Ally...you first came to me in a dream. When I lost my first cat, Kitters, I had a dream where he showed up and then changed to a gray cat. I didn't think much of it at the time but when I saw your picture on the local animal control's website, I knew you were the cat from my dream, so I went to rescue you. Little did I know that you were the one who rescued me. I found out you were pregnant and when you had your babies, I kept them all. They are still with me 15 years later. I knew that you were getting up there in years and 6 months ago when you stopped eating I was afraid that your time was close. The vet gave me the bad news, you had a tumor under your tongue. I wasn't ready to let you go so I did everything I could to make you comfortable and hoped for a miracle as I tried so many things to treat you. You gave me 6 more months and they were both the best and worst of times. Best because you and I bonded even closer than we ever were, and worst because I knew you were getting closer to the end. I'll never forget all the nights where you would lie on my chest and fall asleep purring. I am so thankful that you shared your life with me and that you fought until the end. Even though I named you "Ally", I rarely called you that. After you had your babies, you became "Mommy Cat" and that's how I'll remember you. I'll always love you Mommy Cat and I'm glad that when you finally left for the Rainbow Bridge, you did so lying next to me while I watched over you. I wouldn't have it any other way. You are now free to visit me in my dreams again, just like the first time we met. Love you Forever!!|
[Update - 06/12/20] - Mommy Cat, I cannot believe that it's been a whole year since you left on your journey. It still feels like yesterday. I hope Nibbers was waiting for you. He was at the pound when I came to get you and he ended up coming with us. I also hope you met Little Baby, who crossed the Rainbow Bridge much too early in his life. He needed to see a familiar face so I'm sure he was glad to see you. I'm so happy you shared your life with me and also gave me your babies, who are still with me and they also miss you. I'll always love you Mommy Cat!