Celebrating Reid

Our dear, sweet Reid made her journey to the Rainbow Bridge today.  It was a decision that Steve and I had a very difficult time making.  Reid’s mobility had deteriorated to the point where she was having a hard time getting up and moving around, despite her daily dose of Rimadyl.  What made this decision even harder was that she still had her good days, where she wanted to play and appeared to be moving around without too much pain.  But, those good days were few and far between the not so good days.  We wanted her to go in peace and with happiness in her heart, not in pain and suffering because we waited too long.  Knowing that doesn’t make it any easier though.

She has been my companion for 13 1/2 years and Steve’s for 11 1/2.  I remember the day I picked her up from the breeder out in Wasilla.  She was a tiny little thing, who had no idea that we were getting on a plane that night to go spend Christmas with my family in Atlanta, Georgia.

Reid loved Christmas and opening presents.  She thought every present was for her.

She loved the great outdoors…

And was the perfect hiking companion as she would always stick close by.

It was impossible to keep her out of the water though!

Then came along that pesky brother, she decided she would have to tolerate.

She loved to play frisbee, ball, whatever she could find that she could retrieve.  Just throw it NOW!

But what we loved most about Reid was her gentle and loving soul.

Her buddy, Buster the bunny.

Rest In Peace, Sweet Reid.  

We love you very much!  

November 6, 1998 – May 19, 2012

Letting Go

Kona, our 9 year old male Siamese has been battling Chronic Renal Failure the past couple of months.  We’ve tried to make him as comfortable as possible but came to the realization his condition was not stabilizing.  Steve and I had to make a very difficult decision: it was time to let Kona run free at the Rainbow Bridge.  I have never had to make life decisions like this; it’s absolutely heart-wrenching and to be honest: it SUCKS!

I decided to write this very difficult blog before we let him go because I knew there was no way I was going to be able to write the tribute Kona deserves, once we came home.

Kona was one very special kitty…

     He had pizazz and personality.

He could make you laugh with his inquisitiveness or as he was zipping around the house, with the kitty zoomies.

He was a love bug who would sit on your lap or by you for hours, just enjoying your company.

He would drool all over you as you stroked his velvety fur.

He terrorized his sister…

and loved on Reid like she was his Mama.

He tolerated Pongo and if he had more time, they probably would have become friends.

           WE LOVE YOU AND WILL MISS YOU DEARLY,                       SWEET KONA KITTY!


November 8, 2002 – January 31, 2012