Monday, July 9, 2012

Grimmy Grimms, we love you

I am beyond sad.

My sweet love kitty, Grimmy, has passed away.

Grimmy found us about 10 years ago. She showed up on our back porch and we let her sleep there at night.  Every morning she would cry outside our glass door until I came out and held her on my lap, where she would purr and purr.

Over the years, Grimm, who was a total house cat and a bit clumsy and crooked, would continue to be nothing but love.  She wanted nothing more in life than to be next to you or sleeping on you.  She would sleep on my pillow at night with her paw resting on my cheek or with her head resting on our arm, if she was next to us.  And she was just as loving with the other pets, especially Badger, our pup.

Sometimes Grimm would be pushy but generally she just wanted to be near you.  In the past year she developed diabetes but never fussed about getting her daily shot.  The vet said she purred for her whenever she was there.

But on Saturday, I was lying on the couch and Grimmy was right where she always wanted to be - sleeping on my chest.  I noticed she was breathing heavily through her mouth. I took her right in and we found that her lungs were surrounded with fluid and she couldn't get any air.  In the end, we discovered she'd had cancer but we never knew it.

I can't express how much I miss her and will always miss her. I loved this little (big) kitty with a big heart more than I can say.  I'd, selfishly, hoped for more time. For more days, months and years filled with her love.  I just hope that we gave her everything she needed because she gave me more than I could have ever asked for or been worthy of.

I love you, Grimmy Grimms. 


Jeanie said...

I'm truly sorry to read about your kitty. Our pets climb right into our lives and hearts and mean so much to us. Only another pet lover could truly appreciate how you feel, and I do. Grimmy was lucky to have you.

Anonymous said...

I am so sad for your loss. They are amazing, aren't they?

Anonymous said...

i'm so sorry. i'm trying not to cry after reading that. Animals are the greatest gift in life. i dont know what i will do when that awful day comes that i lose one of my furbabies

Lara said...

Oh what a sweet kitty! I am soooo sorry for your loss. She was a part of the family that can never be replaced. You know you gave her the absolute best treatment and she was a happy happy cat.
She reminds me of my Sunshine. She lived to be 19, always the loviest sweetest girl to the very end. I miss her all the time.

Faith J. said...

I am so sorry Grimmy died. She looks and sounds like such a wonderful kitty. I'm so glad you took her in and gave her a good life with lots of love. I had a diabetic cat, whom I gave insulin shots twice a day for 7 years. He was a great cat too.

לובה said...

So sorry :(

Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry for your loss.

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Ana said...

:( sad to read this,but at least she was happy. my kitty passed away last week, but she wasn't a house kitty. she was poisoned, how can people be so mean?

Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry. Grimmy looks a lot like my Angel. Nickname "meow". I have had him for 3 Wonderful years. Don't know what I would do without him.