Tuesday, July 13, 2010


It is time to take our sweet Sammie to the vet. He has been unable to consistently make it to the litter box for the last week. He has lost a lot of weight and was randomly hissing in the middle of the night. He is seventeen years old and has has a wonderful life, and in my heart I finally am at peace with it being time.

I am just so very very sad. He has been with me since seventh grade. My dad brought him home and handed him to me when he was 24 hours old. His eyes were still closed and he had little nubs for ears. I nursed him on a bottle and raised to adulthood. I was his mama and he was my very first sweet baby. He loves to lay in my hair, he loves ice cream and sandwich meat. He hates all cat toys except one, his prisoner mouse with a ball and chain. He doesn't know how to retract his claws so he constantly gets stuck on the carpet and furniture. He runs to the door to greet us when we come home. He loves laying in the sunny spots in our house. He is so loving. So so loving. He has been amazing with Henry. Allowing him to "pet" him and pull his hair and ears. Henry has started going up to Sammie and giving him kisses. He loves his kitty. I wish they had more time together. Even seventeen years doesn't feel like enough. I am so so sad. My heart is aching.

My sweet Sammie

Getting Kisses from Henry


  1. Oh I feel for you... I never had a cat, although I "adopted" many of my aunts when I went to stay, and have hated every time one has left. It doesn't matter how much time you have with them - they are your friends and your babies and they always will be...

    Do you know, our hamster is 2 and a half now and we know he isn't going to last forever and every time he comes out of his cage and runs over our laps, around the sofa, and tries to get into all kinds of mischief, Tim and I look at each other and say "I don't want him to die"... he may only be small, but he is "our baby".

  2. Aww I'm so sorry you have to do this. It doesn't matter that our pets are "just animals" they are still a part of our lives and of our family. I can't even imagine losing Bo.
    I will be thinking about you and Sammy.

  3. Im so very sorry--it is soo tough to loose a beloved pet. Thinking of you ((hugs))

  4. Oh, I am so sorry for your loss. It is so hard to let go of a beloved pet. Sammie was an awesome cat.

  5. Thank you for your kind words on my blog about Fluffy's passing. I went back to read your post about Sami. What a cutie. He looked like our Sharkey.

    It's clear he's be missed.