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Itty Bitty Kitty

This weekend my family had to let go of a pet for the first time since I was 13. His name was Itty Bitty Kitty. He was called that because when he came to our house, we had a Mister Kitty (who you'll see in some of these pictures) and Mrs. Kitty (alternately called Ms. and Miss from time to time) already, and he really was a little teacup full of kitty when we got him. To hear the stories he had a kind of rough life; found by my grandmother under the hood of her car as a kitten, he was born in Monroe, Michigan. When my grandmother couldn't take care of him anymore, my dad, the avowed cat-hater and utiliser of bricks and burlap bags somehow was convinced to bring him home to Norfolk. Over the years he had to have a tendon in his leg replaced after being bit by some sort of raccoon or possum, and his ear inflated with infection and deflated so that it always kind of lopped over, never the same again. But in between all that stuff, he was always the friendliest and most affectionate and playful cat we had, the other two being a little less human-friendly. Being the youngest and least stressed-out cat we had, I'm pretty sure we thought he'd outlast Mister and Miss. This weekend while my dad was out of town Itty started having seizures. A family friend came to help my mom gather him up and take him to the emergency vet, but no one there could figure out what was wrong with him. They think something had just gone wrong with his brain, possibly cancer. We'll never know I guess. I think mom and dad will miss him alot and so will Mister Kitty. The fourth picture down is of him on the top stair rail - he used to like to chase his own tail over it. He was a cutie.



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Dec. 7th, 2003 04:23 pm (UTC)
oh, kim, i'm sorry. it's so hard to lose a loved animal like that. thank you for showing us the photos. what a lovely cat he was.
Dec. 7th, 2003 04:27 pm (UTC)
::Hugs:: :(
Dec. 7th, 2003 04:32 pm (UTC)
My thoughts go to you and your family.
Dec. 7th, 2003 04:36 pm (UTC)
Aw! He was a very pretty kitty. ::hugs::
Dec. 7th, 2003 04:41 pm (UTC)
he's handsome!! I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. The only thing I would be concerned about is if he got into something poisonous (mostly so your other kitties don't get into something like that either!)

Dec. 9th, 2003 07:07 am (UTC)
thanks for the suggestion; i'll mention it to my parents. they did alot of tests on him though, and didn't find anything in the blood work, so i don't think it was that.
Dec. 7th, 2003 04:50 pm (UTC)
I'm really sorry about itty. I hope your family and other cats are ok - and you, too. many hugs to you and yours
Dec. 7th, 2003 04:56 pm (UTC)
That sucks. I'm sorry to hear that. :(
Dec. 7th, 2003 05:18 pm (UTC)
Poor kitty. My condolences.
Dec. 7th, 2003 05:25 pm (UTC)
Deepest sympathies, dear. **hugs**
Dec. 7th, 2003 05:39 pm (UTC)
:-( Very sad. :-(
Dec. 7th, 2003 06:31 pm (UTC)
oh, kim, i'm so sorry. but it's good to see what a happy life he had while he was here. (it's funny how many "avowed cat haters" seem to get completely won over by cats in the end...) that stair-rail pic is classic, especially because you can't quite tell which end is which.

my deepest sympathies to you, your family, and the other kitties (i take it that's mr. kitty all curled up with him?). *hugs*
Dec. 9th, 2003 07:07 am (UTC)
yup that's mr. kitty - he doesn't look like that today though. :) he's a bit more roly-poly. thanks :)
Dec. 7th, 2003 06:40 pm (UTC)

We just lost a long-lived family kitty too, so I feel your sadness. :(
Dec. 7th, 2003 07:40 pm (UTC)
*hugs* Oh, I know how hard it can be. He was a truly beautiful kitty and I'm sure he'll be very missed.
Dec. 7th, 2003 08:18 pm (UTC)
sa-sa-sween :(

Dec. 8th, 2003 04:43 am (UTC)
I'm sorry...
It is never easy losing a family member. :(
Dec. 8th, 2003 08:42 am (UTC)
condolences and sympathies.
Dec. 8th, 2003 09:04 am (UTC)
I'm sorry for you loss. I've always considered pets as part of the family and it looks like you do too.
Dec. 8th, 2003 10:06 am (UTC)
he was the cutest
i'm so sorry.
Dec. 8th, 2003 10:31 am (UTC)
Sorry to hear. He seems to have lived a long life in cat years.
Dec. 8th, 2003 01:10 pm (UTC)
He was such a cutie-pie!
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