Even though I was only 3 I remember the first day I saw him. Out of all the cats in the shelter I knew straight away that I wanted him. My mum told me to look at the others but I wasn't at all interested as I knew me and Sooty had a connection straight away.|
I can never put into words how much he meant to me. Through my hardest and darkest times I felt he was the only one there for me, I really couldn't have done it without him. He got me through a lot and made me extremely happy and for that I am forever grateful. We were soulmates.
I used to cry when my parents didn't let him in the house sometimes and a few times he would jump up on the roof and sit on my window sill and I'd open my curtains so we could be close. He used to follow me everywhere, including to the corner shop and we would run back home again. He even turned up at my primary school before! Hahaha!
The only thing that would get me through school was knowing that I got to go home and have the biggest cuddle from Sooty. I have never known such a loving cat. He would jump up on me and wrap his arms around me with his chin under my neck and sleep there for hours. That's when I was at my happiest. And whenever I went on holiday I didn't miss my family or look forward to coming home and seeing them, it would just be Sooty!
I feel like words can't even explain how much he meant to me and I've really never seen two living things with a closer bond. He was so special to me that I would cry even thinking about him being ill, but he held on for as long as he could and I love him for that. I never wanted him to go but I knew it was time for him to go to rainbow bridge so he could stop the pain and suffering and we could be together at peace, and meet up properly again one day at rainbow bridge. He was my everything and I won't ever love any other person or animal like I loved him.
There's not a day that goes by where I don't think about him or miss him, but I hope he is having a great time up there❤️
Thank you for everything you did for me Sooty, and all the funny memories and cuddles you gave me. I could never have ever asked for a better best friend 💙❤️