Yesterday, it rained and rained. Our sweet kitty, Lyla, always stays near the house on rainy days but yesterday she was nowhere to be found. My heart is so sad because just the night before I heard a horrible cat cry that woke me up out of a dead sleep and I jumped up to see if I could see anything but Greg reassured me that it was probably just a cat fight and she was fine since he had literally, minutes before, put her in the bathroom… but, earlier that day I saw a coyote trot right down our side yard and down our neighbors front path… All that to say, I have a horrible sinking feeling that she is gone :( I don’t even really like cats and my last memory of her was kicking her away cause she was attacking my feet like she did when I was trying to fall asleep, but she really was the best kitty and I already miss her so much. Stupid death. These animals… they really become part of the family dangit. Dearest Lyla, I hope you are prancing around happily in kitty heaven… maybe with Lucy… although I’ve told myself that she was adopted into a wonderful loving home…. oh animals. DANG YOU. Most of all, she fulfilled all my kitty dreams by becoming best friends with Bentley. I always dreamed of having a cat/dog best friend situation and it actually happened! Maybe I’m projecting but he seemed awfully sad yesterday and today. Not to mention, whenever Abbie sees a cat she happily shouts YAYA! which is how she said Lyla… and I wonder if her little self will realize that she’s not around anymore… or when she’ll stop calling all cats Lyla. Oh bother.
Dear Lyla, thank you for making my baby girl so happy and for befriending my depressed puppy. It made my heart so happy to see the two of you together. Thank you for always cuddling my baby boy when I would nurse him and for showing me what relaxing really looks like. Thank you for helping me like cats again. And don’t let Greg fool you… he always loved you from the very beginning. If you are still out there, please come back ….we miss you so much! Love, your family
Last picture together :( you never know when it’ll be the last time you see your best friend.