We put Blue to rest on April 8, 2009.
My heart aches in ways I never knew it could.
Blue fought a battle she would never win when lymphoma decided to invade her body; but nonetheless, she still fought. That's my girl.
In the end, her body could no longer afford to keep up the fight. She was in so much pain and rapidly took a turn for the worst.
The wound of her departure is too fresh and raw for me to handle. I cannot come to terms with the fact that I will never hear her demanding meow, never see her looks of disdain thrown my way and never see her purring contently on Ryan's lap. It was difficult to wake up this morning and realize the finality that she is not here.
Although my heart is in pain, the pain will never overshadow the memories we have. The seven years we had together dominate the horrible, tragic day that ended Blue's presence. Blue may be gone, but I know her legend lives in my heart. And I know it lives in the hearts of all of you. Your thoughts, prayers and concern will help guide her over to a place where she is in pain no more. My evil girl is up there plotting something for us. I just know it.