To my lil boo boo,My best friend and the one that turned me into a kitty lover, thank you.|
As you know, I've had dogs all my life growing up,but I could handle kitties from time to time, just never figured that I would own one.But that all changed when Cristin found you posted on Craigslist, and met you and your brothers and sister. But it was you that went to snuggle on her neck,and shoulder.So, that's the reason she brought you home.It was after I got in that we met for the first time and not only did we(I ) adopt you but you also adopted me as your papa, and it shows by the way you made yourself right at home on the pillow I used to use for extra back support on the sofa, with you laying on it and taking a nap.I remember, and always will the way you'd wait for me to come home from work, laying on the kitchen island waiting and when you heard the footsteps and the keys in the door, you'd jump up to greet me with some soft meows and some really slow blinks and a purring away.
Times when I worked from home, you'd lay on the coffee table behind my laptop and sometimes would reach around and play with my hands,till I stopped typing.It was then that you'd be in my lap for a cuddle and purr session, till it was time for bed.When I was in the kitchen either doing dishes or cooking, I remember you watching, and hoping that you'd get a taste of it, and you did all the time.
I remember one time of many you getting into my grilled salmon that was right off the grill, and enjoying it. So I started in making you your own at dinner time.
At bed time, I remember how you slept,either between my legs, on my chest or my left shoulder.Some times you'd be facing my with your chest and belly against mine with your arms and legs stretched out, and your head on my arm. I also remember the times when you'd clime up on the railing on the loft and watch from a high point what was going on.When we moved into the new apartment, you'd be on the window sill talking to the birds and the squalls outside, and looking at the people.
But then you'd get tired and climb down and lay on the sofa next to me, or in my lap.
We'd be playing the laser light game till you dropped from being exhaustion , and would sleep for hours, till you got your rest in and we'd be back at it, or be playing with the tennis balls.I keep those memories sooo close to my heart of hearts, knowing that,even though it was only for a short time(18 months) I did give you a safe and very loving home to call your own.Also that I did all I could do to take care of you, but you got really sick and I wasn't able to make you better again like the time before, so I had no choice but to surrender you to the Vet Clinic in the hopes that I'd find you on a web site and might be able to get you back, but I wasn't able to find you.
After 6 weeks of looking daily I did find out that you had crossed over the rainbow bridge, the vets did all they could do for you also.So, it was you'r time to go home and be with god, and Jesus. I know that you are safe and happy their, but I have to tell you little one,I miss you soo badly it hurts.But I have my memories and know that when my time comes to go home we will be together again, never to part.I find my self looking up at the clouds in the and wondering which one you are sitting on looking down,watching me, and also watching over lil Zoe.I wasn't able to save you but if love and memories could build a lane and steps to get to the bridge, you'd have never left.I wasn't able to save you as much as I wanted to, I was and am able to save a senior kitty(Zoe) that I've had for about 6 months now.No, she is not replacing you my lil boo but is filling the void that was left that I had in my heart of you no longer being with me.I know that she needed to have the same amount of love and affection that you got from me, and needed to be able to have a safe and loving home also, so that's why I adopted her. AS, no senior kitty should have to live out that golden years in a cage in a shelter or kennel.I owe this to you little boo man for turning me into a kitty lover.As long as I remember you my lil one you will always be alive.You'r just not next to me right now, but in time you will be again.
All my love, forever you'r Papa