Last month, we lost my cat, Isabelle. From the day we went to the shelter to pick her out, Isabelle was the sweetest, most loving cat you had ever met. In fact, we didn't pick her out- she picked us. We visited the kitten room first. I had my heart set on a kitten, but my mom had convinced me we needed to look at the other cats as well. And as soon as we walked into that room, there was my sweet little girl, purring and rubbing up against the bars, begging for attention, telling us that she wanted to come home with us. She was two years old, had beautiful green eyes, and had a short little bob of a tail.
Every time I cried, she was right there in my lap, crying and purring, so upset that I was unhappy. She slept curled up on my pillow every night. While I read before bed, she slept on her pillow next to me, but as soon as I set my pillow down flat, she moved over to my pillow. And she had to be touching me.
You could here her purring from across the room. She was always purring. If she saw you walk in the front door, she started purring. I only ever heard her hiss a handful of times, and most of them were at my sister's cat, Sam, when he wanted to play and she didn't.
Isabelle was always in my lap, and always with me when I was home. She laid in the hall and watched me put on my makeup every morning. When I was making food in the kitchen, she would sit at my feet and cry until I picked her up.
She slept in her favorite green chair all the time. She watched the animals in our backyard through the back door. She was always the hunter- at our old house, she caught snakes and lizards and loved to bring them to us. At this house, she watched the rabbits and probably dreamed of catching them.
She was my sweet baby girl, and I miss her so very, very much. She was only with us for seven very short years. She was only nine when the vet diagnosed her with kidney disease. It was in the advanced stages, and there wasn't much they could do for her. I think having to put her to sleep was one of the hardest decisions we've had to make as a family.
Isabelle will always be my sweet baby girl, and I was so lucky to be her mommy for the seven years she was with us. It's still hard to not have her with us every day. Here's a picture that my sister took of my sweet little girl:
Rest in Peace, Isabelle.
That's all for today,