Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Rest in Peace

Audrey Anna
April 4, 1992 - February 11, 2009

In the foreground with her litter mates.

In my first single college girl apartment, with my pet rats, Ren and Stimpy. She was very gentle with them and, yes, I let them out to play with her.

Helping me study in college.

During our hippy girl phase post-college.

Up to no good!

Meditating on my wedding vows. Doug was reluctant to accept her in his home. He had never had a cat and wasn't too keen on the idea. I told him we were a package deal. he quickly grew to love having her around. :)

She was never fond of kids until we had ours. She would keep a close eye on them and always was concerned when they cried. She loved to snuggle up with them. Here she is with Aidan.

And baby Sean!

We loved you old girl!

Thank you for being such a wonderful friend, Audrey. You gave me almost 17 years of love and fun memories. I will always remember you.


Jennifer said...

I am so sorry!! 17 years is along time, I'm sure you will be missing your kitty everyday. My old kitty buddy of 10 years passed away last year from brain cancer. Cat's are the best!! I will be thinking about you!

Beverly said...

So sorry! She looked like a sweet cat! I know you will miss her! Our cat will be 18 this year and I hate what is ahead. Thanks for sharing her photos!

Auntie Ann said...

We will miss you too Audrey. I still remember when Kari was little and would chase Audrey around you houe "come here kitty kitty" Big hugs from us in Wisconsin. RIP Audrey.

Ruby's Mom said...

Awww,sorry for your loss.
I love cats,my mother always had one while I was growing up.We had some that lived to be pretty old,too.I have many fond memories of them.

Melissa @ Banana Migraine said...

Oh no! I'm so sorry, she was a beautiful kitty. I feel your pain! It's so hard to lose a special friend like that.

Little Miss E said...

My first cat also passed away at age 17. My heart goes out to you!

I wanted to let you know about the T21 Travelling Afghan Project! I hope you will consider participating and I would appreciate it if you could help spread the word! Thanks!

Tilly Cat & Pip-Squeak said...

Rest in peace Audrey. So sorry you had to go through this... I lost my pet rabbit who was my baby 4 years ago and wrote a similar post for her. Take care...

Sarah said...

so are the kids handling it?

JennyH said...

I'm so sorry. I know how hard it is. She was a very pretty kitty.

We had to put our dog down after Christmas, he was 15 years old. I couldn't let them say bye b/c I was so upset. A month later, Sam finally realized he was gone. a month! She cried and said she missed him. He is buried at my parents house so when we were there she asked to see where. I think she excepted it rather well.