I am beyond sad.
My sweet love kitty, Grimmy, has passed away.
Grimmy found us about 10 years ago. She showed up on our back porch and we let her sleep there at night. Every morning she would cry outside our glass door until I came out and held her on my lap, where she would purr and purr.
Over the years, Grimm, who was a total house cat and a bit clumsy and crooked, would continue to be nothing but love. She wanted nothing more in life than to be next to you or sleeping on you. She would sleep on my pillow at night with her paw resting on my cheek or with her head resting on our arm, if she was next to us. And she was just as loving with the other pets, especially Badger, our pup.
But on Saturday, I was lying on the couch and Grimmy was right where she always wanted to be - sleeping on my chest. I noticed she was breathing heavily through her mouth. I took her right in and we found that her lungs were surrounded with fluid and she couldn't get any air. In the end, we discovered she'd had cancer but we never knew it.
I can't express how much I miss her and will always miss her. I loved this little (big) kitty with a big heart more than I can say. I'd, selfishly, hoped for more time. For more days, months and years filled with her love. I just hope that we gave her everything she needed because she gave me more than I could have ever asked for or been worthy of.
I love you, Grimmy Grimms.