Rest In Peace Sweet Girl

We lost our sweet Caity Bug on Friday.
As you know, we weren't sure what has been going on with her, thinking she may have diabetes {it was confirmed on Friday that she did}, but waiting to test her again.
In the meantime, we discovered she had a tumor.  Thursday afternoon/evening, her cheek became swollen and her right eye was bulging.
Unfortunately, things had progressed too much before we saw the symptoms.

She was a super sweet girl {except when she visited her favorite doctor - that's when the cat gloves had to come out}.
As a kitten she was an absolute terror.
Once she turned 2 we brought home not one but TWO French Bulldogs.
She hated them.
Her dislike was so strong that she became a recluse, never coming downstairs.
She was J's princess and stayed tucked away in her upstairs castle.
Oliver and Emerson became obsessed with her the few times they actually saw her, I'm sure thinking she may be a figment of their imagination.

I'm not sure what we were thinking, but after the boys turned 1 we decided Caity needed a kitten.
She needed a partner - something other than the dogs.
Strangely enough, it worked!
We brought Jack home and lo and behold we started seeing Cait.
She turned into a loving young kitten who suddenly enjoyed spending time with her family.
Still hated being photographed, but loved being with us all.

She just turned eight years old.
One of the worst parts of having animals in your life is the short time they are with you.
Of course one of the best parts is the unconditional love they provide.
She certainly provided much of that.
Jack is slightly distraught and has become clingy.
As you remember, he LOVED micro managing her every move.

Rest in peace sweet Caity Bug.


Melody A. said...

I am sorry for your loss. Like all beings that we Love and share our lives with, we realize how much they gave us even more when they are gone from us. Take care and hugs to you and yours.

Sarah said...

So very sorry for your loss. We lost our dog today and you said it so spot on. It's so hard to handle the pain of losing them but the love they give while they are here is such an amazing gift. Prayers of comfort for you.

daisy gurl said...

So sorry for your loss and pain. Hoping your sweet memories will see you through.

Marsha said...

So sorry.

Flying VS Farm said...

Staci, I am sorry to hear about your loss. Despite what people say, our pets are a part of our extended family. Losing them takes a part of your heart with them and they leave a void that is hard to fill. Prayers and blessings to you and your fur family.

Sharon-The OKI StampQueen said...

So sorry. I have been down this path and it's difficult. We lost three of ours within a year and a half. They are with us so briefly, but as you said, the love they give is immeasurable. Funny how adoptable/ferals would find us not long after losing one... Know you and yours are in my thoughts and prayers-she was greeted by our beloved Bad Cat, Poppa Cat, Cocoa Puff and Miss Dolly (Dolly had a fast growing brain tumor).

Rita B Caldwell said...

Jack will be lost without her. I'm so sorry for you that she is gone but sure you will find a replacement when you are ready. Thinking about you!

Big Rigs 'n Lil' Cookies said...

I'm so very sorry for your loss.

Carol Williams said...

I hate to repeat everyone else, but...know that another someone is sorry. I write this as my Abigail Kitty is tucked up under my arm, Sammy has perched on top of my armoire, and Boots is aloof and stretched out on the nightstand. They are 3 of probably 75 animals here on the farm that I adore. It's so hard to lose them. Having more doesn't make losing one easier.

So very sorry. People who don't own animals really don't get it. We do.

Staci at Life At Cobble Hill Farm said...

Thank you so much for all of your kind words!! They mean an enormous amount to us. :)