I know we all in the stitching community love our dear pets so I felt you all would be good people to share this with. I have mentioned once or twice before that our family has a feline member-this is my stitching buddy, Kiwi.
I was only 22 or 23 here! And Kiwi was just barely out of kitten-hood.
Kiwi died today. I am so sad. She had turned 19 in July so she was a really old lady. She was just the best, sweetest cat. When the kids were babies (actually the youngest is almost 3 so for the past 12 years that we’ve had babies) she had always been so tolerant of them, never scratched or bit any of them! In fact when we had preschool play dates over at the house, she would plop down amid all the little children and they would pet her or play around her and she would just meow at them until she’d had enough and would move out of the way.
Here she is playing with my oldest…and having her dinner monitored by my youngest…pictures taken about 10 years apart.
This is the best most recent picture I have. In old age, Kiwi would still jump up on the couch to sit with me every night when I would stitch. She stopped jumping up a couple weeks ago, and was in a fast decline all week.
We feel so blessed that Kiwi was able to die peacefully, and rather quickly at home this weekend. She had a very good life and brought us a lot of joy. I will really miss her! Good bye, old lady!