Monday, December 7, 2009

I'll Love you forever Baby

Charybdis was my baby and her Daddy's girl. She crammed a lot of living into her all too brief life, and we will love her always.

Charybdis' story:
Whiskers died March 2007 due to the petfood recall (you can read his story at The Last Meow) and we were all very lonely without him. I had talked to a lady who was working to rescue feral/abandoned cats. Many of which were homeless due to Katrina. They had been trying to trap Scylla & Charybdis' Mother before she gave birth but due to lack of foster homes were unable to do so. They were now waiting for her to bring the kittens to eat as they couldn't find them. Then they found the Mother Cat dead ................... a search turned up four surviving kittens. I took two and another lady fostered the other two.

Scylla was very protective of Charybdis and stood guard over he while she slept. Shortly after we brought the kittens home we discovered that Charybdis had an abscess on her neck that was infected, after she recovered from that the kitten that slept all the time morphed into the kitten that wanted to PLAY, PLAY, PLAY constantly. She also tried to eat the kitty litter, which made litter training a challenge and pulled the nipples right out of the baby bottles when we tried to feed her.

Her nicknames were Kitty Bad, Wild Thing and Charyb. She loved playing fetch with this little soccer bean bag we have and she adored her pink mousie (we buried her with her pink mousie in The Butterfly Garden).

She loved being outside in the Butterfly Garden and she always came when called meowing loudly the whole time to let us know she was COMING!!!!!! I called her my Gossip Girl as she was very chatty and sounded as if she was telling you about her day. When she was in the house she followed me from room to room just waiting for me to sit down so she could have some lap time. Most often nestled in the crook of my arm like a baby,  My Baby. How do I say goodbye to her?

Mommy will always love you. ~Alasandra


  1. We heard about your loss from hansel, Tesla, and Benny. We are so sorry to hear your angel was taken from you way too soon! Just take peace in knowing that even though she left way too soon, she left knowing the TRUE meaning of love and a furrever home. She will always be with you and watching you from The Bridge. We bet our beloved sisfur Scooter(RIP) welcomed her with open paws! Again, our thoughts and purrayers are with you at this most difficult time.

    The Kool~Kittie~Krew and Mom

  2. How wonderful you gave her such a ggod life...we are purring for you.

  3. What a beautiful tribute to sweet Charybdis. Don't say goodbye, just treasure her forever inside your heart.

  4. We are so sorry to hear about your Charybdis. We are sending over purrs and hugs from all of us.
    --JB, Chester, CB, Armani and Gaia too

  5. It is wonderful to read Charybdis' story and to think of how happy she was with her family. It is also wonderful that she found her final resting place in the Butterfly Garden.
    Many purrs...

  6. We've kept the post new in our GR so we would be reminded to come here and paw something -

    We are still at a loss -

    Words are not finding us -

    Thank you for sharing your sweet angel with us -

    Khyra and Her Mom

  7. Our Mom speaks:

    I am so sorry. I understand your pain. Hold on to all those happy memories ~ to live in the hearts of those you love, and who love you, is not to die.

  8. dear Charybdis... so precious and gone too soon...
    what happened? Such a sweet baby.

    we are crying with your family.

    Katie Kat