Mitten owned my 22 year old son for all of her life. He has had the privilege of caring for her since she was a wee kitten of just 6 weeks of age and since the day he came home from 1st grade and found her waiting for him in his room he has carried her around on his shoulder where ever he went. We would often go in and find him sitting at his computer playing video games with her atop his computer monitor. She loved being with him and his friends and those big brawny boys loved her too.
You may be wondering why I said it was a bittersweet day instead of just a sad day. Well, Miss Mitten's health has been declining and over the past two days she has appeared to be in pain. While we are very sad at her passing, we are glad she is no longer in pain and I am personally glad that she was able to pass peacefully on at home.
Fare thee well Miss Mitten, you will be missed!