2/1/2003 - 2/10/2021Oh Laverne, I don’t even know where to begin. It has taken me nearly a week to even open up this memorial info and entertain sharing our story.

I can say without a doubt that you were the greatest companion a girl could have ever asked for. I was so incredibly blessed to have found you and honored to have been your mom. The past almost 7 years have been incredible. I only wish I had known you for your full almost 18 years on this earth. Regardless of the time, it’s never enough and I will rely on our beautiful memories, numerous photos and videos and feel your love every time the sun is shining.

You were such a sweet and easy cat! You had the softest fur and beautiful green eyes. You liked Fancy Feast pate, Temptations chicken treats, your pet water fountain, laser and catnip filled toys. You loved warm spaces, the neighborhood squirrels (notably Squiggy), Burts Bees chapstick, moved mountains to find a place in the sun, enjoyed sleepovers at grandma’s and never turned down an opportunity for lap time and naps with mom. You disliked the vacuum cleaner, taking pills and visitors in our home.

My absolute favorite part of the day was coming home to you. Oh how I miss our routines. The house is incredibly quiet, extremely lonely and will never be quite the same. Your HCM diagnosis one year ago was certainly a blow. I told your cardiologist that my #1 goal was to give us quality time together and I pray that the year we had together, despite your medication regimen, was exactly that, a life filled with love and compassion.

I will move through these next days, weeks and months hoping that I made good decisions. I promise you every decision was made with an abundance of love.

Laverne/LuLu/Chicken Little, I miss you so much! I hope you are resting easy, surrounded by warmth, treats and my pets of past.

We would like to thank everyone for the ongoing love and support over the years: Grandma, Sophia and her parents, Dr. Montgomery & the wonderful staff at Levan Rd Vet, Dr. DeSana of Vet Cardiology Consultants, AEC Novi for her emergency care, Dr. Katie W. for helping guide her care those final days, my amazingly supportive friends and colleagues at MM for covering my shifts so that we could spend some amazing days together, our family, friends and a special thanks to Kate, who helped care for Laverne through the years so that her mom could travel.
And lastly, to Lap of Love and Faithful Companion for providing these amazing services that make such difficult decisions a little easier and who recognize that our furry companions are family.
Livonia, MichiganFebruary 17, 2021
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It was my privilege to meet Laverne. It was easy to see how loved she was and what a beautiful soul she was!Laura Witherell - February 17, 2021
Laverne, you were so very loved. We all enjoyed little stories about you. Even though we chuckled a bit with some of your stories, we all knew how much you were loved and cared for. Your paw print is forever in your mommy’s heart. Little lady, What a blessing you were. You were as much a part of Macara as Macara was to you. Rest peacefully, little angel.Darla Eikelboom - February 17, 2021

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