September 14th 2013 11:09 am
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My darling Katie,
My heart is heavy and my tears are many as I write this entry to your Catster diary.
We were blessed with your love and companionship for 21 years. It was an HONOR to have you as our beloved little girl and we thank God for allowing us to borrow you from Him for such a nice long period of time.
I suppose it would be selfish to wish we could have kept you with us longer but we thank you for staying as long as you possibly could. I know that you are at peace, that you are young again, beautiful, playful, and bringing great joy to all who went before you. We will see you again, beloved Katie, but until that day, you are alive and cherished in our hearts and memories forever.
All my love,
June 10th 2013 8:33 am
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Well, who would have thunk it? I am 21 years old today! From what everyone is telling me, that is a purrty remarkable feat for a kitty girl like me.
Oh yes, I have slowed down a bit from my glory days. I can no longer romp and play and jump up on things quite so easily. Meowmy and Paw Paw help me out a lot. They help me down after I manage to get up on their desks. They help me up when I want to lay on their laps during movie time on the TV. It feels so good to soak up the warmth from those laps. I have an over active thyroid now and even though I have to submit to taking medication treatment twice a day, my body is growing fragile. I am thin, can't seem to store up any fat to keep me warm anymore... so those laps feel mighty nice. Other than that, life is still purrty great for me. I absolutely LOVE to go out on our covered and screened deck where I can lay in the sunshine, watch the squirrels and birds in the back yard, and breath in that wonderful fresh air. Meowmy feeds me every time I ask for something and that is purrty often. I also like to drink only fresh water. Meowmy willingly dumps the bowl every time I want to drink and gives me the fresh water I enjoy. She says that nothing is too good for me and nothing is too much trouble. She says I am her little trooper and she loves me with all of her heart.
I am so happy to have lived this long and to have enjoyed all the love, care, and attention that has made my life so purrfect.
I wish you love, purrs, treats, and warm, comfy laps for all of your days!
All my loving purrs,
June 5th 2012 7:33 am
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I was born sometime during the summer of 1992 because Momma and Paw Paw adopted me as a kitten in Septemeber of that year. Since Momma didn't know for sure what my actual birthdate was, she chose one for me, June 10th. Daddy's birthday is in April and Momma's is in May so she told me that I got to have June.
My story all started the day that Momma and PawPaw came into the pet store where my sibblings and I were living until someone adopted us. Momma stood at the window to the "Kitten Room" peering in at us. She must have liked what she saw because she had a big smile on her face. My siblings and I all looked alike so I guess it was just the luck of the draw or karma or something that caused Momma to scoop me up into her arms and never put me back down. I heard her telling PawPaw, "This is exactly what I want." PawPaw tried to talk Momma out of adopting me, telling her that it wasn't a good time to adopt a kitten because they were going on a trip from Florida to New York very soon. That didn't seem to matter to Momma. "We'll just take her with us!" Momma proclaimed. And so they did. On the way home that day, Momma held me in her arms and told me, "I know you are scared right now, Little One, but you are going to have a very good life." And so I have.
In a few days I will be celebrating my 20th Birthday. I am a lot thinner than I used to be because I have a disease called Hyperthyroidism. Momma and Daddy put medicine in my ear twice a day to help me combat the effects of the disease and I have to admit that I do feel much calmer now that I submit to having this done to me 2 times a day. I also had two troublesome teeth removed last Friday so now I'm also being given some anitbiotic liquid twice a day plus some Buprenex for pain.
Momma just finishied reading a wonderful book called "Dewey" about a beloved Library cat in Iowa. At the end of the book, Dewey was 19 years old and suffering from cancer so he had to go to the Rainbow Bridge. Momma wept for Dewey and the lady who loved him with all of ther heart, while she stroked me as I lay next to her in bed.
I know some day my time will come to go to the Bridge too but for now, I know that my Momma and PawPaw are doing every thing in their power to keep me comfortable and that includes giving me lots of love. Momma has certainly kept her promise to me, the one she made 20 years ago. I have lived a very good life, indeed.
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