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Saturday, September 10, 2016

Good-Bye Sweet Snickers

It is with a Heavy Heart that I have to say we said our final good-bye to Snickers yesterday. - We knew it was time but it was so hard.  Thankfully our Vet was understanding and came out to our house so that we wouldn't have to put Snickers through the agony of a car ride in the carrier and she was able to go peacefully at home where she was loved and comfortable.

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),

One of her favorite treats was, Shrimp.  This photos was taken last week on one of her better days while she was still eating good.


The Fastest Tongue in the West

Here she is licking up whipcream from a bowl.  She was such a sloppy drinker though as when she drank water or milk she would slosh it so much that the counters and floors were covered with it but oh she loved milk, whip cream, ice cream, tuna fish water.


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:

L-R:  Snickers, Dottie & Callie-Jo.


 Snarly Snickers (for when she was in a bad mood)



Silly Snickers

One of her favorite things was getting a drink of water in the sink or bathtub.  She'd stick her head under the dripping water until she was soaking wet.  It was so comical.

She loved laying on freshly dried towels.  Once she even "unfolded" the towels, always a helper.

Sweet Snickers

 
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 also loved laying in the windowsill of my office and looking out at the birds or just watching me as I worked. 

This one was one of our last days wit her.  I had brought her out of the closest where she had chosen to stay and layed her in the window.  She just layed there and soaked up the warmth of the sun and purred.  She was to weak at this point to do much else but it was so sweet having her there with me.
Laying on the table was a fun pastime for her or sitting in a cardboard box.
 

 
 

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:
 
 
 
The Princess

 
Precious



 Rest in Peace: Precious Princess - August 13, 2000 - September 9, 2016

You will be greatly missed and never forgotten.





 




29 comments:

  1. sweet girl who was loved greatly. i'm sorry, ida.

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  2. 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.

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  3. Hi ! I love these beautiful photos !!!!!
    Your photo models are so cute !!
    Happy weekend !

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  4. Sorry for the loss of your dear pet...

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  5. So sorry for you loss. She sounds like a wonderful kitty.

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  6. 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.

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  7. 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. xoxoxo

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  8. 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.

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  9. Lovely photo memories of dear Snickers. This was a sweet tribute to your dear cat.

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  10. 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.

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  11. 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!

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  12. So very sorry for your loss. What a beautiful cat she was.

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  13. Such a sweet kitty. She had a wonderful life with you and I'm sure she loved you.

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  14. 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.

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  15. 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.

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  16. 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.

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  17. It's such a pain when a cat is gone... but she had a good and lucky life with you.

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  18. I'm so sorry for your loss. She was a beauty, I loved reading about her!

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  19. I'm sorry for your loss, my dog is elderly right now. I know she's got maybe five years left.

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  20. 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.
    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.

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  21. Awww, I'm sorry to hear this. Very pretty cat! My condolences.

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  22. A tough experience to lose a pet.
    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.

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  23. So very sorry for your loss. Snickers was such a beautiful cat.

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  24. i'm so sorry Ida -- such a sweet kitty. It's so hard.

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  25. What a sweet post, Ida. Thanks for sharing about Snickers.

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  26. 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.

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  27. 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!!

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  28. Hi Ida, what a heartfelt tribute to a lovely and well-loved cat. So sorry for your loss.

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