Tuesday, February 28, 2012

In Memorium: Ella Louise Koenig (1996-2012)

Ella Louise Koenig died today in her mother's arms at the Kingstowne Cat Clinic.  She was nearly 16 years old, and her health had declined in the last few days. 

Ella, who was also known as Ella Bella, Ellie Bellie, Bella Boo and Diva, was a domestic longhair, absolutely gorgeous, and very beautiful.  She was adopted in the spring of 2002, when her mom visited Petsmart, and saw her in a cage.  She reminded her mom of Lord Louis of Alexandria, a much-loved Maine Coon cat, who died in 2000.  Ella was very happy to be adopted, and be in a loving home, despite having to share it with two brothers.  A younger sister was adopted in 2006.

Ella was named for her late brother.  She was very much a princess, who loved to snuggle, loved to smack her brothers, and follow her mom everywhere.  She played an active role in the Koenig security system, a 24-hour service that kept watch over her mother.

Ella loved tuna and whipped cream, but her absolute favorite food was chicken, especially cooked chicken strips.

Ella is survived by her mom, and her two brothers, Buddy Rich, 15,  Edison James Kittycat, 14, and Sienna Rose, 6.

7 comments:

LK said...

I'm very sorry for your loss. Losing a memeber of your family is so very difficult. Sending good thoughts your way.

ludwig said...

De tout cœur avec vous. Amitiés. Gérard Caule, Marseille, France

Lisa said...

Marlene, I am so sorry to hear this! Ella sounds like she was a wonderful cat!

Hopewell said...

Sad day-I know that pain. {hug]

Michelle said...

I'm so sorry. Our doggie died on her 14th birthday in april and i still feel the loss every day. i'm glad you were able to be with your girl as she went. i'll be praying peace over you and hope your remaining babies will provide much comfort. it's amazing how they can sense when something's wrong with their mommies. one of our kitties died in the summer of a heart disease and the others took awhile to find a new normal but being with you will comfort them as much as it comforts you.

cyndi phillips said...

I'm so very sorry.

DW said...

I'm so sorry for your loss! Letting my furry children go (when they could no longer live a pain-free life) was the hardest thing I've ever had to do. I'm choking up just thinking about it. May you find comfort in your other "fur kids" and remember what a wonderful cat Ella was.