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saying goodbye to mazzy

we had to say goodbye to our dear mazzy last week.  she was with us for 16 years.  rescued from a dumpster after a bad storm...all her little siblings had drowned except for her.  she fit in the palm of our hand when we first brought her home.  chris and i had just moved into our first apartment together.  she was our little baby:)  she was there for every huge event in our lives.  our wedding, buying our first home, bringing our 2 babies home, birthday parties, graduations, holidays, hurricanes, blizzards... 9 different houses in 4 states, plane trips, cross country car rides, hotel stays...

she was always there.  she was fine one week and then sick with crummy cancer the next.  we know she had a happy and long life and i truly believe she is in cat heaven... flying free.  it will just take some time to get used to her not being around.  not hearing her purrs. not seeing herr cute little personality.  i wanted to share some of my favorite photos of her...mostly old ones.  going through a bunch of our old photos was fun...seeing the boys so little, all our different homes.  i wanted to find a few pics of mazzy with the boys...but i couldn't get into the hard drive where they are stored.  (so much easier when you just printed your photos)  henry took it especially hard.  he wanted everyone to know that she was the best cat ever and that he'll miss playing checkers with her in the closet.  how sweet.  we sure loved you mazzy.  thank you for spending your life with us!!   xoxo













21 comments:

Carolee said...

What a beautiful, sweet furbaby. I'm so sorry for your loss...

♥ Carolee

Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. I know when we lost our beloved furball it was as though we lost a member of our family. I still miss Stryker's companionship, meows, and most of all his purrs. Thanks for sharing. Hugs!!!!! Nickie

Manola C. said...

Sandy Mastroni said...

Oh Jenn .... Mazzy looks like she was such a special cat
so sorry ..... I know how bad it feels to lose your best friend

oldblackcatboo said...

My Deepest Sympathies.
What a lovely photo tribute.
It brings tears to my tears.

rctees said...

Jenn, I'm so very sorry for your loss...anytime I hear of someone loosing their fur-baby...such sadness resurfaces.
I truly "feel" your pain and you are so right....Mazzy had such a wonderful life with you. Hold on to those memories.

You're in my heart!
♥toni

Cris said...

It's always hard to loose a pet! Sorry! What darling photos~

Traci said...

I am sorry to hear this, and I feel so much for you. My cat, Morgan, was also 16 when she died of cancer about 4 weeks ago. I miss her terribly. She was rescued, also. I made a mosaic stepping stone of her likeness to mark her grave, and it was very therapeutic. Mazzy was a beautiful cat. <3

Janel said...

Sending hugs to you all...so hard to lose a treasured furry friend.

Keeping you in thought and prayer my friend.

jenny elkins said...

so sorry for your families loss. they are such a big part of our days and years....

Artfulife said...

Sorry for your loss Jenn. Sending a hug your way.

renee said...

So sorry for your loss. May she always be in your heart.

Renee (a faithful reader and etsy customer)

Jennifer Black said...

Jenn-

what a sweet tribute to a beloved family member. Thinking of you all

lulusparkles said...

such a sweet post.
sorry jenn,hang in there

Tami Roth said...

what a sweet sweet baby, i'm thinking of you :) hugs,
tami

Susan said...

She looked like such a sweetie. You will miss her for quite some time. At the most unusual times you will tear up and think about her. Like I am right now thinking about my three that are now gone. We are blessed to have good memories of our beloved pets. They are individuals and can never be replaced. There may be room in our hearts for another furbaby, but they will never replace one that is gone. Hang in there and give those boys a hug from another kitty lover. By the way, the kitty in my profile pic is Zipper my sissy's cat in California. He weighs 25+ pounds.

Poppy Q said...

What a lovely post about your sweet girl Mazzy. You are lucky to have shared her whole life together, and we know your heart must have a little cat shaped hole in it.

Julie and Poppy Q
xxx

junkgarden said...

So sorry for your loss. We lost our precious springer spaniel, Abby, and I know how hard it is. I still miss her so very much. Hang in there!

Hugs,
Angie

Whimsical Folk Art Blog said...

Love the pictures...what a sweet cat :) Sorry for your loss...she is in cat heaven, for sure :)

Julie said...

Oh Jenn...I'm so so sorry. We just lost our orange & white kitty, George, a couple of weeks ago. I so understand the getting used to part. I keep thinking I see him walking by or waiting for me by the door when I get home. It is a huge loss to lose a member of your family and I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers. Although, I believe they're in kitty heaven too stretched out in the sun or chasing crickets. xxxx

Sophia said...

I know I'm a little late, but I'm truly sorry for you fuzzy, furry loss. I totally get it. I'd be lost without my snuggly puppy. He IS my family and love. :)

Hugs to you.