Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Remembering Aspen

Little Aspen:

Adopted December 1994—February 18, 2009

Little Aspen came into our home as an adult cat that we rescued from a local shelter. She had been scheduled to be euthanized the next day.

When we brought our two Irish, Amber and Malibu, into the house to meet our new pet, Aspen, she just laid on the floor and watched them “rollick” past her. To our amazement she was unaffected by the dogs. We knew immediately she was meant to be in our home. Though she was tiny and weighed only eight pounds it was her self appointed task to train all new red dog puppies that came into our home over the past 14+ years. Running in the house deserved a whack in the head. Putting paws on the desk top deserved a whack on the head. Putting faces on the kitchen counter absolutely deserved a whack in the head. When the dogs passed her they walked slowly and respectfully. For rather naughty behavior a small chase might ensue with a red dog in flight from the enforcing feline. When the red dogs were behaving within the rules they could all be found lounging together.

She is now whacking Amber and Malibu in the heads again (and anyone else misbehaving) at the Rainbow bridge.

We miss you so much little angel. We will love you always. Dawn and Rich

1 comment:

naturegirl said...

Bye Bye Aspen. I remember the first time she crawled up in my lap while I was sitting on your bed. We were both amazed!!!
I knew that someday I would have a sweet girl like her.
God Speed Aspen....