Thursday, October 22, 2009

Remembering Nosey

Awhile back, we handed over our blog to Mommy's friend Leanne and her two beautiful cats Fluffy and Nosey. Sadly, Nosey passed away on October 13th at the age of 17 from kidney failure. Nosey's mom wanted to say a few words and share some photos of her sweet little girl.



She was such a special little angel. I still remember the day she picked me as clear as can be...hard to believe that was 17 years ago! My ex-boyfriend and I were looking for a kitten and we happened to stop into a little animal shelter we were driving by out in the country. There were a few kittens we looked at, and then I noticed one beautiful cat a bit older still in the cage. The woman working told me we likely would not want her as she was very timid and didn't like people (was scared of them actually, she was a rescue). I told the woman I'd like to see her and the lady was shocked. She opened the door and Nosey literally jumped into my arms and snuggled in. Needless to say I knew I had found my cat - what I didn't know was just how special she was and how close we'd become. We went through everything together, I mean I've had her with me my entire adult life. I told her everything! And I swear she understood what I was saying most of the time!



When my ex and I broke up it was such a hard time for me and she was right at my side to comfort me. She would know when I was sad and crying and would come over and just cuddle right into my lap or give me kisses. I really could use her here now! She was a very loving cat, she absolutely adored Tigger (my parents cat who passed a few years ago). Tigger was an outdoor cat (Nosey thankfully never had the desire to roam), and if he wanted in and nobody was around she'd go nuts trying to get someones attention so they would come and let him in. And as if that was not enough, she figured out how to actually open the patio doors to let him in! (apparently there were just too many times we did not come fast enough!). Smart little girl.



And everyday she would sit at the door and wait for me to come home. She would then follow me everywhere I went. Its funny, people always try to say that dogs are so loyal and cats are not, but Nosey's affection for me way surpassed that of any dog I've ever had. We had such a special bond, I just can't believe that she's actually gone. I know that it was the only compassionate thing to do, but on some silly level I think I really believed that she would be here with me forever. When I was in my early 20s her and I made a pact that we would stay together forever ...and I think that even though she was in so much pain, she was trying to stick to that. About 8 years ago she got sick (due to complications with her diabetes) and the doctor told me she would not make the night. She held on and fought for 8 more years! And she would have kept going with the bad kidneys too, that was just the type of cat she was, but when the vet told me she was really suffering just trying not to show it, I knew I had to let her go. The way I see it is heaven now has a wonderful angel, and I know she will be looking out for all the cats of the world.




Anyway, in a nutshell that was my Nosey. She is missed so much. I'm doing my best to focus on the good times we had together and not dwell on the fact she's gone. There was a great line in Sunday at Tiffany's that I keep trying to remember - love means never really being apart! She will always be in my heart.


We are sending our love, hugs and purrs to Leanne and Fluffy.

Samson
xoxo

30 comments:

Rufus said...

Nosey sounded like a perfect furiend. Glad to hear she's no longer in pain.

Elin said...

That was very touching story..
RIP Nosey..

Ikaika said...

We are sending gentle purrs to Nosey's family.

Run free, sweet Nosey ...

'Kaika and the Yosemite cats

Cat with a Garden said...

What a beautiful tribute to a very loved cat. Many purrs to mom Leanne, we know the Nosey will be forever watching over her.

The Island Cats said...

We're so sorry to hear about Nosey but what a wonderful tribute to her! We are sending comforting headbutts and purrs to her mom Leanne who is missing her so much...

Kaz's Cats said...

What a wonderful kitty Nosey was. We're sending our gentle purrs and headbutts to her Mom especially at this time. Thank you for loving her enough to make sure that she's not suffering,

{{{hugs}}}

Gypsy & Tasha

SeaThreePeeO said...

How sad that Nosey had to go.

Sweet dreams Nosey xxx

SuziQCat said...

What a beautiful story about a beautiful girl. Thank you for sharing your Nosey with us today.

loki said...

Very nice tribute! Please give a big hug to Leanne and tell her that we are sorry for her lost!

Loki and Nanny

BeadedTail said...

We're so sorry to hear about Nosey. This is a beautiful tribute to her and we're sending our purrs to Nosey's mom.

Sammy and Andy said...

Nosey was one pawsome girl, and we know Leanne is missing her greatly....please have your Mommy pass on our purrs and love to Leanne and Fluffy.

xxxxxxx

Gracie said...

I am so sorry to hear that Nosey went to the bridge. It was nice reading about her and getting to know her. The photos of her were so cute, I bet she was one sweetie pie.
My thoughts with her family as they go through this hard time.

Angel and Kirby said...

WE are sending purrs to Nosey's family. Shs is with a lot of great cats at the bridge.

Ginger Jasper said...

What a lovely tribute to a beautiful life friend. I know just what you mean about faithful. Cats can and are just as much as dogs. At least take comfort from knowing that Nosey is now at peace and you will meet again sometime.. Hugs GJ xx

wildcatwoodscats said...

What a lovely tribute to Nosey - she and her mom had a very special bond. Visit us today for Al's Gotcha Day party!

Cat of Nine Tales said...

Dear Leanne - we are so sorry for your loss. It's hard for a lot of humans to understand just how much we love our dear cats and greive this kind of loss. I know it well and feel for you now. I know its also hard because we, their closest friend, have had to make the decision to help them.
I'm glad you've shared your touching story with us and I wish
you well.
~Lisa Co9T

The Kool~Kittie~Krew said...

We are so sorry for Leanne's loss of Nosey. Her post actually made water leak from mommy's eyes. Nosey left here knowing the meaning of true, furrever love and she will continue to watch over her family from The Bridge. Heaven got another beautiful angel! Again, we are so sorry for your loss. R~I~P...

Cindy said...

Sweet story. Hope Nosey's family will be able to heal.
cindy

CCL Wendy said...

We are so sorry for Leanne's and Fluffy's loss! Nosey sounds like a miraculous kitty. I really think it was her time to leave. She certainly went through a lot and stayed as long as she could. Rest well on the Bridge, little one!

Daisy said...

To Nosey's mom:
Thank you for sharing Nosey's story with us. She sounds like a very special and wonderful kitteh. Nosey will always be with you, in your heart.

Parker said...

our (((hugs))) to sweet Nosey's Mom, losing a family member is so hard...

DEBRA said...

Momma has leaky eyes right now. Nosey was a furry special fuzzy. We send our warm purrs and nosekisses to her Momma who misses her special baby and just tell her that Nosey is still watchin ofur her.

purrs
Abby

Fin said...

What a lovely tribute to a beautiful and loving ladycat.

Tuck said...

I'm so sorry to hear about Nosey...at least she is pain free at the Bridge.

meowmeowmans said...

We're sad that Nosey passed away, but we want to thank her mommy for loving her so well. We know she'll be waiting for you at Rainbow Bridge.

the casbah kitten said...

Oh how sad and touching. We hope Nosey gets to meet our Mr. Pickles at the Bridge...I think they'll be good friends.

Jan's Funny Farm said...

We're so sorry about Nosey. She sounds like a wonderful cat. After such a long life, we know she is being missed! Purrs and tail wags.

The Kitty Krew said...

So sorry to hear about Nosey. We're purrrrrrring for her mom.

Purrs and hugs,
The Kitty Krew

Fluffy said...

My mommy said to say thank you all so much for all the wonderful comments and to Samson (and Delilah) for the wonderful post. Mommy's eyse leaked water when she read all the nice comments, but she was smiling too and saying how nice everyone was - humans can be so confusing!

Anyway, mommy is still pretty sad and misses my sister Nosey a lot, but she seems to be getting some better each day. I know she's still really sad and missing Nosey though because her eye's still leak water a lot. I've been giving her extra love and cuddles (which I hate btw) since I know she really needs them right now.

Amy and The House of Cats said...

WE are so behind but I had to comment - this is just such an wonderful post and tribute to Nosey! I know it has been a while be we are still sending out some healing purrs and prayers to Nosey's family.