Favorite Nap Spot: next to the woodstove (burning or not!) under the "cat" sign
Favorite Food: tuna, half & half, tuna, Chicken Soup For The Cat Lover's Soul, did I mention tuna? And...tuna!
Skills: Rosie grabs Zelda around her head and neck and body-slams her when they play! Since Rosie has gotten older and started having health problems, she no longer wrestles with Zelda. The two are still the closest of friends.
Arrival Story: While reading the newspaper, we couldn't help but notice how many ' free kittens ' there were that needed good homes. We decided that we could provide just that for at least one kitty. We went to look at a litter and the sweetest little girl with her little pink nose just took to us right away. I said, " We'll take the one with the pink nose!" I could not have made a finer choice.
Bio: Rosie is a very sweet girl. She is a good cat and she always comes when called and she has always treated our tiny new puppies very gently. She loves the dogs and sometimes she can be seen curling up with Penny in the doggy basket, sleeping. She is Zelda Marie's favorite playmate and she really is a saint, the way she tolerates the rambunctious puppy!
Rosie was an indoor only cat for about the first two years of her life but when she became an adult she wanted to be able to go outside - and she told us so! After a few months of not giving in to her pleas, we didn't have it in us to keep her inside for her whole life. She is a cat! She wants to go out and sunbathe and hunt and stalk. That is what cats do! To keep her away from nature would be akin to a person spending one's life in prison! So , Rosie won and she began to go out for short little adventures during the day, and usually spending most of her nights outside. She has fared well over the years and, thankfully, never came home once with so much as a scratch on her! For the past year or so, since about the age of 12, we have gone back to staying indoors, especially at night. Rosie is more and more becoming okay with this rule. She never goes outside anymore, except each night, before I go to bed, she runs out the front door. I wait 5 minutes and open it back up and in she runs!
Beginning in about August of 2006, Rosie began to have a chronic cough. We treated her for hairballs. After about 3 months, Rosie still had a cough and it was getting worse. This would be the very first time in her life that she ever made a visit to the vet for anything other than routine maintenance! Age 13! She has been diagnosed with a serious heart condition. She is responding very well to her medication and we hope to have her with us here for several more years.
Our sweet Rosie made her journey to Rainbow Bridge on March 8, 2010. She will be close in hearts forever.
Forums Motto: 11/17/93 - 3/08/10
Pawlease vote fur me!: **
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My special days: *My purrthday: November 17, 1993*
**My Catster honors...
Daily Diary Pick: 9/7/08, 9/08, 1/13/10, 1/26/10, 3/16/10, 7/10/2010 -
Catster Cat of The Day: 5/22/2009 - Dogster Dog(s) of the Week (The Tater Tots! ) 12/21-12/28/2009 **
It seems that the Diary Queen of Catster won't let me comment back on my previous entry, so I'll be a devil of an angel and post my comment back here, as a new Diary entry! MOL *wink,wink*
Thank you, my sweet furiends, for your purrs and wishes, for remembering me and for being my furiends. Your kind words made Mommy smile when she read them, and I know it feels good to her to know that you understand and care.
Sending you lots of love and angel kissies today and evfury day!
......I made my journey to Rainbow Bridge and I know that Mommy still misses me and thinks about me every day. I wonder if she will always keep my "CAT" sign on the wall next to the wood stove, just above my favorite place to curl up and nap..... I wonder if another kitty will ever curl up in that spot.... I know Mommy has been looking at a very beautiful kitty up at S.A.R.A's Treasures. Her name is Stargazer.... She needs a good home. But we'll see. I'm not sure Mommy is ready yet. But I'm glad she still loves me and thinks about me every day...
I remember how you purred so loudly when I stroked your soft fur.
I remember how you used to curl up next to the wood stove under the "CAT" sign that your daddy taped onto the wall.
I remember what a good sport you were and how patient you were with Zelda Marie when she would bring her toy to show to you. She was always sooo happy and excited as she carried it to you, wiggling her butt, tailing wagging 90 mph. She held it so close to you that it kept bopping you right in the face. You were so sweet and you never got upset with your sisfur - just squinted your eyes and pretended to be oh, so impressed with her wonderful toy!
I remember the way you sat on the window sill, watching over your yard. If you saw a cat out there, you'd growl until I ran outside and chased it away.
I remember how you used to love to go out in the back yard and play in "the boof" with your pup furblings.
I remember how you used to love your tuna and you seemed to snicker at the dogs when I told them that tuna is only for Rosie.
I remember how you used to lay right on top of your daddy's newspaper while he was trying to read it. Only you, the queen of our home, were ever able to have the upper "paw" with your daddy. When you decided to move off the paper, that's when he would read it.
I have so many cherished memories of the 16 wonderful years that you shared our home and our lives I could go on and on. I'm so thankful for these memories and for the blessing of having known your love. Nothing or no one will ever be able to fill the empty space here at home, or in my heart, since you left us.
I'll forever hold your memory, and the love you gave to me, precious in my heart, my pretty, little kitty with the pink nose. My Fuzzy-Fuzz. My pretty, little Rosie Paws. Rest peacefully, my sweet girl. Momma loves you forever and for always.