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="">



  1. That is a wonderful tribute to Kitty. My son found a kitten in his woods and after a year he left her with me. She is the same way, very sweet but had the habit of swatting you for no reason.


  2. So sorry Teresa, sending {{hugs}} till you see your long loved sweet "Kitty Girl" again!

  3. Im so sorry for the loss of your sweet furbaby. What beautiful photos of her. I have a tuxedo cat named Mabel and I love her very much. You were so lucky to have her for 20 years. Hugs to you. Lynn

  4. I am so sorry that you have lost your beloved friend....I know too that we will see them again in Heaven.....God Bless.....

  5. So sorry about the loss of your sweet Kitty Girl. She was so very lucky to have found that tree in your yard! Maybe Angels put her there. We have a little black/white kitty, she is 15+yrs now and very frail. I agree with you- we will see our beloved pets in Heaven.

  6. So sorry for your loss. What a lovely tribute for your friend...

  7. What a sweet story! We just lost our sweet kitty a few days ago....she was the same black and white breed, which our vet called Tuxedo. ;) I would have mistaken your Kitty Girl for our Precious She was with us for 14 years, she finally succumbed to a Thyroid condition. Hope time and memories are healing......thanks for sharing your story.