Monday, September 22, 2008

Good-bye, My Friend

Today I lost a wonderful friend. My little Russian Blue, Nougat, went to play in the catnip fields of heaven this afternoon. I am sure he was greeted by his old friend Gertie, who couldn't wait to see him again. I hope they are dining on their favorite treat, yogurt. My little Russian blue won't be here to meet my little Russian man.


Nougat came to me in 1997 after the passing of Snickers. Snickie's passing was sudden and left her companion, Murphy, and I missing an extra couple sets of feet in the condo. Murphy started his midnight howling in those days, and I knew I needed to find him a new friend. It was spring time and not many batches of kittens had been born yet - so believe it or not, I was struggling to find a new baby. I went to the local county shelter and they turned me down because I lived in a condo that would only allow us to have one pet. I finally located a pet store near me that had 3 kittens looking for a home. Against my normal judgement of not getting a "pet store pet", I went to visit - looking for a little girl. Before my eyes were 3 adorable solid grey kittens. One greeted me with such excitement that he ran up my arm and started nuzzling at my face. Sadly, this was a little boy kitty and I thought Murph would be better off with a female. I grabbed the female and went up to pay for my new kitty. Imagine my surprise when the man at the register says, "no this one is a boy too...". So I headed back and realized the one I really wanted was the nuzzler. And Nougat joined my family. We nuzzled for 11 1/2 years!


He was a wonderful cuddler, great pillow sleeper (hog) and all around mama's boy. I will miss you Mr. Nougat. Say hi to Gertie for me.

12 comments:

Chandra said...

Oh I'm sorry. He sounds like a great cat.

Nichole said...

So sorry...what a sad day! Hopefully, your spirits will be brought back up by a referral soon!

Charlotte in Pa said...

Aww, Amy. I'm really, really sorry. I know how much this must hurt. xo

Tamara said...

You were so blessed to have each other for 11 1/2 years. What a great friend. I'm so sorry for your loss but am so grateful that Nougat didn't suffer. What a handsome boy he was.

Tiger and Kar said...

Amy, I am so sorry you had to say goodbye to Nougat today. It's never easy to say goodbye to our furry friends. I hope you find comfort remember the 11 1/2 years you spent together.

Hugs,
Karyn

Nancy said...

This makes me very sad. Sorry for your loss. :(

Pamela said...

I am so sorry.

Penske loved cats. I'm sure she's playing with Nougat already.

I hope you are comforted by the fact that you gave Nougat a truly wonderful life!

Amy Deffenbaugh said...

Aim, I am so sorry!!!

What a sweet little boy - and how great that you had each other for so very long!!!!

Jess Mistress of Mischief said...

So sorry Amy! It's really hard to loose old friends.

findingourdaughter said...

Amy,
My heart hurts for you knowing you are grieving. I'm so sorry!

Hugs and God Bless!

Troy and Rachel said...

I am so soory for your loss. As a fellow animal lover, I know how it feels. Each pet is near and dear. I'm sure he is enjoying the catnip fields of heaven and has many new friends as well as old ones. Take care of you too!

Becky and Keith said...

Amy, I'm so sorry to hear about Nougat! You were so lucky to have each other for so long and you'll always have the memories. Big hugs!