Sunday, October 14, 2012

Squeaky


Our cat Squeaky died on Friday morning while we were on our way back from vacation.  She had
a runny nose before we left and was on an antibiotic.  She had almost stopped eating so my son took her to the vet on Thursday per our request to stay and be treated until we got back home.  She seemed to be doing okay, and then Friday morning the vet called to say she had stopped breathing on her own.

Squeaky was a little over 8 years old, and had spent 7 of those years here with us.  When our daughter moved to Huntsville, Alabama, for a job, she took Squeaky to live with her and then kept her in Lafayette, IN, for two years while she did Master's work at Purdue.  The two of them were best buddies.  Squeaky always came along on Kim's visits here, and she was a big part of our family.  The two of them have lived here since last December.





The house is so quiet.  She was always in someone's lap or watching the squirrels or birds or the leaves blowing outside.  Squeaky seemed better on Sunday morning when we left.  I can hardly believe that we came home to an empty house and that she won't be coming back.




Squeaky, we will always love you and miss you.


 
I try to keep my blog to happy subject matter...quilts, yarn projects, holidays, etc., but today my heart just aches.

Thanks for visiting.  

31 comments:

regan said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. Our pets give us so much joy, and it's devastating when they go. I know Squeaky had a good and happy life with you and your family.

Francien said...

I am so sorry...i know the feeling....one is "off the road"for a while.....it hurts somuch.....she was beautiful.....take care...

Janet O. said...

So sorry about the loss of this household member. Squeaky looks like a beautiful cat!

Steffi´s Candy Quilts said...

Oh LuAnn, I am so sorry. Pets are family members too, and it is so sad to loose them.

Josie said...

LuAnn..... I'm so sorry to hear about Squeaky. It's testament to how lovely and loved she was that your heart is so heavy now. I know it won't help much but I'm sending a hug....

Terry said...

I'm so sorry. :0(

Cheri said...

I am so sorry LuAnn, pets bring so much joy and contentment to our lives. She was beautiful.

Me and My Stitches said...

So sorry about Squeaky. It is so hard to lose a furry friend, they are such a huge part of our lives. Hugs to you.

Kath said...

Oh Bless you, I know the pain of losing a companion animal. Big hug to you and your daughter too xx

Nancy said...

So sorry to hear about Squeaky, pets are members of our family and become such a part of our lives. I know you will miss her. I still sometime think I see my Sam laying in his favorite spot.

Judy D in WA said...

Oh LuAnn, I'm so sorry. Squeaky was loved and adored. Hugs to you and your family.

Dawn said...

So sorry for your loss - Hugs to you.

ranette said...

I'm so sorry Lu Ann....I do understand how you're feeling. Big hugs to you all.

Julierose said...

So sorry to hear of your loss, LuAnne. When we lost our 14 yr old baby cat "Schumee" -a gorgeous calico--it was losing a member of our family. Very difficult for you...it helped me to remember the good times....Julierose

Maria said...

I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your loved cat "Squeaky"
Hugs
Maria XXXXX

Staci said...

So sorry you lost your little sweet friend!

Vicky said...

I'm so sorry, Luann. Wish I could give you a hug. She was so beautiful. (Hugs) for your heart. xo

Kat Scribner said...

I, too, am so sorry for you, LuAnn. I have lost family loved pets and it takes a long time to adjust. Getting more pets helps, but it never replaces the loss. Make a special memory quilt for your Squeaky, LuAnn. Much hugs, dear.

Jan said...

I am truly sorry for your loss of your sweet friend. Losing a pet is so difficult. They are our nearly constant companions. I hope that you find another to love when the grieving subsides.

Jevne said...

I am so sorry for your loss. How awful to come home to that emptiness.

Deb said...

Big hugs to you. Our pets are our 'kids' and part of the family. She was very lucky to have such a loving family.

sunny said...

Awww....so sorry to hear of the loss of Squeaky. My cats are family, and I have 1a 15 year old that I worry about constantly. Hugs...

Jeanne said...

I'm so sorry to read about Squeaky. She was a beautiful cat. Sending hugs your way.

Cyn ;-) said...

Dearest LuAnn,
My heart aches for you. I am so sorry to hear of your loss. It is difficult to lose a pet-friend, especially one that has been a part of your family so long. These are some gorgeous pictures of your lovely kitty. Sending you many special {{hugs}} today. Blessings to all of you.
Love n hugs,
Cyn; -)

Ellen said...

I am so sorry about Squeaky. There is a very special bond between a pet and it's loved ones.

Ellen said...

I am so sorry about Squeaky. There is a very special bond between a pet and it's loved ones.

Frog Quilter said...

Hugs... I feel your loss.

Ellen in Oregon said...

So sad to hear that Squeaky passed away. She was a beautiful cat and gave a lot of joy to your family. I lost 2 of my companions this Summer & I agree that it makes your heart ache and the house does feel too quite. I hope the ache in your heart is soon filled with all the good memories you hold.

Karen said...

I am so sorry, I've been where you are. Our last cat Rodger disappeared one day, never to return. We still miss him. Maybe there will be someone new soon.

Donna said...

Squeaky was beautiful and I am so sorry about her passing. Furbabies bring us so much joy and are like members of the family.
Hugs,
Donna

bethstrand said...

I'm so sorry about Squeaky. I know what paw prints our fur babies leave on our hearts. I'm sure she was lucky to have you.

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