Merfie, Mollee

My husband and I have no children so we consider our cat our “baby.” One year ago next week we had to put our precious Merfie to sleep after a 4 year illness with kidney failure. Merfie did not love anyone but us. Her nickname from family and friends was “hisser.” But oh, how she loved us. When she was only 6 years old, we discovered she had kidney failure. She spent one weekend in the animal hospital and when we brough her home we were told she had maybe 6 months. We voiwed to make those 6 months happy ones.

Those 6 months turned in to another 4 years. She had some ups and downs during this time but for the most part, she had a great 4 years. Last January, from one day to the next she was sick again. We took her to the vet and she was in the hospital for 3 days but she did not bounce back. It was the most difficult 3 days and still saddens me. During our grief over the next few days, we felt we wanted to get a new kitten right away. Our house was empty without Merfie. While she could not be replaced, we really needed a new pet to love.

Within one week we found a kitten at the local vet that was up for adoption. She was 7 weeks old. We named her Mollee and whille there is not a day goes by that I do not think of Merfie, Mollee has brought us so much joy, I can not put it in to words. She has turned out to be the most loveable, friendly, playful cat anyone could hope for. Our family and friends nickname for Mollee is “sweetness.”

Sue and Jeff from TX