Saturday, June 13, 2009

One year ago...

One year ago today we lost our dear Furry Fighter, Storm. While we've gained and lost so many friends over the years Storm was just one of those extra special friends. She fought cancer twice and survived so much longer than expected.

She inspired so much in us, but especially inspired our humans to buy us pet insurance. We want to be prepared in the event that one of us develops something like Storm had and we want to fight but the cost is just too daunting. Pet insurance is fairly common in the UK but here in the US (for cats especially) it isn't well known. For as little as $100/year you can find plans to protect you. We aren't paid to say this, we just think it is a very valuable thing to consider if it is affordable for your famliy. The three of us are insured but our big horse sister is not as it is not cost effective. We speak from experience (when Kaze tried to choke herself) that the peace of mind for not having to worry about the costs makes emergencies just that little bit less stressful.

We miss our friend Storm dearly and something we always try to do when we loose a friend to the Bridge is to do someting in life to recognize the passing of our friends. We'll never forget Storm for showing us that to battle is true bravery and we feel her watching over us.

~Latte

4 comments:

Junior and Orion said...

This is a very nice tribute Latte.

Cheysuli and gemini said...

What a wonderful tribute to Storm!

Castle said...

aw dearest Latte - you guys are so sweet. thank you for driving home the message about insurance - we claimed £12,000 for Storm in just 18 months (our vet is notoriously expensive though, but that is because he has all the latest equipment etc). no insurance would have meant no battle against lymphoma...and no Furry Fighter blog and story!

the Meowmies had a very lovely day today, visiting the crematorium where Stormie was cremated...they were a bit naughty and did some 'guerilla gardening' by planting a small silver birch sapliing in the gardens in my memory, amongst the silver birches that were already there. afterwards they went into Cambridge and had the nicest afternoon...

we send our love to you and everyone at Simply Siamese and will never forget how wonderful you have been to us all over the past two years or so...you made difficult times a little easier with your love and support

we are forever grateful
xxx

Sharyn said...

Sorry to hear about the loss! What a sweetie indeed.