Dear Blog Friends:
It is with sadness that I write that our sweet and feisty Annie Cat passed away today. She had not been well for a few days, but when we took her to the vet this morning, we assumed that there would be a quick fix and we would be bringing our girl back home with us. Sadly, this was not the case as we found she had inoperable cancer. To say we are stunned and in shock is putting it mildly. Cats can't talk....at least not with human words....and Annie had not let us know how sick she really was except for digestive issues that alerted us that something was wrong. My husband and I are grieving over our loss. We count our "fur children" as close family members and are experiencing a huge loss right now. Christmas has definitely lost its cheeriness, although I am always happy that Christ was born. I would like to add how much gratitude is in my heart that Annie was a part of our lives. Although we knew her since kittenhood, she didn't live with us exclusively until about ten years ago. In that time, she managed to wind herself into our hearts and lives. Feisty, spunky, always into something....she regularly picked fights with her cat sisters (or cousins as we called them) and even was determined to take care of bears that came on our back porch! She wasn't afraid of anything and yet was always up for a good cuddle. She had a way of squinting her eyes at you that could melt your heart. You knew she was saying, "I love you." I'm so glad she was a part of our family and I surely will miss her. I'm so sorry she was so sick and we didn't know. I'm sorry Annie. I wish we could have made it all better for you. But, I know that you are at peace with God now, who cares about all animals. Thanks for being such a great cat.
"Are not five sparrows sold for two cents? Yet not one of them is forgotten before God.