My very special kitty friend Gracie is gone, and my heart aches. She 'adopted' us 17 years ago, when we moved to a new house, and she was living in the crawlspace. She blessed us with four kittens right away, and we discovered we had adopted FIVE cats. Fortunately homes were found for the extra blessings.
She was the most affectionate, attentive, SMART of cats... and she loved her basket of toy mice and assorted 'friends'. Every night she would 'hunt' among her toys, and then spend the entire night bringing her captures up the stairs to lay next to our bed. In the morning, we would be surrounded by as many as a dozen small 'gifts'.
She had a wonderful kitty life, and we kept one of her kittens, so she snuggled him every day and night. We nursed her through her final illnesses until we knew she was in distress, and then we showed her the way to the Rainbow Bridge.
My DH loved her so much... I want to make a quilt in Rainbow colors with her photo on it somewhere so he will feel her close to him, which is where she always wanted to be...
Well done, my sweet girl... you are missed.