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And I'm going to win because I have a full range of motion due to the fact that I am wearing leggings as pants."

Monday, September 14, 2009


Last week was an incredibly rough one. Our sweet little kitty died. She was with us for exactly one year, one month and one day.

And it wasn't anywhere close to being long enough.



Her cup tipping aside, she was just the best kitty ever.
-When she was younger she would stand up on her hind legs just like a little Rory Calhoun (or for those of you who don't get the Simpsons reference, like a meerkat).
-She was the most un-scratchyist and un-bitiest cat I've ever known, at least when it came to people.
-She preferred drinking out of our wishing well to the watering bowl with pump we'd bought her for Christmas.
-Whenever Joey cried, Isadora would come to see what was wrong.
-A friend once said about her, "If all cats were like this, I'd actually like cats."
-When she wanted to get down from the window above our bed, she'd meow politely at Jeff and he'd roll over to give her room to land.
-Sometimes in the middle of the night, I would wake to the sound of her playing with Joey's trashcan.

-She was a goof, so she fit in well around here. Here are a few more videos of her silliness.
Stuck in the ceiling
Under the carpet protector
Playing with a balloon
-She loved to sit on my lap whenever I was on the computer. She'd then lay her paws and chin across my arm, despite (or probably because of) that particular pet peeve of mine. And I totally let her. I actually looked forward to it. And I am missing it desperately today and every day I've sat down at the computer since she's been gone.

Goodbye, Sweetheart. We miss you so very much.


MichelleB said...

I am so, so sorry. What a sweet kitty who lived far to short of a life.

Jeff Thomson said...

I knew you were posting this, and it still hit me like a ton of bricks when it came up on my reader.

Krista said...

My condolences on the passing of your sweet Fur-baby. I wish there was something that I could say to make the hurt go away

Lisa@The Cutting Edge of Ordinary said...

I'm so sorry. I had my cat Fatty for 21 yrs. Oh the pain of losing him. Now we look back and laugh at all the goofy things he did. We miss him but now I can talk about him without crying buckets.

Amy said...

So sorry. What a sweet cat, and so sad that she had so short a life. You guys made it a very special year for her-far better than the one she would have had without you.

Wander to the Wayside said...

Once again, I'm so sorry for the pain you're going thru - like Jeff, I knew this was probably coming, but to see actual movies of her just took my breath away, even though I only actually met her once! You are soooo lucky that you have videos of her!

How is Joey doing?

craftydabbler said...

I'm sorry for your loss. How very sad.

Kath McMahon said...

I'm so sorry for you loss. Its so sad when a beloved pet dies. I feel for you.

Wendy said...

Thank you all for your nice thoughts. Most of the time I'm fine, but then I'll start looking around the house for her and immediately realize that she's gone. And then I sit down and have a good cry.

Linda (Wander to the Wayside), the first couple of days were really rough, but since then Joey's been handling it pretty well. It still comes in waves for all of us and the rest of us are just as upset as she is. Which I think is good for her, to know that she's not alone in her grief and that even her stoic daddy is crying about this. We've also spent a lot of time talking about death and the meaning of life so that's been good.

Craftydabbler, I have to say that I love the picture of yours that's next to your comment. They go together perfectly and totally make me smile.

Michelle said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. A pet is truly a part of the family in every way.

Kathi D said...

Oh, I am so sorry. She was just too good for this world, I guess.

FinnyKnits said...

Oh, sadness. Losing pets is so hard. Especially nice ones that don't bite and do hilarious things like swat at the trash can lid.

You were lucky to have her for as long as you did.

Emily said...

Awwww, I just read about your sweet kitty. I am so sorry for your loss.