From the day we met I knew you were going to be an amazing first pet. I feel in love instantly. Your spirit, tenderness, grace and demeanor were second to none. So many fond memories and pictures of you that make me warm when I see them. I will cherish all of the memories that I have of you from Courtlandt St, to Treetops, to Stile St and especially the 7 years at The Dunes. You knew I wanted a dog and behaved like one. From greeting me at the door, to letting me pet your belly, to playing fetch with bottlecaps and everything in between. You never maliciously bit or scratched anyone. Literally, anyone. You were beloved by dog people who always said what an amazing cat you were, and they did not like cats! |
I will miss petting your head, and your soft fur. I will miss your extremely loud purr. I will miss watching football with you laying on me and getting in the way of the TV. I will miss how you would play bite me after I had showered. I will miss you swiping at me, begging for more affection. I will miss laying on the couch and you coming up and laying on me for what felt like hours, until you fell asleep, continuously purring.
I know now that you are healthy and safe, no longer in any pain. I will await the moment that you and I are reunited at the rainbow bridge.
Although it hurts, I am comforted knowing that you went peacefully, at home, in your favorite blanket, with me next to you, comforting you and telling you that it will be ok. It was just the two of us in your final hour, together. And although you did not feel like purring, and I do not blame you in any way, I know you did not have any pain. I am supposed to feel comfort by this, and in all sincerity I do, but it is still so hard.
What gives me such joy and I can't thank you enough is that on the week memorial of your passing, you allowed it to begin snowing at 10:50 am. By the time of your passing, 11:30 am, there was an inch of snow on the ground. By 3 pm, we had 2-3 inches of snow on the ground and you did that just for me. Our mutual love of snow comforts me. That snowfall happened to comfort me. My favorite picture of you is in the snow when you were just a kitten. The fact that you made it snow and have an inch on the ground, a beautiful blanket of snow at the time of your passing really got me through that day. I won't ever forget that and will smile every time I see it snowing.
I will forever MISS you and LOVE you and THINK of ALL of the absolute joyous memories that you and I had. I know that you are watching over me and comforting me. I know that you want me to be happy and not sad. I know that you think of all of the memories that we shared together and can;t wait for the day that we are reunited. I can;t wait for that day too but until then, I will cherish every second we had together. I will honor your memory, I will think of you every day.
I love you Nuggets, aka Tooty, aka my sweet, sweet boy. Rest well and I will be reunited with you one day.