Our sweet Puddin left this world yesterday.
Dave and I visited the local humane society in 2007 to search of a fur baby for him. This was prior to our marrying later that year. He immediately fell in love with Puddin.
This is what she looked like back then. She was such a sweet baby.
And she grew into this pretty girl.
She and Dave had a special relationship.
She spent a lot of time on his lap.
But when she and Dave moved into our new home with me and my two sweeties (Sidd and Shel), she also bonded with us. In fact, Puddin loved everyone. She was so close to Ace, but after he left us, she soon bonded with Ally. Even though she wasn’t feeling well last week, Puddin still was grooming her.
She spent a lot of time in my studio with me. She surprised me awhile back when she got in one of the bowls.
She was one special kitty.
She loved to pose for the camera.
She was not shy about sitting in my current stash of fabric.
She spent a lot of time on her back!
Or sleeping on anything I left on the floor including my slippers.
We knew she was living on borrowed time. We had discovered growths on her last year. The vet was concerned about her heart and whether she could make it through an operation. We chose to take her home and just love her. She really seemed to cope pretty well, but we noticed the growths were getting larger. She still was eating, playing a bit (or really watching Ally and Molly play), and wanting to be on a lap. But she was slowing down. It was just about three weeks ago that we saw a big change in her weight, and then a week ago it was obvious time was getting short. Even though she ate very little and had a hard time breathing, she made it a point to be around us.
We buried her this morning next to Ace right by the garden. She’s with her buddy now.
I’m sad she had to leave us, but I know she’s no longer suffering. She would have been 14 years old next month. I’m so glad that we were able to spend more than 13 of those years with her.
So sorry, Lynda. What an amazing cat!.
I was sorry to read of the passing of Puddin. It would appear that she had a long, happy life, but that doesn’t lessen the sadness felt at the loss of a beloved pet.
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I am so sorry for your loss. She was so sweet
I read this with sorrow, but she had a wonderful life with you. Treasure those memories and precious photos.
It is hard to loose a furry friend. She hd a good life.
Donaleen, Thank you.
Janice, Yes she did have a long and happy life. Thanks you so much for commenting.
Dee, Thank you so much.
Thank you. I will for sure.
Janet, Thanks. Yes, she did have a good life.
So so sorry, we have outside cats, more like farm cats. but still close. The ones from one litter lasted about 14 years also. And I noticed some were on the decline. One special one came to me while I sat on the porch. She had never wanted to be held. she got on my lap and I realized it was good bye.
These cats know what to do, and later we found her fur and a few bones. Back to nature, She chose to be in her natural surroundings. And I bless them for that. Animals know.
We love them and then as have to let them go. Not easy and then wonderful memories must be remembered as you did with the happy ones. Our pets deserve that.
I so feel for you, we had to say good bye to our beloved cat Baggins on the 15th and I am broken hearted. He was only three, but had battled with I’ll health all his life. Yesterday we brought home his ashes, but I still expect to see him striding up the garden, having visited one of his two legged friends. Puddin looks so like our lovely Baggins, who also used to sleep on his back. Sending a hug. Xx
She sure had beautiful coloring. Such a well loved cat! You both are fortunate enough to have been chosen by her!
Sweet dreams dear Puddin !
So sorry Lynda- sounds like she had a wonderful life with you two. I’m sure she’ll be missed. Hugs
I am so sorry for your loss. Puddin had a great life with you, was loved, and loved you in return. (And anyone else you brought into the family.) She was a very special feline.
Vivian, what a special story. They sure know how to steal our hearts. Thanks for dropping by and commenting.
Kathy, I’m am so sorry about your baby Baggins. Thank you for dropping by and sharing.
Annette, Thanks. Yep, she will be missed for sure.
KJ, Thank you so much.
Hey Lynda . . . I’m here in Florida crying my eyes out over the sweet story, photos and loss of your Puddin’. My feeling sad for you lead me down a pitiful path of feeling sorry for myself when we lost our Alphie kitty, and my mom’s current situation with her life slipping away. But I’m glad out of my own sorrow I can relate to yours. I said it before on FB I think . . . she sure was a pretty kitty and I’m so sorry for this big loss in your life. Thank you so kindly for sharing this part of you with ‘us’. xo
Ann, Thank you so much for your kind words. They mean so much to me. I’m sorry for your loss, and your mom’s illness. It’s all part of life, but that doesn’t make it easier. Thanks again.