Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Sadness: Last post of 2009

When we moved to my mom's in August, Callie was still just a tiny kitten. She was a stray, being fed by my mother and brother. She was scared and didn't trust people. She would only come up on the back deck for food when no one was out there.

But as soon as I saw her, I knew I wanted to keep her in my life. It took me a good 6 weeks of slowly coaxing her before I could as much as rub her little head. Then came the ear scratches and eventually she let me hold her. Then, when Kitty Boy (the siberian cat) showed up, Callie had a best friend. With Kitty Boy's help (and no, I did not name him that, but my brother did) Callie was coming out of her shell. I introduced her to MBB and they also became friends.

I had only moved the cats into my bedroom about 3 weeks ago. Things were going well. I would wake up and find the little furball curled up on my chest. She was going to the vet after the holidays for her spay and whatever else cats need. But, on Christmas eve, she disappeared. Both cats would come and go as they pleased--Callie had even figured out how to jump out my bedroom window! I was hoping she wouldn't show MBB the trick, cause you know MBB has been known to jump out of a window.

Sadly, after much searching and hoping, we found her body last night. Callie has left this world, crossing the bridge to a better place. There were no signs of trauma, and she hadn't even strayed from home...but we had quite a bit of land to cover...so it took a while to find her. I'm afraid someone poisoned this baby, or perhaps she died of natural causes. We just don't know. I do know she never left the property. She was still too afraid.

Regardless, we have buried another friend. I have never been a cat person...just because I've always had dogs. And now, this sweet little angel that changed my heart has taken a piece of it with her.

I know Koova and Doodle didn't like cats, but something tells me it's different over the Bridge. I hope they greeted her with open paws and slobbery kisses.

Kitty Boy is left by himself...and I hope to take him with me when we move in a few months. I just have to convince Jack, Jedi, and CoCo. Mya is already smitten with the kitten.

This has been the worst year that I can ever remember...and I just want it over. I am so glad that I had the opportunity to know and love Callie...and to have Koova and Doodle in my life for so many years. I still cry for my boys, and now I cry for Callie. But I will remember them with happiness and love...

If you don't think a dog or cat can change a life, you are wrong. I have been changed so much and in so many ways.... And I thank them.

Sherri

23 comments:

Toby- The dog with a blog said...

We are so sorry for you loss:(
She sounds like a really good kitty!

Raising Addie said...

Poor kitty. Our hearts are breaking.

This has been a difficult year but we just know that 2010 is going to be great!

Lots of Luv & Kisses
Addie, Lucie and Hailey

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Sorry fur another lost fur us!

2010 just has to be better fur evFURRYone!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Bijou said...

We are sorry to hear of Callie's passing. Our mom used to have kitties, before she got me and Banjo, so she knows how they can wiggle their way into a hooman's heart.

Waggles,
Bijou

Ozzie the OZmonster & Zowie said...

We are so sorry to hear about your loss!

Ozzie and Zowie

Thor said...

We´re so sorry to hear about Callie.
Hope 2010 is a good year for all of us.
Love, Thor

Turbo the Sibe said...

We are all very sorry!

Huffle Mawson said...

Sherri I'm so sorry to hear about Callie. I wish you nothing but good things in 2010!

Cyber-sibes said...

What a sad note to end the year. Yes, 2009 has been very difficult, bringing way too many losses for us all. I can tell you that I believe Star was there to greet Calli. Star absolutely adored kitties, and she will watch over her.

Here's to a better year for us all in 2010,
pat & jack

BeadedTail said...

We're so sorry to hear about Callie. Our thoughts are with you.

Dennis the Vizsla said...

Sorry about your kitty. I hope your 2010 sees no more losses from your pack.

Jan's Funny Farm said...

So sorry about Callie. They really do take a piece of our heart with them. It has been a hard year for you!

River said...

You have had such a hard year! So sorry that Callie left you too soon. We hope that this year is terrific for you and the pack.

love & wags,
River

Mochi and Mommy said...

We are so sorry to hear about Callie.

Mochi

The OP Pack said...

So sorry to learn about Callie. It HAS been a bad year in so many ways for so many of us. Here's to a better time in 2010.

Happy New Year to you and wishes from us to you for a happy, healthy, and prosperous new year.

Woos, Phantom and Thunder

Biloxi and Siber-sibs said...

HaRooooo!
We is so sorry about Callie! She sounded furry special.

We would also like to wish woo a Better New Year 2010!

Your pal,
Biloxi

Steve, Kat, & Wilbur said...

I'm so sorry! You've had a horrible year and we really hope 2010 is much better.

Steve and Kat

Ms. ~K said...

My heart aches for you!
Our beloved pets never last long enough and they always take part of our heart when they pass!
Callie and my Cosmo Kitty are eating salmon and rolling in fields of catnip together!
~K

Marvin -The Hollow Hound said...

So sorry to read of this sad news.

We called in to wish you a Happy New Year. This must have been a terrible time for you, you are in our thoughts.

Just wishing 2010 will be a lot happier for you all.

Jeannie and Marvin xxxxxxx

Sam said...

Poor little Kitty! She knew kindness with you, though, and will be waiting for you on the other side of the bridge.

Sam and Cisco

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Huskee and Hershey said...

Oh Sherri, sorry to hear about your loss. It just seems so unfair. At least you have given Callie food, shelter and most of all, your love in the last few weeks of her young life. You are right that 2009 was a bad year and we are glad it is over. Wishing you a better year ahead...

(Hugs to MBB)

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