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A tribute

May 1999 - November 2003



He's probably out having fun. Don't worry.
But I did.

He'll come back when he's hungry.
But you didn't.

Put an ad in the paper. That should work.
But it didn't.

A new pet will help.
But it wasn't you.

You should be over this by now.
But I wasn't.

You'll forget in time.
But I never did.

I still miss you, and think of you often
And while I don't know where you are,
or exactly what happened
I can look at the stars on a crystal-clear night
And know
That you know
I cared.
---Joanna Emery


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I miss you so much, my sweet boy....
Be safe always and know that I love you.
Your Mama

"I remember the time I knew
what happiness was....
Let the memory live again"
 ---from "Cats"
                            Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber



From the silence of your pain I heard my name
and on the wings of light I have come
to see the sadness in your eyes
that cry without tears

Can you see me, I am here
I will always be near you
to calm your shattered heart
and to make you smile at the memories

Do you feel me, perhaps a soft brush of fur
You ache to believe it's real
but you are afraid to hope
You brush away a strand of hair
But it was I, whispering.....

I am only here for but a moment
The silver thread gently quivers
I will leave behind my love in a dream
When you awaken, and without really knowing why

Your heart will know at last
That it is all right, for now
to say good-bye.

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...who came to me in my deepest despair
over the loss of Patch
and brought joy where there was little
to feel joy about.

With his fierce spirit and his quirky head tilt,
he moved into my life and my heart
on December 27, 2003,
and lived "the good life" for almost eight months.

On August 25, 2004,
he went on to meet Patch,
the brother he never knew
(and probably would have hated),
but resembled so much.

Two handsome boys....
together at the Rainbow Bridge forever
and sadly missed by their shared Mama.

With love to you both,
Roberta, Jasmine,
and all the kitties

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