Jingle Bells, 11/1992-12/2009
Yesterday was a mixture of joy and sadness. We are so happy that our oldest daughter flew in yesterday for a visit. We haven’t seen her in over a year and we miss her dreadfully. But yesterday also had a lot of sadness for all of us. Our kitty, Jingle Bells, passed away. We got her the week after Thanksgiving in 1992 when she was just a tiny kitten. We were so lucky to have her with us for 17 years. We are putting up the Christmas Tree this weekend and it’s going to be bittersweet for me. She loved to lie beneath the Christmas Tree on the tree skirt and it used to irritate me because I would have to clean off all the cat hair from it before we could put the presents under the tree. All of our pictures from every Christmas for the past 17 years has Jingle Bells in it. She was always right in the middle of the kids unwrapping the presents, they would drape her with ribbons and wrapping paper and she loved it. Goodbye sweet kitty.