We had to let our Amalie kitty go :(

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  1. Ronni

    Ronni Hardy Maple

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    Amelie had been battling a variety of debilitating symptoms since November. The vet ran numerous tests, tried everything. She took a really bad turn earlier in the week. It turns out our sweet girl had a brain tumor, and so we had to let her go. She was my daughter's cat, but she hung out with me the last several years because she got old and a bit crochety with all the kids and their noise and activity.

    Paige found Ami and her siblings under our car back in 2004. She brought them all in, got them vetted and found them homes. All except Ami, who was the most shy, skittish, and scared. In one of Paige's attempts to tame her, she laid down on the floor of our bathroom with a plate of wet food next to her, hoping to coax her out of the corner. She came over, put her nose to Paige's, and from that point on, Amelie was hers. She’s always remained the shy one, and most of our friends never met her because she kept to herself and didn’t like too much activity. After Ami began staying with me, we bonded in a similar way to how Ami and Paige did in the beginning. Just before she left us, while we were hanging out with her, I told her: - “we were just a couple of grumpy old ladies together, weren’t we?”.

    She had a special meow that we called a “meep”, because that’s how it sounded. Despite hating the chaos, she was always sweet and loving to the kids when they would want to be with her and pet her. For such a small and quiet kitty, her absence leaves a huge void and we are grateful for the 14 years we got to spend with her.

    See you across the bridge, Ami girl.

    One last snuggle.
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    Her amazing green eyes
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    In better days
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    She slept this way every night.
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    Gail-Steman Young Pine

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    @Ronni so sorry to hear about Amelie but she's out of suffering and you've had some good times together by the looks of it and green eyes in a cat is supposed to be lucky also and I just :heart: this picture.

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    eileen Resident Taxonomist Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    Awww Ronni it's so hard to let our pets go when their time comes. Rest assured though that if Ami could talk she'd be grateful for all the love you gave her. She'll be sorely missed I know but you gave her 14 good years in a home where she knew she was part of a wonderful family.
     
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    Sorry for your loss...it is always hard to loose a pet...
     
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    mart Hardy Maple

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    So sorry Ronni ! She was beautiful and I am sure you have some great memories !
     
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    Netty Chaotic Gardener Plants Contributor

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    SO sorry for your loss Ronni. I lost my Boots at 13 the same way in August. I really missed her this Christmas as that was her favorite time of year. She would spend almost all her time under the tree purring happily. Our pets are more than just furry roommates, they become a piece of our hearts.
     
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    waretrop Strong Ash Plants Contributor

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    I am sorry Ronni...You will have such warm memories of her...She was greatly loved..You did good...
     
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    Thank you all very much. It's funny really how attached I became to Amelie even though I am definitely NOT a cat person. Plus she wasn't even MY animal.

    But y'know, It's funny how things work out. There's a lot of backstory to this, but suffice to say that Paige's heart for animals needing rescue is soooo big. :heart:

    Meet Cashew Butter ;) Cashi or Cashi boy for short. He was in an overcrowded shelter in Kentucky where they were euthanizing all sick and unadoptable intakes, so NHA (Nashville Humane Association) brought him down and started working on him. He was tiny and runty (still is super small), his eyes were glued shut, he was very sick and listless. After several weeks of meds, vaccines, and a neuter, he is doing much better. He’s so good with the kids and accepting of the dogs, and his purr is so loud you can hear it across the room.

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    eileen Resident Taxonomist Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    I love to hear of things like this. Thank goodness little Cashi now has a life ahead of him with people who care.
     
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    Omg Ronni...Cashi is so cute...just look at that little face :heart:
     
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    Kay Girl with Green Thumbs

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    I'm so sorry. It is a tough part of having pets in our lives. I'm facing my Chloe kitty running out of her 9 lives. She is almost 18. It's not going to be easy.
     
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    Ah, Kay, that's rough. :( Even though it's part of having animals, that knowledge that they're going to leave us way too soon even if they live their full life span, it's still a difficult thing. Hats off to all of us who have pets anyway!
     
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