Arrival Story: Nicky was a kitten of a friend who's husband had passed away in June of 1997. I was asked to go over and feed and water him while he remained in a cage on the front porch but when he kept knocking over his dishes and the weather got very bleak I had no choice but to bring Nicky to my house. My other adult cats were not pleased but my dog Sassy took a special liking to Nicky and adopted him as her own. That is why Nicky, to this day, acts and thinks as if he were a dog and not a cat.
Bio: Nicky and I started out living in the country around the Hamilton, Ontario area but when I married in 2004 and my husband decided to relocate us to Alberta at the end of 2005, Nicky, myself and my husband packed our trailer and headed west. We were a little concerned about Nicky traveling such a distance but he has become quite a traveler and is very happy as long as my husband and I are here to love him.
On March 10, 2011, a tragic fire took the life of our precious little man. My husband and I lost our home and every single thing that we owned at that time but nothing, absolutely nothing meant as much to us as the loss of that precious and adorable feline who was our friend, our comforter when we were sad, our playmate when we needed to laugh, our love coach when we were angry, our responsibility when we needed to be needed and most of all a dear, dear member of our family. That day will never be erased from our minds or our hearts but we believe that because we are born-again believers and that we always left Nicky in the capable hands of our Lord and Savior, that in that moment of terror, Jesus was with him and took him to heaven because God loves ALL of HIS Creation and Nicky was just on loan to us for a season. Nicky we miss you and look forward to the day we will be re-united with you in the presence of the Lord. Love Mom and Dad.
Well it has been a year and a bit since I went to Heaven and my mom and dad have been so sad that I prayed that soon they would be able to love another kitty just like they loved me. I miss them but I am doing fine up here and I want them to be happy too. So, anyway I asked God one day if he would send them another special kitty that would be able to help them to be happy again and He said He would see what He could do when the time was right.
Well on June 29, 2012, my mom heard a still small voice inside her heart that encouraged her to call a friend who she knew also loved kitties and might possibly have one that she could learn to open her heart to once more.
That day she went to see my knew family member Zeus. She fell in love with him instantly but since she had not included my dad in the plan she was miserable for the next two days. Finally, on Sunday after talking about it and deciding together to give Zeus a trial run he entered their lives and the rest is now history.
As their favorite cat, I have to admit sometimes I wish I could be there with them having all that fun but at the same time I was very tired of all that physical activity on earth. I am so happy now to watch them all becoming a family and Zeus is perfect because is young and full of energy so they don't have anytime left to sit and dwell on the fact that I am not physically there.
He sure has a lot to learn but I know that they love him and will really not only treat him right but will spoil him just like they did for me.
Welcome to the family Zeus and take real care of my humans.
On March 10, 2011, I, Nicky boy McDermid... was taken to Cat Heaven. My human mom and dad lost everything in a fire at our trailer but at least they were not in it. I was very scared at first but I remembered that mom always told me that God looks after all of His Creatures so, I just closed my eyes and waited for HIM to take me up with HIM.
Mom and Dad ... I know that you are sad and that you miss me cause I also miss you ... But God tells me everyday that I will see you again and that I don't have to worry about you cause you are going to be fine. He is looking out for you and He said that I can hang around you as long as you need me. So! when you hear that little bump in the night or a little touch on your face don't be afraid .. it's just me letting you know that I am fine and still with you in Spirit.