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
Wow I am one of today's Daily Diary Picks. Just want to say thank you very much love Pebbles
Thank you very much for picking my beautiful little girl who we miss so much and time does not seem to make it any easier. Pebbles was just an amazing little girl who we got at 7 weeks old, she was our little baby and loved every minute of her. Her loss broke our hearts as she was the first furby I had ever owned and our first pet together in our first home. It took me weeks to find her and when I held her the love I felt just completely overwhelmed me. She altered my life forever, thank you love Pebbles Mommy xx
My lovely little Sweetpea, you left us to go to Rainbow Bridge 6 years today and how I miss you so much. You will always be a special girl to me, my very first furby, I remember the first time I held you and my heart just melted, I felt pure love to you in an instant.
Life has changed so much for us in the last 6 years, we lost Rhea 10 months after you to a car too, then I adopted Tilly, who we still have today but she is kept indoor. Nearly 2 years ago we had our little boy Ethan, oh how you would have loved him, he is cat mad and poor Tilly suffers his love of her everyday.
I am now the owner of a stray feral cat Smudge and oh how she looks like you Sweetpea. She has your colourings and nearly the same face markings but missing the black end to her tail. I like to think you sent her to me just so that I never forget you xx
Pebbles you altered my life so much and I will love you always. Sending you and Rhea a big hug and kiss, my love for you both will never fade.
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.