The day Smudge was born was a great day. She was so tiny and the only white one in the bunch. She was solid white with a little gray smudge on top of her head between her ears. My Dad nicknamed her Smudge and the name stayed with her long after the smudge went away. Not long after she was born, we found out that she was deaf, but that did not hinder her at all. She loved to play with her toys and she loved to be held and petted. She would get upset if her litter box was dirty and would let you know about it. She never knew another animal that she did not like or did not like her. When we brought our new puppy, Riley, into the family, she took over the mother role and raised him. She would clean him, and sleep with him. She taught him all kinds of things. She loved him. She would sit with him on the back of the couch gazing out the window. She love to go on the back porch with me and feel the sunshine on her fur. She would always greet me when I came home. She would feel the vibration of the garage door and meet me. You could not call her name, but she learned sign language and would run to you when you wiggled your fingers. I can still hear her meow and what a meow it was. Loud and clear. She was the most beautiful cat. She was my princess kitty. The one all little girls wanted when they were small. I had to wait until I was grown to get her. She was taken too early. I wasn't ready. During a routine exam and blood work, it was found that she had diabetes. She was put on insulin and immediately went into shock with seizures and never recovered. My Mom loved Smudgie and tried to bring her back to good health, but God needed her more than we did and so she left us early Sunday morning. The tears won't stop. It has been a long time since I have lost a pet. I forgot how much it hurts. I can still feel her and hear her purrs. I will always carry her in my heart and she will be so missed. I love you Smudge. Until we meet again. Mommy
My dear Smudge. Riley has come to join you. Please take good care of him as I know you will. Mommy love you!
06/26/2013 - Dear Smudge, today is the anniversary of your angel date. I remember you fondly. I hope you and Riley are playing together. This has been a very hard year for our family. I lost my granddaughter Hayley in February to cystic fibrosis. She was only 2. I know she is enjoying you in heaven. You would have loved her. Please love on her and comfort her. I miss you sweetie. Love, Mommy
01/07/2015 - My dear beautiful girl....I came across your picture the other day when I was unpacking in the new house. You were so sweet and loving. I know you are taking care of sweet riley. He loved you bunches. Miss you...Love Mommy|
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