There are those days where you’re filled with a ton of emotion. For me, today is one of those days. Today would have been Wally’s 16th birthday. I know I haven’t written much about Wally since his passing in February but that’s because it still hurts. I can’t think of him without my eyes filling with tears. I miss him so much.
I miss our conversations. Wally was a real talker and he would sit on the kitchen counter and carry on conversations with me. I really think he understood what I was saying to him.
I miss how he was always the first to greet me at the door whenever I came home. Oh, I’m sure he had an ulterior motive of wanting to get outside. He loved going out and would try and sneak past me when the door was open. He successfully made it by me a few times, too.
And his purr. It was the loudest I ever heard…and constant! I jokingly said that if we could figure out a way to turn Wally’s purring into an electrical current, we could light up the whole house.
I miss rubbing that belly of his…and his freckly nose. It just isn’t the same around here without him. He was such a special cat.
In memory of my handsome orange boy, we’re having a commentathon…the proceeds to be donated to the Winn Foundation, and in particular to help with their research for cats with kidney disease. Studies show that more than 50% of senior cats will develop kidney disease.
For every comment made on this post now through Wednesday, June 19, we will donate $1.00 to the Winn Foundation in Wally’s memory. If you would like to make a donation yourself or learn more about what the Winn Foundation is doing to advance feline health through research and education, click HERE.
Happy Birthday, Wally. If I had only one wish, it would be that you were here to celebrate it. I’ll love you forever.