Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Goodbye, my sweet girl.............

I had to say goodbye to my 17 year old first born, Nadia, today. What a hard day. It was time, I know. But so very hard. She'd taken a bad turn about 3 weeks ago and just wasn't able to fight anymore. 17 years is a long time. We've been through boyfriends, bad roommates, happy times and sad times..........She always listened and always purred............Even when her world was turned upside down by the arrival of two very active and loving children. She got her start when my mom found her and her brothers and sisters in a box behind a restaurant in Lawrenceville. She got her name because she had gymnastic traits that included climbing up draperies and scaling furniture..........She was my first indoor kitty, big step since the old parents never let us have indoor pets!! So, she and her sister Chloe and myself moved into our first apartment. And although Chloe had a heart condition that sent her to kitty heaven very early on in life, Nadia and myself (and a new addition, Sasha) lived together very happily! I will miss her tremendously.........I will miss her very distinct meow and will miss her easy going spirit...........So easy, she spent many days dressed up and driven around in strollers throughout the house!! I love you baby girl............ please ignore the awful picture........this was taken after many tears and I just wanted one last picture.
She'd gotten so frail.........Once a very active and very overweight 16 pound kitty!!









And don't think that seeing all the pictures of my little ones didn't bring even more tears!!!

So, as my friend Holly said, she's up in heaven, snacking on tunafish, smiling down and patiently waiting to see us again.........sniff sniff

3 comments:

Wendi said...

My heart is breaking for you.

Julie, the mama said...

sending hugs down south for you!

Christi Morneault said...

So sorry...believe me I know how hard it is and how important our furry children are in our lives. I wish I was there to give you a big ole hug. Just know she is resting comfortable now and waiting for you over the Rainbow Bridge. I will have to send you that poem. It has been very special to me after the loss of Sweet Sweet Sadie.