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Leave a treat for Kassidy ~ Sweetest Angel
Kassy, Kass, Mommy's pretty blued eyed girl, sweetheart, sweetie, shy one
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To be brushed and to sleep in my lap
Being held, tummy rubs and fast movements
catnip or the tassel on a book mark.
Favorite Nap Spot:
on the window sill
tuna or milk
Hides VERY well.
This cat actually belonged to the next door neighbor when we first moved into our house. One day shortly after we moved in, we noticed that the neighbors had vacated their house due to a mold problem. I noticed that they left their kitty outside with no food or water. When I saw them picking up their mail one day, I asked them if they needed me to look after their cat and they said, "Oh it's not really our cat, we were just feeding it because the people who used to live in YOUR house left it behind when the old lady died." From that day on this kitty joined our family and looks like she's "home again". We don't know what her name was before, but the neighbor was calling her "Sassy" so we changed her name to Kassidy and we call her "Kassy" for short. I think because Kassidy feels that she was 'abandoned' twice in her life....once when the elderly lady died and then when the neighbors vacated their house and left her behind.....she's very shy. I think she is afraid to allow herself to be loved and to love back because she is afraid of being abandoned again. What Kassidy doesn't realize is that she doesn't have to worry about that because when I adopted her, that means she has a home with me for her entire life! I love her gorgeous blue eyes, but because she's so shy, I rarely have to opportunity to photograph her, she constantly closes her eyes or looks away right before I can take her picture.
May 1, 1996 - March 31, 2012
Kassy was the sweetest cat ever. She was extremely shy and very afraid of any quick movements near her. I attributed that to her poor eyesight (she was cross eyed). Kassy was the most well behaved cat I had ever seen.....she never caused fights with our other pets, never jumped on the counters or table top. Her mild nature often caused the other cats in the household to take advantage of her by pushing her away while trying to eat or swatting her away from the softest and best beds, etc..... she never argued with them and would just let them have their way. One thing Kassy loved more than anything was sitting on our laps and being brushed. Oh, how she LOVED to be brushed everynight! We don't really know how old Kassy was when we acquired her but we got to share 11 wonderful years with this very sweet kitty. Sometime in February 2012, I started noticing that Kassy began spending more time alone, sleeping in the cat room. Not that this wasn't unsual, as she was a very quiet cat who kept to herself during the day, but it was VERY unusual for her NOT to come and lay on our laps at night while we watched TV. At first I just attributed it to her getting older and wanting to sleep more. However, I still became concerned after about a week or so when I would physically go get her and carry her into the living room to socialize with us and she would only stay on out lap for maybe 10 or 15 minutes and then run back to the bedroom. As another week went on, I would carry her from the bedroom and she would immediately jump off and return to the bedroom. I had also started noticing during this time that she was losing weight and I began paying attention to her eating habits, even feeding her separately from the other cats, fearing that they were bossing her away from the food. That obviously was not the case as she was not eating while fed alone either. I knew in my heart that her time was near. The night before, I put all the other pets to bed but I brought Kassy into the living room with me and we sat together in the dim lighting and I told her how much I loved her and how she would most likely be making a journey in the near future and that she was not to be afraid because pets that she knew while living with us, had already made this journey and they would meet her on the other side and show her the way, etc.... The next day, I took her to the vet and he said one kidney was only 1/4 the normal size and the other couldn't even be felt. My sweet baby girl was going into kidney failure. I had always read that when cats are in pain or dying that they 'hide' and this is what Kassy had been trying to do over the last several weeks when she refused to lay on our laps and stayed in the bedroom sleeping instead. I made the hard decision to send our sweet girl to the bridge. I sure miss our sweet girl. There will never be another purrfect angel like Kassy.
Pretty blue eyed girl
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|December 12th 2004
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April 6th 2012 1:52 pm
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As you all know I journeyed to the bridge last Saturday and mommy opted to have me cremated like those who have journeyed before me (Brandon, Conner, Cole & Kayleigh). Usually our cremains return to te vet clinic within 3 days.
Tuesday night mommy began crying and voicing concern to daddy and told him that she was afraid I might be 'lost' or 'forgotten'. Daddy told her that I was alright. Little did mommy know that I was trying to let her know that I was indeed "forgotten" at the vet clinic.
Yesterday, mommy called the vet clinic to find out whether I had returned yet and they told her that the crematory people had not been by their office with any deliveries but they would call her as soon as my ashes were returned. Mommy still felt uneasy and cried in the shower last night and also when she went to bed.
This morning she called the crematory to check on my status and they asked if they could call her back after they checked. They called back in 10 minutes and told mommy that they just spoke to the vet clinic and that I was STILL in the vets freezer but they would pick me up today and have me back to her on Tuesday.
Mommy was furious!! She called the vet clinic and demanded to know why they had not told her yesterday that I had never left their facility. Of course, they had no answers for her. When she hung up, she drove straight to the vet clinic and asked to see my body. She wanted to make sure that they had not "lost" me. They warned mommy that I would be frozen and maybe curled into a fetal position. Momy said she understood all that but for her own peace of mind, she NEEDED to see me.
They took her to the back and tore open a black plastic bag and it was ME. My body was cold when mommy stroked me but my fur was very soft and I wasn't all curled up....I just looked like I was peacefully sleeping. Mommy gave me a final kiss before leaving and she felt a lot better knowing that they had not 'lost' me. She told the vet clinic they better not lose me! The assured her they wouldn't and were very apologetic about 'forgetting' me in the freezer all week.
I had been trying to tell mommy all week that they forgot about me. Its a good thing that mommy listens when us spirits 'talk' to her or no telling where I would have ended up!
April 1st 2012 2:46 pm
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I have been at the bridge for a little more than 24 hours and I must say that the hardest part of this journey was seeing mommy cry when I left. In her heart, she knew my time was nearing. For two nights before my journey she rocked me for a long time at bedtime after she put all my siblings to bed and it was just me and her. She petted and stoked my fur and she told me how much she loved me and always would and that she was happy that I shared my life with her. She also told me how I might see a bright light and that I was NOT to be afraid of it. See, all of my life (at least the 11 years I spent with mommy) I have always been a sort of "scaredy cat." Mommy attributed it to my being abandoned twice before she adopted me. Reagardless of the reason, she told me not to be scared when my time came because my siblings Conner, Cole & Kayleigh would be there to greet me as well as a whole host of Catster friends who have journeyed before me. So, when she took me to the vet to have him help me make my journey, for the first time ever, I was NOT afraid. Mommy held me close and kept whispering in my ear until all I remember is falling asleep and almost immediately an all consuming bright light. I was blind when I made my journey but then I could see again. The colors were so vivid and bright and I ran across the Rainbow Bridge and just like mommy said, my siblings and friends were on the other side meowing and barking their greetings to me!!! Conner immediately gave me big, wet doggy kissies that about knocked me over!! Mommy is still sad but I hope she knows that I had a better life with her than I would have had without her.
Anyway, I got off track. What I wanted to say was THANK YOU to everyone for your love and friendship thru the years and now for your support. Mommy and I appreciate all the care and thoughts you have been sending our way since I left her. It means so much to both of us, so from the bottom of my little heart, I want to send special thanks to Autumn for my gorgeous angel wings!! I can't wait to try them out and fly in and visit mommy some night to let her know I am doing well.
Special thanks also goes out to Lillian & Dashy, Bliss and family, Sugar and family, Casey and family, Onyx and family, my "twin" Scooter, Sofie and her family, Louis Lebeau and his family, Tweak and her family, Alex, Felix, The WeBees, Calvin, Sadie, Weezer, Georgie and Buddie for the gifts, rosies, cards and comments of condolences, love and support.
We tried to hyperlink all of your names but mommy apparently does NOT know how to do this because all the time she just put into it, THINKING she was hyperlinking your names, did NOT work. Sorry :(
"Kassy" & Mommy too
March 31st 2012 9:17 am
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I just made a journey that we must all make at some point in our lives. Actually, mommy helped me make the journey. I've been not feeling well for quite some time, losing weight, not eating much, sleeping a lot and most recently, I began hiding in corners. Whenever mommy carried me to sit on her lap and watch TV like we used to do, I would jump down and run back to my corner. I have eaten only the equivalent of 1/2 a can of Fancy Feast total over the last three days. I ate a little baby food before that but then refused that completely as well. This morning mommy noticed that I was weak when she was trying to feed me, so she took me to the vet. He said my kidney was only 1/4 the size it should be and that it felt lumpy and my other kidney couldn't even be felt. He suspected that I was going into kidney failure. Mommy suspected it herself but she wanted to get a professional opinion. He listed 'options' that we could take to prolong my life but mommy wondered would she be prolonging my life for me or for HER. In the end, she decided that she would set me free to fly with the angels. I have always been very afraid of everything and everyone (except mommy) but today I wasn't afraid at all! Mommy help me in her arms and told me not to be scared and that my big brother Conner would be at the bridge to greet me with big wet doggy kisses like he used to give me when he was still here. It was a very peacefully feeling and I fell asleep in mommy's arms and sure enough... Conner was there giving me "kissies"!!! Cole & Kayleigh were there beside him and some other furries that I had not known in this life but they said they used to live with mommy too before I joined the family. Also got to finally meet a lot of Catster angel friends!! Best of all.....I feel young and healthy again!!! I know mommy will feel sad but Conner and the rest of the furbies said that we can fly in and visit anytime we want. I can't wait to try on my new angel wings and try them out! I hope I get blue ones to match my eyes :)
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