December 2002 –
April 13, 2011
Puddin came to live with me in December 2002, when she was about 3 months old. She was given to me by a friend who didn’t really have the time or desire to care for her at the time. At first, I was hesitant to take her not knowing if I really wanted the responsibility of a cat. However, within 5 minutes of getting her home I knew she would be mine forever.
From that day forward, she became my best friend. I never knew how much of an impact she would turn out to have on my life. During tough days or whenever I needed someone to keep me company she was always there for me. Over the 8 years we spent together, she always greeted me when I came home. It was mandatory that I spend 5-10 minutes with her as I would lay on the bed and she would jump up on my stomach and purr like there was no tomorrow. When I would watch TV on the recliner, she would always come and sit in my lap. She also was very protective of her daddy. If my girlfriend was over, she would many times try to sit between us. She was definitely daddy’s little girl and she wasn’t going to let anyone take that away. She also knew when it was time for bed and would give me that look like, “come on dad” and I would go upstairs with her and she would lie on my arm while I watched TV.
In December 2010, almost 8 years to the day that I got her, she developed a small bump on her belly. Little did I know at the time that she would be gone 4 months later. Many tears were shed and there were many days and nights where I cried while kissing her head and telling her how much I loved her and how lucky I was that she came into my life. If there would have been any possible way to save her, I would have done it. On April 13, 2011, we said our final goodbyes as she passed in my arms. Although my heart was CRUSHED forever on that day, I never had one regret about bringing her into my life. I loved her to death and she meant the WORLD to me.
You will be my little girl forever Punkin. Love You!!
P.S. Ill see you later gator