Postby SisMorphine » October 14th, 2008, 8:22 pm

She came into my life when I was in the first grade. She was my very first pet and I was SO excited about that that she came in for show and tell pretty soon after coming home. I named her Whitney after my favorite food at the time: Whitney's yogurt.

Like all of my animals, she had an attitude problem. She liked to follow around workmen, right at their heels, rubbing up on their ankles, and when they bent down to pet her she would hiss and swat at them. She used to violently attack my little sister, to the point where at 4 years old our choices were euth her or declaw her and cross our fingers that she never went to biting. We went for the latter.

She could chase ANY animal out of the yard, and ruled our porch with an iron paw.

We lost her twice. Both times she was gone for 3 days. I shouldn't say that she was GONE gone. Just missing. The first time we found her in a cabinet in my mom's office. The second time she was in the linen closet. Both were places that were walked past multiple times a day, but she never bothered to meow because she liked being locked in small places. We always had to double check kitchen cabinets and closets to make sure she hadn't crawled in.

About 6 years back she became incontinent. So we limited her freedom to the basement. When she began not being able to make it to the litter box even then, we took a dog crate and a ferret cage and made a kitty condo. She spent her time for the past couple of years between the kitty condo and the porch, living it up. She became deaf and began a love of screaming at all hours, which is oh so lovely when her condo is in your bedroom.

In August she started to show signs of really not being herself. Between August and today she lost quite a bit of weight, and as of last week was diagnosed with a tumor in her intestine. She stopped eating anything except for a few bites of tuna or chicken, and today would only drink milk and refused to eat anything. It was time.

So we helped my old lady to pass away at almost 20 years old tonight. We loved her dearly as a part of the family, and it is already very strange to not have her here.

We love you Whitney.

PS: No rainbow bridge or god-talk. Thanks.
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Postby celeste » October 14th, 2008, 8:26 pm

awwwwwee im sorry to hear she was very cute thoo and sonded like trouble
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Postby TheRedQueen » October 14th, 2008, 8:31 pm

I'm know you're missed greatly, camo-cow-cat...

RIP Whitney...

:hug3: to you Alyssa...
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Postby hugapitbull » October 14th, 2008, 9:12 pm

Oh my, what a long and loved life Whitney had. I'm sure you enriched her life as she did yours. I'm sorry for your loss.
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Postby pitbullmamaliz » October 14th, 2008, 9:21 pm

RIP Whitney... :(

That first pic of her is way too cool!
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Postby madremissy » October 14th, 2008, 9:22 pm

I am sorry for your loss. Sleep well Whitney
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Postby katiek0417 » October 14th, 2008, 9:27 pm

I'm sorry for your loss, Lys! You've told me many a story about that old girl! She'll be missed!
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Postby airwalk » October 14th, 2008, 9:47 pm

Alyssa I'm very sorry for your loss, you and she had a wonderful life together.
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Postby Jeni » October 14th, 2008, 10:11 pm

What a beautifully long life she had.

Sleep well Whitney.
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Postby CinderDee » October 14th, 2008, 10:15 pm

I'm so sorry, Lys. :cry:

RIP Whitney...
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Postby cheekymunkee » October 15th, 2008, 12:28 am

I'm sorry Whitney, you were a well loved kitty.
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Postby KJS » October 15th, 2008, 2:00 am

Im sorry for your loss...it must have been fantastic to be together for sooooo long though?
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Postby Malli » October 15th, 2008, 5:08 am

So sorry Alyssa :(
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Postby iluvk9 » October 15th, 2008, 6:11 am

Good bye, Whitney. :( You lived a long life!

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Postby SisMorphine » October 15th, 2008, 7:17 am

Thanks all. Definitely missing my old lady this morning.

And Joyce, you're fresh.
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Postby Jenn » October 15th, 2008, 9:32 am

:( RIP Whitney
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Postby LMM » October 15th, 2008, 9:40 am

I'm sorry for your loss.
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Postby amazincc » October 15th, 2008, 12:42 pm

I'm so sorry, Alyssa. :cry: :hug3:
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Postby Mickle » October 15th, 2008, 6:42 pm

Sorry about Whitney!!! Damn cat used to scare the crap out of me in the morning when I stayed over!! She would outta nowhere start screaming! Crazy cat.. She was a nice cat. Im really sorry shes gone!
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Postby nicole » October 16th, 2008, 9:25 am

what unique markings whitney had.

I'm so sorry for your loss, sis. :(
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