Who's that girl?
who was laying on a shelf above our fridge even though she's been told
at least a million times, not to. It's not so hard to tell that Thumper
could care less that she has been caught doing what she shouldn't be
Back in 1994 when we had our Thumper
he decided he was upset about it and he ran away from home. Thumper
has an interesting story. We had a male cat called Thumper and after we
had him spayed, he ran away from home. A few months later, he came
We moved to Nevada for a couple of years and Thumper went with us. When
we came back to Idaho, there was a big discovery, Thumper was a
Turns out, this was not OUR cat after all. Even vets never noticed the
difference in her LOL
We love her
just the same,
though we do wonder where the real Thumper is after
all of these
years. We can only guess at her age and know she's at least 13 years
as of 2007.
The kitty stayed with us and we were
sure it was our
Thumper. We went about our daily lives and
that the kitty who came home was a girl,
been a boy. We had no clue where our
we were worried about him, we were happy to
have the "imposter"
Thumper with us.
Through the years Thumper has brought
us much happiness
even though she has a habit of biting me
when I would
try to pick her up and move her to make the bed, or when I groomed her
or just at any time she felt like it. When
a fish tank,
Thumper used to love to sit near it and
watch the fish.
other kitties, she always thought she catch
them if she
put her paw
around the back while they were swimming
For the past few years, Thumper has
laying on the deck, watching birds and
walk down the steps and lay in the grass or
the deck. She used to love to go out the
front door and
however, when she got to where she couldn't
stopped letting her out of fear she
wouldn't be able to
outrun a big
dog. She never did stop sitting by the
front door waiting
for us to
open it and let her go outside.
About a year ago we noticed Thumper was
not able to walk as well as she used to. We
her to the
vet and discovered that she had discs in
her back which
The vet said there were just black holes on
where the discs
should be. We asked what could be done and
should lose some weight and she'd be on
rest of her life.
We did what the vet asked us to do and
the pain medications
were no longer working and she was getting
also has a problem swallowing and ends up
up. We had decided that the best thing to
do is to
be pain free by having her put to sleep. Sadly,
we had Thumper put to sleep on July 21, 2008.
It's never easy to say goodbye to
someone who we are
very close to and even though they are a
them to be a member of the family. Thumper
more to us. We are going to miss her so
much, we know
what is the best thing to be done, for her.
Thumper will be our last cat as we have
no plans to
get any more pets after the ones we have
gone. It is
just very hard to let them go, even when I know it's the best thing for
them. Marc and I were both there when
Thumper was put to
Marc was petting her and I was massaging
her paw, the
way she always
like it to be done. We were talking to her
telling her she
was the prettiest and best kitty in the
drifted off to
Thumper, along with all of the pets
we have lost,
will always be missed and forever be in our hearts.
Her Journey's Just Begun
Don't think of her as gone away
her journey's just begun
life holds so many facets
this earth is only one
Just think of her as resting
from the sorrows and the tears
in a place of warmth and comfort
where there are no days and years
Think how she must be wishing
that we could know today
how nothing but our sadness
can really pass away
And think of her as living
in the hearts of those she touched
for nothing loved is ever lost
and she was loved so much!
Author: Ellen Brenneman
If It Should Be
If it should be that I grow weak,
And pain should keep me from my sleep,
Then you must do what must be done,
For this last battle cannot be
You will be sad, I understand;
Don't let your grief then stay your
For this day more than all the rest,
Your love for me must stand the
We've had so many happy years -
What is to come can hold no fears.
You'd not want me to suffer so;
The time has come, so let me go.
Take me where my needs they'll tend
And please stay with me until the end.
Hold me firm and speak to me
Until my eyes no longer see.
I know in time that you will see
The kindness that you did for me.
Although my tail its last has waved,
From pain and suffering I've been
Please do not grieve - it must be you
Who had this painful thing to do.
We've been so close, we two, these
Don't let your heart hold back its