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Friday, May 23, 2014

In Memoriam

Yesterday, our most senior kitty, Lily, ended her journey in this life. Last month, Bob left us. The month before, Max. It's been a rough few months but I am so, so grateful that they all left on their own terms, in their own time.






Lily, April 1997 - May 22, 2014






Bob, Spring 2000 - April 30, 2014





Max, Oct. 2001 - March 18, 2014







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  1. Really lovely pictures if you fur friends Annie. They were all so lucky to have spent their lives with you. That's a lot of loss in such a short time. I am sorry.

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    1. Thank you, Sherry. I always said I'd like to come back as one of our cats, they were well loved.

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  2. Sorry to hear of all those losses recently, but you did have some great time and good memories.

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    1. Thank you, George. They gave us a lot of joy and laughter.

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  3. It is always difficult to loose those bundles of fur and love. May the memories comfort you and the photos remind you of the times you shared..

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    1. Thank you. So many memories, most all of them good.

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  4. I understand how your feeling Annie & it isn't easy. I found it so hard when we lost our Max, Checkers & Cora. I have had friends pass away that never affected me as deeply as the loss of our beloved dogs. When one spends every waking day for years with their beloved best Pals a pet's loss is truly heart wrenching, difficult, & a hole is left in one's life. A hole that can take a long time to heal....if it ever really does.

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    1. Thanks Al, I agree. I still get weepy thinking of the pets I lost decades ago.

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  5. So much sorrow when you lose a beloved pet but to have three leave so close together it must be extremely difficult for you. Perhaps knowing that they are together now will help your sorrow.

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    1. Thank you Contessa, it does help. I'm imagining quite a funny reunion.

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  6. Oh, so sorry to read this. That would be difficult to lose three over such a short time. They were all such beauties!
    Gayle

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    1. Thank you Gayle. They were beautiful and had such unique personalities. Lots of funny times with them all.

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  7. I had two cats when I lived in Pollock Pines, both tigers - one grey and one yellow. Just like your Lily and Max. Beautiful - I love tiger striped cats. I'm so sorry you've lost them, and Bob - but Cat Heaven is a much happier place with them up there now. :)

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    1. You're so right, Barbara, or at least a funnier place. :)

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  8. We could miss the pain but then we would miss the dance...I don't think any of us want to miss the dance with our fur friends!

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    1. Wise words, Garth. And very true.

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  9. Reading this is like sticking a knife in my heart and soul. I feel so badly for you right now. All I can say is damn, damn, damn.
    ~Pam in Louisiana~

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    1. Thanks Pam. This is the downside to having pets, they always leave before you're ready.

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  10. I feel your pain. I'm very sorry for your losses. They surely look like they had very happy lives and a caring home. I know that doesn't help, now, but some day it will. As Al said, I loved my Lizzie better than most people...hands down. And, I'm trying to live day by day with my Jack who has been by my side for almost 13 years, now.

    Nice that you started a blog--I've put you on my blog roll so I'll be checking in as time permits. I'll have to catch up, first! Have to find out the where and what about you. :)

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    1. Thank you. It definitely helps to know they lived happy, comfortable lives.

      Glad to have you here!

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  11. so sorry for your loss, it is horrid when we loose one of our friends.... take care

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  12. But what a beautiful memorial to these dearest kids who love us so unconditionally. Glad to find your blog, Annie...

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    1. Thanks Lynda, glad to have you here.

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  13. I can feel your pain, Annie.... It is so difficult to say good bye to our pets.... And that bitter sweet stays around for so so long .... Thank goodness for the love and joy we share with our pets, it is a treasure we carry with us.....we are so lucky to know how sweet it is .... Keep the beautiful photos on display ....

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    1. Thanks Sally. Even in the sadness it's still easy to laugh at the silly things they each did, and they were each very silly in their own ways.

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  14. Sorry to hear you lost yet another kitty. But I know they went happy as you loved them all so well.

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    1. Thanks Jo. Yes, they were well loved.

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  15. I can't even express how glad I am that they made their own decisions and spared us that pain.

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    1. Boy, you're not kidding. That was a real gift.

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  16. So sorry for the lose of your kitties. I agree that is the worst part of having our furry friends. Our puppy and 2 kitties are around 6 years old, sometimes I think about losing them one day and it is real sad. Becki

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    1. Thanks Becki. I know, I've done that, too, and then wonder why I'm borrowing sadness. Maybe it's our way of preparing ourselves for the inevitable but it feels like a waste of emotion to me.

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  17. Sounds like Lily was not about to let those boys go on to the next big adventure without her! So sorry for your pain.

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    1. Roxanne and I decided that they must have made a pact to travel together.

      Thanks Jodee.

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  18. What a sad few weeks you have had. Hugs to you.

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    1. Thank you, Nan. I'm ready for a break.

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  19. Good-bye sweet kitties. Thanks for being such good companions to A and R. Our furry friends will always be remembered.

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    1. Thanks Theresa. Lots of good memories with these guys.

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  20. I am so sorry for your losses. I know they have enriched your life and you theirs.

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    1. Thank you, Lisa. We had some good times.

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  21. Oh Annie,

    I'm so sorry. What a beautiful creature and what a beautiful life she must have had.

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    1. Thank you, Kim. I think she had it pretty good with us.

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  22. DAMN! I am so sorry, Annie....one is too many, but three??? Though I do love the thought of an exit pact...

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    1. Thanks Suzanne. I'm liking the exit pact idea, too.

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  23. I am sorry for missing Lily ' passing. (I didnt know you had a blog either, not that my lurking self would be on the short list.) Our condolences.

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