Mia The Cat. 2007-2015.


Mia Demerly died on Sunday morning, October 11, at 4:27 AM after a three-year battle with Feline Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy. Mia was a ragdoll mix found as an abandoned stray in a litter of cats inside a dumpster near Wyandotte, Michigan in 2007. She was 7 years old.

Feline Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy is a chronic heart condition inherited from parents and present especially in the ragdoll breed. She died peacefully at home early Sunday morning from complications related to her cardiac condition after being seen by feline cardiac specialists and emergency veterinarians on Friday and Saturday.


During her life Mia was junior to the late Fred the Cat and senior to MiMi the Cat, whom she leaves behind. Mia was a clever, calm and industrious cat who enjoyed food, bird watching, collecting cat furniture, beds and cardboard boxes. Mia also had an extensive collection of toy mice. Her favorite pastime was chasing a length of bright orange .550 parachute cord. Mia also enjoy being brushed and read to and kept a regular night/day schedule, sleeping with her human guardian (me) and most recently in her life, Ms. Jan Mack, whom she particularly loved.

Mia Demerly was native to Wyandotte, Michigan but also lived in Tucson, Arizona and Mission Viejo, California until she returned to Michigan three years ago. Her current home was in Dearborn.

Funeral for Mia will be in Dearborn, Michigan later this week. In memory of Mia you may want to make a donation to The Hermitage No-Kill Cat Shelter in Tucson, Arizona, Emerson and the Gang at Miller’s Safe Haven or the Dearborn Animal Shelter.



    • Erma said:

      So sorry for your loss she was a beautiful girl!

    • Thank you very much Roy. I appreciate that Sir. 🙂

  1. A beautiful tribute for a beautiful girl. Rest easy knowing you did everything you possibly could to give her a wonderful (albeit too short) life and a comfortable goodbye. You and Jan are wonderful people.

    • Holly, thank you very much for your referral to the excellent cat vet. I appreciate it and your kind words very much My Dear.

  2. What a beautiful cat I know the pain I.had a Persian cat I had to.put down two years ago it broke my heart my deepest sympathy they.are family and love you unconditionally MAY GOD HELP.HEAL YOU IN YOUR TIME OF NEED

  3. Michelle Wandler said:

    What a lovely obituary for Mia. I’m sure she would be honoured by your love for her 🙂

  4. Ai Taber said:


  5. leosmom said:

    I’m so sorry for your loss. I lost my Mrs. Puff to a cardiac issue as well. She came to the Dearborn Animal Shelter at an age of approximately 4 years, and I adopted her and loved her for about 8 months before she passed on. Mia was a beautiful girl, and I know she will be missed.

  6. Would rather not say said:

    So sorry for your loss.

    Mia was a fabulous cat but her greatest asset was you as her guardian.

    Prayers for all.

  7. Denise said:

    This is only the second obituary I’ve read for a cat, but the loving care with which it was written makes me think more cats should be memorialized. They are certainly as worthy to be remembered as most humans are, maybe more so, for they bring so much joy into our lives, and ask for so little in return.

  8. I am so sorry for your loss. What a beautiful obituary for such a wonderful kitty!

  9. Sue West said:

    So sorry for your loss. She was a beautiful girl, gone too soon.
    RIP Mia.

  10. I’m so sorry for the loss of your fur baby! Princess Nutella and Sid will say a special meow for her. I am certain she adored her life with you. Take care!

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    • Thank you very much Susy. I appreciate that so much from you. 🙂

  11. so very sorry for your loss she was beautiful. there was a colony near our apt in wyandotte in 2011 there was one of the most beautiful ones i’d ever seen with the bluest eyes. ‘annie’ rip baby mia

  12. Leigh Allingham said:

    So sorry for your loss, she was and always will be a beautiful girl who was very special. RIP Mia.

  13. Christine Angwin said:

    Beautiful. RIP Mia 🐾

  14. Mimi Bayley said:

    What a beautiful baby & inspiration! Rest In Peace Mia & Prayers, with much ❤️Thank you for sharing and educating. 💕 Mimi

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