Favorite Toy: Anything with Feathers, she likes them tickling her nose
Favorite Nap Spot: Bed, On mum, settee, anywhere really
Favorite Food: Do anything for a Felix treat. She would hold out her paw for one.
Skills: Being naughty, climbing the ladder into the loft, attacking the xmas tree.
indoors and outdoors
Arrival Story: We lost our first cat Pebbles in a RTA when she was only 18 months old. Pebbles was the first cat I had owned and my love of cats grew each day we had her. The house was so empty and my heart was empty. After a lot of thinking we decided to look for another cat for our family. This time we went to the RSPCA at Bawtry just for a look. There in a cubicle with two other kittens was Rhea, she was 16 weeks old and my heart jumped. We were given a quick hold and we both knew instantly that she was the one. I ran to back to the desk to adopt her just in case someone got there first. The next day we took my parents as Rhea had to stop in for another week whilst she had all her injections, there she was with my name against her name, I felt so happy something that I had not felt since losing Pebbles. We found out that Rhea had been dumped at the centre in a box the week before, we couldn't wait to get her home and one week seemed to last forever. We picked her up on October 5th at 12pm 2007, she instantly accepted us and became one of the family. She was so hungry for love and asked you for attention all the time. Rhea was so different from Pebbles, she was more independant, more vocal and so much more naughtier. She was amazing and she was my sole mate as a pet could be. I so loved Pebbles but with Rhea there was such a special bond, she slept near me at night, she used to throat wobble about everything. We used to go for sleep overs at other people houses and trips in the car, as everyone who met her fell in love too. It turned out that I was allergic to Rhea and soon became ill with Asthma, after the Doctors, they advised me to give her up, but this was never an option, I learnt how to control my asthma with an inhaler and Rhea still slept on our bed and spend many hours with us. She was a very nosey cat, but we never thought for one moment that this would lead to her loss. Her best party trick was getting up the loft ladders quicker than you, and then spending the next hour trying to bribe her out of the loft. Rhea was such an amazing little cat, she was my world.
Bio: Then on the 5th July we got the phone call every cat owner dreads, Rhea too had been hit by a car and killed, just round the corner from our house. A neighbour had bought her back into our street and phoned our number of her collar tag. We walked just three houses down, but the walk seem to take for ages to collected her. There he had wrapped her in a little blanket, I could not talk without being so distressed, Martyn picked her up and we brought her back home. We wrapped her up in her favourite blanket, hugged and kissed her and told her how much we loved her, then finally laid her to rest in our back garden. We bought a beautiful plant for her and it is growing beautifully just like my little Roo.
We had lost two fantastic cats in one year, and I just keep asking myself what have we done to deserve this. I put so much love into these beautiful creatures and I am left heartbroken at there loss.
Rhea was my sole mate and losing her has left me in pieces. Her daddy has been hit hard, but he tries to keep tough to help me, but it hurts more as I know his pain too. We only had Rhea for 9 months but each day of them 9 months was amazing, she bought love, laughter and naughtiness into our lives everyday. The house is so empty without her, no constant throat wabbling (Rhea talking) to be heard and no one to lay in my arms on a night.
Rhea you was one amazing little cat, and I have been blessed with knowing you and Pebbles, thank you x
Forums Motto: Mummy's Little Sole Mate - I miss you
Five years ago I moved in with my new Mommy and Daddy, I had been dumped outside the RSPCA the week before in a box with a can of cat food. A rough start for a little 16 week old kitten, who was hungry for love and attention.
I then had the most amazing 9 months ever, I became my Mommy's little sole mate even though she was allergic to me with Asthma and was told to get rid of me on many occasions.
I was attention seeking, naughty, very loving, very very vocal, fearless, spoiled little cat.
I wished I could have stayed with you longer but it wasn't meant to be.
Rhea (Roo) I miss you every day, they say once in a life time you meet a special cat but they are only with you for a short time and for a reason. Well Roo because of you I now help at a Cattery, met the most amazing woman Auntie Angie who runs it and have my beautiful girl Tilly who came from the Cattery. Thank you Roo xx
Thank you Finney, Lacey and Alex for remembering my Gotcha Day with a big red heart xx
This is the 4th year we have spent without you Roo, still remember that horrible day like it was yesterday.
Roo they always say that in your lifetime you find one special cat, Rhea you was mine. For 9 months I felt complete, you made everyday special, my little soul mate. I was honored to own you for them 9 short months, but you had an higher quest to be taken so soon.
So wish you could have met Ethan, you would have been fantastic friends. I am also convinced that you led me to Tilly who desperately needed a home, you knew she had so much potential and you was so right. She moved in with a lot of baggage but has turned into a beautiful girl who has become a very much loved member of our family. Ethan absolutely loves her but don't think that she feels the same :o)
Another birthday without you Roo, can not believe that you would have been 5 years old, how I miss you so much. It just seems like yesterday when you went away and still I cry at your loss. You was Mommy's little soul mate and you will be eternally engraved in my heart forever.
Love you and miss you loads my darling little Roo, love Mommy xxx