Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Friday, June 26, 2015
(pic taken yesterday at IU, but the fountain... :))
Thursday, June 25, 2015
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Praying tomorrow the weather is cooler and maybe our ac is defrosted enough to fix....so we can get packing and get our girl to NYC!
Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Today we sadly said our goodbyes to one of our first "babies". Sydney went to kitty heaven to live with her sister today. :( Very sad. I am not exactly sure what happened to her in the course of the last couple days, but she went downhill fast. She was chasing her tail and very feisty on Saturday, but by Monday she could hardly walk. She struggled to get to her little box last night and I know she was so embarrassed when she had to pee outside bc she could not use her back legs. We felt so bad for her, but we knew the signs as this is what happened to Sam back in October. This morning as we sat and talked to her and held her, she almost talked back...telling us "it was time". She truly was the sweetest kitty. Even in her final hour she was talking to us...chatting with us...I almost felt like she was saying, "thanks for a good life" :) She (and her sister) blessed our family and made our lives richer by their presence. They were our first babies...we got them right before we got married....we never intended to come home with twin kitties, but when we saw these sisters together, we had to have them (seriously...is that pic of her above not the cutest? Who could resist that little puffball of furr?_) The sisters stuck by each for almost 17 years and were the sweetest and best kitties ever. Now tonight for the first time since before we were married our home is pet-less. This is weird for us...sorta sad. The kids are begging for a kitten already, but I know we are in a season of life where pets are not ideal. But we surely will miss our kitties....miss our Syd-ey kitty. Tomorrow we will have a memorial for her in our backyard to honor her life and the joy she brought our family. We will miss you Syd...they way you liked to get in our face and talk to us (see 2nd pic above of her sitting on my lap the day after we moved a few weeks ago:))...and the way you batted your paw at us and expected immediate attention and some good petting. :) And the way you chased your tail and flashlight-lights. The way you often had dingle-berries hanging from your furry rear :) The way you were always so patient with our 5 kids...even though I am sure sometimes they drove you crazy (especially #5 :)). You were a good kitty...the perfect one for our family. I hope you are licking some catnip with your sister in kitty heaven tonight!