I first met Lola when I was volunteering at a no kill cat shelter in 2007. I had already taken home two other cats, and she still hadn’t been adopted… I knew she had to come home with me. She was labeled as an aggressive cat. They obviously didn’t know her!
I never saw an ounce of aggression. Instead, she was the sweetest, bravest girl there ever was. Car rides? Sure, but is there a seat warmer? Dogs? No problem, can we share the water bowl?
If you offered your forehead to Lola, she’d head bump you. Always the one to wake you up for breakfast, or race you to the kitchen. Never turned down a lap to sit in.
Lola was diagnosed with kidney disease in August, exactly two weeks after we lost our dog, Wyatt. I told her she had to hold on. We administered fluids every other day, and she dealt with it, gracefully. She fought as hard as she could and lived a month longer than she was expected to.
I still look for her if there is a patch of sunlight unfilled, or if the fireplace is going and she’s not in front of it.
I miss her every day.
Cherish your animals, love them hard and never be annoyed by them.
Thank you for all the years of happiness and unconditional love, Lola Bean. I’ll never forget you.
A donation was made in Lola's memory and the memorial was created on November 2, 2021.