Skills: The silent meow and looking innocent. She was a world class runner and jumper when she was younger.
Arrival Story: Grief stricken after my sweet Abby went to Rainbow Bridge, I had no plans to get another cat. There's a saying, *the former cat sends the new cat* -- my angel Abby definitely had other plans for me! One month after Abby went to the Bridge, I learned that a friend was dying from cancer and desperately seeking a home for her two cats. It was only a few days after I learned of their plight that I made up my mind to adopt Kaci and her sister Miss Mittens. It was one of the best decisions I've ever made!
Bio: Kaci is my sweet little sunshine girl. She's a sweet, affectionate snuggle-bug who is blessed with a sunny and happy disposition. She adores attention and being fussed over. In addition to being very outgoing and friendly, she's super-curious about everything and just a tad bit stubborn at times. She wasn't very vocal until recently but lately seems to enjoy talking about everything.
DAILY DIARY PICK: July 7, 2007; October 5, 2007; January 29, 2009 (my Gotcha Day anniversary!); March 6, 2009; March 10, 2009; May 28, 2009; July 19, 2009; September 15, 2009; September 25, 2009; October 15, 2010; November 8, 2010; November 17, 2010; December 4, 2010; March 22, 2011; March 25, 2011; June 12, 2011; June 19, 2011; July 11, 2011; December 18, 2011; June 2, 2013.
KACI's HEALTH ISSUES:
Kaci was diagnosed with hyperthyroidism in December 2008; CRF (chronic renal failure) in October 2010; and a grade 3 heart murmur and mitral valve regurgitation in November 2011. She valiantly fought her health issues, esp. her CRF, for 3 years. Her weight kept dropping and she was only 4 lbs. during the last months of her life. My precious girl was a tough little fighter with lots of spirit and a will to live and she fought the good fight. But her frail, tiny body simply wore out and she lost her battle with CRF. On October 22, 2013, we helped her make her journey to the Bridge. She was ready to go and her crossing was peaceful. Rest in peace sweet little Pooh-Bear
Spirit and Kaci Furever:
May 2013 Olde Furt of the Month
Hear us ROAR!
Brilliant Orange Cats Unite!
Kentucky Derby 2011 - Tigger's Arcade
Tigger's Arcade 2011 Cat Baseball Tournament 3 Winner at Professional Level for Most Home Runs and Hit the Pitcher:
Kaci has been gone for 5 weeks and it's been very hard dealing with her loss. Today is a cold, grey and rainy day and my mood matches the weather. My sister needed me to pick her up, drive her to the doctor for minor surgery, then take her to the pharmacy and finally home again. She was in a lot of pain and not feeling well and I was happy to do it. But it's a nasty day with pouring rain and congested roads and very slow moving traffic. By the time I got home this afternoon, I was miserable . . .
that is, until I opened the envelope sent by Julia, momcat to Edgar, Salem, Lucy, Emily, Felicity & family.
I was surprised, delighted and very touched (to say the least!) to find a beautiful spiral bound condolence book -- "In Loving Memory of Kaci Sunshine . . . " with pages of condolences from many of our Catster friends. There are 3 beautiful pictures of Kaci too, decorated with paw prints outlined in glitter, shiny flowers, hearts and jewels -- very beautiful! There's one picture on the cover, another in the middle of the book and one on the last page. I'm going to see if I can scan the pictures onto my computer so I can put them on Kaci's profile but I'm afraid it won't do justice to the pictures. I cried and cried while reading your condolences. At the same time, though, it lightened my heart and mood and brightened up my day.
Thank you to momcat Dana, Big Harry & family for starting and organizing everything, everyone who sent their condolences and to momcat Julia for putting the book together. It's the best gift anyone could ever have given me and I'm very grateful to you and thank you from deep in my heart. It was an unexpected and very thoughtful and welcomed gift and I will treasure it forever.
Kaci's vet called on Tuesday afternoon to let me know that her remains were there. I started crying so hard I could barely talk. Yesterday a friend drove me over and I brought Kaci home. Her remains are in a cherrywood box with her name engraved on a gold plate on top of the box. It's a lovely box but smaller than the ones for Miss Mittens and Abby. That made me cry for a reason I can't explain. Probably because she was so tiny at the end. It's been a very rough week and since Sunday, all I've done is cry.
God blessed me by giving Kaci into my care and now she's gone home to be with God in heaven.
Here's a lovely little poem I saw on another angel's page -- I think it was angel Aggie's page -- and copied because I love it so much:
All cats love Heaven,
they know the way there
they know where
the angel cats fly
They'll run past the stars
and the moon and the sun
to curl up with God
in the sky.