Nicknames: Ava Misbehava, Princess, Blue eyes, purrsian (cuz I purr a lot)
Gotcha Date: July 27th 2007
Birthday: July 27th 1999
Coloration: Seal Point
Likes: kisses on her cheek, sleeping late with meowmy
Favorite Toy: catnip mini socks, loves toys of any kind!
Favorite Nap Spot: Meowmy's lap
Favorite Food: Loves dry cat food and PIZZA NIGHT!
Skills: Carries things around the house, sometimes collecting in piles, sometimes scattering them everywhere
Arrival Story: Rescued from the Humane Society.
Bio: I first met Ava at the local humane society. I was there in search of a special needs cat. I had a few in my mind and was there on my second visit to try to make a decision when a volunteer came in and set Ava (Corrine) down in the cat colony. I immediately went to meet her. Poor kitty was so tiny and looked really old, gray specks of hair on her face and all. I picked her up and she hugged me and gave me kisses right away! She wouldn't let go. I couldn't believe she was estimated to be 8 1/2 years, I thought she could be much older. She had been dropped off as a stray with a litter of kittens she couldn't nurse. She had recovered from her ordeal and was ready for a home. I had my boyfriend come RIGHT AWAY and told him to guess which one I thought I wanted. He picked her up on the first guess and she greeted him also with a hug and kiss. That was exactly two years ago this July and she has been our angel ever since. After a few months of love and good food, she turned into a magnificent shining seal point with a dark face, no more gray specks, fur as soft as mink, and the most pleasant purrsonality ever.
Ava was diagnosed with mammary cancer last Thanksgiving, 2008. We did two surgeries to remove the cancer, but unfortunately, it was one of the most aggressive forms. We decided to let her live her life as she was so she could enjoy it to the fullest extent. That she did! We had our Ava for another 8 months. Ava lost her battle August 3, 2009. She is sadly missed. Please remember the importance of spaying your females early. Ava was already 8 years old when I found her and had her spayed. She only lived to be 10.
Meowwwwzzzzah! Mommy has been trying to get back into being active on Catster again. She finally had time today to check in...and I surprised her because I am Cat of the Day! She is so happy right now because it brings back old memories of the good times on here and all the fun she had with reading diaries and sending gifties and seeing COTD, COTW, and the DOTD. It was always exciting and fun to see furriends making special pictures of each other. Hoping to get back to those happy times again. Have a great day! Kisses and Squishes! Ava
Mommy finally heard back from Catster about the login problem. Thankful it was resolved, but sad that now we must start saving and printing our memories. Mommy's computer is broken, and she can't afford a new one. However, her has a tablet and hopes it will work just as well to get the job done. Her name on the book of faces is Karen Parsons...in case some of my old pals didn't knows thats. So, pawleeze send her a friend request if you see her among the book of faces! We is still hoping that the Community here will somehow be rescued. She will be trying to update our kitty profiles here anyway just in case. Much love and kisses and squishes and purrs and twirls! Angel Ava
I have been aware of this day approaching for a few weeks now. I celebrated your "Gotcha Day" last week...just like I always have. I woke up yesterday, and I cried for you....with sincerity... I have been blocking out the pain and emptiness for so so long. I can't believe 3 years have passed since you went away....it still hurts like it was yesterday. I dream of you often, and I look to the stars and pray for you quite frequently. Ever since the 4th of July of 2009, just weeks before you had to go, I have been watching these beautiful Chinese Lanterns float by....Every year I go outside and sit and wait....and every year since then , I have seen them go by. I make a wish and say a prayer as each one passes.
Things are so different now, yet still the same. We had each other for such a short time, yet it feels as though I had you forever. I miss you, I miss Catster, I miss the friends I made because of you.... However, time goes on. Writing to you was the only thing I could do, and it helped me to deal with our loss... I will never understand why we had such a bond, and why I had to lose you so soon. It hurts me so much to think about you, and how sad you were those last few weeks. My little Angel, you were so smart...you knew that you were sick...I could see it in your eyes. I could feel it in your breath...What a lady...you fought as hard as you could, and you held on as long as you were able. I would have done anything if I could have saved you, but there wasn't anything I could do. Amazing how one little sweet cat can come along and change a person forever...I feel as though you were given to me from God for a reason. I pray you are out there somewhere, happy and safe, yet aware of my love for you and how much you meant to me. I have been going through a lot of difficult times since you left, and I know you are aware. It's because of you that I am able to keep fighting...trying hard to move forward. Yes, you...my little girl, taught me so much about life, love, acceptance, and what matters. I wish that I could hold you...just for a second...right now...I miss you so much...I know if I saw you I wouldn't want to let go....I would only pray for more...but if I could have that chance...that one embrace...to know you are okay....then I would cry and cry...yet I would be happy...comforted...knowing that your spirit lives on...knowing that I WILL see you again one day...and we will never again be apart....My heart feels you close....I love you more than words can say...I miss you, Ava, I really do...Please watch over me...especially Andy...and all of the other furs. Deep inside, I know Andy remembers you, and always will. One day, we will all be together again...I pray...I hope....Believing that makes life worth living. Thank you for coming into my life, and making me understand what love really is....Miss you forever....Kisses and Squishes....Mommy