Thank you for sharing this beautiful tribute to sweet Polli (there was a
character in the old cartoon Underdog named Sweet Polly).

I am so, so sorry your time with her was so short, thank you for making her
life so wonderful and full of love.

There really aren't words to express my sadness for you, but I will
remember Polli's story and will think of her often, what a very special
girl she obviously was.

My heart goes out to you at this very sad time.

Heather in Tampa

On Sat, Jul 6, 2013 at 10:35 PM, Amanda K. Payne <>wrote:

> It was just another hot August morning when our upstairs neighbors
> frantically called my boyfriend.  He went out to see what was wrong and
> came back, worried.  He told me I needed to come check something out.
> Concerned, I went into the foyer and frantically running around and mewing
> was a tiny gray and white kitten with huge white paws.
> That was the morning we first met Polli.  She was dirty, blanketed with
> fleas and had a terrible URI that had glued her little eyes shut.  Our
> neighbors couldn’t keep her due to a cat-aggressive dog and my boyfriend
> wasn’t a pet person who was absolutely against us having another cat.
> However, we live in a city with high kill shelters and there was no way
> this little cat would make it out alive.  Without a second thought, I
> rushed her into our home and called the local vet.  I promised my guy that
> once she recovered, I would find a new home for her.  Who knew that within
> those two weeks it took for her to become healthy and strong that she would
> have also stolen our hearts, officially making my boyfriend a “cat
> person.”  Or as he would say, “a Polli person.”
> Since August of 2012, we have been the lucky guardians of this sweet girl.
> Polli, named for her polydactyl paws and the gray dot on her pink nose that
> reminded us of the dot on a lower-case ‘i’, was like no other cat I have
> known.  As a friend once said, she has the sweetest soul of any creature he
> has ever met.  She rushed to greet whomever came to our home, spent
> countless hours sprawled out across my boyfriend’s chest and would wake me
> at 6:30 every morning by sweetly meeping at our bedroom door, waiting to
> come in to lay in my arms and chew on my hair before falling back asleep.
> Since her diagnosis in March, the little cat we love slowly faded. Even
> though the vet gave her just two weeks, she fought on for close to four
> months, earning her the nickname, “Tiny Brawler”.  During those months, we
> let our hearts spill forth and gave her so much love and affection. Windows
> were left open for her to rest in, plates full of treats and wet food were
> always present and not a day went by that we didn’t kiss her little head
> and tell her what a wonderful cat she was. Her strong will to live and give
> love was no match for the terrible ways FeLV ravaged her body.  We wanted
> her to leave this earth knowing love and comfort and assisted her passing
> this afternoon.  Her spirit left this earth as her body laid in one of her
> favorite spots in our kitchen with both my guy and I petting and kissing
> her.
> Her life, though short, was filled with love, a full belly and warm home
> that will feel empty without her.  To my sweet Polli, may your spirit soar
> high with birds and find its place at the Rainbow Bridge. You will be
> forever missed and loved by so many people, especially Austin and I.
> -Amanda
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