FC: Annie | 1999-2011
1: I was so sad when my boy cat ran away, so my mom and I went on a search for the perfect girl kitty. One of her former students had a cat that had kittens & I picked out the little orange tabby.!!
2: I named her | Annie | because I was reading Anne of Green Gables when I brought my kitty home. Annie meowed as much as Anne talked in the book!
3: Exploring all the nooks & crannies in her new home on 3rd Street
5: We spayed Annie & got her shots at the same time. This just about did her in. She was SO sick for about a week, & my mom had to come home on her breaks to feed her kitty food mush & make her drink water. Poor baby!
6: When we moved to Jefferson Avenue, Annie had a whole new world to explore!
7: If there was an empty box or anything else to crawl into... | You could find Annie there!
8: Annie & the silver balloon | "Bam! Bam! Bam!" as she ran through the halls!
9: Can you find the real animal? | Monkey face! | So relaxed!
10: Annie always had to be laying on something, not just the carpet. She was too much of a princess! | Princess Annie
11: "It is impossible to keep a straight face in the presence of one or more kittens." ~Cynthia E. Varnado
12: In 2002, I spent 2 months in the hospital. Annie was alone for 61 days. When Bishop Ritchie came to check on our house, this timid, shy little kitty hissed at him and stood her ground! She protected her house! I missed her SO much. The reunion was sweet. She always knew when I was sick after chemo and needed her comfort.
13: Then came Caesar. Annie became his adoptive mother.
14: After Annie showed Caesar all she knew about life, groomed him, watched him play, etc...
15: He took care of her, too. And they became best furry friends.
16: Even though Annie was an indoor kitty, she sure loved a good roll on the cement and eating her mint leaves!.
19: Home Is Where The Cat Is
20: Poor Little Orphan Annie | Annie developed a tumor around her left eye & we never found out if it was cancerous when it was removed. It seemed to grow back, she started throwing up her food more & more, and then stopped eating. The vet said she was possibly in kidney failure.
21: Nearly 12 years of being my best fur friend. Love you, Annie Bananie. | BFFF | September 1999 | July 2011
22: -Her paw gently touching my leg when she begged at the table. -Her love of waffles, bread and popcorn. -Her fountain tail. -Her monkey face and "dirty" nose. -When I picked up the laser light, she could hear it from anywhere in the house! She'd go crazy chasing it! -When she was in heat, she loved Harry. "Mrr-oww!" -She kneaded so hard and purred so loud! -Her broken meow, so soft and gentle. "Meh-eh" -How she came when she was called, even when she got to go outside to play. -Her stretching her back leg out when she came to you. -She could keep the dog in line.
23: -She'd only take food from you if you still had it in your hand. She wouldn't eat off the floor. -How she always liked to be inside some type of container, box or basket. -She could never lay on the carpet; it had to be on something else on the carpet. -How sensitive she was to my needs. Whenever I was sad, sick, or lonely, she came out of nowhere to be with me. I took her to the vet on July 5, 2011 and held her while she fell asleep. I curled her into a little ball, wrapped her up, and laid her to rest in my backyard under the snowball tree. "Cats are not our whole life. But they make our lives whole." ~Bettina Eddie