12 years was just not enough...
My Cutie was truly one of a kind. Her daddy would watch in amazement how we 'spoke' back & forth. I'd call for her & she'd come running. She followed me everywhere, greeted me at the door, cried if I took too long in the shower,& woke me up each day. I'd wonder sometimes how long she was sitting there patiently waiting for me to wake up! I guess too long at times because she'd gently touch me with her paw. As a kitten she'd fetch bottle caps. I knew then she was something special. A teeny 5lb cat brought me so much joy.
For 12 years I was blessed to have her in my life. I only wished for more time. I had her checked one day after I noticed her breathing was off. Xrays showed fluid in her lungs. After a second opinion we rushed her to a specialist where it was drained & she remained in ICU overnight. Further tests revealed a mass in her chest so we opted to take her home. I hoped for months, but got 2 weeks.
Through it all she never showed signs of being sick. The day she did, is the day we let her go. I couldn't bare the thought of her suffering. The void she left in my heart is huge, I miss her terribly.