I called her Ultraviolet, or UV. My husband called her Little Girl. She was so little . . . and so sweet.
August 28th is Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day. My heart is heavy with so many kitties who have left us, and eventually, when I can again access older photos, I’ll make a post with all of them.
Ultraviolet is our most recent loss. I still miss her so much. She showed up amidst a friend’s ferals. She was friendly but we couldn’t find anyone who claimed her, so on August 22nd of 2017, the day after the solar eclipse, we brought her inside. She helped me edit Catwoods in 2018 when it was finally coming together.
She left us on September 3, 2018. All cat loss is difficult but her loss was especially heartbreaking for me. She had just had a good report at her annual vet checkup. She was estimated by vets to be only about 11 years old, and many of our cats have lived well into their teens. She was with us for only a little over a year.
I don’t think we’ve ever had a sweeter kitty. All day and all evening she would go from one of us to the other, making little “urrrp oop eep” sounds of greeting. “Come up Sweetheart,” I’d answer. She’d jump up, sometimes with a little help from us, and settle in for pets, scritches, and purrs. I miss her soft chirrups. And, of course, her editing.
She left us for the Rainbow Bridge suddenly, due to what was probably an undiagnosed heart condition. Since the vets thought she was doing well, her unexpected leaving made it harder.
She was so loving and had such cuteness and whimsey about her.
She shines in my memories. But knowing those memories are over and gone hurts my heart.
As sad as we are, I would take an older cat again. I’m happy we could give her snuggles, her favorite tasty foods, toys, comfy blankies, and a safe home in her last year. I just wish we could have had more time with her.
I want to thank Deb Barnes of Zee and Zoey’s Cat Chronicles, founder of Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day, for creating this day of remembrance. We are joining her Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day 2021 – Purr Prints of the Heart Blog Hop.
I so miss you, Little Ultraviolet Girl!
ETA: We were okay in the storm, just tons of rain. Most friends on the coast have told us they are okay. Sept. 1, 2021.
ETA again Sept 1, now we are worried about everyone through the mid-Atlantic and Northeastern states because the storm is causing tornadoes and tornado watches and severe weather way on up into those areas!
Again this year at this time, there is a hurricane approaching the Gulf Coast. At the moment it looks like we will on the eastern side of the storm which means we could have some rough weather. So, I may be slow to answer comments.