Remember how much I loved you, my beloved Maya. I was so lucky that you chose me to spend your life with. I miss my "ballerina toes" and your soft meows for special treats. Your light footsteps with those double paws were like a ballerina's toes and I miss watching you tip toe about and having you curl up on my lap. You were such a petite girl who was like a ball of fur when you came home to me. I smile when I think of you wanting to play "fetch" with one of your many cat toys. I would toss the toy, you would retrieve it and return it to me :) for more "play". I wish we had more time for that. I wanted you to live for a long time, but in recent months I could see you were not yourself. After many veterinarian visits, and with a devastating diagnosis of cancer, I was faced with a heart-wrenching decision. I cried many tears when I knew the time had come. I didn't want to let you go but I could not watch you suffer anymore. You are back home with me now, not in the way I wish, but I know that you are now resting peacefully at Rainbow Bridge. You were so young and I thought had many years ahead of you, but that was not meant to be. I think of you every day and your brothers, Marley and Oliver, miss you as they sense your loss. If love could have saved you, you never would have died.|
I love you with all my heart and soul and miss you so much. Love, your fur-mommy, Betty Ann
Four Feet in Heaven
Your favorite chair is vacant now...
No coaxing rubs, no plaintive cry
But I will miss you little friend,
And since God put you here to share
-- Alice E. Chase