I'm so very sorry to hear that Meowko crossed the bridge. Thank you for taking 
the time to share your sweet story of being adopted by Meowko and the time she 
had with you and your husband. She will forever be in your hearts, and that's a 
beautiful thing. Take care. 


On May 27, 2013, at 9:43 PM, I-Chun C. C. Chang <> wrote:

> Dear friends,
> Thank you very much for the great support over the last several weeks. Meowko 
> is now an angel. She crossed the rainbow bridge on May 26th, around 8:45pm US 
> eastern daylight saving time. Her passing was peaceful, but for whole my 
> family, our life would never be the same without her.
> I can't stop thinking about the day I first met Meowko back in Taipei city, 
> Taiwan. It was not me who adopted Mewoko; it was Meowko who adopted me. That 
> was also a beautiful May day. She jumped into my window during dinnertime 
> demanding the fish entree in my bento. From that day, she came every night, 
> until one day she decided to stay and never left again. I didn't know 
> anything of cats back to that time. I was actually very afraid of cats when I 
> was little as in many Asian legends cats are evil. So I turned to one of my 
> friend's friend who I knew he took care of street cats for years, asking tips 
> about how to be a cat parent. This friend became my boyfriend, later my 
> husband.
> Meowko traveled with us all the time, from Taiwan to the US 7yrs ago, and 
> from Minnesota to Connecticut last year, not to mention those shorter 
> trips/research trips over these years. She was good at taking airplanes, 
> riding for week-long road trip, and had always been calm in front of 
> anything. She was the perfect cat a geographer can ever dream for, and I 
> always believe herself was a cat geographer as well. We have always been 
> saying that she probably taught geography in feline schools when her humans 
> were in sleep.
> We are going to arrange a witness of Meowko's cremation on Wednesday. She 
> will always in our hearts...She is survived by her two humans and her 7 yrs 
> old littermate, Jaja, who also jumped into our window several years later.
> Although Meowko had been sick over these years as she was getting old, she 
> had a very good quality of life until the day before yesterday. She was 
> deeply loved by many people who knew her, from many places around the world. 
> I hope I could have had a little more time with her... I have already missed 
> her so terribly.
> Along with some ckd medical supplies, Meowko left about 20 days' supply of 
> interferon alpha 2b oral liquid 100 IU/ml strength available (expiration 
> date, June 20th, 2013). If anyone needs it, we are in eastern Connecticut, 
> you’re welcome to pick it up or we can drop off in reasonable traveling 
> distance.  Or I can mail it to you, the only thing I ask would be that you 
> pay for the shipping as it requires cool pack overnight shipping.)
> Please give your babies extra hugs for us. All the furry friends on this 
> listserv are strong fighters as Meowko. I am sorry to report back today that 
> Meowko didn't win her battle, but it doesn't mean others can't win. With the 
> knowledge and support from members on this listserv, there is still have a 
> very good chance. Please try as much as you can, and please never give up 
> hope. It is the most important lesson I learned from Meowko and from the 
> members here.
> Thank you all very much again. (And particularily, Margo, your words for us 
> had encouraged us to go through the tough times...)
> with my best,
> Catherine and our little sweet angel, Meowko
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