(In Loving Memory) Bethany

Domestic Long Hair
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Home:Knox County, Maine, ME  
Sex: Female   Weight: 9 lbs.

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Piffy, Poofy, Poof, Epiphany, Peefy, Beth, Squeaky

Kitty Complexion:
sleepyvery active
not curiousvery curious
not vocalvery vocal

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Quick Bio:
-mixed breed-deaf

September 7th 1996

Black and White

Watching HER pet rats and mice from a top their cagetop. In her later years, taking naps was a favorite pasttime.

Being forced into being on a diet because of the 2 really fat Siamese in the house. Being attacked by Solace (Beth lost her hearing this past year, so the attacks were just plain mean!)

Favorite Toy:
anything with catnip, fuzzy mouse toys, real mice, some toy balls

Favorite Nap Spot:
the bed, couch, a top the rodent cages, other assorted unknown hiding places. She had a wooden box hanging in the window that was her special napping hole.

Favorite Food:
Wellness, 4 Health

Being the kind of cat any cat -lover would LOVE to have. Kissing noses, licking hands


Arrival Story:
After losing 2 beloved cats to premature death by automobile, I was absolutely heartbroken. I went out to find a new kitten and found an add for 3! We went to the house that had the 3 kittens and there were 3 black & white little tikes romping around. Bethany was one of them. However, I took all three.

Bethany was the outgoing kitten out of the three. She is full of curiousity and was one of those kittens that seems to have "trouble" or the devil in her eyes. Big round kitten eyes that looked ready for attack at any second. She has the softest hair and has grown to be the smallest of her siblings yet not lacking a bit in personality.

Forums Motto:
Gotta love a cat nap!

The Groups I'm In:
♥ Steve Irwin Memorial ♥, 10 YEARS OR OVER??? DOGS or CATS, Maine Street, Rainbow Bridge Kitties

Bethany has died::
On the afternoon of June 27th, 2012 Bethany began to have a series of seizures and rapidly went downhill. It was absolutely heartbreaking to see this happening and there was nothing to do to help her or make her feel more comfortable. I don't even know how alert she was, but I continued to gently pet her fur and talk to her (even though she'd been deaf for about a year.) I just wanted her to know I was right there next to her. I called the vet to tell them we would be coming in for a euthanization, and my own vet turned us away. We had seen these people for years... the only vet Rosie had ever had, and she is turning 8 this year, and we have had long conversations about my dog and her health etc. And here we were, without a vet for Bethany in our greatest time of need. I ended up taking her to my rabbit's vet, and they took us right in. They took Bethany in and even gave her O2, which I'd never had a vet do before for my animals who were dying. I didn't think Beth would make it there alive, but she did. Barely. The vet was very gentle with both me and Beth. It didn't take much to euthanize her as her heart was already very weak. I know she fought it. I hope she knew I was there with her the whole time. I hope she knows how my heart aches with her absence from our home and family. I can't help but feel guilty... maybe I should have loved her better or more. Maybe I didn't cuddle enough with her.

Bethany had the opportunity to stay as a guest at my Dad's place in Downeast Maine this past Spring. I know that Beth was a great companion and a joy. I know when it was time to bring Beth back home that my Dad was sad to see her go. This past week before she died, my father was able to visit and see Bethany in all her fuzzy glory one last time. For this he is glad. A couple days after Beth was euthanized, my husband and I took Beth's body to my Dad's house where he had a deep hole waiting to welcome Bethany. We buried her and put fresh wildflowers on her grave. I had made a small cross to put near her grave that had her name tag tacked to it until we could get something more appropriate. Then the tag will go to my father. I already have one. Bethany will be greatly & Dearly missed by all that knew her. She was a real cat-lover's cat.

I've Been On Catster Since:
January 22nd 2006 More than 11 years!

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