We've been out all day and came home to find our darling cat Kit Kat had passed away in her sleep while we were out.
14 years old, she has always been a fixture in our little family. She never scratched or bit (unless of course a child pulled her tail! even then, it was only after about the 50th time and she never drew blood) and she would put up with everything the kids threw at her and kept coming back for more.
She was always very loving and attentive to visiting little children and would sit still long enough for them to pat her. She adored little kids. Older kids, she generally avoided - understandably! Lately she had even been wandering into the pool area with the kids and sitting on the bench while they swam - not even flinching when a stray splash came her way.
I'm going to miss her snuggles and her snoring and leaving her hair all over the house. Or finding her curled up in between the kids on the lounge while they watch tv. She was my first 'baby' and will always have a special place in my heart. The kids have taken it pretty hard, so we're just going to chill out and hang around the house a little tomorrow I think.
Love you my baby girl.