Saturday, October 13, 2007

Mourning Our Kitty


Our hearts are very heavy today because yesterday we had to decide to say goodbye to our little kitty, Ashley. She was 17 years old. We adopted her 16 years ago when we were visiting my in-laws in Tulsa. Their neighbors had moved away and had left her behind. The feelings of attachment were immediately mutual, and we have loved having her as our dear friend. She became ill rather suddenly and deteriorated quickly, and we just couldn't let her continue to suffer. She had such cute little ways, and we miss her terribly. (She had very fluffy grey hair and shed a lot, so her hair will probably remind us of her for a long time.)
I am posting a picture of a Project Linus quilt I made several years ago as a tribute to Ashley. Wherever she is today, I hope she is as happy as she made us.

5 comments:

Myra said...

Sheryl,
My heart aches with you over the loss of Ashley. I know you spoke of her often on the forum. Hugs from NC.

Sheryl said...

Thanks, Myra. I know that you can identify! We stayed with her all the way through the procedure. It was a relief to see the pain go away.

Jan said...

Sheryl, I'm so sorry for you about Ashley. I know she was a member of the family and you will miss her. Hugs to you.

WilmaNC said...

Sorry about your cat. I will be devastated if something happens to my dog, Buddy.

Sheryl said...

Jan and Wilma, thanks for your condolences. It takes other pet owners to understand how hard it is to lose one. Our neighbor has stopped having pets because of the pain of loss, but we still think pet ownership is well worth it.