My sweet little Maxx, |
I can't believe that you left us so quickly...
I was so grateful when you and Lexxie came into my life five years ago, after I lost your predecessor, Misty. I know that it was Misty and Dusty that brought the two of you to me at the Pet Rescue Shelter that day. I hated the fact that in the short two (and three) years of your lives, you and your sister had been adopted and then put out on the streets twice.
I fell in love with you on site. You were exactly what I needed and I had looked forward to a lifetime of memories with you, too.
It took a while for you to overcome your initial shyness and fear, and to realize that you now had a permanent home with someone who truly loved you.
You had the most endearing ways about you....you learned things so quickly and you were so smart. I loved the way you liked to reach into the bags of Temptations and other cat treats, so that you could help yourself (sometimes you got pretty greedy and would actually pull out half the bag!). Then at other times, you would get lazy, and instead of getting up to get something that was a little too far away, you would just reach out as far as you could with your front paw until you got what you were after.
You had the longest set of whiskers that I have ever seen on a cat, and yet you were not overweight at all. You also had such a long tail....so many times I didn't know where exactly you were, and then I would see your tail walking by the coffee table or some other piece of furniture.
I still don't know how you got so sick so quickly. The ear infection had almost cleared up, and then suddenly you had pneumonia. I'm so sorry that you had to stay in a cage at the hospital for three days, and suffer with the intravenous fluids and antibiotics, and the force-feedings because you wouldn't eat on your own....I was praying that when you came home, you would be so much better, and we would have a lot more years together. It was not meant to be, however...
I am so grateful that you waited for me to get there before you said goodbye. I know that you were in so much pain as you struggled to breathe, but your paw immediately reached for my hand as soon as you heard my voice. I couldn't let you suffer any longer.
I miss you so much, my little Maxx. I know, though, that Misty and Dusty (and Dad) were there to greet you and welcome you to the Rainbow Bridge. I'm sure that they introduced you to the rest of our family (both animal and human) that have gone on ahead.
Lexxie misses you so much, too. She looks so lost and sad as she wanders around the apartment, always looking over her shoulder for you to come into the room. She runs out into the hallway outside our apartment where you both loved to play, and looks up and down the hall for you. I will do my best to look after her for you. Perhaps one day you might help me to find another companion for her, never to take your place, but someone to make her feel a little less lonely.
I know that you are in a much better place now and that you are happy and healthy. Please know that I will never ever forget you, and I look forward to the day when I will join all of my beautiful furbabies on the Rainbow Bridge. Until that day comes, I love you, Maxx, and thank you so much for sharing five wonderful years with me.
Rest easily, my sweet Maxx...
May 30, 2007
I can't believe a whole year has passed since you've been gone, my little Maxx. I still see you in so many places in our apartment. The tears still come so easily when I think about you, which is often. I have your pictures all over our apartment and on my desk and computer at work. I will never forget the wonderful memories that you gave me. I know that Lexxie still misses you, too. I'm sure you know that I have adopted another furbaby from the same shelter that you and Lexxie came from. He is very different from you, but he has his own endearing ways, too. Lexxie had a very hard time adjusting to your being gone, and she has reluctantly accepted Jaxx (notice the similarity!) into her home, too.
I hope you are having a wonderful time up there with Misty and Dusty and all of the other furbabies. I hope you have lots of Temptations treats up there. Please know that I miss you and can't wait until we are reunited again one day. Please give all my love to Dad and to Misty and Dusty, and know that we will see each other again when the time is right. I love you, Maxx....
It has now been four long years since I lost you, my beautiful little angel. I think about you so much and I know that Lexxie still misses you all the time. She lost so much weight after you left us; she is so tiny now. I hate to think that she is getting older, too; I know that you must miss her very much, but I am nowhere near ready to lose her yet. She still has her moments when she gets absolutely crazy and races from one end of the apartment to the other; I really believe that when this happens, it's because you are there with her, chasing her and having fun like you used to.
I thank you for sending Jaxx to us....he has really worked his way into our hearts, too; he has some of your traits, but he is still very much his own little "person", too.
Be happy, my sweet little angel Maxx, and know that you are always missed and forever loved....I am sending you lots of kisses and hugs -- please share them with Misty, Dusty, and Dad. I love and miss you all...
A very dark day for me, but a joyous one for you, my sweet Maxx -- your sister, Lexxie, joined you this morning on the Bridge. I can imagine what a wonderful reunion you had!! I am so very thankful that she left me while she was still at home and I didn't have to take her to the vet. I don't know how I'm going to manage without her, though -- I love her so much and I miss you both so incredibly!! Words cannot tell you how much joy you both gave me while you shared my life, but it hurts so much not to be able to touch you both right now. I want to hold you both and cuddle you and listen to your soft purrs. I know that one day we will all be reunited again, and I can't wait for that day...
I know that you must have known that Lexxie got sick so suddenly three days ago. I'm sure that she could sense you close to her. Last night, I noticed at one point that she was sleeping and was dreaming, something she hadn't done for a while. I'm sure that she was dreaming about you and seeing you again soon. I am so glad that she was only sick for a short time, and I hope she knows how much I love her. I tried to tell her yesterday that if she felt that she needed to join you, she should just go ahead; I would miss her forever and love her always but I didn't want her to hurt anymore. It was so hard to wake up this morning and just sense that she had left me -- a horribly sad day for me and for Jaxx, who doesn't understand where she is.
I hope that you and Lexxie have lots and lots of fun together, and I know that you will have fun with your Aunt Lynda, who joined you suddenly six months ago, and with Dad. Please hug each other and know that I am sending you all my love and hugs. Stay close to the Bridge and one day, we will all be together again. I love you forever and ever. Thank you for always being there for me, my sweet little kittens...
Please also visit Misty.