GC passed over the rainbow bridge last night. We knew it was going to be any day now. We’ve been cherishing her, and trying to give her last treats and indulgences. This weekend we had been giving her cream, and a little bit of cheese, and any cat food she wanted, and greenies.
She did not seem to be in any pain. She has been growing weaker and less steady for weeks, months. No matter how much we fed her she was growing thinner. She was a happy girl, though, and stuck to the regular schedule. She got her cuddles, her skritches. She came to check out visitors. She and WC were born in August 2002 and came to our home in October 2002. Someone had dumped them in a dumpster next to a pet grooming business. We brought them and their little rescue mate brother (from a litter dumped 2 weeks after theirs) home together. We had only planned on 2 kittens, but there was no way we would leave any of them behind. We were determined that being dumped in a dumpster would be the last indignity and cruelty they would ever suffer.
We brought them home to our 6-month old puppy who ADORED them. She promptly adopted them and took care of them. Her favorite thing was to lick their ears for them – we called that a Mu-do, a shortening of the dog’s name. While the others seemed to take getting a Mu-do in good humor, GC merely endured it. 🙂
From the time she was a little kitten, we were fairly certain that GC was going to be a couch potato. She loved to eat and sleep and sit around watching everyone else work. Everyone needs a manager, and GC figured she’d be perfect for the role. She had a special affection for our son – he was “her boy”. I used to tell her when “her boy” was coming home so she could have the fun of anticipation.
She was so plump and cuddly. Do any of you remember Gund stuffed animals? They are/were the softest plushiest cuddliest stuffed animals. GC was what Gunds would be if they came alive. She was beautiful, so beautiful. She looked like she could have had Russian Blue blood in her, her coat was that color. Her paw pads – I always called them a dusty rose color. They weren’t pink – they were much more subtle and interesting than just pink.
Oh my G kitty – we will miss you so very very much. May you be where you can have all the treats you want and a warm comfy place to nap.
10 thoughts on “Sleep Well, Beloved GC”
I am crying, and we are all so sad here! But Beth said that Mulan was awaiting there for her, to give her a Mu-do. We will miss her so much!!!! Love to everyone who loved her too.
My heart aches for all of you !
Farewell little one
My heart is breaking too. We are blessed to have our animal companions, and their loss feels unbearable at times. I still mourn the loss of all my beloved cats and dogs, and the love they shared with us is eternal.
Thank you, Thea. *hug*
Thank you. Sigh. “’Tis better to have loved and lost, than never to have loved at all.” Especially small warm bundles of fur.
We are crying here also. I am sure Beth is correct. Mu would make sure that GC feels loved and at home. I keep thinking I see GC. Very strange to have only 2 bowls to fill. 😦
Crying my eyes out. GC reminds me of my Kaila. I’m so glad you took home all three kitties from the dumpster. They were all so lucky to end up in such a loving home. Hugs to everyone!!!!
GC was the smartest of the 3, and much more mellow than her sister WC. They were litter mates and we were not going to separate the 2 sisters. But look at that baby face on their little brother – we couldn’t leave that little kitten there all alone. So we took all 3 and were happy that we did. Our vet has always said to us that she wants to come back as our cat. 🙂
Aww that’s a great compliment to receive from the Vet!