Wednesday, November 2, 2011


Izzy and Zazu came to us 5 years ago from a nice lady that was just looking to find her kittens a good home. Right away we knew Izzy was the one with the personality. She was very cuddly and playful and loved just hanging out. Every night for the first few months she slept on my pillow. I ended up having to get a second pillow placed below hers because I kept getting paws in the face in the middle of the night.

She's the one on the top
As she got older she loved to get in things. Garbage pails, grocery bags, backpacks, boxes and under blankets. She also loved running water. Every night we had to let the water drip in the tub because she'd meow if we didn't. Nick started that and I always cursed him for it.


One night when I lived in Nova Scotia I was home alone and heard the toilet flush. I thought that was wierd but ignored it. Then it happened again. I went to investigate and sure enough, there was Izzy with her paw on the flush. She would do it over and over again just to watch the water go down. At one time I had an adorable video of this great feat but it got lost in a long ago computer meltdown. Unfortunately it was never recovered. I've always been sad that it was gone but never more so than now. 

She would drink out of your beer glass if you left it unattended.

Izzy was found on Monday morning frozen to death in a sea can about 30 feet from our front door. I'm happy that she didn't meet with a terrifying end from a dog but I'm devastated that she was able to find her way back to the house only to die so close to home. As sad as we are, I will say I'm happy that we have the closure that comes with knowing for sure that's she's gone.

It hurts to know that when we leave the north it will be with one less family member. She is missed everyday but we have many fond memories. I'm sure she's up in pet heaven with Bear and Shogun (the dogs I grew up with) and they will show her the ropes of her new life. Because you know dogs and cats are best friends in heaven.

Rest in peace Izzy. We love you.


Sarah said...

I'm glad that the mystery of where she went was solved...but sorry that it wasn't the happy ending we were hoping for.

Rest in Peace Izzy....

(the word verification for this post was very fitting fluff)!

Dave H said...

I guess its better to know. Sorry for your loss.

Jody said...

I'm sorry Morena.... xx

Shanlee said...

I'm so sorry to hear that. Pets are special family members.