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Memories of Tally
I was in Talladega AL in 2008 for the fall NASCAR race sitting on the front porch of the Bed and Breakfast when she came strolling up the sidewalk, stopped, looked around and proceeded to jump right on my lap. They all agreed, "It looks like you have a cat". I didn't want another cat and besides how would I get her home all the way to Connecticut? As the weekend wore on she was usually around dodging cars on the busy street and having a fight with a stray orange cat. She did not like him at all for whatever reason. I felt bad for her so I said let me see what I could do. I didn't like the fact that she wasn't street wise and had several close calls while I was there plus maybe my sister would like to have her. I called the airline and made arrangements to get her on the flight home and she had to stay in a carrier under the seat in front of me. Ok I went out and bought a soft sided carrier. This was Saturday. Sunday I was told she was chased away by a pack of dogs. They did not catch her but I figured she wouldn't be coming back anytime soon. But she had two days since I was going home on Tuesday. Monday morning there she was waiting for me. I scoured the neighborhood to make sure she did not belong to anyone or that anyone wanted her. I was told point blank "Take her, we don't want her"! So, Tuesday morning came and I figured if I got her in the carrier and she screamed and howled I would just leave her and the carrier there at the bed and breakfast. She must have known she was saved. She was a perfect angel all the way home. Never made a sound and loved the attention of the TSA Agents and many others in the airport. Stayed in that carrier for over 7 hours and was as sweet as she could possibly be. Once I got her home I set her up in her own room with food and litter box and kept her away from my two other cats before having her checked out by a vet. She had a case of Bartonella which she was successfully treated for and she was scheduled to be spayed. Everything went perfect and within a week I moved her into the house with her new brothers Bandit and Benson. After the normal tussling the three of them became the best of friends. Eventually Benson left this life in 2015 and then Bandit followed in 2017. I ended up with one more named Tucker who just came here in 2018 and he and Tally became best friends. Around Feb of 2021 I noticed my girl seemed to be losing weight so I made an appointment with her vet in the beginning of March only thinking it was a diet or thyroid issue. The news was terrible as my sweet angel had Jaundice and the vet was very concerned. She did blood work and there were some results that pointed to a major problem. We scheduled an ultrasound and that is what gave me the worst news my life. My sweet little angel possibly had pancreatitis but highly likely pancreatic cancer. The doctor said anywhere from 2-4 weeks and that I should keep her comfortable until her time comes. My heart hurt so much. I started her on supplements and took her to a holistic vet to see if there was anything I could do to extend her quality of life. With all that I was doing she seemed to be feeling better and was enjoying life. But it became difficult and she began to decline. Then she did not want to eat. Although she was still alert and aware I think she was telling me it was time for her to go. So early Friday morning on April 9, 2021 I wrapped my girl in her favorite blanket and brought her to the clinic to free her from her pain. I said good bye to the most beautiful angel that ever existed at 9:30 AM. I never knew I had so many tears. I love you always and forever my Sweet Tally.

May 9, 2021-I love you Tally. It is now 1 month since one of the worst days of my life, a day when my life and my world would change forever as I had to free you from your pain. I knew it would hurt but I could never have imagined how much. The tears still come freely and often and I suspect they will for a long time to come. You were and always will be a very important part of my life and I love you with all my heart forever Sweet Talladega. (((((TALLY))))) XOXO

June 9, 2021-I love you Tally. It has now been two months and I still cannot believe it nor am I able to adjust to life without you. I was not expecting you to leave me for at least 3 or 4 more years but God must have needed his angel home. Thank you my Sweet Talladega for being the best Kitty ever. You done good Sweetheart and I am forever indebted to you for all the happiness you brought to me. God Bless you my Angel in Heaven. (((((TALLY)))))

July 9, 2021-I love you Tally. It has been 3 months and the tears still come as they try to mend my shattered heart. You will always be my pride & joy and my Daddy's girl. I love you so much Sweet Talladega and I thank you for coming home with me on that day so long ago. God be with you always. (((((TALLY)))))

Aug 9, 2021-I love you Tally. It is now 4 months since you went to heaven and still my tears come frequently. I still struggle to come to grips with not seeing you here by my side and I look at all your favorite resting spots thinking you are going to be there. I miss you so, so much Sweet Talladega. Dear God, please take good care of my baby. I love her so much. (((((TALLY)))))

Sept 9, 2021-I love you Tally. Today it is 5 months since you left this life and still my heart aches with all of the pain of missing you. My life changed forever on that day and I knew it would not be easy but I could never have imagined how much it would hurt. I will always love you and I thank you for blessing me with your life. Daddy loves you so much Talladega. (((((TALLY)))))

Oct 9, 2021-I love you Tally. I cannot believe it has been 6 months since the tears rolled down my face and on to your beautiful fur as you left this life. The hole in my shattered heart is immeasurable. You are forever Daddy's little girl and I will never forget you or all the love and happiness you brought to me. Thank you Tally for picking me to share your life with. I am so blessed. I love you. (((((TALLY))))) XOXO

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