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Sweet Casper became an angel at 2:34pm p.s.t. on
Saturday, June 2, 2018. Baby Casper was rescued by Kelly and her
college roommate at the end of June in 1998 when he was only 4
weeks old. Casper chose Kelly from the very beginning. After
nearly 20 years together, he gets credit for helping shape who
Kelly is today. Casper was her companion since her age of only
21 years old. Casper was there when Kelly got her undergraduate
degree and graduate degree, when Kelly moved across America to
be with Maria in 2003, and when we bought a house, got married,
and just endless memories of play time and snuggle time.
Such an empty feeling without the little buddy and/or monster as we often called him, our Casper. His nicknames ranged from Mr. Paws (he was polydactyl), Pest, Buddy, Monster, Master Casper the Wonder Cat. He took over our lives for so long that now the house feels so empty without him. Just like a person when you lose them, you can't find anything that helps to make it better for quite some time. And even years later in those special people and pets, the loss remains.
Casper knew how to terrorize anything one held important to get to you and make his presence very important in your life. One could not ignore him; he wouldn't let you. He would make you pay for days when you left him for vacation: howling for Kelly, and running to her when she called for him, and keeping us awake for days. Later we figured out if someone stayed overnights with him, it helped some. When Maria worked at the computer he would meow a lot and walk around her until one day she figured out that he wanted his own chair next to her so that he could reach out his paw and touch her leg while she worked. Other times he just wanted to walk all over her lap and on top of the laptop and step on the keyboard and mess with her writings. Casper did the same to the TV remote and changed the TV channel on some program Maria often had paused for a long time. Or, the best is when he would adjust the bed by stepping on the bed remote! So many stories about him and his unique personality, intelligence, and social needs. Oh, and when we had to put him on a diet – he had an automatic feeder and he figured out how to steal food by putting his paw up the spout. Poor thing didn't realize he was stealing from his next meal!
In life and in his illness, we discovered so much about him and we learned to communicate with each other without words. Casper had very special goodbyes with his pet sitter, both of his vets, and Kelly and Maria. He passed away laying on Kelly’s chest where he could hear her heartbeat, see Maria's face, and feel Kelly’s arms holding him. We will miss him terribly. We will love you always, our sweet baby cat! We miss you Casper and there are not enough words to honor the love you created during your 20 years on this earth!
Love you always, from mommy Kelly and mommy Maria
My precious little girl. How can I describe the
pain I feel when I can hardly hold back the tears. You
were such a loyal angel that went through so much with me.
It was so hard to let you go, but I knew you were tired and were
only holding on because I did not want to let you go. You
are now at the Rainbow Bridge with Hershey and you have been
restored my love. Mommy and Daddy will see you one day
soon. Wait patiently my love... and run like the wind.
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