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Shine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 05:51 PM
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My nine yr old daughter just took a note out to our dead kitty's grave
Wow.

She very sweetly asked Alfalfa to "give her a sign" that she's still with her. Alfalfa died in my arms on Aug.1, 2004. She's buried on our property.

My daughter did this completely on her own. We hadn't even been talking about Alfalfa lately.

Hmmmmm....interesting, huh?

I told Kiana to tell me if Alfalfa follows through with her request. O8)
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no name no slogan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 05:55 PM
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1. awww...
that is so cute. I burried a couple parakeets in the yard at my old house, and I used to visit them, too. Of course, I was around 12 at this time. What can I say, I was a weird kid.
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Shine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 06:08 PM
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2. Yeah, I'm that way, too.
We can be "weird" in a good way. :pals:

:hi:
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no name no slogan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 06:12 PM
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3. yay!
I still carry a picture of a cat of mine that died in 1999 in my wallet. We adopted her when she was 10 years old from a home where she didn't get much love. We gave her a home and showered her with love and attention.

She got killed by a neighborhood dog one night, and I never cried so much for an animal before. It was really sad. We even rushed her to a nearby emergency pet hospital, but she was gone. I still get teary thinking about her. :cry:

weird people rule!
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Shine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 06:18 PM
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6. Sweet story, nnns.
I'm sure she knows how loved she is.

:hug:

Yeah, having my 19 yr old cat die in my arms was one of the most profound experiences of my life. I felt deeply blessed to bear witness to such a sacred and mysterious transition, as painful as it was at the time.

Would that we ALL could die in the arms of LOVE...... :loveya:
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khashka Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 07:54 PM
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13. Weird? Try this.....
As a kid I dug up two pets I'd buried to see if they'd gone to heaven!

Khash.

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LaurenG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 06:14 PM
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4. Aww
How sweet and adorable. :hug:
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Oeditpus Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 06:17 PM
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5. Okay, I gotta tell this
When my sister was about 3, our dog, Rollo, died. (I was too young to remember him.) My dad buried him in the back yard and said a few words, and Ginny apparently thought that was pretty cool because she went and got the cat and tried to bury him.

The cat, who was quite alive, protested a bit.
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Shine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 06:20 PM
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7. LOL! That's hysterical.
poor kitty. how tramatizing.

:rofl:
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no name no slogan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 06:24 PM
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8. ...
:spray:

the problem with having an over-active imagination is that I can picture that perfectly!

:rofl:
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skygazer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 06:37 PM
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9. Busy day?
Busy! I've just spent four hours burying the cat.

Four hours to bury a cat?

Yes! It wouldn't keep still, wriggling about, howling its head off.

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Oeditpus Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 07:43 PM
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10. 'Morning, Mrs. Cutout'
:hi:
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LiberalHeart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 07:53 PM
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12. Shame, shame, Skygazer...
I'm a cat lover and one of my pals likes to make me crazy by telling me that cats are great garbage disposal cleaners. Just grind one weekly.

I don't know why this thread would make me think of a funeral for a person, but it did. My ex-brother -in-law was a minister. He used to do graveside services, and took along a tape player to provide, uh, mood music. One time he had the wrong tape in the player and all of a sudden "Glow little glow worm" started playing -- to the surprise of the grieving family and friends.
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RevCheesehead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 07:55 PM
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14. *snork*
:spray: You never told me your sister was a Pythonophile, too!

:rofl:
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khashka Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 07:50 PM
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11. This is lovely
Sad but very lovely.

You taught your daughter how to love and care :) Good job.

But I'm sure she misses Alfalfa and this is a great and loving way to express her grief. Give Kiana a hug for me and assure her that Alfalfa will always live in her heart :)


Khash.
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Shine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 11:44 PM
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18. What is remembered, lives.
:hug: to you, khash.

thanks for your kind words, my friend.
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RevCheesehead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 07:57 PM
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15. That's so sweet.
I've been dreaming about Roo lately. I swear, he appears to me in my dreams, to assure me that he's fine. I still miss him terribly, but I also feel a sense of peace, too.

What a touching story. Thanks for sharing! :hug:
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Shine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 11:46 PM
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20. Thanks, Rev.
How are YOU feeling these days? Better, I hope.

:hug:

wishing you well.....
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Kat45 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 09:23 PM
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16. Two of my birds that died are buried in my back yard, each has
Edited on Sat Mar-04-06 09:23 PM by notmyprez
a stone marking the spot, with name and dates on it. One's stone has a photo of her on it. They were buried in nice little boxes with some of their favorite toys inside. I often look out the back window at the stones and think about the birds. And I'm an adult. :-)
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Whoa_Nelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 09:36 PM
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17. Your daughter is sweet
and entering puberty soon. Sounds like she's naturally curious about mortality and the life beyond, as well as looking to find reassurance about her awaking personal awareness regarding herself and her world. I remember going through a similar phase about that age.

Your daughter sounds like a great person...you must be a great mom :hug:
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Shine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 11:45 PM
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19. Thanks, Nelly.
:hug: Yes, it's so great to be a mom and to have both a son and a daughter. I'm blessed, indeed.

Hey, did you find a house to buy yet? :shrug:


:hi:
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Whoa_Nelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 11:57 PM
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21. Thanks for askin', Shine
Edited on Sat Mar-04-06 11:59 PM by Whoa_Nelly
No house yet...am heading back to hometown of Oklahoma City in late April to check out buying there

edited: on behalf of the Chardonnay effect
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