My heart is aching. I suppose the loss of a 21-year-old cat shouldn’t be a shock, but I was in no way prepared to lose Tabby’s Place’s reigning “elder statescat,” the unsinkable Hillary.
Volunteer Larry, who has been devoted to his “sweetheart” Hillary for years now, was kind enough to pen this tribute to our irrepressible, unforgettable girl.
“Hillary lived in the Community Room.
One of the first things I remember was the sign that announced “Hillary for President.” President Hillary sounds nice, but I do not think her heart was in it.
She later said she would rather be Queen. She was the Queen of the people. She loved to hold court, being among her people. She ruled with such love and grace it is hard to think about Tabby’s Place without Hillary.
The truth is, there will never be a Tabby’s Place without Hillary. She is with us still.
Belly rubs were always on the top of her agenda. This was her home, her world. She allowed us to be part of that world. She was a small kitty, a beautiful kitty. She filled our hearts with love. She is one of the Super Cats of Tabby’s Place.
Rest in peace sweet girl.”
Thank you, Larry. From the overflow of the heart, the mouth speaks, and your heart bubbles over with love for Hillary.
Sweet Hillary, you have been my office-mate, my desk-buddy, my “supervisor” and constant companion since I began at Tabby’s Place. I love you always and will miss you until we meet again…