Thursday, August 13, 2009

Thoughtful Thursday: In Loving Memory

On Monday, August 13, 2009 Sheeeba, guardian of Monna and Daddoo's garden, went to kitty heaven. She was 16. Adopted at 8 months of age from the Humane Society of Ottawa-Carleton, she had been named "Scooter" and we had no idea why - until we saw her run around like house like a bat out of Hell....Scooter certainly fit her actions, but not her feminine personality so she was renamed Sheeeba. She had probably been an outdoor cat previously, and as she got older and (sort of) calmer, she was allowed to go out into the fenced in backyard and partake of fresh air and sunshine.

Happy to lie on any quilt in progress my Monna was making, killer of bugs, mice and (occasionally, unfortunately) birds. Puker-upper (usually INSIDE the house) of butterflies and dragonflies. Chaser of rabbits, eater of grass and weigela leaves, sniffer of peonies. Lover of linear string-like objects, stuffed cat toys, soft perches, hair brushes, animated TV shows with bugs and Cesar Milan. Friendly and determined, she was neither territorial nor was she submissive: rather, she wanted everyone to just get along and be happy. Friendly, curious, aloof, loving, alert, graceful, sleepy and happy, she never ceased to make our lives richer for having known her. She will be sorely missed.

We love you Sheeeba, and send you to Heaven with our kindest, most broken hearts.

, Arwen, Monna and Daddoo

14 comments:

  1. So sorry to hear! But such a lovely post about her :)

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  2. I'm sorry Sheeeba had to go to the Rainbow Bridge. She looks like she was a wonderful kitty.

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  3. I am sitting here, my 16 yo furry boy beside me. Looks like Sheeeba had a wonderful life. Farewell!

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  4. Aw, it is hard to lose a cherished pet. Hugs.

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  5. This is a lovely tribute to beautiful Sheeeba. We're sending lots of purrs to you and the rest of her family - we know you will miss her.

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  6. I'm so sorry to hear about Sheeeba. Lovely tribute to her. My thoughts are with you and your family. Sending ((hugs)) your way.

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  7. So sorry Sheeba went to the Rainbow Bridge. She was obviously well loved. I hope you find another furry friend to help fill the void.

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  8. *hugs and love* It's very very hard to lose a family member, whether they be furry or not, but it sounds like she had a great kitty life.

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  9. So sorry to hear about Sheeba. She was well loved and will surely be missed. That is a beautiful picture of her. Hugs and purrs.

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  10. I'm so sorry for your loss. <3

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  11. What a nice tribute to Sheeba; I'm sure your parents will miss her dearly.

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  12. Thank you so much for all of your kind words, you have made us all feel better :-)

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  13. What a sweet, loving friend and family member. I'm sorry for your loss.

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