Sunshine Kitty aka Sunny was one of Crazy Cat Lady Carm's
seven beloved cats. Unfortunately, he passed a couple of days ago when the vet found that his heart and lungs were filled with fluid resulting from some devastating disease. With his tearful Mom and Dad beside him, he was put to sleep after twelve and a half years of a most happy existence with his parents and his kitty siblings. Sunny has left them with so many good memories and a legacy of love.
Sunny and his brother Moony were littermates, and never a closer pair has one ever seen. They were barncats who were adopted at the same time when they were just tiny kittens. It seems that they were literally joined at the hip.
Sunny and Moony at 6 weeks old.
Joined at the hip.
Sunny and Moony were most often seen together, and were famous for their synchronized sleeping positions. Here are but a few.
It's like they had a mind-meld which allowed them to precisely mirror the sleeping position of the other -- whether it was head to toe or head to head.
Despite his powerful bond with his brother Moony, Sunny was an equal opportunity lover. He reminds me of that song "If you can't be with the one you love -- love the one you're with!"
Here's Sunny snuggling up to his sister, Candy.
And taking "Pride" in being a redhead (with his brother Pride and friend).
Getting up close and a little too PURRsonal with his sister, Joy!
Letting his brother Tommy have his way with him! Sunny was so easygoing.
Having a post-grooming taste of his brother, Furby. "He has flavor!"
In a general furpile, Sunny would usually end up closest to his birth-brother, Moony.
Sunny gave and received so much love.
He had such soulful eyes that spoke of all the love he had inside, and was so freely willing to give.
Sunny's passing has left a gigantic hole in Carm's family, and especially for his birth brother who is now missing his other half. Carm, though grief stricken, has vowed to give even more love to each of her six kitties in an attempt to make up for the void that Sunny's departure has left. It's a tall order, indeed, but one that will be therapeutic to both Kitty Mom and her kitties.
Sunny will always be remembered through the plethora of pictures that were taken of him throughout his life, and by the afterglow of all the love he gave and received during his lifetime. Love is what truly makes us immortal, as long as there is someone left to remember.
Fare well in the sunlight, sweet Sunny!