Words can not express the emptiness that our hearts have without her
here. She made such a difference in our lives from the very beginning to
the very end and will continue to do so after.
Angel was born in a litter of kitten by my cousin's cat Baby over at my
Grandmother's house. I, being a small child loved cats and instantly
fell in love with her. There was just something about her to me that
stood out from the rest. When my Mom and I would go visit I would always
make sure to give Angel kisses and snuggles. She would fall asleep in
the hood of my jacket. My parent's and I already having other animals
didn't seem to keen on the idea of taking in another one but I was so in
love with her. I begged and begged to take her home. One day my Mom told
me my uncle was taking her and I lost my mind, though I would be over at
their house often as my best friend was there I couldn't fathom the
thought of her not being mine. Come to find out it was just a small joke
and she informed me then that she was mine. Tears of joy fell from my
eyes as I held her so close to me. I named her after my favorite plant
an Angel-Wing Begonia, but we often called her Angel for short.
Growing up I played the recorder for school and no matter where I was
she would come running to me and lay down next to me, so we figured out
that she would come to whistles. My Mom had a special whistle just for
her and she came to it everytime even as she aged.
Angel absolutely loved table food and would go above and beyond to get
some, her favorite was green beans, chicken, and peas. In her younger
years she was quite the large gal weighing about 20lbs but since lost
the weight as she aged. She loved milk and Temptations cat treats and
couldn't wait to try and steal the milk from my Dad's cereal in the
She always did quite a wonderful job begging, her perdiot and jade green
eyes made it impossible to tell her no. She was very spoiled and loved
her entire life.
Angel even in her old age of 19 still was quite curious and always
playful. She loved to chase light reflections and couldn't wait to play
with string or her laser pointer. Even the slightest noise from it and
her ears would perk up!
Growing up Angel was always by my side, and followed me around like a
dog. When I slept, she would sleep and not just on the bed or by my head
but sometimes even under the covers with me. She absolutely loved to
snuggle and steal any body heat she could get.
As Angel got older and we adopted another dog (Roxy) it was then she
began really taking a liking to Mom. The two were inseparable, I always
joked with my Mom and told her Angel traded me in and upgraded to her.
Though I know she loved all of us there is no doubt in my mind that my
Mom was her favorite.
Every night my Mom would send me pictures of Angel on her lap, where my
Mom went Angel followed even when she went to bed she would lay on my
Mom and reach her paw up to her face to get kisses. They even took Angel
out to camp with them.
She got to sit by the fire on a leash while my Mom held her. She enjoyed
every second of it, because she was with my Mom.
My Dad loved her too however and always spoiled her with snacks and
cheese. Her favorite cheese was the slices of white cheddar which she
could not wait to get. She would meow her little 'ow' of a meow and wait
patiently for him to give her a little bit of milk faithfully.
Though Angel is no longer with us physically there is no doubt in my
mind that she will live forever in our hearts.
I'd like to think she is somewhere with Midnite, Sierra, and Noel and
they're all at peace enjoying one anothers company.
When the day came where she was laid to rest in my mother's arms on July
29th 2021 I gave her all the love my heart had.
I held her close, thanked her for all the beautiful memories and all the
loved she shared with each of us. For all the whiskers, and hair, and
special moments to long to share. I did not tell her goodbye however,
because I told her I'd keep her here with me. Instead I kissed her head,
wiped my tears from her fur and said "Untill next time Begonia, I'll see
I had a feeling Angel was going to get her wings that day. An even
though my heart was warned it truly never was ready for that day.
We love you so much Angel. May you rest in peace and stay in our hearts
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