Thursday, March 3, 2016, was the WORST day of my life because my Beloved Maryn passed peacefully by my side, at home, at 8:38 am, at the age of 19-years.

Seniors have so much to give. Their maturity, their life lessons, their love of routine, their quieter nature, and nap lap companionship, to name a few. We are conditioned to think of “senior” as old, unwanted, sick, not-much-longer-to-live, but Maryn proved that age has nothing to do with it, because she came into my life at the age of 11-years and gave me 9 incredible, wonderful, joy-filled years, even at that advanced age! Love was the secret for the longevity.

Ya-see, I always wanted the ones-no-one-else-wanted and senior fur people are the most over-looked Devine Creatures of God. Personalities have formed, maturity gives wisdom, and the bond that happens is pure Love! Yes; sometimes manners have to be taught and trust needs to be learned, but the rewards are worth it. To be honoured to experience that is life-changing. Love was the defining moment that changed our lives forever!

Maryn was defined as a grey short hair feline, who arrived at the Calgary Meow Foundation Cattery at the end of January and I adopted at the end of March 2007. She looked like a plush “Russian Blue”, but I later found out she was a “Chartreux”, which is the French version of the Russian Blue. She definitely had that mona-lisa smile, woolly character of her grey/blue fur, and definitely had that Siamese howl.

My years with her were precious and getting rid-of-her was never an option, because she saved my life more times than I can remember. I am a diabetic, have had dangerous life-ending diabetic lows in my sleep and Maryn instinctively knew when I was in trouble. She howled, nudged me with her head, and walked all over my head and body until I was awake enough to call for help. Our bond saved my life more than once!

Maryn had one little “kiss spot” on the top of her head between the ears that she nudged in my face constantly to make sure she was acknowledged. And I took advantage of it! She loved to crawl in the narrow of my neck and fall asleep; us two heart-to-heart connected.

My Beloved you are missed. My heart grieves at the loss. You will forever be lovingly referred to as my “Silly Willy”, “Fur Girl”, “Kat Girl”, “Luv Kitty”, “Love-of-my-Life”! Till we meet again…..

LAVANA FOX – Kelowna, BC

1 Comment
  • Karen
    Posted at 19:47h, 13 March Reply

    That is a beautiful tribute to your wonderful companion!!

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