Today was the day I was dreading, but also knew was coming. I crossed the Rainbow Bridge this afternoon a little after 5:00 pm. I had been fighting lymphoma for a while now, and over the past week or two I was starting to retain fluids. My body was getting weak and I was spending more and more time hiding under the bed.
Mom took me to the vet yesterday and the vet said I only had a day or two. Unfortunately, she was right. Despite helping hydrate me, my body was just giving up.
So Dad took the day off and I spent all day with Mom and Dad. I had wet food, rotisserie chicken, whipped cream, and ate Chick-fil-A out of Dad's hand. They made sure I had a good day.
I'm going to miss my little brothers Loki and Aslan. Aslan was my shadow, and I had finally gotten ok with the boys being around. But I'm with Jasper, Josie, and Huggy Bear now — all four of the original McKitten-Cats reunited.
Mom and Dad told me I was the best little girl cat they could have ever had. I didn't want to leave them, but it was time. I love them so much. I curled up against Dad's feet the other night and just purred and purred. Then today I just stayed in Mom's arms and napped against her hand like a pillow.
From the time I was a kitten they didn't think I was going to make it. I was sick, which is how I lost my eye. So Mom spoiled me so much and gave me the best life. And I made it 16 years. Not too bad…
(The boys will eventually take over the blog. I realized today they are the age Jasper was when the blog first started.)
Thank you all for your love and support and visits over the years. I truly treasure my blog friends and I know there are blogging friends at the Bridge waiting for me. Snuggle with your people tonight and purr for them. Life is short.
6/17/2005 — 10/20/2021