My baby Flicka passed away today. She was a true childhood pet and came into my life when I was just 6 years old. I remember her coming home to our family just like it was yesterday. I am now 25 and Flicka has lived a long happy life. I am crushed that she is gone and am still hoping today has been just a dream. She was such a good cat and she always followed me around like I was her mother. She slept at the foot of my bed every night and would even drink my water in the middle of the night. I would get frustrated with her for drinking my water and eventually learned to put out her own cup of water every night to quench her thirst. I have lived out of my parent’s house for the past few years for college and to pursue career goals so i haven’t been able to spend as much time with her lately. But every time i came home i would look forward to seeing her and having her purr me to sleep. It’s the little things really. I dreamt last night that Flicka was at the foot of my bed purring me to sleep. I woke and realized that it was just my boyfriend’s leg and brushed it off with a laugh and thought nothing of it. I then woke up in the morning to realize that she had passed away. I believe that I had a motherly instinct and sensed my baby’s passing. Flicka rest in peace little one. You made my life and so many others so happy. Our worlds would never have been the same without you. You will also live in my heart and I will cherish the times that we had. And hopefully i will see you in heaven one day. I think cats should go to heaven too! I love you Flicka with all my heart! Here’s to the best Flicka kitty ever 🙂 Lots of hugs and meows to you!