Does this look like someone who said she didn't like the cat? LOL Just read all those instagram posts! LOL
My family has always had pets and they have been a vital part of our lives.
My mother before she passed, really needed to go into assisted living but wouldn't do it because she couldn't find a place that would take her best friend Mia too! So we worked out a deal that if I took Mia and gave her a good home, she would go into assisted living. Talia took one for the team because she wasn't really a cat person. Her big hang up was cat hair and I have to give that to her, it's awful.
Until the day Talia passed, she claimed she didn't like that cat, but as you can see that wasn't really true. The first day, Talia started a vlog called Mia and Me! LOL when going through her phone, I'd say 80% of the pictures were of Mia and books! Mia loved Talia and Talia really did love Mia too. She even made an emoji of the two of them! LOL Matter of fact, when I asked Talia if she wanted me to bring Mia in when she was in hospice she said yes. She passed before I did it however.
Mia is the only cat I'm sure that has made 2 obituaries. LOL My Mom's of course, and I was not going to put it in Talia's but when I had Talia's sister Randi help me with it and review it, Randi added she was survived by her furbaby Mia. LOL
I write all this because I feel God was really preparing us for the future with Mia. It helped my Mom get to where she needed to be. It really was a great companion to Talia through her journey. It would not leave Talia alone. It followed her from room to room. I remember Talia saying, "Personal space Mia!" LOL and now with Talia's passing, it is just nice to come home each day to something. Most of the time Mia now follows me around too! I know Mia won't be around forever as I think she is somewhere between 12 - 15 years old, but it's easy to see God placed her in our lives for this season and for that I'm grateful!
Max Colley III
Spirit Filled Jazz Musician