Cassia "Cassie" Hibbert
Sep 7, 1996 - Sep 4, 2014
Bestest, Smartest, Scrapiest, Cleverest, Sweetest, Bravest, Zenest, Prettiest Kitteh Ever. Left us this morning, on her terms, head cradled in her sweet Mother's palm. She loved sunbeams, the colors orange and pink, comfy laps, resting her paws on your arm to say, "don't go", and lying on our bellies. She enjoyed having her head cleaned by my wet lips, headbutting everything that belongs to her, her songs "Kitty on the Moon", "Ittiest Bittiest Prettiest Kitty", "Sprout", listening to classical music and pleasant guitar, stalking the mouse, greeting us at the door, scoping out the dogs and peeps downstairs, observing the squirrel, catching a good breeze off the back of the couch, hanging out with her Mom on the couch, hanging out in the crook of our arms, hanging out on my lap at the computer, telescopes, salmon ("Fish!"), meditating with us, playing in (and eating) the grass, sunflowers, our bonsai tree and sunbeams. She did not like her medicines or being in her carrier unless she needed to hide from a vet, but she was always kind to the vets. Everyone likes her and says she is the kindest little girl they've known.
She also liked opening Christmas presents (she has a stocking) and warm, cracklin' fires, that rocking chair back there (on it, under it and behind it), and eating other people's chicken tenders when left unattended. Used to be very fond of cheese, climbing up on everything and learning how to communicate with us (both ways) with very wonderful, interesting results.
She survived everything from cancer to sepsis to congestive heart failure...and pushed every one of those nine lives to it's limit, always bouncing back with fervor for more. A true survivor kitty.
Such a brilliant girl...smart, strong and shines like a sunbeam.
Together, we'll continue to learn a lot from her for a very, VERY long time. We will miss her terribly.
I think the last thing I told her before I left this morning was "Thank You." I hope she got the message. No finer, brighter cat in the world, ever. Our Coldpaws. Our Sunbeam. Our Sweetpea.
We adore you, little girl. You'll always be with us.