Saturday, August 16, 2008

Praying for Whinnie

We were all going to go up north this weekend to spend time with my parents at their cottage. I had been looking forward to running the Rubber Ducky 5K race in Bellaire, Michigan this weekend. However, we decided to cancel our trip at the last minute. My 19 year-old cat, Whinnie, has not been in the best health lately. In the last two weeks, she has declined rapidly. We decided we didn't want to leave her in the house alone this weekend. Our house sitter is wonderful and would have given Whinnie excellent care and attention...but something moved us to cancel our trip and stay home. She is happy, and while we know she isn't feeling very well, she's not suffering. However, it is obvious that she will not be with us much longer.

I have had this sweet little kitty since I was 15 years old. She got me through some really difficult times in my life. She slept on my bed almost every morning while I was in high school. She lived with me through most of my college years as well, and "adopted" Tom as part of her family when we married. Her brother, Tigger, passed away 2 years ago, and it's been rough for her to be the "only cat" after being attached to him since birth. The addition of two small kids hasn't been particularly peaceful for her either. However, she is incredibly patient and gentle with both girls, and they (naturally) adore her.

Please pray for Whinnie, and our family. Those of you who are reading this and are animal lovers will understand how tough of a time we are having with this. She is a sweet cat and has been such a blessing on all of our lives.


Amy said...

Thinking of you and praying for you, Whinnie. I love you, too.

Julieann said...

Praying for your little Winnie!!!


Shirla said...

{{{{Winnie and family}}}} Prayers being said for Winnie.