Monday, March 21, 2011
Today hasn't been an easy one for our family, as we had to say goodbye to one of our beloved pets this morning.
Ani Noelle was my baby. Brent picked her out for me as a birthday present 15 years ago when she was just a 6 week old bundle of long silky black fur.
She was an odd cat, this one. She had the loudest purr imaginable and loved to be stroked, yet she was the biggest scaredy cat around and hid whenever people come over. She lived more or less out of Serena's closet for a good 10 years! I remember when our family went away on vacation and our friends came to take care of the cats for a week. Although I'd warned them that they likely wouldn't see her, they spent over an hour on that first night looking for her in all the nooks & crannies, under the beds, convinced she had disappeared into thin air!
This morning, we had a chance to say our goodbyes before her cancer-ridden body was put to rest. She was stroked and petted until the very end, purring her love to us all the while.
Go in peace, darling Ani.
Ani Noelle was fortunate to have shared her little life with such a loving family just as you were fortunate to have shared your lives with her.
Sending you hugs.