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“Goodbye Maxi”

Description from Granny Nancy: Almost 2 weeks ago I lost my beloved Maxi. He was a rescued cat as are all my pets. He was the most unusual in that he acted more like a dog than a cat. He followed me around and would call out if he couldn't find me and I'd either whistle or call out "I'm here, Maxi." Then he would come running. He like to sleep on my shoulder during most of the night. However, He had a window seat where he could watch the front of the building where the front entrance is and where trucks pull up often delivering packages or buses pull up and residents get off or are helped off.

But a while back he developed kidney failured. I kept him going with special prescribed cat food for that condition. But eventually it caught up with him. We said goodbye to him in a grand fashion in a room the vet has dedicated beautifully for allowing our dying pets to pass over the rainbow bridge in dignitiy and a slight help by the vet if they are in pain or obviously suffering. He was 5 when he came to us a very playful cat who acted more like a kitten. We shall miss him so much especially since he was my last cat.

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  1. dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam says:

    Beautiful reminder of Maxi! Let’s become our children so easily and provide so much company and comfort.

  2. EPBCornell
    EPBCornell says:

    Maxi sounds like he was very bonded with you, a great companion and very special in his adoration of you and just the desire to be near you and with you all the time. Cats like this are rare indeed, and so hard to say goodbye to. I’m so sorry you are without him now and that he was your last. You would be unlikely to find another so loving and devoted. He will have passed in comfort that you were right with him at the end, near you where he wanted to be, with his very favorite person ever loving him back. We never forget a furbaby like Maxi. I am so sorry.

  3. Maggies Mom
    Maggies Mom says:

    Oh, Nancy, I’m so sorry to hear about your special Maxi’s passing. I still mIss my Buster, who passed away years ago. May your sweet memories comfort you.

  4. Maggies Mom
    Maggies Mom says:

    I forgot to tell you that I love your golden pick!

  5. CzechChickStudio
    CzechChickStudio says:

    I feel your pain! I’m a cat lady and my cats are all my babies and have different personalities. So sorry for your loss. You made a beautiful pick to honor your kitty!

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    Melody F says:

    Your words “last cat” hit home as I miss having a cat, but I am not up to taking care of one now. The Fresh Pick you made in Maxi’s honor is very artistic and lovely. The citrine and carnelian go together so well, and either of the cat focals you chose would combine beautifully with those stones. I once had a cat named “Orange-ums” who was named for his coloring.

  7. Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes says:

    Lovely pick. So hard when our babies are gone.

  8. Kathryn R
    Kathryn R says:

    Nancy, I just now read your beautiful eulogy to your dear Maxi, and teared up. I can’t imagine how painful it would be to say goodbye to such a sweetie. From your beautiful pick, looks like he was a golden/ginger kitty and was so handsome. I’m so glad your vet provided a beautiful comforting way to gently send your kitty over the Rainbow Bridge. Sending {{hugs}} to you. <3

  9. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Warm hugs and fond remembrances, Nancy!

  10. Granny Nancy
    Granny Nancy says:

    Thanks everyone. Maxi was a Manx – no tail. And yes golden ginger fur. He’d been hit by a car and brought to my vet’s office. She fixed his broken leg but could never find the owner. I had just lost my himalayan to cancer and Maxi had been living at the vets for over a month. Nobody wanted to adopt him so I did. Best decision I ever made. He apparently was used to going outside. He was always sneaking outside if someone left a door open even a fraction of a inch. So I’d be chasing him around the house. My husband really liked him as well. They often were asleep in the recliner after watching a sporting event on TV.

  11. tech2k
    tech2k says:

    Your pick portrays Maxi beautifully. Am very sorry for your loss & hope you can make a remembrance piece from these beads.

  12. Kathryn R
    Kathryn R says:

    Wonderful memories, Nancy. And I can so relate with my adopted Bootsie and my hubby. Our fur babies certainly leave paw prints on our hearts.

  13. Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary says:

    Oh, Nancy, it is so hard to lose our beloved pets that steal our hearts away and become such an important part of our lives. We once had a dog that we called ‘Miss Kitty’ as she would of made the perfect cat! Maxi will always be a part of you, and I know you will reminisce wonderful memories that will remind you of his love for you & your love for him. Beautiful pick to honor Maxi. ><

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