January 1, 1997 ~ November 22, 2014
Emily became a member of our family on January 12, 1999. We adopted her from the Acorn Hill Animal Hospital in San Antonio. The veterinarian said that she was born on January 1, 1997. Emily was small, longhaired, dark brown with white “boots,” and had a long fluffy tail. Kay liked to call her a “petite Maine Coon cat.” When we first met her, she stretched up and put her paws on our legs. We took that as a friendly gesture saying, “Take me home.” Emily spent most of her life in our house in Universal City. She was an indoor cat, but liked to go outside occasionally to chase lizards and squirrels. Since she had no claws on her front feet, we had to “monitor” her to make sure that she didn’t encounter other cats. Emily was very territorial and would go after trespassing cats, because she didn’t know that she had no claws. She was a good cat when outdoors and would stay in the yard, mostly. She would sometimes wander away, but would always be within earshot and return when called. When young, she was not much of a lap cat. She became a lap cat in her later years and would stay in your lap until your legs went to sleep or she got too hot and left. At night she would sleep in the bed near Kay because she preferred women. She loved to sleep on Kay’s chest. Believe it or not, she liked to be “bopped” with something like a plastic or cardboard tube. You could “thunk” her on her spine or flanks and she would stay, switching sides, until you got tired. Emily loved to play “sheets.” When we would change the sheets on the bed she would hop up and wait to be covered. Then she would attack your hand or fingers through the sheets. She also liked to be dragged across the bed while lying on the sheets. In her last year we knew she had kidney problems, but she just wouldn’t eat the special diet food. We decided that if she was declining, she would at least eat something she liked. She lost weight and didn’t groom herself they way she used to. We moved to Windcrest in June 2014, but it didn’t seem to bother her. Finally, her kidney problem worsened and we had to say goodbye to her. Emily expired November 22, 2014. She was 17 years, 10 months, and 22 days old. The year was tough on Kay because she lost her mother in January and her “second best friend” Emily in November. A significant part of our life has passed. –Kay and Mike Hoffman
All Paws Great and Small Crematory
5611 E. Houston St.
San Antonio, TX