Brokenhearted is how we feel tonight - this August 14, 2010 has been filled with pain. Our precious Olivia went to sleep about nine tonight.
I'm posting this repeat post about Olivia. Bless her heart - she gave us so much joy.
Olivia has been part of our family since May of 1999. She was found in a porta-jon where my husband works when she was probably around six weeks old. She was dirty and greasy - just a nasty little black ball of fur with big green eyes. My husband brought her home and we cleaned her up. She never shyed away from us. She just took over and made herself at home.
Just a week before Olivia came into our lives, my daddy had died. Olivia was the greatest comfort to me. In spite of my grief, she made me laugh with her antics.
She loved to watch television, sitting right in front of it, looking way up to see it and almost falling back. She loved to watch races on television. She followed the cars as they crossed the screen. She would talk to us by making short little chirping sounds, which she still does.
Today, Livvie is a beautiful cat with big golden eyes. My husband says she thinks I'm her mother...that's okay, she is my baby.
The photo above is Olivia in my daughter's pocket shortly after coming to live with us.
We will miss you, our little love. I'll miss you sitting beside me while I'm on the computer. I'll miss your chattering at the birds and squirrels. I'll miss your big golden eyes and your lumbering walk. My God, I would never complain about cat hair on the furniture again, if we could have you back. Bless your heart and God help our hearts to heal.