Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Our Squeaks..

Today I write about a cat. Not just any cat, but one that thought he was human..
We found Squeaks in the barn when CaraRose was nine. Never having a cat, I wasn't sure what to do..We fed him formula with an eye dropper, since he was so small..he would snuggle in my bathrobe as I had coffee in the morning..I had to keep telling Cara to stop squeezing him, for fear she would kill him..Did you ever see that cartoon where the little girls squeezed her cat, well, that was CaraRose. As time went on and Cara went to college, Squeaks stayed on with us..Then Cara got married and ole Squeaks went with her. Squeaky is now 18 and quite sick, so now the hard part comes...We will go to Cara/Jims and my husband will go with Jim to have him put down..then bring him home for his final resting place..Some people may say it is "only" an animal, but he was more than that to us..he was family..now the positive side of this story...Squeaks bought so much happiness, laughter and love..we will always be thankful for the gift we found in the barn..

Till next time, keep looking up.

21 comments:

Simply Sentimental said...

So sorry to hear about your cat, I know what it's like to get attached to an animal, they really become a part of your family....

High Desert Diva said...

Oh Squeaks. It's so hard, isn't it?

Ophelia Miller Boutique said...

So sorry to hear about Squeaks. Animals are an important part of the family, especially having him for so long. He practically grew up with your daughter.

Rosihue said...

Squeaks will be missed so much. He was lucky to have so many years of love from you!

Delightfully Simple - Home of The Gumbles said...

Squeaks sounds like he's been a wonderful companion for your family. We recently lost our 16 year old cat, Peanut. It's not an easy loss. Maybe he and Squeaks will find each other on the other side of the Bridge.

Sarah McBride said...

oh I was the same way with my cat when I was a child(Elmira from tiny toons??)
Sorry to hear about squeaks. But you can know it had a good loving home and a wonderful life.

Music Luva Mutha said...

Goodbye Squeaks, I am glad you knew you were loved. It showed in the way you acted. You were a sweet and funny cat! Say "hi" to Java for us!xo

Bob the Robot said...

I sorry to hear about your cat. Iit sounds like he lived a long happy life.
I named my cat Squeak as well because squeaks like a kitten. He is almost 3 years old weighing over 18lbs but still has the tiny voice.

matilda sue said...

My sympathies. Animals become part of our families - sometimes they are just plain nicer than people. I wish you the best as you go through this difficult ordeal.

Sarah Niemela said...

Awww! What a sweet and touching story. Even though Squeaks was "only a cat" he was still part of your family and I'm sure you'll miss him. Good luck!

picciolo said...

Sorry to hear about Squeaks, 18 is a good age to get to for a cat and it sounds like he gave and recieved a lot of love in that time.
: )

Kerry said...

RIP Squeaks. We love our animals like family and they loves us the same way. It's hard to lose a loved one.

Eamon said...

I think animals, also, remind us of the good times we have had with our family too. Animals remind us of times when we are happy. Plus animals can be characters too. Hope you are not too upset.

Nikki Sherritt said...

I am so very sorry. Boy, I know this feeling all to well. They are very special little beings. My life is forever better from having all my animals in my life. That brought a tear to my eye.

tatsuko said...

Oh, Squeaky... My cat, Jerzy, was 19 when he died, and it was so hard to lose him. Just remember how lucky you are to have had him for 18 years and how happy he was to have been so loved his whole life ♥

Hyla Waldron said...

Wow, sounds like that cat found the right home and family and has led a terrific life! Well done on turning his life around and Im sure he has turned your life around also!

Lordandlady said...

Hi,
sorry about your cat I know how attached we get-My cat sleeps on the bed every night and its her job to gently lick my eye lids to wake me in the morning somehow she knows which days I am supposed to be up at 6 am and on those days I can sleep she waits until 7:30 To lose her would be a great loss-
And thank you for reading my blogs,
bob

A Keeper's Jackpot said...

They are not only animals, they become part of your family. So sorry about Squeaks!

ElegantSnobbery said...

So sorry to hear about Squeaks! I have loved and lost many loving and wonderful cats who were all part of my family and it is soooo hard! They aren't "just pets" in my eyes!!

Good luck to you!

sewnanawhereareyou? said...

I heard about your precious family member,and my heart aches for you all.I will give my own 4 kittys' extra hugs today,and send a special prayer for Squeaks soul to rest with the other beloved pets that have passed,bless you for loving him and caring for him all these years,love nana

Tatyana said...

I'm a bit late but I too am very sorry that you had to lose your Squeaks. sounds like you two had a great bond together.