If you have been to the gardens in the last couple of months, it is a sure bet that a small black and white tuxedo kitten followed you.
Snapdragon ... as she was named by Olivia .... was a stray that suddenly appeared one evening.
She met us as we arrived home from an evening with friends, pranced down the sidewalk and steps .... and instantly purred as Honey picked her up.
She never stopped purring.
Snap was friendly, gregarious and absolutely tolerant of anything a small child could put her through. She loved to sit on a soft lap and be stroked.
She loved to play and pose and dance through the garden.
She would pounce and startle our customers as they cut flowers ... playing with the stems that were suddenly moving away from her!
Earlier this week, we found her unresponsive. I rushed her into the vet's office where they tested, x-rayed, and tried to determine what was wrong with our adorable kitten. She was wormed, given antibiotics and fluids.
But still ....... no answer what was wrong.
We lost her today.
I know there is a season for everything.
I know that there is a reason for everything.
But for this little kitten .... and all the joy she brought to so many ...... the season seemed much too short.
I walked through the garden this morning.
And like Honey and I ..... it was crying.
Good bye sweet Snapdragon ..... you did life well.