Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Our Mickey

Our Mickey is gone. We had to have him put to sleep today. He's been on chemo for Inflammatory Bowel Disease for 2 years. He's done really well up until this past weekend. The treatment simply stopped working. We started to see him going downhill pretty fast so, hard as it was, we had to do something. It's been very, very hard and we are hurting terribly.
Mickey was so full of personality. He was a scrappy kitty, a fighter. But he was also a lover. He loved on us bigtime. He especially loved his mama, Sarah. Many was the time he would sit on the couch next to her and gaze adoringly at her with a little drool gathering at his mouth. He really did! There are so many great memories of Mickey...too many to recount here. Suffice it to say, we are really going to miss him and the next who-knows-how-many days are going to be rough.
We've lost 3 kittys in 4 years. First, we lost Trinity, my black kitty. Then last year we lost Max. Sarah got Mickey and Max together 16 years ago. Now they are all gone. No more cats for the Gordon' least not anytime too soon. We get too attached. It's just too hard to lose them.
It's going to sound really corny but I hope there is a special heaven for kitties somewhere and that Trinity, Max and Mickey are neck deep in catnip.
We love you and miss you, Mickey. We're not sure how we're going to live without you.


becca said...

Oh, Marty... I am so sorry. I know how much it hurts.
Also, even if you don't believe this, I know beyond a shadow of a doubt that our kitties will be in heaven. God has given me a special assurance of this.
If you think I'm weird (which I am, but not about this ;), then you should check out the book, "Heaven: Biblical Answers to Common Questions" by Randy Alcorn. Alcorn spends an entire chapter on animals and their place in heaven. I know my Tiger kitty will be waiting for me in heaven, and I'm sure your special animal friends will be, too.

Anonymous said...

Marty. I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of your dear kitty cat. I can't imagine losing mine-- she's around 15 years old & as spunky as ever.

Blessings on you, friend.

Warmest regards,
Mark Bushor

Nevada said...

I've been lurking & enjoying your blog for a long time now -- ever since you were featured on Drawn! I just wanted to send my condolences on the loss of your beloved kitty. My heart goes out to you & your wife.