Our precious kitty, who my son brought home in the spring of his Kindergarten year (he is just turning 24 now!) got sick in December. And as we were celebrating over the holidays she took a turn for the worse. Finally yesterday we decided as a family it was time and we said our tear filled goodbyes to a dear purring furball.
To say we are heartbroken is an understatement. She has been a member of our family for 18+ years!
She was the best of cats. Was cuddly, not stand offish and rarely gave us any trouble whatsoever. She never scratched our furniture, never went to the bathroom where she wasn't supposed to. She spent each evening curled up on the couch with me while I read, brought comfort to my daughter, and let my son love on her in the way only a boy could love on a beloved pet.
We will miss her dearly.