Pet-Peeves: She was our first furby and had none at all, she was just perfect.
Favorite Toy: Were her little toy mices
Favorite Nap Spot: On the Bed
Favorite Food: Felix
Skills: She was an amazing little cat
indoors and outdoors
Arrival Story: I had always had dogs from the age of 10, but when I met my boyfriend Martyn I soon realised that owning a dog was out of the question as he did not like them. I very soon fell in love with his parents cats and asked when we got our own place could I have a cat. We rented a house for 2 1/2 years where we couldn't have pets. We finally bought our own house in September 2005. It was my 31st birthday in February and I asked for a cat for my present and he agreed that I could. I search for weeks looking for the right kitten, but it was out of kitten season and not many around. Then 3 days before my birthday I found an advert saying kittens for sale and a blurred picture of a kitten. There and then I knew she was the one, i emailed the seller and got a reply back saying they were only 3 weeks old but he was taking deposits. I literally begged Martyn to take me to Leeds for a look. That night we went to this house, in a very rough area, the house had bars at the door and windows. We knocked on the door, this small man answered who could hardly speak english, but he showed us the kittens and there she was. We pointed out which kitten we wanted and left a deposit. 4 weeks later he sent me an email saying she was ready, we felt it was too early but went and collected her the next day. As soon as I had hold of her it was pure love, she curled into my body, she was scared and crying and I just wanted to tell her everything was ok. She cried all the way home and we tried so hard to comfort her. I took the next week off work so that she settled in with us, I was so protective of her and did not want her to be lonely. We named her Pebbles, and she slowly settled in and soon came the boss of our household. Pebbles opened up a whole new world from owning a cat, I realised that they were just as loving as dogs, she became my baby and was adored very much. We started letting her out as we live on a quiet road, but only when we were at home. When you called her name in the garden she used to come running like a little dog. She recked my new settee and climbed my new curtains but we never stopped loving her for one moment.
Bio: Then in August bank holiday, we called Pebbles but she never came. We just thought that she was sunbathing as it was a lovely day. A couple of hours later she had still not come home and I knew that something was wrong. We went up our street asking everyone to check their garages and shed, and tried a couple of houses on the next street. That night we left the door open but my baby did not come home, the next day we found a lovely man who informed us that a cat had been hit by a car and killed the previous day. He described my baby, there and then I broke down, I could not speak or function in any form. Someone had moved her body but we never found out where. Martyn helped me back to the car, where he broke down in tears, she was everything to us and we had lost our baby at 18 months old. That day my heart curled up and died. It took us days just to function, going to work, getting up, the daily chores. The house was empty, my heart too. Pebbles learnt me many things, she will always have a special place in my heart as she was my first furby. Still everyday we miss her, but thank you Pebbles to opening up my world to cats, I now work at a cattery in my spare time around my full time job, i have met some amazing people on catster who have the same interest. Also because of you I adopted Rhea and now have Tilly who we took on in November 2008. Thank you Mummy's sweetpea, love you loads, still miss u every day Mummy xxx
Pebbles we do not know where the time has gone, it is 5 years since we lost you and everyday we still love you loads and miss you so much.
I never forget your anniversaries as I am sure you come back to visit us each year. Tilly has a terrible habit of sleeping in the same place as you but coming up to your birthday and this anniversary she starts jumping up and running down the stairs. Is this your way of telling us you are still with us xx
My love of cats has been transferred to Ethan, who just adores Tilly and squeals everytime he sees another cat. He is nearly managing to say Tilly now, I always thought that we would have you when we started our next chapter of our family, but it was not meant to be Pebbles.
So my beautiful little Mufty, Mommy misses you everyday, you opened up a complete new world to me and now I am a mad cat woman and so proud of it.
This time 6 years ago Pebbles we went and picked u up, a small bundle of fluff just 7 weeks old and you became my beautiful little baby.
Mummy and daddy worshiped you completely and we watched you grow into a beautiful little girl, if only we knew how short our time together would be :o(
In them 18 months Pebbles you made our lives complete, you brought us happiness and laughter.
Not a day goes by when I do not miss you so much, I look at Ethan and wonder what you would make of him, I always thought you would be with us when we had a family, but now I know that was not meant to be.
Just to let you know Pebbles we love you as much now as the first time you was placed in my arms 6 years ago. Have a lovely day at RB Sweetpea and give a kiss to Rhea too.
Thank you for lovely messages from Jez, Midnight and the family of Pinkie xx