In Memory of Donella Kitty

Donella Kitty died Monday, September 14, age 16 from mammary cancer. She had done very well over the years with several surgeries and was in remission for a long time. She is greatly missed by Jake Kitty and Jazzie.

She was adopted on 1/14/2009 with Wenonah Kitty from Springfield Humane, Springfield, VT along with her mom, Isabelle.

She was the house ambassador, friendly and greeting any and all visitors to the home. No one was a stranger to Donella, who would welcome any warm lap should someone sit down for a moment or a petting.

Donella was Hospice Kitty to both of Sherri's elderly parents who died at home this past year, staying in bed with them and supervising the visiting nurses. She cuddled mom in her Alzheimer's confusion, and was a much loved favorite of Sherri's dad, sitting in his lap in his rocking chair for hours at a time until he needed to get up to go work on one of his many half-finished projects. Donella's last caregiving gig on August 7 was getting Sherri through a bad migraine, sleeping with her and purring for hours.

Upon awakening and feeling better, Sherri noticed Donella washing and licking. And discovered the belly tumor was back. Donella had surgery a few weeks ago and was happily able to explore the basement (unauthorized!) and enjoy scattered cat treats with Willow and Toni.She had a few favorite bat paw sessions with Jake who was delighted to see her back. And of course, supervising Sherri cooking fish in the kitchen!

We miss you Donella Kitty!