Friends and Kitties,
It's me, KonaKitty--bidding you all Aloha.
After nearly twenty years of a truly wonderful life, I have made my journey to the next world, peacefully and quietly, much as I lived my life..
I say aloha because in the Hawaiian Islands (I'm named for the Kona coast on the Big Island) "aloha" means hello as well as goodbye, and I am so looking forward to reuniting with all the kitties that have come and gone whilst I lived on: my manny Fuzzy, who allowed me to nurse on him when I was a bebbeh kitteh (he was a saint), my papa Spooky who taught me to chase squirrels in the big oak trees, Mister Max who showed me all the best vole holes.
I'll see Hooter, who washed my face (constantly!), and Sascha, who snuggled daily and sang along with me on the Long Drive from Illinois to Nevada.
My heart will be filled with joy to see Dusty again--it took me a long time to recover from his passing--we were the best of friends and soul mates. Cuddling with him again will be bliss.
I suppose I'll cross paths with Chuckles too...hmmmmm...I may have to swat him for old time's sake!
And Grayce will be happy to hear all the latest gossip, I'm sure.
Mommy, I'm sorry about the time I hid in the sock drawer and you thought I'd escaped. At the time I was only a tot and I thought it was Great Fun to play hide and seek! Thank you for all the nights you let me snuggle with you under the covers even though you were already hot, and Daddy, I am grateful for all the heaty pads and cream servings and the whole Catio so I could bask in my beloved sunbeams.
I had a great life.
XX KonaKitty XX