Everyday under the hashtag rememberingabby I have posted a photograph. When I began I just posted the photograph in b/w of Abby and wrote in 140 characters a short comment about it. As time evolved I began adding quotes that spoke to me and evoked Abby. This is the one for today. I didn't know when I started doing this I would do it for a full year but that is what I decided to do as a way of remembering her.
This post was published June 12, 2009. Every single word of it is as true today as it was when I first wrote it. Today would have been, and I guess you can say it is still, the 9th year of the anniversary of her GOTCHA. I was fortunate enough to share 8 of them with her. This will be my first without her. But I will always remember that first day with crystal clarity. I can clearly see walking into PetSmart and Abby was sitting up high just like she is sitting in the picture below but in a dark igloo basket. I could see her from across the room and my heart fluttered, it was love at first sight. Full blown total love. I rushed to hold her and she grabbed a hold of my shoulder and wouldn't let go. I know now she just wanted to go back to her home, she had not fallen head over heels for me, as I had for her. That my friends took many many hard earned months of testing on this girl's part. She was not about to give her heart to me easily. But when she did, she gave it fully and totally. She adored me with no conditions. She knew I would protect her. She knew I would be the one to see her through whatever would come, and I did. I was the one Abby who held you, cradled you, and told you to fly if you needed to and that I loved you always. That will always be true too. I will always love you. Thank you for blessing my life for 8 years and exactly 2 months. Thank you for being my best friend. Thank you for all the love and devotion. Thank you Abby. Thank you always.
It's been 10 months, or more precisely 304 days since she flew to the Bridge.
There is not a day that passes that I don't miss her.
My heart is and always will be.
~Sense & Sensibility
Today is a special day. It is now been four years since one sassy lady arrived in my lap and in my life. It has been amazing fast four years. For anyone unfamiliar with Abby's story, she was adopted from a cat rescue organization 4 years ago named Lucky Cat. She had been living in her second home where the Father of the family did not want her and made his young daughter give her up. I now know that Abby did not like the Father and was probably snappy with him because she saw him as his true self. Abby is a feisty girl,the first night she was here she was so mad that she hissed and snarled and pitched a true Tuxie temper tantrum. I was so afraid that she was going to hate living here. I knew she could not go back to her former home. I would not let her go back to a man who only wanted the animal rescue people to abandon her behind PetsMart if I didn't take her. It took many MANY months before Abby trusted me, but when she did she gave me her total loyalty, trust and love. She is still a feisty little lady and she dominates the house with an iron paw. I feel a powerful privilege in being in the right place at the the right time four years ago because she has entered my heart and totally captivated it with her special furry love. No one will ever be able to convince me that she is just a cat, to me she is so much more and the bond we have is one that nothing will ever break. I know her purrday is right around the corner and she will soon be 10 and I know that the passage of time will keep rolling, but I do not take one day for granted with her. This past weekend I sat with her in my lap one lazy afternoon just enjoying her presence. I tried to memorize the placement of each piece of fur as the light hit, the color of her eyes, the feel of her whiskers on my leg, the sound of those rumbly purrs, the feel of the bisquits she was making on my lap...I cherish all of these things and in those quiet moments I love her even more. Today is my sweet angels day of coming to her true home and of two hearts finding each other. I love you Abby with every fiber inside of me, and I will always and forever.
Today is also thankful Thursday and there could be nothing I am more thankful for than to have had Abby in my life.
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