She was one of five kittens that Claire and I rescued... one of my clients called one April morning to tell me there were BABY CATS on her porch beside her business and asked me (sucker me) if I would help her find homes for them. Against my better judgment I drove out there and found these 5 fur-balls screaming at the top of their tiny lungs. They were in a box with a dish of water and cottage cheese!#@% What else could a cataholic like me do? I picked up that big box of screaming kitties and drove them home.
Claire was about to read me the riot act as I pleaded on their behalf.... but then she looked in the box and said, "Oh my God, their eyes are still shut... baby, babies!!" ... And I knew our family had just grown by five, that was the year 2000. We found homes for 2 and kept 3. Jack Powers, Randy Monique and Michaela Jagger.
I left Corpus Christi in September 2006 and the following year Mika came to live with me in San Marcos. She died today quite suddenly and unexpected. If you could see me right now you would see that I look like a beat up boxer, wearing a cut-off t-shirt, swolllen eyes and a red nose, chaffed from all the tissue blowing my nose....
Mika was my companion and source of so much joy and love.....I have so many wonderful stories... books of memories shelved in my heart forever.
Rest in peace my sweet Mic... Thank you for loving me and for teaching me how to love others better. I will miss you fiercely and treasure these last few months we had together.
I love you Mamma's Mika,