This post is mostly for me. I know you will leave me comments but I am not sure that I will be able to respond to them. So, thank you in advance.
Today, we lost our very sweet and wonderful Little Lady. She was my constant shadow and just the sweetest little girl ever. When I spotted her on the porch. all those years ago, I knew she was to be ours. I worked hard to get her in the house, luring her with food every day until one day I was able to pick her up and bring her in. It was a cold January Day and she was just a tiny thing. She ran into my office, straight into the closet and I didn't see her again for almost 48 hours. I really thought she must have died since she was gone so long. I dug around in the closet - ebay storage, you know - and found her in a tiny curled up heap on a teddy bear's lap sleeping soundly. She had been on the run, scared and cold for so long. She could finally rest.
About six years ago, she started having seizures. Man, that was scary. She had them every two months of so for the past six years. She always came back to me, like I willed her to do every time. She was such a good girl. Because of those seizures, we checked on her constantly throughout the day to make sure she was safe and unhurt. It was apart of our day. Our routine.
About a three months ago, I noticed a lump on her side. It grew fast and I knew nothing could be done at her age. I just held my breath. She remained sweet and healthy but she slept more each day. She still ate and did her usual kitty routine though. Last week one of her eyes went blood red and I knew she was blind in one eye. But, still she acted like she felt okay and did her usual things. This weekend, Just as fast, her other eye did the same thing. She was lost in her own home. She couldn't find her water or food. I was devastated. The Bean can't remember not having her in our lives. This morning, she took a turn for the worse and within on hour, I made a painful decision, took her to the vet and it was all over. They were so kind to me and to her. I wrapped her in her quilt and they let me have time with her. I have never had to do this with a pet before - it was so very hard. But, I am peace tonight because just as quickly as she came into our lives all those years ago - she left us today.
I love you Little Lady.
I will love you forever and remember you always.