Thursday, October 16, 2008

My sweet cat, Mouse

My sweet cat, Mouse, passed away in the early hours of this morning after a fairly short, but hard-fought battle with skin cancer. White cats are prone to skin conditions and unfortunately hers was a very aggressive form. She was my completely deaf and oh so sweet girl who was only 8 years old. For someone that couldn't hear a peep, she didn't miss anything and definitely made her presence known!! She was a feral cat that I fed from the time she was about 3 months old. She had a kitten, Max, and they both came into my house to live with me when Mouse was about 1 and her kitten was about 5 weeks old (that is a long and beautiful story that I am thinking about writing a children's book about). She was still nursing him at the time and was a great mom. She was friends with all the other cats and loved to be near me, loved to eat, was one of my "greeters" when people came over and just a real light in my life.

I lost my old boy, Charlie, just this past December (see this blog) and Max (Mouse's kitten) passed away suddenly just four short months ago (see this blog) so you can imagine my devastation. Her life and our life together was just too short. How can it be over so soon? But I want to always remember the wonderful details of her life with the love and faithfulness she showed me. Although she wasn't with me long enough, I am grateful for every wonderful day I had with her and the two boys I lost this past year. I hope Mouse knew how much I loved her and how much I will miss her physical presence in my life.

Be blessed my sweet girl.

"We who choose to surround ourselves with lives even more temporary than our own live within a fragile circle, easily and often breached. Unable to accept its awful gaps, we still would live no other way. We cherish memory as the only certain immortality, never fully understanding the necessary plan." ~Townsend

This is sweet Mouse...


And here she is loving and cuddling with little Miss Teddie....like I said, she was a friend to all!

14 comments:

Heidi of Everyday Cookies said...

Lolly,
I am so sorry to read about Mouse's loss to the battle of cancer. I can hardly believe you've lost your third precious cat in less than a year. I hope that you can find comfort in the memories of Mouse (and Charlie and Max), as well as the sweet photos you have.

Hugs.
Heidi

Christine said...

I am so sorry to read about your kitty :(. As one who could never have an indoor cat due to severe allergies and now has had an inside cat for 3 years w/very little problem I understand how precious the bond is with them!

I found you via etsy as I just bought the other democrat necklace.

I am enjoying the photos and your grandmother is BEAUTIFUL! What a stately woman.

Miss Rhea said...

I am SO sorry Lolly. :( I can only imagine how devastated you must be. Sending you a BIG HUG. Mouse was so Blessed to have such a wonderful mom like you, to love her and give her a good life while she was here. I understand the bonds we form and I feel so bad for you right now. :(

catieann said...

oh my sweet lolly
I am so sad to hear about Mouse.
you have lost all of your beloved babies in such a short time. I am so sorry. I know how much I love my babies and I can only imagine how u must hurt.
Big Big hugs and love. you were such a good mom to those guys.
please take care.
love
catie

Nerissa said...

Hi Lolly
Thanks for coming over to visit & your sweet congrats. I'm so sorry to hear about your cats, all in such a short period of time. You are in my thoughts.
Nerissa

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Hi Lolly. Very nice to meet you ~ so glad you stopped by my blog, because it led me to YOURS!

I'm so sorry for your loss of dear Mouse. Our pets truly are our family & it hurts so badly to lose them. Treasure your memories.

Big Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

So sorry. I know how it us eot lose a pet. Hugs to you.

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

I am so sorry! I lost 3 pets in a short time period a while back, it is very hard, isn't it? they become such a big part of our lives.

Dianne said...

Hi Lolly,
So sorry to come to your blog and read about Mouse. My sympathies to you.
Thanks though for visiting my blog and leaving a sweet comment.
Take care.

obsessed scrapbooker said...

Oh Lolly, I am SO sorry to read this about your loss. Hugs to you! Elizabeth

ShabbyInTheCity said...

How sad! It is the 3rd blog post I've read today telling of a cat loss. I'd better shut down.

Joy said...

I found you via Jan & Tom's blog and am so sorry to hear of your beautiful Mouse's passing.

Melissa Wertz said...

I am so sorry to hear about your Mouse. (((((Hugs))))) She looks much like my beloved Krystal. I got her when I was about 14. I had to put her down when I was 29. She was 16. I was so broken hearted. She was the best cat ever. I had her over 1/2 of my life. She was 1 1/2 years old when I got her. I loved her so.

Krystal's heart just gave out. But she hung on for several weeks.

Your Mouse looks just like her. I know you will miss her very much.

shopannies said...

sorry to hear about the kitty I know how you must feel since we have lost a famiy pet or 2 before. I do want to let you know that you are on my christmas card list through J&T card swap.