We’re a bit sad around here right now. We lost our kitty Missy yesterday, and are still adjusting to her absence, missing seeing her in her favorite spots, and remembering her. We got Missy when she was a tiny kitten. My brother’s neighbor had found two little kittens, too young to be without a mother, but no mother was anywhere around. This sweet lady took the kittens in and bottle fed them until they were old enough to eat food. We took the little black one home to be our pet. That was 16 years ago.
After she grew out of the kitten phase of her life, Missy settled down to a normal adult kitty life – sleeping, eating, sleeping, playing, sleeping – you know how it goes. She wasn’t always a very friendly cat, but she loved our kids when they were around the age of pre-teen/teen, and would spend her time in their room, and always greeted them when they came home from somewhere.
In the last year or so, Missy started to really show her age – she started to slow down and got really thin and feeble. She wouldn’t climb into the litter box anymore, and so Jeff started laying newspapers outside the box for her. He got the job of cleaning up after her daily for the last year, which he did even though he is really not much of a cat person.
The last couple of months, her health really declined, until we finally knew that it was time to let her go. It was one of the hardest things I’ve ever done, driving her to the vet. That was yesterday. There have been tears all around the house, and questions from the younger children as they deal with the loss of their pet. Today we buried Missy under a tree in the front yard and said a few words. Anna added berries and flowers ~
We will miss her.
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