Potter’s godfather (name escapes me, as does the author-early senility) You loved her well, and those we love never truly leave us, they stay in our hearts forever.


Maggie, I’m so sorry for you and Attila. Bless you both for doing that final act of kindness for Mist and for being with her as she passed.




I am so sorry to hear that Mist has passed. It is so hard to have to make that choice but we do what is the kindest for our furbabies. Sending you and Atilla hugs!

Bex Crowell

As soon as I saw “Mist” in the addy for this entry, I knew. Oh Maggie I am so sad and sorry, and even though it’s for the best (and our beloved animals are lucky they can die with dignity when humans can’t!) it’s still the hardest thing to do and the most heart-wrenching. So many pets have gone to sleep peacefully in my arms, in fact, the other day Paul said he was awake most of the night trying to remember all his/our pets’ names and where each of them are buried (in the yard!) so he’d know where to put our two current residents when the time comes. I could tell Mist was nearing that day when you had to partition off a room for her. She’s so beautiful… she’s free now, “over the rainbow bridge” as they say… wherever it is, I want to go there, too!

Joan Lansberry

I’m so sorry you lost your dear Mist. My eyes got a little watery when I saw the title. Hugs!

TopsyTurvy (Teri)

So sorry to see this entry, Maggie. When you spoke of Mist trying to force her way out the window screen, I knew. And she knew, too. It was time for her to move on to her next adventure.

Sending you and Attila ‘lost loved one’ hugs. Thinking of you both. *hugs*


You have made me cry this morning.


Maggie, I am so very sorry to hear you have lost your beloved companion. I’ve always thought Mist was such a lovely name for a cat. It’s been so enjoyable reading about her escapades over the years. You will feel lost without her.


OOOH now THAT is wonderful!