Arrival Story: Cruel people who were known to throw cats in the river and leave some of their pets with broken limbs crawling around had this kitten. We took her.
Our other cat, Fuzzy, wasn't too crazy about Peaches. They divided up their property. Fuzzy was MY cat and Peaches was my husband's cat. When we divorced in 2004, husband didn't want her. Meanwhile, Fuzzy had passed and I now had those two wild kittens. In the remaining years, Peaches really bonded with me. This made her passing that much harder on me but I'm sure made her golden years quite nice for her. She would never fail to give you a cute little meow when you touched her. She loved being touched and petted.
When Peaches was young and in for a check up, the vet commented "What a bright eyed cat!" He was a very good vet. I'm sad to say, for unknown reasons, he committed suicide. I'll never forget how wonderful he was with my pets and his comment about Peaches. "What a bright eyed cat!"
Bio: Peaches suffered a stroke and was rendered paralyzed at 2am on May 14th, 2007. She was resting comfortably in bed with me for the rest of the night. She was put down at 10am on May 14th, 2007. She was alert and purring and cuddling with me (and eating grass that I snuck in with me) right up to the last second. It was the toughest thing that I've ever had to do, but I think it was right for my Peaches.
I'm 46, but I grew up a lot today. Good thing as I have 4 other animals that I love and care for. Communicating with other animal lovers helps a lot (thanks Karyn and catsters). This is where I learned that to hell with worrying about crying your eyes out, you BE THERE, with your pet, while he/she gets the injection. It was a gentle passing thanks to modern medicine and vet clinics that understand and do their best to make these horrible things easier on all of us.
Goodbye Bright Eyes. You will be missed.
It seems like no matter what we do, we cannot get Catsters to fix our problem.
No mail. None for a long time. This has happened several times before but it started working again. We also got responses from HQ.
This time, we got a generic response, and nothing is working weeks later.
Especially sad because little Squirrel turned ten and we did not get most of her happy birthday wishes.
We love all of our Catster friends but fear that we may drop out.
If we do, know that we love you all.
Not getting our mail.
I hope we don't have to go through months of this again.
Come on Catsters! What is going on? We emailed you twice and got no reply.
This might be the end of us being involved with what was once such a wonderful place to be. We are just too weary to figure out what is wrong and try and resolve it yet again.
I just want to thank everyone who has given me one of those cakes. We tried to thank everyone personally, but we just cannot keep track! The cakes don't stay in the same order when we go to my page. So we cannot just go down the line and respond to each one. We would end up missing some and thanking some twice! Anyhow, thank you to all my friends and know that it was appreciated.