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.