I’m a cat girl. I always have been and always will be. I adore them.
We had to say goodbye to our sweet little kitty a few weeks back, which was heartbreaking.
Grace had been with us since she was a kitten, leaving us after nearly 14 years. She was my baby, my favourite and I miss her.
I’m saddened that this time now seems so very short.
She was such a character – and without doubt was the ‘boss’ of the Frog Pond Farm kitty team.
When younger, after one too many tiffs with Eric our black cat, she decided that he was no longer permitted indoors – bolshy for such a small cat. He adhered to his banishment for several years which always surprised me given his size and stature. Truth is, a swipe from him would have sent her flying, but the minx sure had him fooled. She never backed down from a fight either, and would ambush him from the bushes if he ventured near the house.
As it transpired, Grace had problems with her eyes and had to have surgery to both of them. Over time I’m convinced that her vision slowly deteriorated and this eventually meant that she finally allowed Eric indoors. He was elated and still is.
I miss her sleeping on my feet in bed, watching TV with me, surprising me in the veg garden when I thought I was alone or her party trick of ‘head kicking’ when her tummy was tickled! Such a funny little girl.
I know the last few weeks weren’t good for you treasure – it seemed so very unfair. Much love to you on your journeys Grace – our memories of you will never fade.