Tuesday, October 27, 2015
Kiki Rouse Travels On..
Jan 2001-Oct 27th 2015
Kiki was adopted Nov 2001 from the Berkeley Humane Society on 9th street.. We thought she'd make a good cat mom or playmate for Alexander, who we'd adopted a couple months previous.. This never came to be.. but they put up with each other..
Her birthday was celebrated every January.. 2001 (around the 11th) was approximated by our then vet Dr. Harkewicz at Berkeley D&C.. We celebrated both her adoption anniversary & her kitty birthday.. usually with some cat grass or a special toy or treat..
KIki liked 'tummy rubbins', skritchies under the chin & behind the ears, brushings, playing "handsy" under the quilt.. She liked to watch the Giants games or just take naps.. she loved her balls, her little Eyeore plushies, her daddy's shoes, rolling in his dirty socks, people watching and chirping at random birds outside the window.
She was a good therapy cat, always wanting to snuggle up next to our hip or just relax with one or both of us.. When sleep couldn't be found, you could count on Kiki & her purrs to relax & put you to sleep.
She loved Harry Potter movies, being read to, and listening to jazz music.. but mostly she just liked hanging out in sun patches, or on the couch, or bed, taking naps & just being with her people. She was almost always mellow... as long as there was no earthquake, or doorbells, or repairmen.. or her brother pestering her.. ;)
She passed away as a result of serious Chronic Kidney Disease (she'd gotten seriously ill last winter but with treatement and a change in diet, was on the mend the last several months we'd thought.. then took a serious lapse the previous week).. She was raised in Berkeley, as well made her home in Anaheim, LA, Emeryville & finally the last year home in Berkeley.. She was a Berkeley Cat & loved by her human family very very much.
on a better day.. "Princess" Kiki 2 May 2015