Nicknames: Missy, Rascal, Padfoot, Scaredy Cat, Miss Purrs-a-Lot
Birthday: August 3rd 1997
Likes: To be rubbed behind the ears, Napping w/ me, Rainbow Bridge
Pet-Peeves: No food in her bowl, casts, kids, people messing w/ her tail
Favorite Toy: My hands under a (thick) blanket, Rainbow Ribbon (See Attack Cat Movie#3)
Favorite Nap Spot: Mommy's Bed, Fluffy Clouds
Favorite Food: Anything Seafood/Stinky
Skills: Getting a cast off her leg, Bringing live lizards into the house, keeping me company when I need it most, typing (She has actually made real words), hunteress (and most of all) Staring
indoors and outdoors
Arrival Story: My parents went on a trip to Honduras with some friends, when our friends came back they had four adorable kittens, (I think you know what happens next) My mom and I begged my Dad for two of them and he said yes.
Bio: Rainbow likes to follow me (her mommy) around the house. Whether at night or during the day, she will follow me anywhere and everywhere. She likes sitting on my lap when I play or work on the computer and she will lay on my bed or on my director's chair at night. She is like a dog (oopps I said a forbidden word) in her loyalty.
Nanna and Mama have never had to euthanize a pet before. But I've lost 2 pounds in the last six weeks and sometimes I have lots of trouble swallowing. They will be making the appointment soon. They plan to say goodbye to me at home. Then they don't know if they should go with me and Papa to the appointment. They do know that they will not be present when I get the shot. A very good veterinarian friend told them he does not go in when it is his pet because things don't always go smoothly and it is just too traumatic. But should they say a final goodbye to me after I've stopped struggling to live in this worn out body? Of course, I will already be in Rainbow heaven, but if it will comfort them or help them in their grief then I want them to do that. Do you think it would be better for Mama and Nanna to stay home and maybe light a candle for me as they pray me through?
I heard them wonder out loud if I'm supposed to go with an empty tummy or should they give me a sedative, None of this sounds good to me. I am glad I do not anticipate things the way they do.
Of course they will probably cry. That is because they have loved me very much for all of my eleven years. But maybe you know what they can do to help them make it through that first day or on days when they are really, really sad.
Thank you for all your prayers. I have been strong and brave. My family is proud of me and grateful to have had a full year with me after my cancer was diagnosed. I will always remember the cuddles and the fresh salmon. I've had a good life.
Slept with mom
Woke up and laid on mom
Laid on Cat Tree - right next to mom's bed
~Meowed and thanked mom for finally moving cat tree where I wanted it in first place!
Slapped (pawed) mom to wake up at 3 PM
Got petted by mom
Went outside, inside, outside, inside
Purred and slept
Purred and slept
Purred and slept
Mom finally got hint and fed me and Sunrise
Ate kinda good - kinda icky cat food
(Why cant we have human food - they get more interesting stuff)
Meowed and purred
Mom got hint and went back to sleep!
Did weird stuff while mom was asleep
(Thanks to Simon Fisher Kitty Barrington for idea on kitty diary!)
Slept Until 3 PM
Woke very sick
Did Catster and Facebook
Took Meds forgotten at Breakfast
Fed Meowing cats
Went back to Bed at pursistent of Rainbow