Miss Kitty

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Miss Kitty
2006 (?) – 2012

It’s been over 3 months and this is still a hard post to write.  But I’ve meant to write and people have asked about her so I thought I’d do a little tribute to Miss Kitty today.  You might remember that last August I wrote that she had stopped eating and I was feeding her with a syringe.  She was a trooper!  She rallied, gained weight and she and I bonded.  And had two more glorious months together.

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But later we found out that she had cancer – a large tumor in her chest showed up on x-rays.  And in October of last year, she stopped eating again and declined quickly.  So we knew it was time.

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I think this was her favorite pose.  She loved to lay on her back and stare up at the world.

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She came home from Tulsa with Dear Hubby after he worked up there for a year.  She adopted him in the trailer park where he was living in our motorhome.  And they bonded.  So she came home with him in 2009.  At least I think it was the summer of 2009.  The vet told us she was about 3 years old at the time.

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She loved to play with Dear Hubby.  She would stay outside and come running when he came home from being gone.  She wasn’t sure that she liked me so much.  In fact, she hissed at me for a whole year.  My friends laughed.  They know what a cat lover I am!  But I was the other woman to her.  I’m glad that we had that good bonding time at the end.

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Boo tolerated her and she tolerated him.  At first.  But they learned to get along and played together too.  And even had an occasional sit together time.  Very occasional.

Boo was very jealous that she got to be outside so much.  And for awhile she was jealous that he got to be inside!  You can read about that in this posting:  Inside or Outside

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So she started living inside more and more.  And was very much a part of our family.

We do love our pets, don’t we?  And I miss Miss Kitty.  And knew that she deserved a little tribute on the blog.

Hug your furry friend for me today,

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11 Responses to Miss Kitty

  1. Rita Schiavone says:

    I’m so sorry for your loss!! My sweet kitty Tabitha has been gone for 8 years, but I still miss her every single day. It’s amazing to me how they can just worm their way into your heart and won’t let go. My Tabitha adopted me also…she just showed up on my back porch about a week before Valentine’s Day in 1994 (when it was about 14 degrees F. outside)…she was about a year old and only weighing 3 1/2 lbs….and as they say…the rest is history!!

  2. Diane says:

    Thank you, Barb, for a little of your world. I know you love your cats and am sure Miss Kitty leaves a real loss in your home. Who knows, maybe another little one will show up on your doorstep one day soon. Bet Miss Kitty had her own personality tho! Glad you bonded and got the other woman label reversed. Animal lovers are good people. Hugs to you.

  3. Peggy says:

    Barb, what a nice tribute to Miss Kitty and to you for persevering. Clearly you succeeded and your cats return the love you give them. They are very lucky cats indeed!

  4. Lani says:

    Barb, what a lovely tribute to Miss Kitty! Hopefully sharing her story helps heal the loss I know you still feel. I still miss my Biscuit every day, but I am getting closer to putting my heart through all the emotions of having a pet again, realizing how much joy they actually bring into our lives. Remember the joyful moments! Big hug!

  5. Sandi says:

    A very nice tribute to your loved one. Our pets give so much unconditionally. The loss leaves a huge hole in our hearts. My prayer is for some peace in your heart this year.

  6. Patty Spinelli says:

    Great tribute to Miss Kitty. It is so hard to loss our beautiful caring pets. Thanks for sharing.
    I loved all the pics…..

  7. Cathi says:

    Such a wonderful tribute to Miss Kitty! It is so very hard to lose a beloved pet. I’m so glad you had the time to bond with her – for you and for her.

    • Ranch Wife says:

      I’m so sorry for your loss and I know how hard it is to write posts like this, but this is a lovely tribute. Gorgeous girl and lucked out when she became a part of your family.

  8. Suz says:

    Miss Kitty may have had street smarts, but she also had the eyes of a beautiful princess! Glad you two bonded, even though it was in the difficult times.

  9. Bertha Mallard says:

    Animal lovers have a special place in Heaven.

  10. Robin F says:

    Oh my dear friend, I knew this event had happened, but as an animal lover I know there are no words to describe the loss you and hubby have experienced. Know that precious Miss Kitty, is playing happily with other cats and no longer suffering. May her memory and all the sweet and gentle moments you shared stay with you in your thoughts. A beautiful tribute to Miss Kitty!

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