Wednesday, January 8, 2014

saying goodbye...for now

This photo was taken the day she passed. She was so sick.

Well friends, it's with a heavy heart that I tell you we lost our little sweet kitty yesterday. She was with us for 20 years! She will be missed.

She joined our family as a stray when Kyle was about 2 years old, so we really don't know how hold she was. I had never had a cat before so she hung out a few days in the tree in our side yard until we made a decision whether to keep her or not. We just couldn't resist her cuteness so decided to make her part of the family. I didn't know if she had fleas, ticks or any other "issues" so we kept her outside one more night until I could take her to the vet the next morning. Well, overnight she got in a tussle with some other creature because she had a puncture wound at the base of her tail....which made her tail curl up like a pug's tail, haha! It was one of her cute traits. My uncle came to visit from Missouri a few years after we had her and asked me, "What's your cat's name, Seymour Butts?"

Which brings me to the next oddity about our little kitty. Her name was Kitty Girl....I know, original, huh? Well, that's what she would come to when she was a stray for those few days before joining the family. We thought and thought of other names but she would only acknowledge "Kitty Girl". (how many other cats do you know that got to choose their own name?) However, at the vet's office she was known as "Mittens" because I felt silly having them call her Kitty Girl! lol. 

She really was a sweet kitty...kind to everyone...well except Buster. She would swat at him if he got to close, but all along, I think that was her way of playing with him.

I know when we get to heaven, we will see all of our beloved pets again. What a joyous occasion that will be <3 p="">