June 5th 2008 1:01 pm
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As most of you now know my beautiful girl left us yesterday to make her final journey; the one that would break the hearts of some and bring joy to the hearts of those waiting to greet her; the journey that would take her to that wonderful place we can only imagine... her journey to the Rainbow Bridge.
We knew it was time to let her go. After 21 long years she had finally had enough, and I'm so glad that we were able to give her the freedom she needed. It broke my heart to take her to the vets but we all knew it was the right thing to do.
In the waiting room we met a tiny kitten, I believe her name was Chloe (yes, where kittens are involved me eavesdropping skills are second to none!) and the sweet little thing was in for her injections. Starting her life, ready to face the world... She came up to the door of the basket and my heart skipped a beat. In front of me was Max... a tiny mini-Max, but Max all the same. The same ginger patch on her forehead as well... To me that was a sign - Max was going to be a kitten again... she was going to be free of the aches and pains of old age...
The vet told us there was nothing they could do. We knew it already but the words never leave you... my mum and even my dad cried... I couldn't. She hated me to cry, I wasn't going to let her remember me like that.
I know that she's happy now. She'll be delighted to meet her furriends at last... especially certain young men... Jesse James, Wally, Bill and Milo to name but a few!
I'm sure she'll find a way to get in touch with all her Catster friends, they mean too much to her. I don't think she ever could have imagined the outpouring of love we have received... I know I couldn't.
I want to say thank you to everyone who has written to us, sent rosies/stars/gifts and left messages. Your words have touched me in ways I will never be able to describe and the understanding you all share with me is amazing. The power of Catster is something I have experienced many times, but never this strong. I don't think I could ever have coped so well without it.
Certain people, they know who they are, have made me smile more than I could ever have imagined yesterday and they are the most amazing friends any person could ever wish for.
For now I have no more words, thank you is all I can say to all of you. I hope that every single cat-mum out there realises how blessed they are to have their kits with them... I know that not all of you will be as lucky as I have been, sharing my entire life with her... over two decades... but I wish every single one of you all the best and send love to each and every person who is in someone connected as deeply to their kitties as I know some of us are.
Thank you again,
May 30th 2008 4:04 pm
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Max is kind of sick at the moment, but we've just got Catster back so I wanted to post a little message just to let you all know we'd returned!
First off I'd like to thank everyone who sent Maxy birthday wishes on May 12th! She was soooo pleased when I told her about them and I promise we'll get round to thanking you guys properly once we get back into the swing of things...
I'm not too sure why I'm writing this... To be perfectly honest I just need to get all my thoughts down...
Max isn't good... she hasn't eaten all day. This is BIG... I mean, Max worries for food every time someone walks by her... you can come in from the garden and it'll be like she hasn't been fed for weeks. But today she didn't even get up for her breakfast. One of her eyes is swollen and there's the tell-tell lip-licking... she's suffered from teeth problems before so I'm wondering if this could be one of the reasons...
I'm so scared about taking her to the vets, she hasn't been for about 7 years... she's old. Really old. They'll find things wrong with her, they'll say things we don't want to hear and they'll only find one solution. And I can't face that. I want her to fall asleep at home, with us, where she has been for her entire life...
There hasn't been a day of my life without Max. I know Giz gets more attention from me, more worry and even more time on Catster, but that doesn't mean I love her any less. He's my baby, all mine... he needs me and I need him. Max is... well, she's Max. She has a bit of love for everyone and they all offer it in return. Nobody comes into this house without meeting her... even people who hate cats have a soft-spot for our little old lady.
What with Giz being ill, now Max getting bad is just awful. I really can't handle another trip to the vets... Tuesday we took Giz, Wednesday it was Vinnie's (rabbit) turn (to add insult to injury he leapt off the table and hurt his leg!)
Hey, it comes in threes...
I'm not sure this is making any sense, but basically... I'm worried. Way too worried for my own sanity lol. I've been on Giz-watch the past few nights (this involves going to bed around 4am!) and now I'm on Max-watch too...
Right, I have cats to go check up on lol... Everyone out there who's babies are sick - we're purring for you... You're in our hearts and you always will be. I've missed Catster so much and I am soo thankful I have it back... it's the only place you find people who completely understand. I've met some amazing people (you guys know who you are) and I am eternally grateful for all of them...
I'll keep you updated on the Max front, if she doesn't get back on here herself...
All my love to every single kit and every single mum out there, especially you worriers like me...
(and Miss Maxy and Gizzy too, of course)
August 16th 2007 8:28 am
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I am simply the happiest girl on Catster. Yes indeed!
You see, everycat, the most handsome guy in the world has asked me.... has asked me to.... to marry him!
Phew, sorry, I am STILL in shock.
Oh, I am so, so happy. Jesse James, I love you. You have made me so very happy. I dream of you every night and most of the day MOL!
When we arrived on Catster, well, I never in my wildest dreams imagined that something like this would happen. When you reach an age so tender as mine (!) you begin to think that maybe nocat will come along who loves you as much as you love them.... well, I've found him. Thank you Jesse James, for making me so happy and letting me realise that I am still VERY young at heart hehe!
I would also like to say a huge thank you to all of my friends who have congratulated us and who are sharing our happiness, especially to the sweet Xerox....
Well, I think it's time I went back to dreaming of my handsome guy! Thanks for listening!
Love and purrs to EVERYCAT.... but millions of kitty kisses to my handsome Jesse James!
Miss Maxy xxxx