It’s a sad day here in the ApronStrings household. We just found out that one of our cat-nieces passed away today at the age of 19.

Mocha was an adorable kitty who absolutely loved to play fetch with you. You could crumple up a small piece of paper and throw it across the room … and she’d find it and bring it back to you.

She’d been my brother’s cat throughout the years of grad school and med school; keeping my brother company as he moved around. And although she didn’t love the fact that there was a new “woman” in Dr. Bro’s life … she learned to live with Dr. SIL all the same. And then she learned to live with a new sister-kitty, Sophia … and eventually “tolerated” her two younger (but definitely bigger) greyhound brothers.

Despite all these changes, Mocha remained a feisty cat. She never loved to be carried (except by Dr. Bro, of course) but loved to paw at you while sitting next to her. And even though I won’t miss being scratched at or bitten when attempting to pet her during one of her “moods”, I will miss her dearly.

RIP, Mocha girl … you’ll be missed a latte!

6 Replies to “Mocha”

  1. We lost our cat yesterday too – the second in under a year. They were 12 and 18 respectively and both got very sick veery suddenly. It is strange to be in a house with no pets.

  2. I wouldn’t say Mocha was sweet, but she was totally lovable. I remember her chasing down crumpled paper and then when you picked her up she would bite you in a loving way, but sometimes she got overzealous and would clamp down and clutch you with her paws as well. God bless Mocha you’ll be missed and remembered fondly.

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