Sex: Female Weight: 9 lbs.
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Leave a treat for Miss Kitty-04/18/02 - 04/27/02
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April 18th 1999
Being cuddled and petted
Not being cuddled and petted
Favorite Nap Spot:
Anything Mom feeds me
Ability to win your heart with one rub
I had been praying for a kind human to take me home from the shelter I was living in. The humans at the shelter were very kind to me (they even let me roam free in their office), but I needed a special human with a loving home because I had a secret. Being an adult cat, a lot of humans had passed me over so far. But I really hadnâ€™t found the right human for me either, so I didnâ€™t mind being passed over. I knew God would someday send me just the right human whom I could share my â€˜secretâ€™ with.
Then my prayers were answered when Mom came into the shelter. I over heard the shelterâ€™s head human talking to her. They spoke about Mom wanting a kitten, but at this time the shelter didnâ€™t have any. I also hear Mom tell the shelter human that she had recently lost her kitty Shelia who had been 20 years old. I even saw Mom cry when she told the shelter human about her love for Shelia and how there was a big void in her life now. I heard the shelter human ask Mom if she liked Siamese cats, as she had an adult Siamese for her to see if interested. I was so pleased when the shelter human brought Mom in to see me, as I knew this kind woman was the Mom for me. I knew God had sent her to me to help me with my â€˜secretâ€™. When Mom sat on the floor I climbed into her lap and nuzzled up against her chin and purred as loud as I could! Tears came to Momâ€™s eyes as she hugged me and I nuzzled her even more. Mom called a male human in to see me, she called him her husband. He sat down and I knew he could also be trusted with my secret. I nuzzled him and I heard him say â€œOkay, we can take her.â€ I went home with them that night.
From that day forward I gave my new Mom and Dad all of my love and they gave me love in return. Every time they sat down, I was in one of their laps. If they were in a room, I made sure I was there too. I was sucking up every bit of loving I could, and they freely gave me love in return. I knew my secret would be revealed to them soon, but I knew their love for me was deep and they could handle my secret.
About 10 days after I had arrived at their home, Mom took me to someone she called the vet. I knew from the smell of the place that this was where my secret would be revealed. I knew I needed to be there and did not mind going. The vet examined me, and as she spoke to Mom I saw the tears spring from her eyes. I knew the vet was telling Mom my secret â€“ that I was a very sick kitty â€“ that she suspected that I had cancer. Mom held me tightly and I nuzzled her even more. I purred loudly and nuzzled her back. I was right, she did love me and she would help ease my pain.
Mom left me with the vet for a short while. The vet did some tests on me and then I heard her call Mom and tell her all about my secret. I had a fast growing liver cancer. I knew this, but I needed a special human to tell my Mom and Dad. I knew that thankfully the pain I had hidden so well would soon come to and end.
Soon I was being brought out to Mom. The vet had wrapped me in a warm towel. Dad was there too. He petted me and gave me kisses. I purred really loud for him. Mom held me tightly and spoke loving words to me as the tears fell from her eyes. I nuzzled her, and purred for her, thanking her for easing my pain. I felt a slight pick, then I started getting very sleepy. The pain was finally ending, and I was in Momâ€™s arms; feeling her warmth and love as I drifted off to never feeling pain again.
Now I wait, with Sheila on the other side of the rainbow bridge for Mom and Dad. Sheila and I are great friends, and we often talk about how special Mom and Dad are. Sheila said she asked God to send them to me. Iâ€™ve thanked Sheila and God for Mom and Dad, because in the 10 days I lived with them I got the love I so desperately needed.
May Miss Kitty rest in peace. She came into our lives on 4/18/02 and left us on 4/27/02. I believe God sent her to us because she needed our special love. She filled my life and my husband life with love, even if it only lasted 10 days. We will never forget Miss Kitty, and never, never, regret adopting her. Her time with us was short, but the memories she left us with will last forever!
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Miss Kitty Tail of Devotion
Dear Miss Kitty,
You were with me for such a short time, only 10 days, but we bonded so deeply that it felt like you had been part of my life for 10 years!
You came to me when I needed your love so desperately. I had lost our beloved Sheila a mere two weeks prior to finding you. I went to the shelter in search of a kitten. I was told there were no kittens available for adoption so I decided to look around at the available adult kitties. As I viewed and petted the cats at the shelter, I chatted with the shelter’s manager, telling her Sheila’s story. As cute as the many cats were, I didn’t connect with any of them. The manager could tell I was disappointed that I couldn’t seem to find a cat so she asked me if I liked Siamese cats. I told her, sure, one of my childhood friends used to have one which I had loved as a child. She told me she had a Siamese cat that she had been keeping in her office because she seemed so special. Then she took me into her office to meet you. I sat down on the floor and you climbed into my lap and started purring and nuzzling me! I hugged you and cried! I had found a kitty who wanted the loving I was desperate to give!
I brought Steve to meet you the next day, and you also won his heart! You came home with us that night! Right from the beginning you took over the house like you had lived there all your life and alternated between Steve and my laps for your sleeping pleasure. Whenever we were home, you sought us out to get as much cuddling and loving as you could get. There was no way we could ignore you! You made sure we paid attention to you every minute we were in your presence! You slept with us each night, warming our bed and our hearts! We were like proud parents with a new baby; we couldn’t get enough of you and you couldn’t get enough of us!
I was the one who took you to the vet for your 10 day check up. The shelter had told us to take you to our own vet within 10 days of adopting you so to make sure you were given all of your shots. So I took you to our vet, beaming with joy and bragging about what a wonderful addition you were to our family. Our vet just happened to be the one who had checked you at the shelter, so she was very pleased to see we had found each other. She had been the vet who had helped us through Sheila’s kidney failure, so she knew the void Sheila’s passing had left in our lives. I literally gushed with pride as she examined you. Then I saw the smile fade from her face, a concerned seriousness replacing it. My heart sank as she told me you might have a serious problem. I stood speechless as she told me she suspected that you had a fast growing liver cancer. She told me an ultrasound would tell her if her suspicions were right. The tears ran down my cheeks as I consented to the test. She told me to leave you with her, and she would do the test later that day and call me with the results. I hugged and kissed you good bye then walked slowly to my car.
I fought the tears as I drove home. When I got there, I told Steve the sad news. I was in shock, but as we discussed your past 10 days of being with us, we had to admit, we wondered if you might be sick. You simply slept too much to be healthy. We had noticed it, but ignored the fact that it may mean you were ill. Then the vet called. Her suspicions were correct, you had liver cancer and there was no cure for it. She said you would only get sicker and sicker, and the most humane thing to do would be to put you to sleep. She said she would let us come back after the hospital it had closed, if we wanted, so we could say good bye to you privately. We sadly agreed and set a time to visit you one last time.
I was in no shape to drive, so Steve drove us to the vet’s. Once there she sat us in a room and brought you to us wrapped in a warm towel. You nuzzled me as Steve and I petted you. I cuddled you, the tears steaming down my face. I was not ready to say Good-Bye to you! It had only been 10 days! We were supposed to have years together! But it was as if you knew it was ‘your time’ and you were saying it was okay. You wanted to be released from the pain you silently suffered. The vet asked if I wanted to hold you while she gave you the ‘shot’; I said ‘YES’ because I wanted you to feel my love as you took your last breath. It was the hardest thing I had ever done, but I held you, kissed you, petted you, and spoke loving words in your ear as you quietly went on your journey across the rainbow bridge.
Good-bye Miss Kitty, thank you for choosing Steve and I to spend your last days with. We feel honored to have been part of your life, and to have been loved by you. We may have had only a short time with you, but your love will live in our hearts for a lifetime!
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