Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Goodbye dear friends

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. 

Maggie McKitten-Cat
6/17/2005 — 10/20/2021 

Sunday, October 17, 2021

Eating in harmony

Sometimes we do this. We're all enjoying our food together in harmony, no one nudging into another bowl. My brothers are pretty good about letting me eat, but Mom and Dad don't let them bully me away from the food either. You can see how tiny I look beside them. They are growing into big boy cats. But I'm still the boss. 

Thursday, October 07, 2021

Mom’s clothes

Mom has been working really hard these past six months with a new fitness program (meal plan and exercise) and two days ago she purged a ton of clothes from her closet that were all too big for her now. They are all folded on the guest bed for Mom to go through and pull some for a friend who could use them. This morning Aslan found the stacks of clothes and decided they would make a good cat bed. How can he be so sweet and such a stinker at the same time?