Dear Tux,

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Last night I had to make one of the hardest decisions of my life. I had to let you go to kitty heaven. You see, baby, you had leukemia. Leukemia is a disease that affects your blood. That’s why you haven’t been feeling well the last week. Tux, I am so sorry that I couldn’t make you feel better. As your owner and mother, I feel like I let you down.

I’ll never forget the day you came into my life in September of 2012. You were about twelve weeks old and curled up in a ball outside of the entrance to my work. I immediately scooped you up and took you home. To be honest, I didn’t want you. At the time, I didn’t think I was ready for another kitty, but you knew different.

You weren’t in the best of health when I brought you home with me on that day. After a couple weeks, and a couple veterinary visits, you were feeling much better. Little did I know this was a start to an amazing friendship.

Tux, I want you to know that I loved your “head bumps and snuggles” and how you would come lay on my chest every night before bed. I want you to know that I didn’t mind that you stole one foot to my favorite pair of socks. It was your favorite toy, I know that. Seeing you carry it around everywhere with you made my day, even more when I found it in my bed. I loved that you would chase me from the kitchen to the living room, jumping on your cat tree and reaching out to tag my arm. I loved the black spot under your chin and the long hair between your toes. Baby, I would do anything to see you sitting in the front window, awaiting my return home. I’d do anything to find a bag of cat treats or a loaf of bread ripped open with its contents spewed across the kitchen counter. You were perfect and the best kitty a person could have.

So here I sit, about fifteen minutes away from the twenty-four hour mark of your death. I just want you to know how special you were and still are to me, and how much I’m going to miss you. I know God had a much bigger plan for you, because you were absolutely perfect. Thank you for walking into my life, thank you for the laughs and smiles. I’ll see you later, Sugar-butt.

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