Hello dear readers. It is with a heavy heart that I share the sad news that our beloved Amy lost her battle with bladder cancer today. I thought I would share a few pictures of her and her favorite things to do. The pic above was her favorite morning spot on the guest bed. The sun hit a spot next to the pillows and she would curl up to take a nap. If you came in she would chatter at you until you pet her and then she would start purring. :)
She loved sitting in front the screen doors in the front of the house and at the back. A perfect day for her had both doors open so she could go to the front to see the neighbors walk by and then to the back to stare at the birds and chipmunks. The heat wave we had a couple weeks ago found her still alert enough to watch the animals outside with a titchy tail. :)
Tom and I were talking about a favorite memory we have and it is of Amy with "Her Tree" at Christmas. We have a tree in our bedroom that she liked to "guard". She'd sit on the tree skirt and we would get out the laser pointer for her to play tag. We jokingly called it "Tree Defender". She wouldn't leave the tree skirt but would pounce on the light if it touched the skirt. Many time she would only move her front paws like she was playing a video game.
Tom was reading this over and wanted me to mention how she had THE softest fur of any cat we've ever had. The vet even offered to clip a lock of fur for us. :) She also had a routine of saying goodnight to Tom and then coming to sleep next to me on the edge of the bed (which he liked) and a bad habit of saying good morning to me about an hour before my alarm (I swear she heard when I was setting my alarm for and could read clocks!) Whenever we went up and down the stairs we had to "pay the toll" by petting Amy. She liked to sit in the loft area by the stairs where she could lord over her kingdom. :) I keep looking for her as I walk on the stairs. :(
I can't say enough good things about our vet. They are so thoughtful and caring. Everyone was crying with us. IT was incredibly touching. We are getting Amy cremated, like we have done with our other pets who have crossed The Rainbow Bridge and the group that takes care of that was wonderful as well. It's so nice to have such caring folks at such a sad time. :)
The hole in our hearts is big, but we are so glad to have had her in our lives. She added so much personality to our home and we are better human beings for having known her. :)