In early 1995, we took in a lovable, affectionate, and very silly stray cat, and we named you Max.|
You had been neutered, de-clawed, and abandoned.
During a nasty ice storm, we decided to try to bring you inside.
You weren't too sure about things at first, but the first time you jumped up on the couch, and we didn't chase you off, you realized that it wasn't so bad after all.
You pretty much took over the house, and had your mommy and daddy wrapped around your little claw.
Your favorite pastimes were napping, bird watching, napping, playing with mommy and daddy, napping, eating, and napping.
On January 11, 2006, you were diagnosed with cancer, which had spread from your spleen, into your lungs.
There was no hope of recovery, so we had to make the hardest, but most love filled decision that any pet parent can make.
We sent you across the rainbow bridge with the knowledge that you were loved, that you would be missed, but that you would see us again someday.
The sound of your purr was sweeter than any music. We will hear it in our heads until we hear it again in heaven.
You were with us for too short a time, but we thank God that you found us.
Someday we'll find each other again.
Mommy and Daddy miss you so much.
January 13, 2006 - Mommy found a whisker today. She's taking it as a sign that you want her to know that you're okay.
February 23, 2006 - I can't believe that you've been gone for over a month now. I swear that I can still see you laying on the windowsill out of the corner of my eye. Just when I think I have no tears left, more come freely flowing. I miss you so much baby. Love, Mommy
April 28, 2006 - We went on vacation last week, and it was heartbreaking coming home to an empty house. If wishing could make it so, you would still be here. Love, Mommy
June 30, 2006 - Will the pain of losing you ever lessen? I miss you almost more than I can bear. Love, Mommy
September 8, 2006 - My heart still aches for you. Sometimes I feel like the tears will never stop. Love, Mommy
January 11, 2007 - I can't believe that it's been a year since you left us. I still miss you so much. Don't think for a moment that just because Daddy and I have brought Annie and Nigel into our home, that we will ever forget you. You will always be our Big Babboo! Love, Mommy
July 25, 2008 - Just stopped by to say hello Max. I still miss you every day. Annie and Nigel help ease the pain, but it never goes away completely. Love, Mommy
December 2, 2008 - Hi Baby. Just wanted to stop by and visit for a few miutes. Not a day goes by without Mommy and Daddy thinking about you. We still miss you so much. Love, Mommy
January, 11, 2010 - It's been four years since you left us, and even with Annie and Nigel here, I still miss you. Love, Mommy
January 11, 2012 - We had to let your page go for a year because we couldn't afford to renew it. You are back now. If only bringing you back for real was so simple. Love, Mommy
January 11, 2015 - No baby, we didn't forget you. You are forever in our hearts. We just couldn't afford to keep your page going for a while. We still miss you every day. Love Always, Mommy & Daddy.
October 24, 2015 - Were you there to greet Diane when she crossed the Rainbow Bridge? I hope so. I'll bet she was happy to see you. I still miss so much. Love, Mommy
January 11, 2016 - I can't believe that it's been 10 years since you left us. I can still hear your purr in my head. I miss you baby. Love, Mommy