Saturday, February 21, 2009

One less Flower



 Daisy

1994-2009





Aka: Daisy-do; Ms Toots; Tubbers; Queen Mum

  At age 15, Daisy is the senior member of our cat family; weighing in at nearly 16 lbs, she is also the largest. She was a single mother with 4 kittens, who was dumped at the animal shelter. When we met her, her kittens had all been adopted & she was all alone. Chris was bent down at the bank of cages, looking at the cage under Daisy’s, when she reached out thru the bars, put a paw on either side of his head & started licking his hair. This, of course, got his attention, so he took her out of her cage; the shameless hussy climbed inside his shirt & started purring. Well, he was hooked!

  Daisy is a mellow, even-tempered lady with very few idiosyncrasies. She spends most of her days laying in her basket by the window, taking token swipes at the kittens, or laying in the living room when someone is home; once a month, she’ll actually climb into a lap. She is not fond of the outside & will only go out under protest, but she will sit in the window for hours watching the birds & make bird calls. Her only form of exercise is walking upstairs in the morning to make sure I’m up & about to feed her. All I have to do is say “Food?” & move toward the stairs, & she will rush down to the kitchen; if I don’t follow right away, she’ll come back up to stare at me. We will follow this scenario 2 or 3 times before she finally catches on. As you may have gathered, Daisy-Do is very sweet, but not the brightest bulb in the chandelier; she will regularly stand at sliding glass door at night, poofed up, pacing back & forth, & howling bloody blue murder at….Her own reflection!


 


 

18 comments:

Jeankfl said...

She was beautiful!! I just lost my baby, Magic, about 6 weeks ago, so I know just how you feel. They are so precious, and they make themselves such a part of our hearts.. She sounds like a real personality!
hugs,
Jean

Stacy said...

I am so sorry Meg. If I were closer I would come over for some tea, memories and tears.
Take Care.

Shanna said...

Awwww Meg, I'm sorry :( I couldn't even read this whole post it made me start to cry! I did love the story of her climbing into Chris' shirt though - such a kitty thing to do when they know you're the one!
She was a beauty that one ;)

Take care...

Carrie said...

What a beautiful kitty! I'm so sorry she's not with you anymore.

Charity said...

Oh, Meg, I'm so very sorry.

Charity said...

Oh, Meg, I'm so very sorry.

Dory said...

Meg - I know you must be unbelievably sad. Our animals are true *loves* in our lives. They sneak innocently into special places in our hearts with their constant companionship and unwavering devotion to us (even if she wasn't a lap-sitter). It is so hard to see one leave us, just as with any other family member that goes on before us. It is bittersweet, knowing she had a good life but awful hard to let her go.

I'm so sorry. I wish I was there to give you a hug. :o(
Love you.

Becca said...

Meg,

I am sorry to hear of the loss of your cat. Many hugs coming our way.

Amy's Blah, Blah, Blogging said...

I am so sorry about the loss of your precious kitty. I know how much your furry little ones mean to you so I will say a prayer for you tonight. So sad to lose a friend.

Tulabell said...

What beautiful memories you have posted of her here. She will be waiting for you in heaven no doubt.

Guinevere said...

Hugs to you, Meg! It's amazing how our animal friends can wrap their way around our hearts, isn't it? She's precious!

Junie Moon said...

Daisy is beautiful and I'm so glad you shared her story. It's so difficult when we lose a beloved pet. They are such important parts of our lives just as we are to them. My heart goes out to you.

Junie Moon said...

Daisy is beautiful and I'm so glad you shared her story. It's so difficult when we lose a beloved pet. They are such important parts of our lives just as we are to them. My heart goes out to you.

Jane! said...

Aw, so sorry about Daisy. She sounds like a wonderful cat and it appears that the shameless hussy move worked out well for her.

VENTL8R said...

Beautiful tribute for a beautiful lady.

thotlady said...

I am so sorry for your loss.

She is beautiful.

Rebekah said...

I know there is an 18yr young kitten keeping Daisy company in heaven. My 18yr male kitten Butterscotch left this world in February 2005. Wait a minute-what's up with pets going to heaven in the month of love? Ironic?

Mrs. Staggs said...

My sincere condolences Meg. She was a beautiful cat. I know that it is hard when a beloved pet leaves us. It is as if the entire energy in a home shifts somehow, and it takes a bit of time to regain our balance.

Thinking of you.
Lena