Friday, December 16, 2011

You Had a Good One, Belle

Belle on the left; Tiggre on the right (He's almost 18 years old!)
Eight years ago on New Year's Eve, the thermometer outside read below 30 degrees. My cousin, sister, and I were hanging out and decided to take Winston for a walk. Little did we know that when we approached the bushes at the end of the driveway we would be adding another fur friend to our family. 
        Old snow covered the ground, but when Winston started sniffing around, we spotted something white as snow with little eyes and a very pretty face. She was tiny and frightened. We told our parents about the cat in the yard, and with temperatures soaring close to 0 degrees, we decided to bring her in. 
        After a trip to the vet and days spent waiting to hear if anyone would respond to the posters we hung up saying that we found a cat, no one called. And our house of two cats and a dog became three cats and a dog. 
         As pretty as she was, she wasn't the most friendly of cats. She didn't like to cuddle, be held, or pet, but she still was part of our family. 
         Unfortunately, her time here on earth came to an end this week. After a seizure and breaking two bones in her leg, the vet thought she had a brain tumor, so we did what we had to do and let her go. Even though she wasn't the most friendly or loving, it's still hard to lose someone who was part of the fur family. (Pets are people too.)
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36 comments:

Jess - PrettyPhysicist said...

awww, that's so sad! I'm so sorry for your loss. That story sounds like how I found 2 kitties at my house. :)

Hilliary@ Happily Ever Healthy said...

Im sorry to hear of your lose, it is always hard to lose a pet because they are so much a part of the family!

Hannah {Culture Connoisseur} said...

Awww, poor thing. So sorry to hear about this. I know it's not easy. :(

Bree said...

:( So sorry. That's how my parents took in their cat 8 years ago too. It was pouring rain one night and they heard him outside and took him in. Called the SPCA, no one responded and he became ours.
It's still hard thinking about the family dog we had to put down in February.

Elle Sees said...

aw, i can't imagine. i've only become a pet parent a year ago and he is my world.
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Elle Sees said...

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Meagan said...

Oh no, I'm so sorry. Last week my dad had to put down our 12 year old german shepherd/rottweiler mix. It is so sad to lose a family pet, because they are so much apart of the family.

Dayna Leigh said...

Pets ARE family members. It's always tough to loose one.

My family had a Chocolate Lab for 13 years who I grew up with that passed away this past April and we still talk about her like she's here.

Ashlee said...

So sorry, it's hard to lose any pet even if they aren't the most loving!

amy b.s. said...

sorry for your loss, but it's nice that she got to have such a great life. i think losing a pet is just as difficult as losing a anyone else. because they're family too.

Michelle P said...

Awww I'm so sorry.

J and A said...

Ah so sorry to hear that. :( They are like family. Hugs.

Natalie said...

Awww sorry to hear that :( it's hard to lose a pet.

Amy said...

I'm so sorry. :(

Alexis @bloomedinjune said...

i'm so sorry amanda :( pets can be just as close to us family...and thankfully, they never judge! i'll hug all my pets a little tighter today and i hope you and your family are okay right now.

Megan said...

I'm so sorry! It is very hard to loose a pet!

Ruthie Hart said...

I am so sorry of your loss!!!! She is so beautiful and I am sure changed your life in so many ways!

Mrs. Pancakes said...

aww..sorry about your little lady's passing..that's so sad!

Meg {henninglove} said...

i'm so sorry amanda. i can only imagine how hard it must be to put down a cat, a member of your family. my heart is breaking for you right now

Crystal Seed said...

I'm so sorry to hear that! It always sucks to lose a pet. I have a cat. She's 6 now. And she's still as active as the day we brought her home. So I can't imagine the day that she decides is her time. My prayers are with you!

Style, She Wrote said...

So sorry for your loss! Looks like a lovely feline! xo style, she wrote

Megan said...

Awwww, I'm so sorry!! It's always hard losing a pet...they really are family members!!

Punctuation Mark said...

I'm so sorry... hope you feel better about it soon!!!

Adam said...

Sorry for your loss, it's always hard losing our pets. I remember having a hard time when my dog died during the 10th grade summer. We had him since I was 2.

Kathy S said...

I'm so sorry for your loss.

Whitney said...

I'm so sorry girl :(

Beth Dunn said...

So sorry for your loss. Our dog dies of seizures too
xoxo
SC

Elizabeth said...

Sending hugs your way!

Bad Joan said...

so sorry for your loss. hopefully you will have a new furry friend come into your life in the near future.

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Grumpy Grateful Mom said...

You were so sweet to take her in. I'm sincerely so sorry for you loss.

Neon Blonde Runner said...

Amanda, I am so sorry to hear about your cat getting sick and passing on. I don't know what I'd do if that happened to me, my little fur friend means so much to me!

Courtney B said...

Oh I'm so sorry! Losing a pet is heart breaking! Sending lots of love and hugs your way...

Jess said...

Am just catching up....
so sad to hear about your cat...
Think of the great 8 years you gave her, without you, she may have not even made it this long!
sorry about your loss.

TV's Take said...

Oh how sad! So great that you all took her in. Hope you feel better

Ashleigh said...

Aww, I'm so sorry! Pets are totally part of the family and it's so hard to say goodbye :( Hugs!

BigAppleNosh said...

:( So sorry, Amanda