Saturday, April 10, 2010

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Cat of Fortner Street

Hello friends!
It has been awhile! I have had some incredibly busy weeks, and kind of a rough time. One thing is actually the topic of this post. I had a cat that I adored. I mean, I loved that little sucker. I actually never ever liked cats but on Halloween we found this tiny little kitten stuck in a tree so I rescued her out of it and started feeding her and getting her weight back up. I had no intentions of keeping her, but I wanted to get her health restored before finding a home. Well, I ended up falling in love with her and keeping her for myself. She was evil as all hell. She did this cute little "Puss-N-Boots" type smile with the big huge eyes and then the moment you picked her up, she would wrap her paws around your arm and sink her teeth in! But it was SO CUTE! And she was not always mean. She was the cutest cat and she was so playful and funny. I named her Sweeney Todd because she had crazy black and white fur that stuck up all over the place and obviously she was  also named for that evil streak she had in her. 
Anyways, for many reasons, the biggest being my mom's horrible allergies to her, I had to put her up for adoption. Last weekend, Sweeney Todd went away to her new owner and I have been crying ever since. I know she went to a good home, and my mom has even been corresponding with the new owner even to assure me she is well-loved and taken care of, but it really has just broken my heart. I loved that cat so much and I miss her to pieces. I am such an emotional person, I am sure I am crying more than normal, but I am just so sad.

I wanted to have something to remind me of her, so I found a little tiny strawberry shortcake cardboard book and decorated it with pictures, paper, drawings and book cutouts. I like how it turned out, overall. A big thanks goes out to Audrey and Kira for inspiration!

It is not my best work, and I might change the eyes on the drawing of her, but I still like how it came out. :)
The wonderful Amy made me a little amigurumi Sweeney to also help me remember her. It is simply fabulous!

Look how spot on she got!

I hope everybody is having a fabulous weekend!


Amy said...

Aw, such a sweet post. :)
I'm glad that you've found ways to still share your love for Sweeney Todd. It's so great that you got her back up to good health, and although it's hard, I'm sure it's good to know that she's gone to a loving home. Perhaps you can still visit sometimes. :)

Nessa the Procrastinator said...

That is ALWAYS a tough one, but just think: You gave Sweeney Todd a second chance! You took her in, fed her and gave her great care. Honestly, who else would've thought her attacks were cute? :) Is it possible to foster again some day? It seems like you're pretty good at it.

Kira - said...

What a wonderful book to remember your cute little kitty! I looove your drawing of her. The flag triangle paper pieces on the edge of the pages will always help you remember those precious and pointy fangs... I'm sorry you had to give her up :(

Atteneri (Halloween Town) said...

Aww, I understand how sad you are now Alexz, but I think she'll be ok :) And now you have a wonderful book to remember her :) what a sweet post *-*

AlwaysInspired said...

Your little memory book is wonderful. I too lost a furry friend this weekend. It is never easy, but you always have all the loves and cuddles in your memory.

Model Citizen aka Bonnie Rue said...

Oh man - that book is rad! I'm sorry you had to give your cat away, but I think making something wonderful to remember her is a good way to deal with being sad.