Tatanka Cheska

My pretty little girl. Its been 2 weeks and 2 days since the cancer took you away from me. You fought it for 4 months.

You were my angel, my joy, and my reason for being. I am so very glad our paths crossed that day in Martin, SD. Thank goodness, they were able to talk the family into giving you up. The doctors felt you would of died that day if they hadn’t of. I am sorry that you lost Kenzie, your best buddy so early on. Such a tragic accident but you sure loved your big sister. Now the two of you are together again. I imagine you two are running through the pastures, getting into the neighbor’s barn cat’s food, and being chased by cows.

I hope it was a good life for you, I hope you had fun despite mom bringing so many homeless pets in the house. I think you took a back seat to all of them after you lost your Kenzie Dee. You were still loved more than anything in this world. I hope you always knew that and will always know that.

Until we meet again, please give Kenzie, Augie, Sadie, OJ, Shadow, Morgan, Rascal all big hugs and kisses from mom. See you soon, sweetheart.

Shadow (Kitty) by Louise McGannon / Mom

Dear Shadow,

You became my kitty despite our rough start when I met you. I am so glad that we became friends, it was our fault, not yours. I can’t believe that we didn’t let you become part of the family, but you hung in there with us and did.

I hope your life was ok, you were such a survivor by riding to town with Ralph when all your siblings were being killed.

I know you didn’t understand about having to live in the shed, I wish the end of your life could of been different. Then I don’t know how you got outside Sunday morning, I didn’t know. I saw you laying out there, but never thought it could be you. I knew the end was near, just didn’t want to face it & can never believe it when it does happen.

I still look for you everytime I check on OJ & Bailey, I still check for you when I come home from work. Do you remember following us on our walks in town? Do you remember being picked up by animal control? I am so glad we got you out of there. Please forgive us for all our mistakes & I will see you soon.