January 12th 2014 7:53 am
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The Last Will and Testement of Natalie the Natcat
I, Natalie the Natcat, Tiny Face, Tiny Paws, (familiarly known as Natalie) because of the burden of my illness, realize that the end of my life is near... and so I hereby bury my Last Will and Testament in the heart of my pawrents. They will not know it is there until some time after my death. Then, remembering me in their sadness, they will know of this testament. I ask them, then, to inscribe it as a memorial to me. I have little in the way of material things to leave. Cats are much wiser than men. We do not set great value upon things. I have only my love and magic to bequeath. These I leave to all those who have loved me, and especially to my dad, who I know will mourn me the most. Perhaps it is vain of me to boast when I am so near to the Gate through which we must all, one day, pass but I have always been an extremely special and distinguished cat!I ask my pawrents to remember me always but not to grieve for me too long. In my life I have given them comfort in time of sorrow and a reason for added joy in their life. It is painful for me to think that even in death I should cause them pain. Let them remember that no cat was ever happier but I have grown ill and pained. It is time to say, in the worlds of my wonderful daddy 'It's not Goodbye, but See You Later'. It will be a great sadness to leave them but not a sorrow to die. I accept this part of the journey as a natural part of life-not something alien and terrible which destroys life. What will come to me after death? Who knows? But I would like to think that I will be joined by companions I've known in life. I will romp about in mice-filled fields with those who have gone before me. Every hour is mealtime and there is always a little brook with fresh running water. I will spend long evenings in front of fireplaces with logs forever burning and curl up with memories of the old days on earth and the love of my special person. This is much to expect but peace is certain and a long rest for these weakened limbs will be welcome. One last request I make. I ask them, for the love of me, to have another-it seems inevitable, with them, but I want to make sure they understand. It would be a poor tribute to my memory not to have a cat in their life-and for them to think, perhaps, that I, myself, was so very unhappy with the 'others'. I have never had a narrow spirit and have always held that most cats are good-though best from at a distance, unless they be my allies and friends…and, well, perhaps (some dogs, too!). Some cats are better than others, of course like me! And, so, I suggest another of similar background but others could be suitable, too. No cat can be as distinguished and lovely as I was but they must not ask the impossible. They will do their best and even their inevitable defects will help to keep my memory ever green. To this cat, whether it be a 'newcomer' or one of my established Clowder, I've left my heated bed from Auntie Dana, to lounge and my place in the on the big bed which I loved so much and I wish them long, sunny afternoons of snoozing and bird watching in my bed by the window… A few last words of consideration, Dear Hearts, my Pawrents, I have loved you completely and love is Forever. Never stop Believing and trusting that Miracles Do Occur as Ruffy says- and no matter how deep I sleep I shall hear you. Remember always that Angels are not allowed to show their wings on earth, but theres no rule against whiskers!
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What a beautiful last will, testament and tribute Natalie. My heart goesh out to your purrentsh and furmily. I will alwaysh holdsh you in my heart and shee you in the shining shtarsh. ♥
Shuch a beautiful memorial. Smiley pawsh the tearsh furom hish eyesh and blowsh hish dear shweet furiend kitty kisshesh. Furefur in my heart Shweet Natalie. ♥
Gentle Purrs, Hugs and Love,
So beautiful and well said my friend Sweet Nat! you are an inspiration to us all here as angels and those still on earth!
I do have to say you brought tears to Moms eyes...you will always be loved, remembered and forever in many hearts! We agree with Smiley a beautiful memorial to a beautiful special friend!
Angel hugs and butterfly kisses
This is really beautiful.
Beautiful and touching...but why are mommy's eyes leaking????
Silent purrs in your memory....
I just heard about you - I am so sorry that you had to make your journey, but we love you always