Monday, September 22, 2008

A VERY SAD night at our house . .

Tonight there was a horrible accident at our home. We came home at 8 O'clock, and came in through the garage. About 30 minutes later Eric went out to get something for Kiana from the car - and found that our sweet cat, Callie, had got caught under the garage door and died. I do not know how this happened - she was right by the sensor that should have sent it back open, but I guess it was her time!!! Of course we are all upset, I am crying as I type, but we all know how quickly things can happen.

For those of you that knew Callie, I think you would agree that she was the sweetest cat ever. She never caused any problem and she was so gentle. She has even been putting up with the dog fairly well over the last 9 months.

We have had her for a long time. I think we got her around Christmastime when Cameron was in Kindergarten, and he is now in the sixth grade. She was just a sweet little calico kitten. At the time she was 100% of the time a house cat. When she was 6 months old, before we had a chance to get her fixed - she slipped out the front door. By the time we got her back in that evening, we would soon find out that she was sowing her wild oats, as she had her first and only kittens.

Because she was so little, she only had 2 babies and they were so cute. I think because of this, her growth was stunted, because she was always so tiny and still looked like a fairly young cat herself (about 2 pounds). Below is a picture of her cute kitties.

Kiana, who has always been an animal lover, and Callie became fast friends. As Kiana has grown up she has been very gentle with Callie, but Callie would always let Kiana pick her up and tote her around (Kiana didn't start this until the last year or so).

The dog was quite an adjustment for her because he was so young and spunky, and as he outgrew her, he really started chasing her all over the house. She had a hard time staying away from him. I don't think I got any pictures of them together.
Below is just the sweet peaceful look she would get when she was happy. She really was the best cat I have ever had. Just sweet and loving - never really into any mischief. Once we moved to Bentonville, and she had been fixed, she would always run out the front door. So we let her become an inside/outside cat, coming and going as she pleased. I was just telling Eric's grandma tonight, that it was so amazing that she never gets hurt. She runs all over and never gets ran over - or hurt by another animal. And then something this stupid happens.

A note to everyone - PLEASE always watch your garage door close. It is obvious now that those sensors do not always work.
We will miss you Callie!!!


~ Cassidie said...

I'm so sorry your family has to go through something like this. The kids and I will miss Callie as well!!

Maggie said...

I'm so sorry, Andrea! That is terrible news!! She was a sweet little thing - always so friendly. I know that you guys will miss her a lot.

Gigi said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your precious Callie!