She was my guardian angel who found me back in 2002. I never wanted a cat, but she nudged and purred her way into my soul and became my longest running friendship of over 18 years. She watched over me through some very difficult times in my life and for that I will be forever grateful. I will always have fond memories of her looking down on me from the top of my easel, or how sweet she looked sleeping on the various windowsills bathed in sunlight.
Late in the evening on October 19 she decided to leave, but not before summoning the energy to stumble from her bed and rub her face on my leg one last time. It was if she was telling me ‘thank you, and goodbye.’ I returned her to the bed and gently stroked her petite head. Through heavy tears, I repeated over and over how much I Ioved her as she took her final breath seconds later. It’s been almost 6 months and I still think of her often. Maybe our spirits will cross paths again, or maybe not. In this life, I will always think of her as a great unexpected gift.