On Thursday February 25, we said goodbye to Apache, one of our beloved cougars. He was almost 18 years old, having been born in July, 1998 and he had enjoyed life at Catty Shack Ranch since 2010. He relished the special attention loving volunteers gave to him. Many of us spent extra time with him, talking to him and enjoying his deep purring response. As with many wild animals, although he was aging and slowing down, he enjoyed life and ate well up to the very end and died peacefully in his sleep.
Apache had the most beautiful expressive eyes. Visitors and volunteers were captivated by his handsome face. He was a wise and calm presence in our cougar area.
Apache, you’re now free to rest in peace. Close those big beautiful eyes and know that you are dearly loved and very much missed, special boy.