|Death: ||Jun. 10, 2008|
Angel was the first cat in a family of dog people, and their first female pet ever. She was semi-feral and not very socialized; she only managed a squawk for a meow, and never purred. She frequently hissed at us, out of fear from being on her own for so long. She had been fixed, though, so we think she was lost as a kitten.
After a happy year or two as an outside cat, we finally just picked her up and brought her inside when it snowed in Houston on Christmas Eve 2004. Turns out, she preferred a/c and central heating for her retirement years. Though she would go out for short periods staying close to home, she was mostly happy to spend her days sleeping and nights on our beds watching TV, listening to music or gazing at shadows made by flickering candles. She loved our dog Lucky Lou, the only one of our pets she cared to tolerate. Amazingly, she was estimated to have lived at least 10 years as a stray; our vet said she was "very, very old".
She lived the last several years of her life as our dear companion and friend. We never gave up trying to pet and talk to her. Eventually, by watching us interact with our other cats, she did accept (and return) our love in her own "Angel-Ah" way. But for a little effort, we got a faithful friend in return. For example, when our mom broke her hip in the middle of the night, Angel stayed by her side until the ambulance took her to the hospital.
She missed Lucky very much, and we did our best to pay extra attention to her. Angel was put to sleep in an emergency animal clinic due to sudden kidney failure. Her dog friend and companion, Lucky, died of the same ailment just 19 months before.
In January 2012, her ashes were buried in the casket with her special friend, Dina. The forever friends will now be together always.
Edward James Zakrzewski (1921 - 2005)
Armandina Zakrzewski (1925 - 2012)
Angel Zakrzewski (____ - 2008)
Lucky Lou Zakrzewski (____ - 2006)*
Chi-Chi "Chicago White Sox" Zakrzewski (____ - 2009)*
Brutus Zakrzewski (1977 - 1994)*
Memorial Oaks Cemetery
Plot: Ashes Buried with Dina
Created by: Miss Morgan
Record added: Jun 12, 2008
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