Finally, the last descendant of Duchess is dead. The most petite and most ill of all three offspring, Crookshanks died when Ayah was nursing her back to health. I was at school and Ayah told me it was at 9 a.m. So now, Crookshanks joined her siblings, buried in Serendah’s Desa Anggerik. Ayah buried her at the side of a mangosteen tree in the house compound (as to respect the dead. That’s Islam) :-
- Sagwa (8th September 2014 – REFER to https://undomiel84.wordpress.com/2014/09/08/au-revoir-mon-chat-goodbye-my-cat-the-sudden-death-of-sagwa/);
- Muezza (11th September 2014 – REFER to https://undomiel84.wordpress.com/2014/09/10/the-dark-kitty-death-september-11th-muezza-poisoned/).
That was her circa a week old. Refer to my old blog’s entry! (https://undomiel84.wordpress.com/2014/01/05/miaow-playing-zoologst-with-pussy-cats-footsteps-of-abu-hurairah-r-a/).
2-3 weeks. REFER to my writing at https://undomiel84.wordpress.com/2014/01/25/i-was-a-cruella-d-vil-repent-muezza-sagwa-crookshanks/.
Taken on June. She was still healthy. Perhaps, Serendah is not good for her. RIP, Crookshanks.
She was always the most ill one; so Ayah and Mak took her back to Jitra and grew fond of her. From the petite one, she finally grew into a beautiful fury-tailed kitten and Mak really loved her.
Taken from my Instagram. The cage fit for all three.
Perhaps, Serendah wasn’t suitable for her. We never knew she had Pneumonia (we only knew this when we went to the Vet at Rawang); maybe the long air-conditioned 10 hours journey that Ayah took from Jitra to Serendah (on Sunday; the day Mak and I had the car fiasco incident; REFER to https://undomiel84.wordpress.com/2015/09/27/the-car-coolant-the-gasket-my-car-breakdown-incident-km-250-7-plus-north-south-expressway/) really took toll on her health; or maybe it was because of the haze here since Jitra is clear from haze; or perhaps the time has come because our Vet himself was SHOCKED to know that Crookshanks still survived (we went there on Tuesday) and alive although she had Pneumonia.
She died while Ayah was nursing her. She was the beloved pet for Ayah and Mak. For the past 3 days, seemed very weak and kept quiet. And the usually-glistening fur lost its shine.
Although Mak is visibly affected and sadden by this but we are proud and rather satisfied because we treat this God’s creation as it is. Initially, it was really such a nuisance to take care of kitten but we still took them in. We vow to take care of them until they die and we would be satisfy by then, for not leaving them somewhere or throw them away. In short, we take care of them until Death grips them; and not persecuting them as Islam always asks us to be kind to animals.
At least, we do feel quite satisfied and proud because we took care of her (more like Ayah & Mak) until she died. Possibly due to virulent feline epidemic because she didn’t get any vaccine (just like the siblings) unlike Duchess and Oscar. We feel proud because we didn’t torture or being unkind to her. We do exactly like what Islam preaches us to do – be kind to animals.
Rest in peace; Inalillah for Crookshanks.