- 8 years ago
- Wedding: October 2011
My first kitty was Lucy. When I was around 4 or 5 she started hanging out outside of our dining room window. When my parents weren’t looking I would toss her pieces of bologna to eat. Naturally she started coming back everyday and I’d keep feeding her. Eventually my parents caught on and went out to investigate. Lucy was still out there, snacking away on her bologna when my parents found her. She had burns all over her body, a broken leg and half of her whispers burnt off. We assumed that her owners were abusing her but since she didn’t have any tags or anything, we really didn’t know. My parents took her to the vet, paid a hefty bill and we had a new family member. I remember being so angry and disgusted that anyone would deliberately hurt an innocent animal.
Lucy went through a lot with me. I’m an only child so I kinda considered her my sister. I would dress her up in my doll clothes (until my mom found out and told me stop) and we’d play barbies together. Given, it would really just be me playing but I did fashion a pretty bitchin’ saddle for her so my barbies could ride her around, lol. She was there during my parents messy separation and our move up north. She was a really good cat.
When I was 13, Lucy was diagnosed with a stomach tumor (I don’t remember if it was ever cancer or not). Because of the tumor, she couldn’t control her bowels and would poop everywhere. She was a completely different cat and both my mom and I knew that she was in a lot of pain. One day I got home from school and Lucy wasn’t there. Turns out my mom had her put down earlier that day. I remember being so angry that I didn’t get a chance to say goodbye. Looking back, it was probably better that my mom did it without telling me since I know I would have been a complete wreck. I cried for days but it eventually sunk in that she wasn’t in pain anymore so I started to get over it. We gave her a good life for the 8 or so years that we had her. It’s just too bad that some pathetic excuse for a human being had her before we did.