Little 'Un 1998 - 25th October 2012
Ladies and gentlepals, it is with the heaviest of hearts I announce that Little 'Un has crossed the Rainbow Bridge. She is the most exceptional cat that Mum and Dad, and my fur family have ever, ever known.
She came to us as a small stray, settled in, bringing with her a short while later Cuzz-Wuzz (short for Terrified Cousin) and they both settled in as members of the family. Being such a tiny thing, we did not realise she was a young mum until the kittens arrived! According to the 'having kittens' book "The queen will not leave the kittens for the first 24 hours....." No-one told Little 'Un who was out bright and early patrolling her patch. Thankfully Cuzz-Wuzz was a fabulous surrogate mum!
When we moved to New Zealand on 2006 Little 'Un settled in just fine and until her last weeks always delighted in rolling on her back on the paved patio at the back of the house. We still smile about that now.
Dash and Little 'Un
Nothing ever bothered our girl Little 'Un, vets, catteries, strangers. She took it all in her stride with a calm demeanour and attitude. We will miss her more than I can ever say, her stumping little walk, her skipping down to the patio to enjoy the sun, lounging in her dad's office in the best sunpuddle on her tartan bed.
The support from Twitter friends has been immense and kept Mum sane. There will be a ride by the #BBOT (Bad Boys of Twitter) and the #PA (Pink Angels) at 6pm New York Time. My thanks go to @FreshOtis for the honour and @Cats_Meows for spreading the word.
@DylCat1 and @Isagold have been kind enough to set up a candle group for Little 'Un it is here.
There is a beautiful poem by Ingrid Trinka here. It is a farewell peom of great beauty that brings peace. Not sentimental it has a solemn beauty.
DashKitten and Whskr