In Memory of Kitty – 1997-2011

We adopted Kitty when she was a little over a year old. A beautiful gray cat with white paws and belly, she was full of personality! She was different than most cat’s as she loved being in her carrier, drank out of the toilet and loved to have her belly rubbed! She was very social, with people, and didn’t have one problem voicing her opinion on things! We actually tried to adopt another cat, but she was having none of that! She loved play fighting with my daughter and they often went at it like true sisters. She was also very much a daddy’s girl loving to play with him and sit with him on the couch! When we relocated to Kennesaw from Florida, she made the trip like a pro! She loved her new home and adopted my sister right away! Of course, my sister spoiled her rotten and she just ate it up! She recently began to lose weight, but we didn’t know how sick she’d become until the week before we had to let her go. It was an incredibly hard decision, but when you love an animal like we all loved Kitty, you don’t want them to suffer. It was a heartbreaking experience for all of us because we all loved her very much. She is sorely missed by her human family.

They will not go quietly,the cats who’ve shared our lives.
In subtle ways they let us know their spirit still survive.
Old habits still make us think we hear a meow at the door.
Or step back when we drop a tasty morsel on the floor.
Our feet still go around the place the food dish used to be,
And, sometimes, coming home at night, we miss them terribly.
And although time may bring new friends and a new food dish to fill,
That one place in our hearts belongs only to them….and always will.

~ Linda Barnes ~