Today is Wednesday, but I couldn't let Tuesday Tribute slip through my hands this week.
Todays tribute is to Sheba and Siam, two adorable, ultra friendly cats that belong to my sister in law, Jamie and her sister, Kristi. Sheba and Siam's story is a love story of epic porportions.
This past weekend, they both passed away. Sheba died on Friday evening. Siam died Sunday. Here is there story in Jamie's words....
Sheba died peacefully late Friday night. She was 19 years old. Siam was still curled up to her and he was meowing and looking at me like he knew something was wrong. It was late so i wrapped her in a towel and placed her on one of my dog crates (up high so my dogs wouldn't get to her , in the basement).
The next day we tried to decide what we were going to do with her...bury ...cremate. Then I had to wait for Kristy because she was her cat growing up. So we didn't get her buried until Sunday. The whole day Saturday Siam would jump up to where she was and sleep with her even though she was completely covered up and not in a spot he would normally sleep. He would come down to eat and drink, then go right back. He was still there when we took her away.
I felt really bad for him so I went to the store do buy some rice to make him a rice bag (you know the kind you put in the microwave to heat up and use like a heating pad) to cuddle with. When I got back he was laid out by his water bowl taking his last breaths. I picked him up and held him and about 10 minutes later he died in my arms. Randy (her husband, my brother) and I took him outside and buried him with Sheba.
Do you think he died to be with her? Died of a broken heart?
So Sheba and Siam, rest in peace, and we are happy to know that you are now together again!
I am a country grown, stay at home mom in a small town in Southern New Jersey. As a southern "jersey girl" who grew up spending time on both my grandparents farm, I am always looking for a new adventures! I am learning more and more each day that life is too short so let the good times roll and lets get going on the next adventure!