Barn Cat, dressage, Miss Kitty

We’ll Miss You, Miss Kitty

It was a sad day at the barn yesterday. Miss Kitty, barn cat extraordinaire, was euthanized following a run-in with coyotes and/or barbed wire. Regardless of the cause, her injuries were too extensive to save her.

I will miss the sight of Miss Kitty savoring saddle pads of all shapes and sizes.

I will miss the sight of Miss Kitty savoring saddle pads of all shapes and sizes.


Miss Kitty had been a fixture at the barn for many years, dutifully protecting the feed room from tiny intruders. When not guarding her domain, she was in the habit of telling each and every boarder that she had not been fed, in hopes of adding to her already curvy frame.
Despite the fact that she’d lost most of her tail to a very naughty dog, Miss Kitty didn’t take it out on the rest of the canine world. Miss Kitty tolerated the many dogs who visited the barn, with only a warning bop on the nose to the young and over-eager.
When in the barn aisle, Miss Kitty especially loved our sweaty saddle pads. Lounging on them was one of her specialties. In fact, Miss Kitty had a way of making all surfaces look comfortable, as she stretched out and napped in that wonderful way cats have perfected.
Miss Kitty, we will miss you. You were a sweet and gentle girl. May your kitty-cat heaven be generously appointed with smelly saddle pads and all the canned food you desire. Sleep well, little friend.