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April 9th 1995
Black and White
Silver fuzzy ball
Favorite Nap Spot:
Near her mom
Acknowledging you with a squeek when your eyes meet with hers
A neighbor called me over and presented me with this little, sick kitty. I already had three (Potter, Grolleg, and Argie--"The Mudcats" I called them for they all lived in my pottery studio with an apartment above.) She immediately showed she had a good appetite, so we began her long journey to wellness. Luckily, she only had a cold, but we also later found she had worms that was keeping her from completely shaking the cold. Gradually, after several months, Bisque started to feel better and little by little, her true personality started to submerge...it was so much fun seeing this little kitty come into her own; she became the head of the household and the Queen of the Mudcats! She was just a little thing, with a VERY big personality and we became joined at the hip. She was constantly by my side and a delight--we fell completely in love with one another.
About 5 years later, I discovered her sleeping in a remote area of my apartment and found it odd for she never normally leaves my side, even when I'm working. I immediately took her into the vets, where they discovered her kidneys had stopped functioning....the news was devestating. Her death was the hardest thing I've ever had to go through and turned out to be a real turning point in my life.
Before Bisque's death, I had a customer who liked my pottery because it was dog and cat related, and she asked me to make her an urn for her dog. At first I thought it sort of odd, almost creepy, but then Bisque died and the task suddenly had a whole new meaning. When the urn was finished and the customer came to pick it up, we both broke out in tears; never had something I made ever been so meaningful. Later I realized that there was hardly anyone out there making personalized, handmade urns, so my husband (boyfriend at the time), designed a website advertising the urns. Not too long after that, we moved from our studio/apartment in Maryland to Colorado where we had to give up our store front. With no money coming in, these urns became our life-blood and I don't know how we would have survived without them. And today, four years later, that's about all we do now....makeing custom pet urns for people who are grieving. I feel as though, Bisque became my guardian angel who helped us survive a very tough time and to this day is still giving.
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|December 16th 2006
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