Wednesday, October 13, 2010


Jimmie turned 20 months on Monday! We are working on his post. Unfortunately Rachael had to put her 19 year old cat down yesterday. Misty was Rachael's best friend for many years. Rachael found her in a litter of kittens in the neighborhood that nobody was taking care of. Little Misty was the runt and wasn't doing well. She was starving, dehydrated and couldn't walk because one of her back legs was broken. Rachael rescued her and fed her with a dropper, splinted her back leg with a popsicle stick and loved her to health and a long life.

Misty has been really struggling the past few weeks, not eating much and having trouble hitting her litter box. Yesterday morning Rachael found that she may have had a stroke in the night. She was practically dragging her whole back end. It was sad. Misty was lame, dehydrated and starving just like when Rachael found her. Of course at this point the humane thing to do was let her go. Our local vet helped. Justin watched Jimmie and built Misty a little wooden box and dug a nice deep hole on their land and my mom went with Rach and was her support as she held Misty and waited for the end.

Good bye Misty. I can't say you were sweet, but you were feisty and full of character. Your golden years were definitely playing tag with Cheerio (golden lab). I still can't believe you guys NEVER got a long. Now perhaps you are both in the same place and have resumed the mayhem. (-: Jimmie will miss pulling your tail. Thank you for treating him gently.. (mostly)

Rachael and Misty are on the left.

Jimmie is doing well. We'll get his post done soon!



  1. thanks Am for the wonderful post

  2. We're so sorry, Rachael! It's so hard to lose a furry member of the family. =(

    Love you!
    Adrian and Janelle

  3. So sorry Rachael!

    April O'Kelley

  4. Oh what sad news. My in laws have long said that if an emergency happens at our house, I'll ensure the safety of the kids (after we had the babies) the pets, and Brent - in that order! Prayers for peace and comfort of heart for you and sweet rest for your Misty. xxoo, Heather, Mary Louise and David.