Fannie's personal oasis
As long as I draw breath, I will never forget the moment that our eyes first met. You were sitting in a cage with your brother at the cat shelter, and the moment that I saw you I fell in love. This was something true and beyond explanation, but I just knew that we belonged together. I tried to adopt your brother since I didn't want to separate the two of you, but he had already been spoken for– so I had the attendant, who happened to be a former student of mine, indulge me by pulling lots of other kittens from their cages to see who you might get along with so that would have a playmate. You seemed to like Luca, so I signed the adoption papers and brought you home, and so our journey began.
You loved playing outside, but loved snuggling up in bed or on the couch, and you were always so loving and affectionate. You freely expressed your love by giving me the sweetest single meow that trailed off into the deepest purr that was so big and bold that it simply couldn't be contained by your little frame.
You knew full and well that I didn't want you wandering outside of our yard, and yet you would sneak off and indulge in the forbidden, but would always return and you made every effort not to get caught. There was that one time, however, at our old house, that I was gardening in the front yard and I saw this stealth gray ninja elegantly glide by at what seemed to be the speed of light. You were running down the sidewalk from who knows where, and you had that "oh crap, I got caught" expression on your face. I called your name and you promptly came, and looked at me with those gorgeous green eyes as if to assure me that you were just fine.
You were such a delightfully social girl, and while you loved to nap in the bushes, you also loved to hang out when your dad would play the monotonous game of fetch with Delilah. You would sit on the arm of his chair and purr so loud that I could hear you from inside of the house, and this constantly delighted me and warmed my heart.
You and I shared a life filled with the deepest kind of love, and there is no question that our bond was very profound. You were, and will always remain, my baby, and I know that you know that my love for you is far deeper than words could ever begin to convey. Thank you for choosing me to be your mom and thank you for 16 beautiful years. I am so sorry that I wasn't able to get you more time here, I would have done anything for you to have had more years in good health. My tears are a mixture of joy for having been loved by you, and grief that you are gone. I will never stop loving you, I will never forget you, and I will miss you as long as I live. You were deeply loved, baby girl xoxoxoxox =^..^=
P.S. You might be shocked to know that your weird brother Zeus follows me around when I am crying, and awakens from the deepest sleep when he hears me beginning to cry. He sweetly crawls in my lap to comfort me because he seems to understand. Who knew he was that sensitive, right?!