Monsieur Kitty Summer 2003-Dec 5 2012
by Cassie McIntyre
Monsieur Kitty came into my life when I was a teenager. We became instant friends. My mom originally brought her home to take care of a mouse problem in the house. 3 months later, the house was mouse free.
She was the most incredible mouser I have ever known. She then found a new job as our barn cat, fiercely protecting the horse feed. She was the most affectionate cat. She could lie with you for hours, warm and cuddly. I loved her purr.
I joined the Air Force after high school, and she has been my constant companion. She moved with me to Oklahoma and then to Maryland. She has been with me through everything. My 4 year old son loved her. She taught him to be gentle.
I'm going to miss our daily life together. The sound of that stupid bell on her collar as she jumped on my bed in the mornings. The way she would rub up against me and purr and knead at me with her paws, eventually getting frustrated and the purring would become an insistent MEOW! MEOW! I WANT BREAKFAST! WAKE UP!
I'm going to miss the way she would beg as I made my lunch for the day. And the way I would always give in and slip her a piece of ham. I'll miss the way she always greeted me when I came home from work or school.
I'll miss fussing over her high maintenance fur. I'll miss coming home from PetSmart after spending $20 on cat toys, only for her to be more interested in the plastic bag they came in. She loved plastic bags. I loved her. And I miss her so much. May she rest peacefully. I'll never forget her.