Remembering our friend Izzie

This has been a very sad week. Today will be the first Friday in a very long time that I will not get to spend time with Izzie. The most difficult part of being a cat sitter is when a client dies. I learned earlier in the week (Tuesday night) that a very special soul was no longer with us. Izzie was one of the sweetest most loving cats that I have ever had the opportunity to meet. Every time I would visit with him I knew he would bring a smile to my face. Every visit, from the moment I put the key in the door and heard his holler until the time I had to say goodnight, was truly a blessing.

Izzie was only 15 years old and for the most part showed no signs that he was ready to leave this world.  He was always happy and a trooper through and through. I can still remember the last time I was with him and I still cannot believe that he is gone. I feel such a deep sadness not just for Izzie, but for his wonderful mother Pamela. I know that as sad as I feel, she must be completely heartbroken. Izzie was special in so many ways.  I will always remember the way he would knead his feet when he was happy and how he would gently force his chin under my hand for a little neck rub. Izzie will always hold a special place in my heart and I will think of him with fondness forever. I don’t know how I will ever get used to a weekend without Izzie, but I know that I wouldn’t trade a thing for the wonderful memories I will have of him.

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