Friday, November 21, 2008

Fierce Fighter Friday

It's Fierce Fighter Friday today, which is sponsored by Whiskers and Purrs. They asked "everyone to remember all of the Ones That Came Before and have bravely fought battles with cancer, FIP, diabetes, or any other struggle, and have now gone on to watch over us." The One Who Came Before Me was Samantha. She lived with my family from 1990 until 2004. Samantha loved my Lap Lady and my Big Janitor very much. She did not like anyone else except my two-legged sister and her husband. Everyone else she hissed at and then ran away. My Lap Lady found me at her office when I was about 6 months old in February of 1997. Samantha was used to being an only cat and I always wanted her to love me. She was not very friendly to me most of the time but I kept trying to get close to her. In 2004 Samantha kept getting thinner and my Lap Lady and Big Janitor were very worried about her. This picture was taken on the last day that she was at home and she was with her very favorite mousie toy. When she went to the Bridge I was about 8 years old and my Big Janitor kept saying that I needed a kitten. Willow came to live with us when my Lap Lady went to the Humane Society to get Samantha's ashes and found Willow there. She was only 6 week's old then. I was so happy to finally have a cat who loved me and I have always loved her as my very own kitten.
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This picture is of me when I was only 8 years old,
four years ago. I still like snuggly blankets!

10 comments:

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Oh I love hearing about those who came before. Thank you for sharing Samantha.

Daisy said...

Samantha sure was pretty! I'm glad you and Willow are good friends.

Parker said...

What a pretty gal Samantha was! I'm glad that you did get a sister that loves you and that Willow got a forever home!

Teena in Toronto said...

Such a nice tribute!

Happy blogoversary!

Eric and Flynn said...

That was nice to hear about Samantha. She was very pretty. We are glad Willow loves you and you love her.

Evie/VampyVictor said...

What a pretty girl she was!
I am sure that she loved you too! We does not always show affection but that does mean we does not love :)
Peoplez are like that too! Not everyboddie is affectionate.. thank goodness!! hehe I get too many kissies as is.. geesh

V-V

Wizard said...

I was lucky. Wizard loved me from the begining. He is thin like Samantha amd my Mom and Dad are worried and their eyes are leeking! Angel

Boy n Beethoven said...

Samantha sounds wike she's got wots of purrsonawity. I still wike snuggwy bwankets too even though I'm 15!

Cats said...

A very touching post. Samantha was lovely and so are you! Purrs and hugs to you from us :)

Everycat said...

Thank you for sharing Sammamow's story, she was so pretty and I'm really glad she had such a long and lovely life with you all.

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