Pet loss, Random musings

Thank you and moving forward

I wanted to thank everyone for their condolences and words of support with the passing of our sweet ladycat Raven.

Brian’s Dad arranged for Ann of Zoolatry to create this beautiful memorial graphic of Raven. The Fall colors are the perfect complement to her rust-tinged furs and yellow eyes. Thank you Terry and Ann for doing this for us.

After Sammi died, we wanted to add another cat or two to our family, but Raven’s personality wasn’t conducive to that. Without her dominant big sister, Raven blossomed into a confident, outgoing kitty who enjoyed being the center of attention and “top kitty” in our quiet home. Her Dad and I cherished her sweet nature and we decided she would live out her life as an indulged only kitty. She had 9 years as our only cat, 12 years with us, and lived 16 years total. All in all, a wonderful life!

With Raven gone, we have a house full of cat-friendly furniture and gaping holes in our decor where we’ve picked up numerous beds & scratchers.

A lot of thought goes into deciding when to get new cats or kittens. Adult cats are easier to find a more predictable personality, but we’re not getting any younger and this is our last chance to get kittens before our creaky joints make it difficult to retrieve the toys from beneath the furniture! Coronavirus has made the entire adoption process more complicated since the shelters have moved their cats into foster care and you can’t hang out with a variety of animals to find a good match.

All those musings were put to rest a few days ago. Our neighbor fosters kittens and has some that are ready for adoption. We spent about an hour with them and talked with her about their personalities. We need to complete paperwork with the rescue agency, but we hope to have two kittens this coming weekend!

We hope you’ll all stay tuned for kitten antics!

16 thoughts on “Thank you and moving forward”

  1. Oh, we are so glad you will have new furries to indulge ! You gave Raven such a loving home, and now can give to some other kitty- or kitties. Purrs !

  2. You gave Raven much love and a wonderful home ; your heart is big, not doubt that some other kitty (kitties ?) will get lots of love too when it’s time. Purrs

  3. We know you have a Raven size hole in your heart…but are excited that you have decided to give these kittens a loving home. Raven would have wanted that. We can’t wait to meet the newbies. But be prepared to have your hands full! šŸ™‚

  4. No one can replace sweet Raven, but I am glad you are going to share your love with more cats in your life. XO

  5. I’m looking forward to meeting your new family members!

    My human says I’m going to be a only cat for now, and just leave things up to chance.

  6. What a beautiful memorial picture of Raven! Adopting more kittens is another wonderful tribute to your sweet Raven kitty. I’ll look forward to seeing them!

  7. That’s a beautiful picture of Raven.
    Concats on the new kittens. I can’t wait to meet them. Know how well Raven was loved and cared for, these kitties couldn’t have found a better home.

  8. I am so glad that you will add some new joy to your life. It’s been so long since I’ve had kittens, but I bet you are going to have lots of fun! ā™„

  9. A beautiful remembrance for Raven. That you have more love to give is wonderful. Can’t wait to hear more!

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