Thursday, March 17, 2011

Sadness for sure...

I promised an update and here it is...

Sammie, my faithful furry companion of 18yrs passed to the big cat condo in the sky at about 4:45pm today.

She is greatly missed. I miss fighting over the computer mouse and her trying to sit on the keyboard while I type.

She lived a full life staring down evil squirrels, terrifying Spencer and his friends (she REALLY enjoyed that), eating treats, hogging the bed and the couch and generally wrapping me round her little paws.

It was a very difficult thing to do, but she passed quickly and quietly in my arms. Spencer was there with me and Honey was there with us in spirit. Thanks to Antonella for the encouraging words.

The hospital staff was very respectful and took very good care of her.

We have millions of many happy memories.

I've just finished cleaning out her litter box for the last time and packing up all her toys and other cat doodads for donation.

I made her a little pink quilt when we first got her and that will stay here with me. I'll keep it in the cabinet until it's time for us to welcome another furry companion into our home.

Goodbye my sweet kitty girl.

Sad times

I know I said earlier that I was going to try and blog more.

Well, life has made me a liar. There hasn't been much to talk about that I want to share via the blog and I really haven't taken the time to just sit and write about the rest.

Right now, I'm in a bad state of mind. My furry baby cat (who is 18 yrs old and definitely no baby) is fading. She's been for a while now and she took a turn for the worse this week.

We have an appointment at the vet this afternoon.

My constant furry companion for the last 18 years may not be returning home with us.

We've been trying to come to terms with the reality that we're going to have to let her go. Sooner rather than later.

It has not been easy.

I promise to post what happened. If you don't hear from me for a while, you'll know that we had to let her go and I'm dealing with the emotional fallout.