Tuesday, September 8, 2015

We'll Miss You Daisy

   Our Daisy sadly crossed Rainbow Bridge on Sunday.  :'(  She got really sick and stopped eating.  Nothing we tried would entice her.  Her little body started shutting down and we knew it was her time to go.  I held her and cuddled her, told her how much I loved her and what a good girl she was and then it was time to say my final goodbye.  It was heartbreaking and even though I had been preparing myself for this moment, it did not make it any easier.  Even now, thinking about her brings me to tears.  She was the last of our kitties and went way too soon after we lost out old girl Gemma.
   We are now a house without a kitty.  In the last 32 years, the longest we have ever been without one in our home was 3 days and that was when we moved to Klamath Falls, OR and had to rehome our cat Brandon.  Two days after we arrived there, we went to the animal shelter and adopted Nellie, who would be a part of our family for years to come.
    It has now been 2 long nights and days without our Daisy and I still think I hear her or see her out of the corner of my eye.  Before I head to bed I find myself looking for her so I can scoop her up and put her on our bed so we can cuddle for a bit before falling asleep.  I still reach for her in the middle of the night trying to calm myself back to sleep while petting her very soft and long fur.  I look for her in the morning because she would always find me as soon as I was up and follow me around the house waiting for her morning lovies.  
   It feels so strange not to have a feline fur baby in our lives.  I'm sure in time we will adopt another one, but it is just not  time yet.  We will know when it is right...but for now, we will just hold tight to the memories of our Daisy.


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