June 6th 2007 5:00 am
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It was three years ago yesterday You crossed that bridge. I just wanted You to know that You are not and will never be forgotten. I just wanted to say here "I miss You Bubba".
May 16th 2006 10:26 am
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You whooshed into my life one evening. You flew out of Dad's jacket and straight to the bedroom where you found a perch on the dresser. You stayed there for several days not knowing what in heck was going on and where you were.
I understood. You lost your home and humans and now had to deal with new surroundings, new people and even two more cats. You were so shy and timid...until feeding time. All I wanted to do was look at you. I still say you were too pretty to be a boy kitty.
Eventually you got used to us and the girls. Diamond wanted nothing to do with you and Ashley wasn't quite sure what to make of the situation. But then there were times I'd catch the three of you snuggling on the bed and I knew everything was fine. You began to loosen up a bit. I do believe we taught you how to play. We introduced you to the joys of catnip, string and a fuzzy mouse. More than anything you liked to stretch out like you owned the house or snuggle in my arms like a baby, belly up so I could rub it while I held you. I miss you wrapping those huge paws around my wrists. I miss waking and finding you curled up on my hip. I miss that air of royalty you had. Even when you did something silly you refused to be embarassed. Dignity first, always.
I don't miss seeing you ill every day. I don't miss all the special diets, going to the vets for emergency visits and having to medicate you just to help keep some food in your tummy. But I miss you.
It's almost two years since we said goodbye to you Little Man. No one ever wants to have to allow that final shot to be given. We accepted it because we felt you had suffered enough. When you lost your appetite even for your beloved meals of bacon or chicken, we knew it was time. That was a hard day for all of us. But there comes a time when we have to let go.
There are still times that I wished we would have put you through the treatments. But then I know it only may have extended your life a little and I don't know what it would have done for the quality of your life. I realize it would have been more for us than for you Bubba. And you were too good of a friend for that. Thank you for being a part of our lives.
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