Friday, December 11, 2009

Good Bye Nuku, I miss you

For those of you who are pet lovers you will understand my grief at having to say goodbye to my cat Nuku yesterday. Nuku was with me for fourteen and a half years. She was born in Ottawa, Canada and along with her companion Radar who we had for 16 years and lost earlier this year, she moved with me to the US in 1998. We took her with us from Houston, where her plane from Canada landed, to Gulfport, MS where my in-laws lived to St Petersburg, FL where Rick got his first teaching job. We then moved her from the an apartment to a home and two years later to what we thought was our forever home in Parrish. Just when she thought she could unpack her kitty bags, we moved her to North Little Rock, AR and two years later to Riverview, FL. Through all those years she put up with her shifty vagabond owners, no doubt wondering when we would finally get a clue and just enjoy life as she did!

She seemed to still be doing OK when we moved her again this past June up here to Kentucky. This time she made the move alone, without her lifelong companion, Radar. But about three months ago, things started going from bad to worse and over the last few weeks she could no longer spend all those great hours cleaning and primping herself. We kept her with us until my son could come for Thanksgiving and say goodbye and yesterday, it was our turn to say a final goodbye and let her go. She is now reunited with Radar and I know it was the right thing to do, for her. But it is weird being without her. The house is missing a heartbeat tonight... I have no pet for the 1st time in more than 30 years!

6 comments:

Summer Braxton said...

Sorry for your loss MC

Lynne said...

I'm so sorry to hear of your loss M-C. Big hugs are coming your way.

Scraplin said...

Sorry for your loss M-C. (((hugs)))

CathyR said...

I'm so sorry for you loss. It is hard to say goodbye to a pet. My thoughts are with you.

Anonymous said...

MC, I am so sorry, I know how much you loved your kittys. Nuku help ease the pain of losing Radar and I know they are together looking down comparing stories stories about you and the fun you've had over the years with them.

Love
Sharon

Britten said...

Awww MC. I'm so sorry to hear about Nuku.