February 8th 2010 12:55 pm
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Dearest Catster & Dogster Family:
It has been a month & half since our Puddles climbed into my lap and gave me the look that said it all: " I am so tired, Mommy Kitty. Can you and Daddy Kat carry me into the garden one last time and let me enjoy the breeze and sunshine? And then I must go and rest." That was on Saturday, December 26th., 2009. We obliged and knew she was ready for her little pretty wings.
The entire week of Christmas, Lena, Rachel, Romeo & Gaston gathered near of Puddles. They cleaned her, cuddled with her and talked to her. She loved this attention. We decided to put our Christmas tree and gifts around Puddles and her bed, near the fireplace. It was so pretty. We got plenty of photos too and will post them later this week. We could see, Puddles thoroughly enjoyed her dinner, gifts and treats. It was wonderful to see her happy and purrring. Always the cat who seemed to give non-stop, unconditionally to everyone around her was finally receiving. And we were more than happy to spend every moment, sleepless nights since Thanksgiving, all the time, talking, and looking after her.
We had decided on Monday, Dec. 28th, we would take her to her lovely, sweet vet and let her pass in our arms. Unfortunately, Sunday night, Puddles started heaving and it was too much for her little body. She had 2 big heaves and then I laid her down on my lap and in a blanket. Her daddy and the siblings gathered around her and I said, "We cannot wait. She needs her wings now. " Everyone said their goodbyes and we gathered her on her favorite pink blanket with her favorite pink soft ball and drove 10 min. to the emergency clinic. Puddles sat on my lap with the biggest love eyes ever, gazing intently at me and her dad. She placed her tiny, right paw on my left hand and began to purrrr. I knew and felt everything she was saying and feeling in her heart. We sang to her lightly and she was content. Once we drove up to the Emerg Clinic, I carriend her in on her side, wrapped in her blanket. We weighed her and she did not want me to let her go. I kept her near of me for a few more minutes and then handed her to the vet. Puddles kept her eyes on me and I told her it was okay, we loved her so much. She gave us those huge love eyes and trusting look. Moments later, Puddles was laid in an oxygen tank on her blanket while they took her vitals. An hr later, they came to us and said Puddles had bounced back and we could take her home for the night. As we made our way to the front room, I felt odd. In my mind, I could hear Puddles as if she was trying to tell me she had to go. As her daddy waited at the counter to check out, I told him I felt odd and needed to lay down in the waiting room. As I laid down, I was talking to Puddles in my mind, having a conversation, telling her she is my baby girl and protected me with her love and huge heart her entire life. She has always been the caregiver for her siblings. But if she was tired, she needed to fly into the beautiful light and be at peace. I also told her I would be there again. She could go find Clint Black, Mr. Bird, Kelly Cat, Miss Mimi and little Kirby. She agreed but told me she loved me sooo much and would wait for me. It was as if I was in a dream state, but awake. Then 30 seconds later, the vet came to me with tears and told me that Puddles had heaved and zoned out, passing. Odd, I already knew and told her to let my baby go. It was time. Next thing I knew, I was holding her little body and gave her kisses and warm hugs, telling her how brave and beautiful she was. And I was proud to have had her in my life for almost 17 yrs. She will be forever in my heart and I would see her soon. Somehow, it felt as if she heard every word. And I thanked her for always being my Puddles.
Our home as been different and we all miss her immensely. But because Puddles spent the last few months of her life being the brave girl who always gave to others, I felt it was not necessary to cry hard and long for her. I could not be selfish, though there are moments when I feel the tears dwell and they do stream down my face. Puddles would not want me to cry but it is human and my heart breaks for missing her deeply. Yet,on the upside, if there was ever a beautiful soul, she was it for me and I thank God everyday for allowing me to save her during that torrential downpour yrs ago.
We thank each and every one of our friends here on Catster. You have all made our lives a little sweeter and we adore each of you! Hug your special pets today and thank God for their sweet souls that always love us unconditionally. For their love is untouched and undying. And I will think of my girl Puddle Bug every day. May you all have special moments with yours. Blessings and love eyes and many 'meeps', special friends!
Xoxox, Puddles in spirit and her Mommy Kitty LeDon
October 5th 2009 8:17 pm
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Meeeee-ow my cute meepsters!
I am doing well the past 5 days. In fact, I wake up before my pawrents & enjoy waking them, telling them how much I merrrrove them and to please come into the kitchen and garden with me. It's definitely my favorite time of the day and night. Breathing much easier and I even got in trouble a bit...because I jumped onto the sofa 3 times. But mommy kitty says I feel better, much better. BUT I GOTSTA BE CAREFUL, I still have a sad heart. Somehow, my steps are faster sometimes and I am back to giving love eyes & keeping close, cuddly company with my siblings.
Btw, thank mew so much, furrriend Sky in Dallas! I's got the most purrrrtiest cloth with a giant pink heart and my name on it. Such a most unique sweet gift. I merrove it...so does Lena. She and I laid on it all night. :))))) Thank mew so much for thinking of me. Doggies! I could not believe I got a surprise. I merrrike surprises. Esp. when I am feeling better to enjoy them. Thank mew, thank mew!
September 28th 2009 2:14 pm
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I so sad! I had to get off my favorite blanket to say that I am sending the most enormous purrayers to Calvin in Louisville. He is suffering with tummy cancer and it is icky icky! And he is having to wear that bandage of courage on his arm like me. Except, mine is blue. His is pink. And we both have that UGG thing going on now. Mommy Kitty says we are highly fashionable and to be proud of the new look. O-K-E-E- D-O-K-E-Y! Grrr...mol!
The best gift in the world are our furriends and the comfort and support we all give each other!
Going back to sleepy ville.
Love eyes, Puddles xoxo >^-^