Yesterday we said goodbye to our cat, Tinker. I was sorta saddened by this when the time to actually do it. We talked about getting rid of her before and that was okay, but now where we are moving, there are no pets, so this time, it was serious. I was really hoping that someone would take her so we wouldn't have had to put her down just because ya know...luckily some lady wanted her for her daughter's birthday.
Tinker is almost 8 years old. I remember the day I got her. Off to Petsmart we went cuz I had it in my head, I wanted a kitten. Over $200 later, we adopted Tinker. Hubby couldn't believe that I actually spent that on a cat when there are so many strays around and people always giving them away...but I was in the city and this is how I had to do it, plus I wanted one with shots and already fixed.
When we picked her out, she was in a cage with her sister. Tinker's original name is Veronica, therefore, it only made sense that her sister in the same cage was called Betty. We actually had to sit down and fill out all these adoption papers, Hubby and I had just started dating and he had to sign his life away too!
Tinker really has been a good cat...she has never caused us any trouble...the thing that does bug me is the fur all over the place...I hate always cleaning it off the couches, chairs and curtains. She is an indoor cat but likes to go outside for a bit at times to play with the million other cats that hang out at our place...
I won't miss the changing of the litter, I won't miss the hair...but I will miss her sleeping at the foot of our bed (when she gets in her cuddle-me mood) and I will miss her drinking the last of the milk from a bowl of cereal.
I hope she likes her new home and is a good girl...I miss you (and I am all teary eyed now)