This urn features an old cat that society turned its back on and who was adopted by a veterinarian when she was brought to the clinic to be euthanized. Kayleigh was your typical, old, scrawny kitty. She was very vocal, crazy about cat nip, and enjoyed her kitty cube. She had to learn to play with toys and her mom’s heart rejoiced when she first tackled a toy mouse filled with cat nip. She had many medical conditions, not uncommon in an older kitty and her mom struggled to battle with how unfair she felt her life had been. Here was the most amazing old cat who had never felt the touch of a kind hand and for the time she was a stray, had to fight daily for survival and yet she loved without grudges. She snuggled up to you and willingly accepted what you gave her. She would touch your face with her paw and just look at you with those large green and soulful eyes. Kayleigh touched her mom in the most sincere way and forever changed her life, not only as a veterinarian, but as a guardian.
Kayleigh's urn pictures her on a rug in front of her mom's chair - see the heart design on the front of the chair on the arms and back? She has a toy ball with her as she sits between her cat cube and her scratch post. Is that a real mouse on the scratch post, or one of her favorite toys filled with catnip? Next to the chair is a table with a flowering poppy plant, a magazine entitled La Chasse (the chase or the hunt), and a framed photo of Kayleigh. On the other side is a basket filled with some of Kayleigh's favorite toys. On the front of the urn is a name plate with a small heart beneath. There are glittering hearts in the front corners of the lid, too. Click on the image to see a larger image of the urn and to see the inside of the urn with a photo of Kayleigh.