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Goodbye, my little cat....

Discussion in 'Personal' started by sabrinakat, May 24, 2019.

  1. bombaysapphire

    bombaysapphire Star commenter

    So very sorry. I know how special she was to you.
     
  2. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter

    A good cat and a great friend!

    You can't get a much better epitaph than that. Bless her.
     
  3. mothorchid

    mothorchid Star commenter

    So sorry. What a sweet little girl.
    Be kind to yourself.
     
  4. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter

    From "Jubilate Agno"

    For I will consider my Cat Jeoffry.
    For he is the servant of the Living God, duly and daily serving him.
    For at the first glance of the glory of God in the East he worships in his way.
    For is this done by wreathing his body seven times round with elegant quickness.
    For then he leaps up to catch the musk, which is the blessing of God upon
    **his prayer.
    For he rolls upon prank to work it in.
    For having done duty and received blessing he begins to consider himself.
    For this he performs in ten degrees.
    For first he looks upon his forepaws to see if they are clean.
    For secondly he kicks up behind to clear away there.
    For thirdly he works it upon stretch with the forepaws extended.
    For fourthly he sharpens his paws by wood.
    For fifthly he washes himself.
    For sixthly he rolls upon wash.
    For seventhly he fleas himself, that he may not be interrupted upon the beat.
    For eighthly he rubs himself against a post.
    For ninthly he looks up for his instructions.
    For tenthly he goes in quest of food.
    For having considered God and himself he will consider his neighbor.
    For if he meets another cat he will kiss her in kindness.
    For when he takes his prey he plays with it to give it a chance.
    For one mouse in seven escapes by his dallying.
    For when his day's work is done his business more properly begins.
    For he keeps the Lord's watch in the night against the adversary.
    For he counteracts the powers of darkness by his electrical skin and glaring eyes.
    For he counteracts the Devil, who is death, by brisking about the life.
    For in his morning orisons he loves the sun and the sun loves him.
    For he is of the tribe of Tiger.
    For the Cherub Cat is a term of the Angel Tiger.
    For he has the subtlety and hissing of a serpent, which in goodness
    **he suppresses.
    For he will not do destruction if he is well-fed, neither will he spit
    **without provocation.
    For he purrs in thankfulness when God tells him he's a good Cat.
    For he is an instrument for the children to learn benevolence upon.
    For every house is incomplete without him, and a blessing is lacking in the spirit.
    For the Lord commanded Moses concerning the cats at the departure of
    **the Children of Israel from Egypt.
    For every family had one cat at least in the bag.
    For the English Cats are the best in Europe.
    For he is the cleanest in the use of his forepaws of any quadruped.
    For the dexterity of his defense is an instance of the love of God
    **to him exceedingly.
    For he is the quickest to his mark of any creature.
    For he is tenacious of his point.
    For he is a mixture of gravity and waggery.
    For he knows that God is his Saviour.
    For there is nothing sweeter than his peace when at rest.
    For there is nothing brisker than his life when in motion.
    For he is of the Lord's poor, and so indeed is he called by benevolence
    **perpetually—Poor Jeoffry! poor Jeoffry! the rat has bit thy throat.
    For I bless the name of the Lord Jesus that Jeoffry is better.
    For the divine spirit comes about his body to sustain it in complete cat.
    For his tongue is exceeding pure so that it has in purity what it wants in music.
    For he is docile and can learn certain things.
    For he can sit up with gravity, which is patience upon approbation.
    For he can fetch and carry, which is patience in employment.
    For he can jump over a stick, which is patience upon proof positive.
    For he can spraggle upon waggle at the word of command.
    For he can jump from an eminence into his master's bosom.
    For he can catch the cork and toss it again.
    For he is hated by the hypocrite and miser.
    For the former is afraid of detection.
    For the latter refuses the charge.
    For he camels his back to bear the first notion of business.
    For he is good to think on, if a man would express himself neatly.
    For he made a great figure in Egypt for his signal services.
    For he killed the Icneumon rat, very pernicious by land.
    For his ears are so acute that they sting again.
    For from this proceeds the passing quickness of his attention.
    For by stroking of him I have found out electricity.
    For I perceived God's light about him both wax and fire.
    For the electrical fire is the spiritual substance which God sends from heaven
    **to sustain the bodies both of man and beast.
    For God has blessed him in the variety of his movements.
    For, though he cannot fly, he is an excellent clamberer.
    For his motions upon the face of the earth are more than any other quadruped.
    For he can tread to all the measures upon the music.
    For he can swim for life.
    For he can creep.
     
  5. Burndenpark

    Burndenpark Star commenter

    Very sorry to read this Sabrina, my heart goes out to you, I know Burndetta's will too.
     
  6. smurphy6

    smurphy6 Senior commenter

    Sorry to here your sad news, grief is the price of love, it’s a hard road to travel.
     
  7. lizziescat

    lizziescat Star commenter

    So sad and its tough to bear. Commisserations sabrinakat
     
  8. Jude Fawley

    Jude Fawley Star commenter

    From her photo I can see she was an excellent cat. Such a fine nose and beautiful whiskers. Such a noble presence with the good sense to stay indoors. She's a testament to your care.
     
  9. dunnocks

    dunnocks Star commenter

    sending you lots of sympathy and love xx
     
  10. Grandsire

    Grandsire Senior commenter

    It’s so sad that the animals we love and share our homes with don’t share our life expectancy. You take them on knowing there’ll be heartache... Still, I’d bet she had a pretty wonderful life being loved to bits by you!

    I always find it remarkable that pets can have such varied personalities, and that even as different species, we can share so much joy with them.

    Thinking of you.
     
  11. peter12171

    peter12171 Star commenter

    It is the loss of a family member. Always difficult to come to terms with.
     
  12. CheeseMongler

    CheeseMongler Lead commenter

    I'm so sorry for your loss. I can't think what else to say. True "pets" can be so much; better than people, closer than friends... my sympathies.
     
  13. elder_cat

    elder_cat Established commenter

    Sorry for your loss. Our little Jet was the last of the family of mum and three kits, and she had managed close to two decades when she passed away. I held her in my arms at the vets when she passed, and cried like a schoolboy. Not very macho but there you go. She'd been part of the family for longer than some people get to keep their children. For the next two years we didn't feel ready for any more pets, then one day we were adopted by Ebony. She literally just walked in the back door, plonked herself on the sofa next to my wife, and made herself at home. We checked around locally, and got the vets to check for a microchip, but when there didn't appear to be any obvious owner missing her, we took her on. She has since presented us with four beautiful little kits. They're not replacements for the cats we lost - their temperaments and personalities are completely different - and they're a lot of work, and costing a small fortune in vets bills, but we wouldn't part with any of them. I still have a photo on my phone of our little Jettie sitting on the back lawn enjoying the sunshine, and a 20 second video of her scoffing her dinner in the kitchen with the four teeth she had left, and that's how I'll always remember her.
     
  14. primarycat

    primarycat Star commenter

    This. Absolutely this.
     
  15. artboyusa

    artboyusa Star commenter

    So sorry. I know how you're feeling. Not really a cat person but our Kitson was very special and when his time came I bawled my eyes out.
     
  16. rosievoice

    rosievoice Star commenter

    I'm sorry for your loss. Such beautiful eyes and whiskers.
     
  17. towncryer

    towncryer Senior commenter

    So sorry. It is hard to lose a pet...more so if you have had to help them on their way even though it's the right thing to do.
     
  18. Over_the_hill

    Over_the_hill Star commenter

    So sorry to hear your sad news. She looks like a lovely cat with the most gorgeous green eyes. There is something about cats’ eyes when you look deeply into them you can see so much. My three look at me and I know exactly what they are trying to say. Let’s raise a glass (or two!) to her next week. X
     
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  19. sabrinakat

    sabrinakat Star commenter

    Thank you all for such kind words. It's my first weekend in 18 years that she isn't lounging on my bed. Sigh....

    I miss her.
     
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  20. catmother

    catmother Star commenter

    It's so hard when they leave us.
     

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