September 10th 2008 5:01 pm
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As mom said,many of you,my wonderful friends at Catster,stooped by to honor me with stars,rosettes and messages on my mail box....
Thanks to you all:from my Guardian Angel Biscuit the great,who is showing me my new home at the Bridge,to my beloved nephews Jet Giotto (my namesake!!!)and River the Rascal,Chloe,Charlie and little Petey,wonderful Angel Kitty two and Benny the dog,cute Samantha,the El segundo gang (Freddie,Eddie,Nala,Max and Calli),Yoda and Leaf,Princess Rachel,Puddles,Romeo,the family of Star (Circuit,Austin,Koco),the family of Samorah,Bagheera,Pystachio Greycie,Amaretta,Spot and Kashmir,the family of Alex,Annie and Bugsy,wonderful senior Matilda,Annie (Cleopatra's good friend),Murray the first,my german friends Thorgal,Happy,Mumtaz and Lars (love you friends!!) and the Olawoye family (Alexis Tippy and Abby Sweetpea) and last but sure not last in my heart,my genovese amico Guido the italian kitty,the great Gazette writer (guys,check it out,this cat is so funny and cool it will blow your furry minds!!) .....also stopping by with a gift and kind words are Rufus,
There is such a joy on being honored and remembered by your friends..i am smiling to all of you from up there....look up in the sky,and my star will shine bright for each one of you,tonight...
Giotto loves you!
And a big thank from mom too...
September 7th 2008 10:52 am
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I decided to tell how Giotto's spent his last days on this Earth...i know everyone is curious,and he wants me to tell his friends how it happened.
He was healthy his all life.
That was a real blessing.
Never sick one day in 19 years...that was also good,as having him seeing a vet was a real nightmare,for him,us and the poor vets who had to deal with him (you can read what happened just two weeks before he died,when my mom AND the vet were sent to the hospital by him....not too bad for an old,weak 19 yo cat!!).
Even in may,when i was there,he would play,jump,sleep very little (he never slept much in his life!!)....just some arthritis,but that was all.
He even had all his teeth,no kidney problems and the appetite of an horse..
Then,suddenly,he lost his voice.
Now,Giotto was a big talker.Always has been.
He could go on for hours,talking to us,his sister Cleo,the birds,spiders,the walls...even at 3 am!!!
So,when he stopped talking,my mom decided to call the vet.
It was almost impossible to visit him...but the vet thought he had something bad in his throat...
Still,he was happy,active and hungry.
Then,one day,the voice came back,but he couldn't jump from the bed.
For a couple of days,he would call my brother (he was my substitute when i wasn't there) to be taken to eat or to the litter box...and still,he had no pain,ate and was purring like a motor.
Then,the 17 of august,he cried very loud...and wanted to be in my brothers' arms all day....that evening, still in his arms,quietly he fell asleep and never woke up.
He now rests under Eddie's tree,next to his sister Cleopatra.
I am grateful he didn't suffer at all,and that he had a great and healthy life.
Now,like his brother Eddie and his sister Cleo,he will come back every spring in the form of beautiful flowers,his body alive again,his spirit and his memories forever in my heart.
My Giotto,now my beautiful flower,forever my flower.
September 7th 2008 10:38 am
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Dear friends at Catster (humans and not..),it's with great sadness and a heavy heart that i tell you that my "baby" has gone to the Bridge.
It happened the 17 of august,but i couldn't even talk about it until now,let alone write something.
I knew when i said goodbye to him last may in Milan that it was the last time for us...and that's why i spent every second i could with him,making our time the most special possible...we cuddled,played,talked and watched tv hugging each other,giving each other all the love we could,like we did since day one,because Giotto was MY cat,a one-person cat,and i was his mom..
I told me when i left that if he had to go he didn't have to worry about me,to go on with his destiny and not to hang on this planet just for me...above all if he was in pain,as i loved him enough to let him go.
He gave 19 wonderful years,so much fun,so much love,and i am grateful he came into my life.
I told him to take that as well with him...he made my life so fuller,so richer,so special...
Giotto was a very unique cat,his abused past made him very anti-social and not very friendly...but that was with the rest of the world,as he was with me like every other cat,sweet and loving...and that made our bond even stronger and more unique.
With him,dies also the first part of my life,the last years of my youth..he takes away a big part of my past and part of my heart.
I will miss him dearly,forever.
I have other cats and animals in my life,and i love them all,but all of you know that you can subsitute one cat (or dog) with another,and there is no doubt Giotto was one of a kind.
There was just one Giotto,and he is gone now.
My wonderful scaredy cat,i hope you are happy and safe where you are right now,and that you are making new friends and seeing old ones (like your little sister Cleo and brother Eddie),and that your new journey will be as fulled of love as the one you shared with me was.
Until the moment we will meet again,
all my heart,all my soul,all my love,
your devastated mom
PS I know Giotto had many wonderful friends here,and i know they all will pay respect to his death..please,understand if i cannot thank you all one by one,also because i won't be around much (i need some time to heal...but know that all your thoughts,prayers and gifts will be helping a lot,and that Giotto will smile and come thanking each one of you flapping his new set of wings,and bringing some magic dust from above....a big hug to everyone here,Giotto's mom