I lost a dear friend and companion this morning to Kidney disease. Fiona was my little princess and my favorite pet of all time. When she was brought home from the Humane Society many years ago, there was an instant connection. As a kitten, she followed me everywhere I went and always had to be near. When I gamed or worked on my computer she sat on my monitor (old monitor) or she would sit on top of my desk or the back of my chair. When I walked around the house she would jump on my shoulders and ride around like a big furry parrot. Wherever dad was she was.
In the early days when I would leave town for vacation or business, she would show her unhappiness by leaving a little wet spot on my side of the bed, just below my pillow. After a couple of times that and based on a suggestion from a friend and pet owner I started to wear a t-shirt for a few days before my trip. I would fold up the t-shirt and place it below my pillow when I left. When I returned I would find a very hairy t-shirt, but no wet spot. I have continued that ever since.
Everyone loved Fiona and she was a very calm and loving Cat for those that she would show herself to. Overall she was a shy and quiet cat, as her adopted brother Stevie of many years talks enough for both of them. Although Stevie is much bigger and stronger than Fiona was, she would occasionally get him frustrated when she had enough of his noise and would smack him on his but. She would then crouch down waiting for his retaliation and she would pounce like a mini lion wrapping her little paws around his neck and pull him over on his back, his legs floundering in the air – like watching a professional wrestling take-down.
I would like to thank the Tampa Veterinary Hospital for doing their best to help Fiona in her final days and finally ending her suffering.
I will miss coming home to see her running down the hall meowing and welcoming me home or chastising for being gone – I’m not sure which.
I love animals, but I must confess that no other animal has ever made me feel so special and heartbroken as I am now. I love you and will miss you greatly FiFi and look forward to seeing you again (All Cats go to Heaven).