For every cat adorer, there’s that one cat who started it all. This December we had to say a gut-wrenching goodbye to one of the great ones. There are no words for how much I miss this little pixie of a cat, and I am far from alone. As Erin was the cat who started his Tabby’s Place journey, huge-hearted Tabby’s Place volunteer Larry was the perfect one to pen her tribute.
“A new first;” this often describes the start of something new that can change your life. You never forget your first car, first job, and often your first love. These things become part of your life and are things you always remember.
Tabby’s Place is one of my firsts. I heard that Tabby’s Place was different, and I wanted to find out for myself. As I entered the lobby and found a chair, a small kitty jumped into my lap and went to sleep. Her name was Erin. It was like she was saying, you are mine now, and I will always be your first at Tabby’s Place. I will always be part of your life. Take care to remember that.
I have been at Tabby’s Place going on three years now. I have loved kitties like Crystal, Ringo, Molly, Freda, Yasmine, Bellis, and Hillary. They are all wonderful kitties, but it all started with Erin. Erin was my first and will always be part of my life.
There are other firsts in my life, but Tabby’s Place and Erin will always be among the most important.
Sleep in peace, sweet girl.
Thank you, Larry, for loving her so faithfully and well.