June 12th 2009 3:43 pm
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Hi, there! My name is Wyatt James. Today is my third anniversary at the Rainbow Bridge. It is the second most important day in my life, the first being, of course, meeting mommy.
I remember that day. I was playing with my two brothers, and there she was, watching us. I don’t think she was very impressed with me, but together we made her laugh. After a while, she sat down on the floor, trying to get us to pay attention to her. My brothers weren’t very interested, but I went up to her and looked at her with my big blue eyes (they were still blue). I put my little paws on her knee and she reached out to pet me. I liked it a lot so I crawled up and settled in for a nap. That was the beginning of us.
She took me away to this new place. There wasn’t any furniture to play on and I had to go upstairs to find the bed. There was this great big wall and everywhere I went, I kept seeing me! One day, some very big men came and they brought in this very large “thing.” I was very scared of them. After they left, mommy found me and said, “Look, Wy, we have a couch now!” It was very big and very soft. The chair we had been using went outside on the patio. I didn’t miss it very much, the couch was much better and there was a lot more room for me to snuggle with mommy.
I never did like any people other than mommy. I tolerated my Auntie Suzanne. She was a very nice lady and came to visit us all the time. She loved to hold me and kiss me, and I would always hiss at her and she would laugh!
We had 12 wonderful years together. I remember mommy singing and dancing with me in her arms (she can’t carry a tune and I really tried to get away!). She took us to see Santa Claus (I was very, very loud in the car and only wanted to get away). If mommy was sad, I would snuggle with her, purring away, and patting her face to make the tears go away. My favorite thing to do was sit in front of the coffee table and pat, pat, pat until something fell off. It always made her laugh. When I decided I did not like the big comfy couch any more (I did lots of naughty things on it), the couch went away. Only having a chair was fine with me since then I would get mommy all to myself again.
I was the last face mommy saw before she fell asleep to my purring. I was the first face she saw then she woke up because I would sit on her chest, waiting to lick her face. Other kitties came, some stayed forever and some just a while. Mommy said I was her “mother hen.” I loved it when mommy brushed me, but not when she had to clean my butt. When I was very little, we had June Bugs and I loved to catch them and eat them. Mommy wasn’t happy about the eating part, she always cringed. When people would come over, I would always hide and mommy would tell me when they left. But if they just stood on the patio and talked to mommy, I would be right there, front and center.
When I got sick with hyperthyroidism, I was a good boy and took my pills. But they made me throw up a lot. Then mommy took me to a scary place. I was afraid I wouldn’t ever see her again! When I did, I couldn’t stop purring and snuggling. I did not like having to spend the night locked up away from mommy. I wanted my pillow! Finally, I could sleep with mommy again. And I got lots and lots of extra food!
The second most important day was when I had to say goodbye to mommy. I was very, very sick and in a very scary place again. She came to see me and at first I was so scared I hissed at her. I never hissed at mommy, just everyone else. She talked to me very softly, and let me sniff her. It was my mommy and I wanted her more than anything else in the world. I crawled to her so she could hold me and I purred and purred for her. I knew she was very sad but she could tell it was my time. She told me about a wonderful place where I would be well again and there was this wonderful person, she called him grandpa. She said he would be waiting for me and he would look after me until she came to look after me herself. She said there were other brothers and sisters I hadn’t met, and they would also look after me. She told me not to be afraid. I told her I wasn’t afraid anymore because she was with me now. I told her I would now be looking after her.
Last July, we all got together and gave mommy a new kitty. She said she didn’t want a kitten, but we found one for her anyway. We gave him all of mommy’s favorite parts of us. He is orange and white, for Ollie and Igor, with the pinkest of noses like Spot and RC. He is full of life, joy, and energy like Sammy and Aragorn. And he loves to snuggle with mommy and lick her face when she wakes up, just like ME.
On this, my second most important day, I send my mommy love, because that it was she gave to me. I know she will never forget our first day or all the days in between. Please know, mommy, that I will be waiting for you and until then, I will be keeping an eye on you and all the other kitties
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What a lovely story,you were lucky to have such a lovely mommy and she was lucky to have a beautiful kitty like you, love soc and familyxx
I'm ready to go whenever you are, Wyatt James! We're gonna swing by your house and sprinkle down some angel dust to your family. Let's go!
You made Mommy Cry, This was such a FURRY WONDERFUL POST!
Let's go CHASE some Butterflies today MY FURIEND!
I will meet you By the Bridge. Those Butterflies better WATCH OUT !
WE LOVE YOU SO FURRY MUCH!
Purrs & Hugs & Kitty Kisses & MUCH LOVE,
Little One & THE GANG OF FURS
Wyatt, that was a wonderful message about your and your Mommy and we know you were both so lucky to have been together like that. Know how very hard today is for her so we have our motors running, and we know Tutti is going to find you to give you a little pink nose kiss for this special day. Thanks for sharing it with us. Junior and the Torrington Team
Wyatt James, that is a beautiful message! :(