Today, I said goodbye to my Kitty Friend. We have been friends for almost thirteen years. Kitty snuggled me through:
~ Many sleepless nights, when I was eighteen, newly married, and my husband was working midnights. I had never even slept in my own room as a child, so I was scared and lonely. She was a great comfort to me.
~ A near-collapse of that same new marriage.
We moved out together.
Then we moved back in together.
~ Several years of repairing said marriage.
~ The birth of our children, and my subsequent depression after the first one.
What a wonderful treasure was her company through my many tears.
~ Moving, several times.
~ Many cold winter evenings in front of the fireplace, her favorite spot.
~ Through the last two years, when nothing felt familiar, she was.
Thank you, my Friend, for all the memories, cuddles, and the puddles.
I have loved you so.