I wanted to memorialize my kitty since she came to be so precious to me over a short amount of time. My wife found her one cold and rainy day 11/30/ 2012, declawed and hours from death due to severe pneumonia and starvation....she got her name because even though rain had slacked up she remained "Misty". I took her to the vet and we fought for 2 weeks to stabilized her and get her well. During that time we became aware she suffered from Feline Immunodeficiency Virus - FIV - which like its counterpart in humans - made her very special needs. We were given over 5 years to love her and enjoy the love she shared with us, she was always so happy and patient, very loving and tender. As time went by she would get Upper Respiratory Infections about every 3 to 6 months. She was always a trooper and never was a bother, as the disease progressed she became more frail and last summer she lost her sight and hearing due to severe colds and eye infections. Each challenge she met and overcame, including a massive stroke in January of this year that left her hind quarters crippled but with three weeks of work we were able to teach her to walk again unassisted, she still was a little stiff in the colder temps or when she first got up, yet she remained forever happy and loving, purring loudly each time she was touched or picked up....this morning she came in and was looking for me so I picked her up and sat in my chair and loved on her, suddenly she went from purring and padding gave a short cry and convulsed from there she was not aware and she passed peacefully 5 minutes later....my heart is broken, she was my friend and buddy...it will take some time to get used to the fact she is forever in my heart now. I love you Misty, you enriched my life with your love, and you will be deeply missed. Rest in Peace.