Here is the story of Snickers for those who want to read it.
One day back in 2000 I stopped in at a local Pet Store to look at kittens and the cutest little Calico kitten stood up an meowed at me and my heart melted. - Oddly enough I can't seem to find pictures (that was before the computer and digital photos) of her as a kitten.
We brought her home and oh my she was a "mean" little thing. Always biting and scratching you. - I did not like her very much as a kitten. As time went on though I came to love her very much.
Snickers had many nicknames: Doodlebug, Snickerdoodles,
Snacky Snickers (for her love of all things food),
The Fastest Tongue in the West
Snooty Snickers (because she was standoffish) - She was a "loner" cat most of the time but on rare occasions she would spend time with some of the other cats:
Snarly Snickers (for when she was in a bad mood)
Sometimes she would come in my office while I was at the computer and hop up on my lap so I could pet her. I loved those times.
She loved soft blankets to lay on, catnip, eating grass on rare occasions when she was allowed outside (which wasn't often as we believe in indoor only cats for safety)
L-R: Nuisance (who has passed on) Snickers and Dottie - 2007.
We will miss her sweet face. We loved the little "hammer" marking by her nose, her long whiskers that had silver tips, her short little ears and legs, the way she ran was so cute, her head bumping when she wanted you to wake up, watching her pad the bedding, her gobbling up food and never gaining weight. She was a tiny little cat, never weighing over 5 1/2 pounds.
Out of all her nicknames there are two that define Snickers:
You will be greatly missed and never forgotten.
sweet girl who was loved greatly. i'm sorry, ida.ReplyDelete
I'm so sorry, Ida. I know how hard this is and how much you loved her. She was lucky you walked into the pet store that day. A better life couldn't be imagined.ReplyDelete
Hi ! I love these beautiful photos !!!!!ReplyDelete
Your photo models are so cute !!
Happy weekend !
Sorry for the loss of your dear pet...ReplyDelete
So sorry for you loss. She sounds like a wonderful kitty.ReplyDelete
Hello Ida!:) It's very sad, I'm so sorry Ida. Beautiful photos of your beloved Snickers. Thank you for sharing all the things you loved about her.ReplyDelete
I am so very sorry. My heart hurts for your loss. What sweet and precious photos of Snickers you have shared. She was blessed to be loved so much by each of you. xoxoxoReplyDelete
Rest in Peace Precious Princess. my heart hurts for your family, both humans and cats left behind to miss her.. she was a beautiful kitty and had so many different sides to her personality. one of our favorite things to do is watch dogs sleep and that would apply to watching cats sleep to.ReplyDelete
Lovely photo memories of dear Snickers. This was a sweet tribute to your dear cat.ReplyDelete
So sorry about Snickers. It is so hard when they have to leave us. So glad that she had such a good home with lots of love even thought she didn't want that all the time. Sending some mighty big hugs.ReplyDelete
I'm so sorry for your loss! :(ReplyDelete
Hello Ida, so sorry for your loss of Snickers. I am sure she will be missed, I love all the sweet photos. It is hard saying goodbye to one of our family pets. HUGS!ReplyDelete
So very sorry for your loss. What a beautiful cat she was.ReplyDelete
I am so sorry. Such a hard thing to do. I still miss my Sammy Jo (lab) and that was quite a few years ago now.ReplyDelete
She sounds like she was a real character, Ida! My parents had a calico who looked very much like her but her name was Jessie. She was the kitten of a stray cat who had a litter in my parents back yard and only Jessie survived. They had her for 14 years. So sorry for your loss - it is hard to get over the pain but it is still worth having these guys in our lives. Thinking of you.ReplyDelete
So very sorry to hear about your kitty. Having just lost my dog in May, I know exactly what you're going through. Please know that you did the right thing. Snickers is no longer suffering and you have lots of wonderful memories (and photos) to remember her by.ReplyDelete
It's such a pain when a cat is gone... but she had a good and lucky life with you.ReplyDelete
I'm so sorry for your loss. She was a beauty, I loved reading about her!ReplyDelete
I'm sorry for your loss, my dog is elderly right now. I know she's got maybe five years left.ReplyDelete
You have me in tears this morning Ida. I am so very sorry for your loss. I have always had a kitty in my life, so I understand that precious bond, and how much it hurts when it is gone.ReplyDelete
In a novel I just finished, there was an interesting paragraph about broken hearts. In it, the character has a thought that the losses we sustain through life open up fissures in the heart, that when mended over time allow our hearts to grow bigger. I thought it was beautiful.
Hugs to you Dear Ida. Have a peaceful Sunday.
Awww, I'm sorry to hear this. Very pretty cat! My condolences.ReplyDelete
A tough experience to lose a pet.ReplyDelete
Great send off though with all those pics and memories.
You are good with a camera. I noticed that in the above Fair post too.
So very sorry for your loss. Snickers was such a beautiful cat.ReplyDelete
i'm so sorry Ida -- such a sweet kitty. It's so hard.ReplyDelete
What a sweet post, Ida. Thanks for sharing about Snickers.ReplyDelete
Oh no! I am so very sorry. She was a beautiful kitty and sounds like also a wonderfully unique little cat personality too. RIP beautiful one.ReplyDelete
awwww ida, i am so sad to read this. she was beautiful and loved and i know this was so hard for you. rip snickers!!ReplyDelete
Hi Ida, what a heartfelt tribute to a lovely and well-loved cat. So sorry for your loss.ReplyDelete