I cannot begin to express how touched we all are with the concern and caring you all have poured out on us at the loss of our sweet little Star. We miss her terribly.
It has been especially rough since Greg and I are apart while I'm in here (an hour from home) trying to get my legs to work right again and Greg is home by himself. The comforting words and prayers from you all are helping us tremendously.
I would love to visit each and every one of you to thank you but the interenet connection here is hit or miss and spotty at best. Please know that even if you do not see me comment on your blog, that we are very grateful for everything.
I want to make sure to say a special thanks to Ann of Zoolatry for the wonderful memorial banner she made of Star. I love it.
Star rarely sat on this cat tree, but I think this is the most adorable pose with her little paws over the edge and everything. Ann, thank you for making my tiny girl look like an adorable angel. Trademark fiesty eyes and all.
I don't want to focus on the sad, I want to think on the good.
Star was 15 years old, I had her for 13 of those years and I like to think that we gave her wonderful years to make up for her not so great beginning. She was a very healthy kitty all of her life, for which I'm grateful. This kidney failure was so sudden and unexpected, such a shock. It is good for Star that she didnt have a long drawn illness to suffer through. She was really only visibly sinking in the last day and a half. That's why Greg took her to the emergency vet instead of waiting for the appointment.
What was shockingly fast for us was blessedly short for Star. What comforts me is knowing that Greg was with her and that she was not suffering long. Your comments, wonderful friends, have helped to aleviate my guilt at not being home to say goodbye. You are right, she knew she was loved, knew that I loved her, no matter where she was.
Leo, Glitter and Cashmere know something is different according to Greg, but they are romping together and playing. I'm sorry to say that it will probably be easier on the three of them without Princess Hissyface grumbling at them. I have been sent pictures of them and will try to share them if my internet holds up, fingers crossed.
I've been trying to post this for three days now, so there's a hint on how I'm fighting the internet here..
I've been trying to visit more as well, but when I try to comment most of the time all I get is a big whilte box where the comment box is supposed to be. Please know that I'm trying and that I love you all. Thank you for everything!