Saying goodbye to our cat Sunshine

I'm sad to say we lost our 20 year old cat, Sunshine, today. We knew it was coming but you're never ready. (Photo: Sunshine's on the left next to Sweetpea.)
Nearly ten years ago, I got a call from someone telling me there was a Burmese cat in Northern California who needed a home. This cat had been used for breeding for over ten years and the last year she had been kept in a 12" x 12" cage in a garage full of Mastiff dogs in the high desert. Bob and I drove over five hours each way to get her. We had just finally adopted a new kitten, Sweetpea, after our cat Chauncey passed away who we'd had for 19 years. When we brought Sunshine into our home, I swear she thought she was Sweetpea's mama. They were inseparable.

So today it's hard to say goodbye, she was so special. We were lucky to have her in our lives as long as we did. And, yes, she lived up to her name; she was a ray of sunshine and what a character!

So now rest in peace, our sweet, beautiful girl. We'll miss you.


Luv2Shop said...

So glad you gave this sweet cat a good and happy home for her last years. RIP Sunshine

Luv2Shop said...

So glad you gave your cat a loving home for her last years.

Cordelia of Cottage Antiques said...

We were blessed to have her with us. She gave us her heart.

Scout 'n Freyja said...

I just now passed by your blog and want to leave a note to tell you that I know how deeply we can love our furry companions. I am so sorry that you lost someone you loved but so happy that your sweet kitty had such a long and wonderful life after you rescued her from such a horrible situation.

Cordelia of Cottage Antiques said...

Thank you so much for your kind thoughts. Animal lovers are the most compassionate people I've ever encountered.