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Wed Dec 26, 2012, 12:35 PM

My Sweet Cat Scarlet: August 14, 1995 – December 24, 2012

My sweet kitten Scarlet left us this past Monday. She’d had CRF for the last year, and finally it was too much and she let me know it was time. I got her and her sister Melanie a few days shy of 6 weeks, so we were together almost 17 and a half years, and it just isn’t the same without her.



Melanie was a friendlier cat, while Scarlet was very shy. For the entire first day I had her, she ran from me when I approached. The second day I tricked her with some food and then grabbed her, and sat down in a chair and hugged and petted her. It only took a few minutes and the cries turned into purrs, and from them on—until the last week—she always greeted me at the door when I came in. Scarlet was very affectionate like her sister, and liked to sleep on my chest at night.



She was also very mischievous as a kitten. I couldn’t have a Christmas tree until she was five. The first year I tried to put up the tree Scarlet was just short of four months old, and she destroyed the tree…she climbed up it, jumped on it from a running start, batted all the ornaments and chewed through the lights. It stayed up for about two days.



Scarlet eventually grew out of that, but never stopped loving to cuddle and being around me wherever I was, and I never grew tired of having her near. I miss her very much.

Sweet dreams, my good little girl.

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Response to joeybee12 (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 12:37 PM

1. What a beautiful tribute

to your beautiful little girl. So sorry for your loss.

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Wed Dec 26, 2012, 12:40 PM

2. I am so sorry

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Wed Dec 26, 2012, 12:41 PM

3. ............

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Response to joeybee12 (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 12:42 PM

4. I am so sorry.

Scarlet loved you as much as you loved her. May these memories of your time with her comfort you and bring you peace.

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Response to joeybee12 (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 12:42 PM

5. They give us so much joy.

I'm so sorry.

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Response to joeybee12 (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 12:45 PM

6. beautiful cats - I am so sorry for your loss.

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Wed Dec 26, 2012, 12:46 PM

7. ...

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Response to joeybee12 (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 12:49 PM

8. Awww. I'm so sorry. She's a sweet angel.

Now, she's a real angel. I know you must be heartbroken. She lived a long, loved life though, thanks to you!

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Response to joeybee12 (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 12:49 PM

9. K&R That first pic is so adorable... I love that she is standing up-too cute....

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Response to joeybee12 (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 12:50 PM

10. I am so sorry for your loss.

What beautiful sisters. It is so hard to lose such a close family member.

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Response to joeybee12 (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 12:52 PM

11. I've been through the same thing

so I do know how you feel, and I am so sad for you.

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Response to joeybee12 (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 12:55 PM

12. I have read this several times, and can not stop crying for you.

I had three pets die in the past four years so I know how hard this is. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

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Response to joeybee12 (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 01:04 PM

13. I had a Persian with CRF

and for over a year I had to give him IV's twice a day until he just would not tolerate it any longer. So sorry for your loss.

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Response to joeybee12 (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 01:04 PM

14. Sympathies

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Response to joeybee12 (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 01:08 PM

15. This definitely is a beautiful tribute....They are both

BEAUTIFUL KITTIES. I have always had cats and kitties, and the one I have now will not let me have any other furry friends around me. She is very possessive, she does terrible things like not use the litter boxes. But she rules and she is around 7 years old. Since my husband's passing 5 years ago she is my love.

My thoughts are with you..it is very difficult to lose a furry friend, they crawl into your hearts very quickly but they never crawl out.

Hugs to you!!!

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Response to joeybee12 (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 01:15 PM

16. A wonderful long life for a dear fur daughter!

I sure wish cat kidneys would evolve to keep up.

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Response to joeybee12 (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 01:20 PM

17. Melanie must be very lonely without her. Is she still with you?

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Response to judesedit (Reply #17)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 01:48 PM

24. I was wondering the same thing. Scarlet was very lucky

to have you in her life, joeybee. She sounds very loved. I am so sorry for your loss. The death of an animal can be devastating.

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Response to joeybee12 (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 01:29 PM

18. RIP Scarlet

She was a beautiful cat. I'm sorry to hear of your loss .

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Response to joeybee12 (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 01:35 PM

19. I am so sorry.

What a beautiful kitty.




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Response to joeybee12 (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 01:41 PM

20. (( ))...

no matter how long they bless us with their love and purrs, they leave us too soon...

May warm, furry memories comfort you.

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Response to joeybee12 (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 01:42 PM

21. So sorry for the loss of your dear sweet Scarlet.

It sounds like she had a wonderful life in a loving home. How lucky you both were!

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Response to joeybee12 (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 01:43 PM

22. I am so very sorry, joeybee12!

What a beautiful cat and such a lovely tribute to her... You've had a really tough year. Your pictures are wonderful. It sounds like you had such a special relationship - just remember how fortunate Scarlet was when she found you.

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Wed Dec 26, 2012, 01:47 PM

23. ...

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Response to joeybee12 (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 01:49 PM

25. I am so very sorry.

Our kitty is 16, and we dread the day.

Scarlet looks like a wonderful, wonderful fur-friend.

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Response to joeybee12 (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 01:52 PM

26. I am very sorry for your loss...

Scarlet was a beautiful kitten and adorable cat and I know the pain of loss you are feeling. My cat Sammy was 20 when she passed this past February and I'm still feeling the loss. Scarlet gave you such joy over the last 17 years and she is now at peace and not in pain or discomfort. That is always the silver lining to such great loss. I wish you peace to you in the coming days and weeks!

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Response to joeybee12 (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 01:53 PM

27. Oh joey, I'm so sorry.

I hope you find some peace during what I know is a really tough time.

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Response to joeybee12 (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 01:54 PM

28. My condolences on your loss

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Response to joeybee12 (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 02:01 PM

29. I'm so sorry. I can empathize, as

we had our Max for 10 years. He was 19, when he let us know he had "had" it. The vet came to our home and I stroked him while he was given the injection. Our vet told us "If he could talk, he would be thanking you right now". We have pictures on the mantle, we smile when we talk about him, and we will always have him in our hearts. His spirit will always be with us and we are grateful to have had his love. This was over 10 years ago, but we still have not decided when to get another.

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Wed Dec 26, 2012, 02:03 PM

30. This provided comfort for us.

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Wed Dec 26, 2012, 02:05 PM

31. What a loving story and great photos, to boot! She was loved so much!

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Wed Dec 26, 2012, 02:06 PM

32. I'm so sorry.

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Response to joeybee12 (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 02:09 PM

33. I am so very very sorry.

Scarlet reminds me of my Missy, who is 6 months older. When Missy crosses, I hope Scarlet is there to help her around.

Paula

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Response to joeybee12 (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 02:17 PM

34. Such a lovely girl...

They do let you know when the time has come... Looks like she had a good life... You are going to miss her... But you were a good cat parent to the very end.

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Response to joeybee12 (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 02:19 PM

35. (( ))

hugs to you

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Response to joeybee12 (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 02:22 PM

36. Scarlet and Melanie

What beautiful creatures, both! All of your lives were richer for being with each other. I love reading DUers like you, joey, who take such exquisite care of their precious pets.

Please accept my condolences on the loss of your beloved Scarlet.

Peace.

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Response to joeybee12 (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 02:22 PM

37. So sorry for your loss

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Response to joeybee12 (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 02:22 PM

38. She was a lucky girl...

to be so loved and have such a wonderful life with you and her sister. I know the pain of losing beloved pets only too well. Thanks for sharing and for giving her the best life she could have had!!

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Response to joeybee12 (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 02:31 PM

39. sorry for your loss, happy for your lives.

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Response to joeybee12 (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 02:35 PM

40. I'm so sorry.

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Response to joeybee12 (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 02:37 PM

41. Aww, I'm so sorry. She was so beautiful.

I'm still feeling the loss of my sweet, beautiful kitty girl who was coming up on 20 when we finally had to let her go a few months ago. I was just talking to my husband about how I miss her so much every day. The other cats still don't go in her very soft, empty little bed ... I don't know why.

Rest in peace sweet kitties.

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Response to joeybee12 (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 02:39 PM

42. .

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Wed Dec 26, 2012, 02:39 PM

43. Safe passage to her n/t

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Response to joeybee12 (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 02:40 PM

44. What a gorgeous kitty she was...

...and how lucky she was to have you. I'm sorry for your loss, Joey.

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Response to joeybee12 (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 02:43 PM

45. Condolences from me and

Katrina - my cat of 6 years.

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Response to joeybee12 (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 02:44 PM

46. So sorry!

She looks like she gave you a lot of enjoyment for 17 year. Take care.

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Response to joeybee12 (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 02:46 PM

47. So sorry for your loss, joeybee12. I'm a cat parent too..

..when I lost my 17 year old Dougie Manchild to pancreatic cancer in 2005, it left a big hole in my heart.
He was a gentle, loyal companion and friend, and I still miss his loving presence in my life.


Hugs to you! xxx

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Response to joeybee12 (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 02:47 PM

48. My friend

Last edited Wed Dec 26, 2012, 04:51 PM - Edit history (1)

all my best from me and mine. She will be waiting for you.......




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Response to joeybee12 (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 02:53 PM

49. been there.

hopefully you'll recover more than I did when our beagle passed away /put to sleep (lung cancer. no smoking in the house either). Cats seem to be around longer. Same was with another I knew long before we got our beagle. , but passed around the same time. Annie Bartholomew 1997-2008. No thats not her on my old DU2 avatar. She's one beagle. love watching other beagles too. although I used to and still have a thing for cats. Last animal to wander in our house was not the beagle. Had a cat wandering around in the back during our porch construction and I sorta grabbed it and let it loose in the house without my dad knowing about it. Mom forced me to amuse it thru the front door. Did get the Undercover Mouse though for the new kitties for my aunt uncle. had no idea brother and sister would actually share that thing. Think the best story I've heard is either the 5am aunt woke up to what she thought was a mouse but no. Pebbles and Yogi were attempting to get a turned off undercover mouse to um rotate.

Or 2 days later , they usually have Yogi pretending to be a dog begging for food at the dinner table. So idea happened and they stuck the UCM in another room and no kitties during dinner. Whoever invented that thing had a good distracting idea. Especially if they are bored cats. They've never crawled up the christmas trees though. but Pebbles went missing for a few days when she ran out the door so the rule is make sure door is shut at all times when walking thru . CLosed legs..

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Response to joeybee12 (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 02:57 PM

50. I'm so sorry

what beautiful cats.

Now that our kids are getting a bit bigger I'm starting to look for a new furry friend.

I had my last cat, a rescued Siamese, for more than 10 years and when he passed away I didn't replace him because I wanted the human kids to be a bit older before introducing a pet.

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Response to joeybee12 (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 03:01 PM

51. Very sorry to hear

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Response to joeybee12 (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 03:05 PM

52. ...if there is a God in heaven you will be with her again..count on it.

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Response to joeybee12 (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 03:09 PM

53. What a beauty,

I am so sorry.
Loved your tribute to her.

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Response to joeybee12 (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 03:10 PM

54. I'm so sorry...

peace to you

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Response to joeybee12 (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 03:11 PM

55. the beautiful memories will eventually push out the sadness

that's not much consolation, but it will come, so sorry to hear of your loss.

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Response to joeybee12 (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 03:14 PM

56. Hugs for Scarlet's family and friends...

They are such an important part of our lives. I know you are thankful for every one
Of the days she was with you all and you all will hold her in your hearts, forever...

This was our first holiday season without our sweet Tikki ( the dog) and it seemed a bit
sad...


Tikki

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Response to joeybee12 (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 03:17 PM

57. that was such a sweet tribute.

sweet dreams scarlet!

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Response to joeybee12 (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 03:21 PM

58. that was beautiful!

I'm so sorry for your loss. I don't have children. My many animals ARE my kids. I believe your kitties will always be with you. Maybe you'll catch a glimpse of them in the corner of your eye. That kind loving energy will never die! Peace.

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Response to joeybee12 (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 03:22 PM

59. So sorry about scarlet passing

I know they are your children or grandchildren....My late son's cat came to live with me until I moved into my boyfriend's house.
Mochey now lives in England with my older son....Mochey made the trip at age 16 , a year ago.. He is doing fine.

You know cats Scarlet and Malanie's and my Mochey are nearly 100 in cat age....
I think lots of love and loving care keeps them around for so long.

Wishing you peace and comfort.

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Response to joeybee12 (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 03:25 PM

60. My condolences

Your precious girl clearly received and gave pure love.

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Response to joeybee12 (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 03:30 PM

61. I'm sorry about your kitty.

She was very beautiful.

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Response to joeybee12 (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 03:33 PM

62. I'm a dog guy ... never really understood cats, but I do find it easy to understand ...

your love for a pet who loved you unconditionally in return. I'm so sorry for the loss of your sweet girl, Scarlet.

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Response to 11 Bravo (Reply #62)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 05:33 PM

68. I work with a guy who "never understood cats"

until he got one (for his little girl) - now he brags about that cat, its speed and agility

By the way, no one EVER truly "understands cats"

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Response to joeybee12 (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 03:54 PM

63. What a Beautiful Cat: RIP

Scarlet was adorably cute and obviously much loved and loved you too. I'm very sorry for your loss, and best wishes. Thank you for sharing the pics of her.

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Response to joeybee12 (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 04:15 PM

64. I am so sorry! She was precious! *hugs*

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Wed Dec 26, 2012, 04:34 PM

65. I am so sorry

Please accept my condolences. She was beautiful and special.

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Response to joeybee12 (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 05:11 PM

66. Very sorry for your loss, JoeyB! n/t

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Response to joeybee12 (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 05:30 PM

67. so sorry joeybee

Scarlet was a beaut

Grieve not,
nor speak of me with tears,
but laugh and talk of me
as if I were beside you.....
I loved you so --
'twas Heaven here with you.

--by Ilsa Paschal Richardson

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Response to joeybee12 (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 05:36 PM

69. I am so sorry for your loss, it is very hard losing one of your babies.

I know, I have lost a few in my time. It just breaks your heart to have to part.

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Response to joeybee12 (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 05:39 PM

70. So sorry for the loss

of your beloved kitty Scarlet. She was a beautiful kitty as is her sister too. It's so sad to lose a pet at any time but especially during the holidays. (((HUGS))).

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Response to joeybee12 (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 05:49 PM

71. So sorry for your loss

Scarlett was a beauty, and from your lovely tribute I can see that she had a beautiful temperament as well.
I hope all the wonderful memories will bring you some comfort and peace.

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Response to joeybee12 (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 05:49 PM

72. Hugs.

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Wed Dec 26, 2012, 05:54 PM

73. Sorry for your loss.

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Response to joeybee12 (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 06:01 PM

74. tribute

The Silent Spaces

I. The Awakening

When I first awoke a hand touched me
and it felt of kindness and love
and trust, the promise of safety and security
I learned to love the touch in an instant
through the skin all the way to my heart and soul
I learned to await the moments of caress
and savored each as if it would continue forever.

When I first awoke the scent surrounded me
and it smelled of love and kindness
and trust, the promise of safety and security
I learned to love the scent in an instant
replacing the scent of my mother in my heart and soul
I learned to await the times when it filled me
and savored each as if it would continue forever.

When I first awoke I tasted that which held me
and I drank of the kindness and love
and trust, the promise of safety and security
I learned to love the taste in an instant
it sated me as if it filled my heart and soul
I learned to await every bite of belief
and savored each as if it would continue forever.

When I first awoke I saw the face above me
the look of gentle love and kindness
and trust, the promise of safety and security
I learned to love the sight in an instant
filling my eyes, my being, my heart and soul
I learned to await the coming, every appearance
and savored each as if it would continue forever.

When I first awoke the sound engulfed me
and I heard the kindness and love
and trust, the promise of safety and security
I learned to love the sound in an instant
hearing fulfilled my being unto my heart and soul
I learned to love the arrival of the sounds
and savored each as if it would continue forever.

II. The Letting Go

When I last closed my eyes the hand lingered
and it still felt of kindness and love
and trust, the promise of safety and security
but I have learned many kinds of touches
the kind and the cruel on my heart and soul
I learned to love the caresses unconditionally
and savored each as if it would continue forever.

When I last closed my eyes the scent lingered
and still I smelled the love and kindness
the trust, the promise of safety and security
but I have learned many kinds of scents
both wary and eager for my heart and soul
I learned to love the knowledge they brought
and savored each as if it would continue forever.

When I last closed my eyes the taste lingered
I yearned to drink the kindness and love
the trust, the promise of safety and security
but I have learned many kinds of tastes
the sweet and the bitter pierce my heart and soul
I learned to await the feasts and the hunger
and savored each as if it would continue forever.

When I last closed my eyes the image lingered
a look of sorrow filled with love and kindness
and trust, the promise of safety and security
but I have learned many kinds of sights
gentle, angry and indifferent to my heart and soul
I learned to treasure every appearance
and savored each as if it would continue forever.

When I last closed my eyes the sound lingered
a sad litany of regret, pain, kindness and love
and trust, the promise of safety and security
but I have learned many kinds of sounds
silence, whispers, calls, shouts in my heart and soul
I learned to love the silent spaces, to wait
and savored each as if it would continue forever.

JEG.
12/26/12

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Response to Godot51 (Reply #74)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 01:30 AM

114. sobbing here

but that's how it is when we lose a loved one with furry paws and purrs.
i'm sorry for your loss, joeybee.

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Response to joeybee12 (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 06:11 PM

75. I miss my kitties. And my dogs.

Three dogs run over in my lifetime, and two cats. I loved them all. I promise that none will ever share that fate again.

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Response to joeybee12 (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 06:20 PM

76. My heart goes out for you

I know the loss you are feeling - I still feel it too even though it was 8 days ago I had to put Abbott down.

*** hugz ***

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Response to joeybee12 (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 06:26 PM

77. RIP Scarlet

I'm so sorry. My sincerest condolences.

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Response to joeybee12 (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 06:40 PM

78. My cat just pointed out "See, other people get their cats a tree.


Now get my food."

We feel your loss, Joey, but are glad that Scarlett left you with such good times to remember..


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Response to joeybee12 (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 06:59 PM

79. You'll never forget.

You will have other cats, because their lives are shorter, but you always tell Scarlett stories.

She was loved every day of her life after she met you. Every day.

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Response to joeybee12 (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 07:02 PM

80. what a lovely tribute

sorry for your loss...(((hugs)))

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Wed Dec 26, 2012, 07:17 PM

81. I'm so sorry for your loss

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Response to joeybee12 (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 07:21 PM

82. Sleep well, little one.

So sorry for your loss, joeybee12. Our furry friends leave far too soon.

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Response to joeybee12 (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 07:25 PM

83. Rest in peace

{{{hug}}}

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Response to joeybee12 (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 07:58 PM

84. Sad for your loss

and I hope your sweet angel will RIP.

I lost my old kitty last year at this time too. She was 17 years old as well. It still makes me sad. I think some things you just never really get over it seems.



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Response to joeybee12 (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 07:59 PM

85. Shortly after I lost my father at 96, we lost our Butterfinger at 13. My neurologist perceived

I was more distraught with the loss of Butterfinger than my father. I told him my father had had a full life, but Butterfinger's life had been cut short by bad kitty food. After four years, I miss then both as you will long miss Scarlet.

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Response to joeybee12 (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 08:00 PM

86. I am so very sorry about your beautiful Scarlet. How is Melanie handling it?

I am in tears for you, joeybee. I lost my beautiful Junior at age 22 on New Years Day 3 years ago and I still miss him. I am sending you virtual hugs tonight.



Diane

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Response to joeybee12 (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 08:07 PM

87. Oh, I'm sorry.

I know how hard that is. I've lost 9 cats over the years. Just last night I had a wonderful dream about our first two kitties. Here's hoping you see her in your dreams.

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Response to joeybee12 (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 08:32 PM

88. i'm so sorry

i love kitties and had two of the best ever myself. when my roo, a lilac point, died at 20 years old it was almost more than i could bear. my seal point, weetie, had died a year or so before at a ripe old age. oddly, my sister, who had given me my two cats, a seal point and and a lilac point siamese, got two more kittens with exactly the same markings as the ones i had lost. it's almost like they are looking out for me. those pictures of your kittens are so dear. hold on to the memories tightly. ill bet another touches your heart before too long. happened to me!

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Response to joeybee12 (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 08:40 PM

89. She was a beauty.

I am sorry for your loss.

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Wed Dec 26, 2012, 08:40 PM

90. Sorry for your lose. That is a long time to have a pet. I know you felt like she was

 

a member of your family. I had a cocker spaniel that travelled with us all over the united states. We got him when he was 6 weeks old. He lived a long long time for dog years. My husband and I cried when he died. He was our favorite dog. I swear you would think he could talk to you. He went everywhere with us. We have other dogs but he will never be forgotten.

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Response to joeybee12 (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 08:42 PM

91. So sad for your loss


A very loved and happily long-lived cat who no doubt appreciated your caring and loving ways. Very sorry for this loss.

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Response to joeybee12 (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 08:46 PM

92. My condolences to you.

I've been there with cats of my own, and I know it's not easy. Take care of yourself. That is what Scarlet would want. RIP to that good kitty.

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Response to joeybee12 (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 09:03 PM

93. A perfect life.

For a perfect kitteh.
You did good by her.

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Response to joeybee12 (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 09:20 PM

94. I'm very sorry foryour loss, but...

..I'm very happy for the joy that you and she shared.

Prople who've never had pets just can't comprehend how vital theyare to us and how they're an absolutely irreplacable part of our family. I know that my wife and I will be a pair of basket cases when our 2 furry boys go to cat heaven.

Please accept our condoences and best wishes.

PEACE!

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Wed Dec 26, 2012, 09:42 PM

95. .



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Response to joeybee12 (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 10:08 PM

96. I'm so sorry you have lost your sweet fur fairy.

Thank you for the lovely photos of your lovely kitties.

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Response to joeybee12 (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 10:31 PM

97. RIP

You seem to be having a rough year for cats.

I can sympathize. Cate are better than most people.

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Response to joeybee12 (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 10:37 PM

98. so very sorry

RIP Scarlet.

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Response to joeybee12 (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 10:55 PM

99. yes...sweet dreams to your little sweetie

She's smiling at you now....


Ah gee I'm gonna cry right along with you. Our furbabies.


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Response to joeybee12 (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 11:01 PM

100. She was a beautiful cat and lived a full life with you.

May those memories comeback and buoy you in the days and weeks ahead.

I have lost 3 cats in my life (and my current cat turned 15 this month), so I know nothing can replace them, but I do hope you get a measure of peace by knowing that your Scarlet was loved and cared for and enjoyed a life of companionship and caring instead of the horrible alternatives.

I will keep you in my thoughts.

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Response to joeybee12 (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 11:16 PM

101. So sorry for your loss.

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Wed Dec 26, 2012, 11:25 PM

102. Awww!

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Response to joeybee12 (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 11:30 PM

103. rest easy, scarlet

what a lifetime of love

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Response to joeybee12 (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 11:32 PM

104. I am sorry. I totally understand the disease and how hard it was for you both.

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Response to joeybee12 (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 11:33 PM

105. It's like losing half your life when you have an animal for 17 years and is now no longer there.

I lost my faithful dog after 17 years. I knew I was going to lose my husband and my dog was suppose to be there for me, but he died about 6 months sooner.

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Wed Dec 26, 2012, 11:38 PM

106. .

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Response to joeybee12 (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 11:42 PM

107. aawww

I will hug my Mr. Kitty tonight (he hates that). Sorry for your loss, I know how hard it is.

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Response to joeybee12 (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 11:47 PM

108. I'm so sorry, joeybee12...

Scarlet will be in your heart forever...

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Response to joeybee12 (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 11:56 PM

109. Sorry for your loss

I love cats

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Thu Dec 27, 2012, 12:04 AM

110. .

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Response to joeybee12 (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 12:14 AM

111. Aww so adorable. So sorry for your loss. I love how you named them ...

After characters from Gone With the Wind






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Response to joeybee12 (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 12:25 AM

112. What beauties they are. You had her over 17 years so you apparently took very good care of her.

I had my Spooky for 22 years and she was at the vets 1 day of her life to get spayed and it was on Halloween. The attendant said "I don't think we've ever had a cat named Spooky come in on Halloween". She let me know also when it was time so I got a huge pillow, made her comfortable, and she was gone in the morning. They bring such joy to us. Sorry for your loss, joeybee12. My advice is to go to the shelter and adopt another in her name. You'll also be saving a life.

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Response to joeybee12 (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 01:10 AM

113. your sweet baby girl...

I'm so sorry. She's still there with you, in your heart always.

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Response to joeybee12 (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 02:32 AM

115. ...



She had a wonderful, love-filled life because of you.

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Thu Dec 27, 2012, 02:38 AM

116. I am very sorry for your loss.

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Thu Dec 27, 2012, 03:02 AM

117. I know just what you are going through, and my thoughts are with you. So sorry for the loss.

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Response to joeybee12 (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 03:26 AM

118. Sweet Scarlet

So sorry for your loss.

Thank you for sharing Scarlet with us, This was so good, now she lives with us too.

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Thu Dec 27, 2012, 06:04 AM

121. I'm sorry

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Response to joeybee12 (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 07:26 AM

122. It's like losing a part of yourself.

 

We just got another cat back in June after losing our other two to old age. Its amazing how they become such an important part of your life. We're already so attached to "Bud" that I don't know how we'd live without him.

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Response to joeybee12 (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 09:32 AM

123. I'm sorry for your loss, Joeybee12

Scarlet sounds like a wonderful cat, deserving of such a fine tribute. In her honor, one of my favorite poems:

To a Cat

Mirrors are not more wrapt in silences
nor the arriving dawn more secretive;
you, in the moonlight, are that panther figure
which we can only spy at from a distance.
By the mysterious functioning of some
divine decree, we seek you out in vain;
remoter than the Ganges or the sunset,
yours is the solitude, yours is the secret.
Your back allows the tentative caress
my hand extends. And you have condescended,
since that forever, now oblivion,
to take love from a flattering human hand.
You live in another time, lord of your realm -
a world as closed and separate as a dream.

-- Jorge Luis Borges

Peace to you.

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Response to joeybee12 (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 10:14 AM

124. Safe passage, Scarlet.

May you be free from suffering. Peace and comfort to you and yours, joeybee12.

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Response to joeybee12 (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 10:50 AM

125. I'm so sorry for your loss.

I'm sorry for the sadness.

We've talked before about doing rescue, etc. There is such sadness involved in doing rescue. So, I try very hard to make myself see the GOOD things - the ones, like Scarlet, who are cared for, loved and treasured.

Permit me a minute of happiness, please, even amongst the sadness for the loss of Scarlett, to be grateful and respectful that one was loved so much.

Thank you for giving Scarlet a great life.

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Response to joeybee12 (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 11:08 AM

126. Awww joey.

I am so sorry. You know how lucky you were to have had her for so long and you know she was so very lucky to have you. All that is wonderful but it does not stop the pain. Bless your heart, I am so sorry. They bring us so much pain when they leave but after a while I always end up deciding the pain is worth the joy and love we all would miss out on if they were not with us.

Be easy for a while, find some fun and find some peace. You are such a good man, I mean this even though I will never meet you. I know from reading the things you write about life and this country/world and love and working to make it all better. I wish this pain did not come from all the wonderful things you do for others. Sending hugs and healing thoughts because damn it, I can't do anything else. XXOO

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Thu Dec 27, 2012, 11:49 AM

127. Condolences for your loss.

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Thu Dec 27, 2012, 12:01 PM

128. I'm sorry, joeybee12. nt

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Thu Dec 27, 2012, 12:41 PM

129. She is so beautiful.

And from your description I know she was a very sweet kitty. I know your heart is broken and I'm so very sorry for you.

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Response to joeybee12 (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 12:47 PM

130. Sorry for your loss joeybee12.

Take care.

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Thu Dec 27, 2012, 01:05 PM

131. joeybee12

joeybee12 so sorry for you losing your fur baby

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Response to joeybee12 (Original post)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 11:27 PM

132. I'm sorry.

I hope you're OK, you've had several losses close together. It must be very difficult.
I am a very much a cat lover, and very close to several cats; have lost beloved cats, I know it's hard.

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