Friday, October 3, 2008

Looking Back... Things That Happened

2007 Our Three Kitties
Mouse, Rose and Toes


Today is Friday....October 3rd... I think I am finally ready to share what happened to us...

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Exactly one week ago the kids and I left at 6am to go to Boise. Meat business and a little playtime. Borders Books and Olive Garden - two favorites! I love that my kids love books... Just like me! I played in the scrapbook/stamping mag section, the kids in the kid section... heaven is a bookstore where you can just hang out...

We returned at 4pm. A long Day... and we had to get ready for a tasting the very next day...

Yet, we came home to some bad news from my husband...

We found out out our beautiful, wonderful, funny, hilarious, deeply loved, snugglisous orange and white, seven toed and stubby tailed kitty, Teeny Tiny Tiger Toes

was ran over by a car...

About a mile down the road. And gone to kitty heaven...

My kids were devastated.... They cried themselves to sleep... Deep, racking sobs, two nights in a row... They slept in our closet the first night (it's huge)... Tissue boxes by their sides...

Monday night Jake asked me if it was good to cry. I said yes.

Jake loved Toes.. They grew up together... Poor Mr. Kitters.. Poor little Jake...

Oh my babies...
Oh my kitty...

We had lots of talks with God... We asked him to take care of our kitty... To pet him and love him and let him know we miss him very much but understand he will be our guardian kitty now, and that he is with us...

Jake slept walked down to our bed two nights ago.. He has absolutely no memory of coming downstairs or crawling into our bed.

Toes used to jump up onto on the dining room window screen (from outside) and hang there, spread eagled, meowing at us when we would be at the table.. Cracked me up every time...Cracked up any guests that visited..

We would tease him.. Go to the back door and turn the door knob, and then he would jump down thinking he would sneak in...

Toes had double toes... A feat (pun!) to get those suckers up on that screen, no doubt....
He was also a big cat! He loved to make biscuits and give us love... He had a little boy meow.. A sweet little boy kitty meow...

I miss my Toes... He was one cool cat...

Sigh...

Peace be with you Mr. Kitters

12 comments:

Suzanne C said...

Sorry Andi... I am feeling for you kids and you. Prayers and Hugs to you and your family.

Sweet Blessings said...

Oh, my heart is feeling for you...being Miss Cat Lover and owner of 8 barn cats + a stray, and one house kitty! I so have found many a kitty on our road...and it's never easy! I can't imagine how it must be when your precious children's hearts are breaking. I'm glad you prayed over him...we always to that too...hope God brings a new little kitty to join your family soon! Sweet blessings!

Ethel Amutan said...

Oh, Andi, I can feel your children's pain. My little kitty was run over also, when I was about ten years old. The devastating part was my dad accidentally ran him over as he was backing out the car. The kitty was sitting on the tire and didn't jump off. Dad backed up and the kitty was killed. It hurt my father more than it hurt me. I can honestly say that I know the feeling and the racking sobs that followed. God Bless your family. It's never ever easy to lose a beloved pet.

Dawn said...

Ohhhh Andi, how super sad =(

Vintage Papers said...

oh Andi my heart goes out to you with the loss of your pet. I will be saying some prayers and hope the kids know about the Rainbow Bridge. thank you for your love and support for 3/7 Infantry Alpha Co. I miss all of you !!!

Arlene said...

Thank you for your kind comments on my blog. I had read your blog and couldn't make a comment at the time I read it. I was up nights with my dog, she had surgery, but she just wasn't doing well. I sympathize with your loss of a wonderful kitty also.

Take care. Hugs, Arlene

Kerilou said...

So sorry for your loss, Andi. I know how difficult that can be. Hope the kids are doing a bit better now...Hugs, Keri

clhenry99 said...

Im so sorry to hear about your kitty. I know how hard it is to lose a kitty youlove, and that was an especially hard way to lose him. Prayers with you.

Amanda said...

Hi Andi (I got here from 2Peas). SO sorry to hear your loss...that is so hard. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in this tough time.

Tami B. said...

So terribly sad for all of you Andi. It is so hard to lose a pet. They are such special members of the family. Sending lots of hugs.

glitzen said...

Ohhh, I am so sorry for your kitty-love loss. I never deal with losing an animal well at all. Its a deep and lasting sorrow that I carry with me. A forever dent in my heart, so I really really feel for you guys. Made me cry and mourn a cat I never knew. (((((hugs))))) to you all.

Penny said...

So sad to hear about Toes :( They are part of the family aren't they and it's devastating when they go. Hugs to you all x