June 22, 2007

Calico Cat

Calico came to Dave and I in 1991, a "gift" from my cousin Jill after they could not reconcile their differences. You see, Jill had lost the battle with Calico over an empty can of tuna fish. Calico gave Jill a bite that put her in the hospital for nearly a week. Ever hear of the term Cat Scratch Fever? It is not just a Ted Nugent song, but a bacterial disease. Calico passed the bacteria to Jill through her saliva. Anyway, we took her in, and she has been with us through the many years. Years which brought a wedding, a new baby, a new kitten, a new dog, a new house.

Three years ago, Calico was diagnosed with hyperthyroidism, and put on medication to control her levels. We were warned at the time that the medication would likely cause her kidneys to fail. Calico is now asleep near me, and I know in my heart that tonight is the last night she will be with us. I will miss her, but will always treasure the years she was ours.

13 comments:

Jennifer said...

I'm so sorry to hear about Calico. Lots of hugs to you all.

Leslie said...

sorry to hear about your cat. I am not looking foreward to my last days with my 14 yr. old doggie, but I'm sure they are coming.

cmbrunker said...

Jen, I am so sorry about Calico. I can only imagine how much your heart is hurting. All my love to you and your family.

Leslie said...

BIG HUGS to you all Jen! Calico was a beautiful kitty!

Di said...

Oh so sad! Biggest hugs sweet friend.

Libby Weifenbach said...

Oh Jen. I'm so sorry about sweet Calico. Our pets are such a part of our families. It's obvious she was truly loved, and I'm glad you were able to spend her last moments holding her. *HUGS*

Wendy Malichio said...

Oh Jenn I'm so very sorry to hear this. It's so hard, I know, we just lost a dear friend back in December and you never get over it, time just helps a bit. I'll keep you all in my thoughts... she is just beautiful.

xxoo
Wendy

Denise said...

I'm so sorry about Calico. She was so beautiful. I can feel your pain too well. I still miss my babies! Four in the last 3 1/2 years was too much. (((((((Big hugs to you)))))))

Lorna Arlett said...

hi Jen, sorry to hear about Calico, :( She was a very cute cat, even though I was allergic to her (she knew it too!) I will miss her seeing her.

Tammy said...

Jen, I am so sorry.
I watched my dog pass about 2 years ago. It was hard, but soo thankful that I was there for her when it happened and not alone.
(((HUGS))) I know you are hurting and I wish you comfort during this hard time.

Briana said...

I am so sorry. I dread this day. I have four cats and they age from 7 to 9. I'm sooooo sorry. Hugs for you :(

Donna said...

I'm very sorry for your loss. Our cats are a big part of our home and we lost our favorite at Christmas this year.

Carol said...

I've just paid a visit to your blog and here is this very sad post. I'm so so sorry. Calico, what a beautiful girl, and I'm sure no matter what, she'll always be with you, looking out for you.