Monday, May 4, 2009

Sunny Cat, Sunny Cat, Oh Lalee, Lalee, Lalee

Sing the title of this post to the song,"Lollipop, Lollipop, oh lolly, lolly, lolly".Today is a sad day around here. We had to say goodbye to our sweet furry friend.

Most of you may know of our sweetest kitty, Sunny. Five years ago, we adopted Sunny and her brother Buster when they were 12 weeks old. Honestly, they looked like twins. Their markings were almost exactly the same, the only way to tell them apart was that Buster was a bit bigger and crazier and had slightly frizzier fur. Buster had an unfortunate run in with Fantastic cleaner two weeks after we got him. So we were left with Sunny. She was a remarkable kitty. She never met a person she didn't like. She loved to be held like a baby and get kisses all over. She would endure this ritual and never struggle or fight. As a kitten she'd sit on my shoulder like a parrot. And best of all she became bestest friends with my oldest Munchkin. They were like peas in a pod. It was not uncommon to find my child hopping around on the floor with Sunny sitting close by to be told, "Mommy we're playing dinosaurs." This cat would let the girls put her in boxes and bags and play endless games. And she almost exclusively slept at the end of Munchkin's bed every night.
She was my quilting buddy. She was the cat who made herself present everytime I was sewing. She'd wrestle batting, chew on scraps, and lay on quilts as I tried to quilt them.
When we sold our last house, we constantly got comments about the orange kitty who followed them around and meowed. Several people said they picked her up and she showed them the house. She was a talker. She and I would have long "conversations" with me asking her questions and she responding.
In the last few months and weeks it became obvious that something was wrong, she lost alot of weight and got sick. We thought we had it beat, but over the weekend it became apparent that she had developed an abcess that was deeply infected. This morning oldest Munchkin and I took her to the vet and got the bad news we had thought we had prepared ourselves for. So we said goodbye to our sweet sweet girl.

Oldest Munchkin and I are heartbroken. The whole family will miss her. Goodbye, Sunny.


smshorty said...

Oh, Melissa! I am so very, very sorry to hear this news. It is just horrible to lose a beloved pet and I know that you and your family are devastated. Nearly 35 years has passed since I lost Sally Schwartz (named after a family friend) after a sudden illness and I still think of her often and remember what a wonderful friend she was to me.

Lots of Love,

Quiltin' Jenny said...

(((Melissa and Munchkins))) So sorry!

Sereita said...

Sorry for your loss.

Doris said...

Sob. It is so difficult to say goodbye to a four legged companion, and Sunny sounds like one of the best.

KateKwiltz said...

They have a way of burrowing into your heart, don't they? And red cats -- there's something very special about them, I think. Sorry to hear about Sunny, she sounds like she was a great friend.