Tribute to Nakita

This a story I would like to share with you about a little kitty named Nakita who stole our hearts. She was born in my bedroom closet 24 yrs ago in Arizona and was just a white ball of fur with a pink nose and pink ears. She was a sweet, loveable, smart little kitty. I raised her with my boys. She was with through surgeries I had and stayed on my bed until I was well and she would go to the boys to hug them when they cried. Nakita was a very special little kitty that I spent half my life with.

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When I moved to Wisconsin from Arizona she was 17 yrs old and never had seen snow or flew on an airplane, but she was a champ with both like she had flown or seen snow all her life. I was so proud of her to be so trusting to take her across the states to a different world than the one she had known.

She loved to Sunbathe and watch out the window at any chance she got.

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Nakita was with me when I became an empty nester with the boys starting their lives off to college she was there to keep me company and fill my life with laughter. I really couldn’t have done it without her.

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The years went fast and soon Nakita was 21 yrs old and she got sick with kidney failure and pancreatic problems. I took her to the vet and they sent us home with pain meds and IV fluids that I had to learn to give her. It was the hardest thing I had to do. but I was willing because I just wasn’t ready to let her go. She gave me strength when I didn’t have it so it was my time to give it back to her. I nursed her for months, but she wasn’t getting better so I had to say Goodbye to my precious Nakita at age 21 1/2 yrs old. It was the hardest thing I had ever done to make that decision to say goodbye.

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I was surprised by the vet calling me a week later that they have something for me and it was her paw print. I couldn’t believe it. I was speechless and just cried. It was the best gift I could of ever gotten at that time. I was lost without her our house had changed it was quiet and sad just Nakita’s old toys there to see and we had to relocate to another city and I was a mess not wanting to leave the house with Nakita’s memories there, but we had to go. Three month went by and we moved and our new house was great but it wasn’t a home yet. We were still sad from loosing Nakita.

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I was looking through the internet and there were some kittens in Chicago and Wayne suggest we go take a day trip to go see these kittens but not to get one. As we pull up to this home with snow everywhere on the ground a butterfly flew by us in the dead of winter and I thought that was very strange to see a butterfly in the winter and then we see a rainbow behind the house. I started to tear up because it was a sign that we were supposed to be here at this moment. We went in to the house and there was this 1lb little black kitty and she just looked at us and started purring. She kept her eyes on us, but not scared at all. We looked at each other and said at the same time we want to take her home. On our drive home Wayne said, what are you going to name her? I said, Angel with no hesitation. Wayne said Why Angel? I said Nakita is our Angel guiding us now and it’s fitting for her name to be Angel.

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This little girl Angel has changed our lives with full of laughter and our house is finally a home. That’s why we share her with you to pay it foreword to give you laughter, love and a smile daily what she does for us. I hope you continue to follow us on Angle’s Eye-Persian on Facebook and Katzenworld blog because she has more to show and teach us all.
RIP Nakita – Feb. 24, 1991 – Sept 6,2013

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129 thoughts on “Tribute to Nakita

  1. Such a tender little blog..I lost my kitty of 13 years a few days ago and your precious Nakita reminds me that I must fill my heart and home with another..or the grieving will never stop.Both Nakita and Angel are so beautiful.Thank you for sharing.

  2. I buried all of mine under rose bushes and those rose bushes have travelled with me from house to house until they finally found a home here. I remember all their names and when their roses bloom I know they’re still with me. -huge hugs-

  3. So hard to say good bye, particularly when they’ve been constant companions for so long. I’ve had to do it twice (still have to write about Calico and Tasha) and then Rosie taken too soon. The decision to get Pearli was a difficult one, and I’m so glad we did. Melon is much happier now. Lovely tribute.

    1. It is hard to say Good bye I really had a hard time finding the courage to even talk about Nakita this is the first time but I thought it’s is time to share our story because I thought it could help others move on but don’t have to forget the one you lossed that we have room in our hearts to love again.

  4. Having lost my furry ‘life companion’ only last week, I can certainly relate to this story… Suddenly the house seems so empty and each habit that had grown through the years of being together is another stab it will take time to ‘unhabit’…

    1. I’m so sorry for your loss it’s very hard and you are probably still looking over your shoulder thinking you heard that meow that you always heard.i know I did and it does take time. But I promise we we have room in our hearts to love again for that special kitty but you will never forget the one you lost.

      1. Thanks for your kind words…
        Indeed I still see and hear him everywhere and coming home and not getting a greeting is still starting all over again… it will need time for sure…

  5. Beautiful. It’s hard to say goodbye, I lost 4 pets in 2 months – it broke me – but what came, made it better but the new guys don’t replace them… They remind us why we loved them in the first place and that they don’t have any suffering anymore.

      1. And I am sorry of yours. They are so much easier to love than humans. Someone once asked me what’s the hardest things about having a cat, and my answer straight away was “To say Goodbye”. I love animals more than humans – truth is they cannot speak and tell you when they hurt, that’s how we learn to understand them…and their love is pure, no lies from their side – humans are just… Well…Humans

        1. Honesty is what they give..and you know where you stand..humans have the capacity for great things but also horrid things.animals just have the capacity for honesty and love.. 🙂

          1. I agree! I do miss her sleeping with me and Angel won’t sleep with me in that bed, but I took her to another bed when my husband had surgery and she did sleep with me this is very strange. She never met Nakita either.

          1. Thank you, take care of that little munchkin Angel, she’s beautiful. My Black Smoke girl doesn’t have her ring around the neck anymore .. She’s a cocky little thing…

        1. Aww thankyou i have still four beautiful kitties and two beautiful pups and three pet sheep..they are all seniors now so i dread the looming time ahead..i will send you a big hug too as we all know that hurt .

  6. I knew even before I read that far that she would adopt that cute fluffy black little girl kitten. <3 She was just that cute. 🙂

  7. Beautiful story!
    But you should give a warning. I read this during my coffee break in the office. And there I was at my desk being a complete mess

    1. Oh I’m so sorry. I didn’t mean to make you cry, but honestly it’s taken me 2 yrs to be able to write or talk about her but still come to tears. I just wanted to let people know we do have room in our hearts to love again.

  8. Oh what a lovely tribute! I lost my Esme at only age 10 and I almost never recovered. Until I found Maggie …… she’s totally different from Esme, who loved to sit on my lap and sleep and get hugs ……. Maggie curls up with me at night but if I pick her up – out comes the claws! She is so funny. I lost my husband in December and Maggie has helped me through it. She lost him too. He was the only one she would allow to hold her. Cats are the best creatures on Earth.

    1. Jennifer, I’m so sorry you have had alot of loss and loosing your soul mate is the hardest. I’m so happy that Maggie has helped you through this and I can relate totally. Bless you .. You are a strong person. .

    1. Thank you. It was very hard to write I haven’t spoken of this beautiful I would cry but I thought I could help others even though I still miss her and tear up seeing a picture of her we have room in our hearts to love again and knowing they are with us no matter they are not here physically.

  9. Thank you for sharing this story, Nakita is such a sweet angel~ May she rest in peace in heaven. Your vet’s gesture is really touching, the paw print will now hold all the beautiful memories <3

  10. What a lovely story. It brought back memories of my darling Willow who passed at aged 24. I’m so glad you had Nakita who eventually led you to Angel – and I love her so much! Xxxxx

  11. What unique and beautiful markings Angel has. I know what it is like to lose a cat who has been through so much with you, its been about 15 years and I still sense him jumping up on the bed. I have never lost the sadness at losing him. That being said, I do have a cat right now that we are about to locate from the Texas heat to the Colorado snow and I was glad to hear that your cat made the transition o.k. Thanks for sharing.

  12. It’s so heart breaking when one of our cats needs to go… I lost both mine (brother and sister) within 3 months of each other, last year, and I am still just getting over it, but I love seeing your images and Angel eyes is gorgeous

    1. I’m so sorry to hear about your kitties wow 3 month apart I can imagine how hard that is. I wish I could reach through the net to give you a hug. Nakita was hard to even write about it took 2 yrs and I still cried writing about her but loosing 2 all I can say I’m so sorry. . Hugs XOXO

  13. Beautiful story. Some times it seems there will never be room for another fur baby in our heart after losing one. But I do believe that the ones who have gone before send us companions to help heal the heart. Angel was a gift from Nakita. Beautiful story.

  14. Your story brought tears to my eyes. I do believe that Nakita now watches over you and knew that you needed a new little angel to look after you. I have long believed that our animals are angels that have been dispatched to earth to teach us the meaning of unconditional love.

    1. Awwww Thank you. .I agree that they teach us a lot like patients, unconditional love and to remember to smile. This story was had to write and tears in my eyes as I was writing it but I thought it was time to share and the importance of our animals to us.

  15. This stunning tribute about Nakita is one to which I personally relate with all of my heart. No one understands this better than I have just lost the love of my life as well. Very, very beautifully written with a passion and love that cannot be understood unless you have lived it. I am yet able to write the Tribute to my lost love, but I understand the fluids and when its time to put your best friend’s needs and welfare first and above all that you want and wish for. My heart and soul go out to you with a very strong love and lots of understanding.

    Time will not heal and I don’t know if it’s possible ever to love another animal on the same level (or even close) as your relationship with Nakita. I cannot recommend anything more than to tell you to ignore those who do not have the capacity to understand and tell you to “go but a new cat” as if this was not your baby, love and family member. Forgive them: For they are incapable of understanding that an animal you grew up with is NOT something that can ever be replaced. Like me, until you can accept where Nakita is and you long to love another completely different animal, you may be unable to foster or adopt. It may take me months, years or it may NEVER be possible for me.

    For the love of Nakita, I DO wish you the ability to have the companionship and love of another wholly different loving feline. I wish the same for myself as it can get very lonely when all you know is your feline friend.

    This is an extremely exceptionally well penned tribute. Just phenomenal. Thank you for sharing. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Trust that others like us UNDERSTAND.

    1. Thank you Lawjic, What a wonderful and kindness of your words. Nakita with be forever in my heart and will never be replaced. I have found love again with Angel but it’s different from Nakita . Angel has shown us we can love again and even taught me that our hearts have room for another feline. I believe full hearty that Nakita is still here painting the path for Angel. It took 2 yrs to write this but even tears come rolling down as I write this to you just thinking about her. I spent half my life with her with unconditional love like Angel is showing me also. I’m not saying that you are ready I’m just showing you I love them equal but differently and Angel has stolen our hearts but I still morn for Nakita. Angel has taught me to love and to have laughter every day not just some days I’m talking every day! She has help my husband laugh again after his difficult surgery. There is one thing I can say to you that you will know those signs when you are ready to write about your loss and I’m so sorry for your loss but When it’s time to write about it it will be hard but you can touch a lot of lives and even help the healing process but only when you are ready. . Thank you for your kind words I feel your hurt through your words and made me cry. I can say there is no other love then with your feline, your friend ,your family. Trust when you are ready to love again and to write about your baby.
      Some who understand totally
      Lisa,

    1. Thank you and bless your sweet Sweetie I hope you have her around for along time too. It takes good nutrition and fresh water every day I feed her wet food 2x a day and hard food down to have when ever she pleases to top it off alot of Love but I know you love her I can tell you love her to the moon and back!

      1. Sweetie gets a lot of attention–she is most precious–only she shares my bedroom and sleeps on my bed, and she has her very own terrace enclosure–as she does not like other cats–the wet food I get here doesn’t suit her, these days she only wants boiled chicken and a little dry food—there are pics of her on catsinindia.blogspot.in; will be posting her story when I get some time.

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