Goodbyes are hard. Really hard. In fact, I hate goodbye. Usually when I am walking away from friends after a lunch or calling it a night, I say see you later. Because I have full intentions of seeing them later.
Yesterday was one of the hardest days I have had in a long time. Yesterday we had to say goodbye to Livvy. You see, ever since we brought her home, Chris has been sick. And as she has grown from a little baby kitten into a bigger kitty that sheds….he has gotten worse. In fact, he has had a sinus infection for like two months straight now.
I have tried everything. Sweeping the floors and dusting more often, washing the blankets on the couch to the point they are looking worn, keeping her out of our bedroom and keeping that door shut, brushing her fur. It doesn’t seem to help.
If I am being completely honest with myself, I know I am allergic to her too. I just ignore it and blame it on seasonal allergies. Which is a thing for me….but she made them worse.
We were determined to find her a home. She wasn’t leaving this house until she had a new family to go to. Luckily, one of Chris’s friends has a daughter and he wanted to have a cat for her. So yesterday evening, one of our friends came to pick her up to take her to him. I packed up all of her stuff, her toys, her food, her kitty perch, her litter box, everything went with her so she had some familiar things in her new home. Putting her in the crate to leave was so hard. She let out this horrible yelp when they closed the door. It was like she knew what was going on.
I cried all evening, I cried myself to sleep. I teared up this morning when Mac came out looking for her. I am crying as I type this. It was so hard to say goodbye to her. But I know that she now has a good home. It is what is best for her and for us.
I wasn’t going to say anything at all, but I know some of you comment and look forward to seeing pictures of her here and I just don’t think I can handle if someone asks me on Friday where her weekly pictures are.
Livvy, you are the prettiest little kitty there ever was. I miss you like crazy already, but I know that you are going to have a great, happy life. I love you Livvy kitty.