Our Madame Summer decided to meet her maker tonight – at 8 years of age.
How blessed we were to have had MADAME SUMMER as our precious baby for these few short years and she has loved so many brother and sisters and feathered friends and puppies and bunnies ... and many relatives and friends. She and I were glued to one another and understood life's ways. This is why our hearts grieve so intensely --Summer owned our hearts and shared that with us for 8 years. She loved us so much as we loved her. She was the "Queen" of our home amongst all the fur babies. They highly respected her ways. They all loved her kisses!
This has truly broken our hearts and once again, we are having to adjust to life without this beautiful soul.
Summer came into our lives while we were sitting at the dinner table. Three little boys came marching up to our porch with loud voices saying "Ma’am, oh Ma’am..." and "Sir oh Sir…"
My husband and I giggled at the way the boys were calling to us as Ma’am and Sir not knowing our names but truly needing our attention. I got up from the table to see what the boys were needing.
They all started speaking at once, their eyes large and wide - and as I was glancing at them I saw one beautiful boy holding the most gorgeous pure white kitten in his hands ever so gently.
I went outside on the front porch and said ‘I am here, what is going on boys?’
One of the boys, about 8 years old said, extremely sad, "Ma’am, please, please, please, take this kitten as my Dad said if we could not find a home he would send it to the dogs’ area!’
My heart sunk as I listened to his heart and voice of desperation and looking at this gorgeous precious pure white baby kitten, I wondered how a father could even speak to his sons this way and they lived in my neighbourhood?
My husband, by that time, approached the open front door and was leaning over my shoulder to see what was taking place.
My husband quickly replied as I was still stunned at the words from the boy. He looked at the boys and then looked at me before saying: ‘yes, we will gladly take the kitten ......the kitten will have a home with us this minute.’
The boy lifted the little helpless beautiful precious white kitten into my hands and the relief and happiness on their faces showed. This was an experience my husband and I will never ever forget, they showed their love for this baby kitten and the will to save her.
She helped herself to food and drink and became an instant hit with her new fur baby brothers and sisters. All the other fur babies loved her ways! She belonged with us - amazing how this happened - another miracle!
She was ready for royal treatment and kindness and love and her life with us. Madame Summer brought "sunshine" and more laughter then ever into our home ...even more than already existed. That is how she got her name - prettier than a gorgeous summer day.
We loved her immediately. She had incredible "manners". The four other pups and our seven other cats all welcomed Summer immediately into the family – the family had grown again and lots of love happened. There was even more love in this home than ever before that day.
Summer shared all of our hearts! Over the course of 8 years, from day one she slept with me perched on my shoulder or above my head protecting mean dreams to occur, the same thing would happen each and every night. I would say "let's go to bed Sum-sum." She led the way in front of me for 8 years without hesitation - she loved our bed.
She would drape her long arms across my shoulders like reaching out for hugs and protecting me. Sleeping was never so angelic and peaceful to me and all of us as we settled in for a nice sleep. That was her way ... then each and every morning for 8 years, her routine would be: all fur babies would follow her to their cat dining table and yes, her paws hit the table first, she went first. My husband would always feed them all their special canned food. Oh, she reigned over the table and greeted all to feast with her and to start the day with a grand breakfast served by their daddy!
WE WILL NEVER FORGET THE WHISKERS ON MADAME SUMMER
When our precious Queen KittyMadame Summer passed away on the 13th October, 2015, she was 8 years old and weighed 15 lbs of love and how she adored me. Her burial was at our farm ‘LOVE MY PETS’the following day and she was laid to rest with many other fur babies we have had over the last 26 years.
Her passing took us by surprise. Something had bitten her perhaps? The Vet wasn’t sure if it had been a spider or even a flea; they could not find any specific bite marks, as such. All the animals have flea preventatives, but whatever bit her did not mix at all and her blood and liver could not fight the infection it had given her.... even with antibiotics.
I called the Vet and we took her in immediately. They started medication and lab works but she passed away peacefully before midnight ... the Vets stayed with her the entire time.
My Queen Kitty - huge big love bug slept on my shoulder every night or her paw-hand on my chest area touching my shoulder straight out, and or above my head on another pillow, always there with me, how we loved her and her regal ways and her love for all her family - sleeping does not come that easy right now.
Danny is so sad too. How he loves his "Wild Ones" - the house is very quiet; they know Madame Summer went to Rainbow Bridge, but I feel she is right with my Mother, as we saw signs of yellow butterflies the day after her death. They were all over the farm that day and the same thing happened the day after my Mother's death – we saw yellow butterflies!
Please say a very special prayer for Madame Summer and us; we miss her so much.
Have a VERY Merry Christmas in Heaven .............how very lucky the Heavens are
I ONLY WANTED YOU
They say memories are golden
well maybe that is true
I never wanted memories,
I only wanted you.
A million times I needed you,
a million times I cried.
If love alone could have saved you
you never would have died.
In life I loved you dearly,
In death I love you still.
In my heart you hold a place
no one could ever fill.
If tears could build a stairway
and heartache make a lane,
I'd walk the path to heaven
and bring you back again.
Our family chain is broken,
and nothing seems the same.
But as God calls us one by one,
the chain will link again.
--- Vicky Holder ---
hugs and peace be with you Becky & Danny and Wild Animals