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