You came into my life quite unexpectedly on January 18, 1995 when I adopted you -- it was quite a surprise -- and that's when my deep affection for kitties began. That was probably one of the best days of my life. Unfortunately, those 14 years flew. When you were diagonsed with cardiomiopathy you were given 2 months to live and beat the odds by staying with us another 8 years. Even when you were diagnosed with diabetes, that still didn't get you down. You took your insulin shots and heart medication uncomplainingly. You had a daunting spirit which I will always admire. You feared absolutely nothing and no one, not even the vacuum cleaner! You cannot imagine my dear friend how devastated we were when you were diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. We hate when we come in the door and you're not there to greet us -- even though we love your brother Jake and sisters Cassie, Sabrina and Leah you always were the first one there! You knew that the fork in the road was coming up since you snuggled that much closer to me at night. We both knew the inevitable and dreaded it! Even though you went over the Bridge more than 3 weeks ago I couldn't bring myself to write to you. I have been too sad at your departure. I know that pretty Alexis was there to meet you when you crossed over. It has been so difficult to accept that we have lost both of you in only 10 months! When I whispered in your ear right before you left us to please let me know you would be ok, I was overjoyed that you did so in a dream two days later. It was so real I could see you right in front of me; your fur had grown back and I knew you were happy since you were rolling on your back. Who was that other kitty with you who looked like you? Was it one of your real brothers and sister from your litter? Thank you for the parting hug you gave me. I think I won't see you again until the time when we are all reunited. I know that you and Alexis are chasing all those butterflies in the eternal sunshine! Missing you always and every day. Love, Marie, Rick, Jake, Cassie, Sabrina and Leah.