Abby--In Loving Memory

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Picture of Abby--In Loving Memory, a female American Shorthair/Siamese

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"Hi, I'm Abby!"

Home:Somerville/Medford, MA  [I have a diary!]  
Sex: Female
Diary of the Day for November 28, 2013. Thanks to Baby for this picture!

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"Diary of the Day for November 28, 2013. Thanks to Baby for this picture!"

This is one of my scratch pads.

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"This is one of my scratch pads."

I love posing for pictures!

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"I love posing for pictures!"

A beautiful day for a beautiful kitty

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"A beautiful day for a beautiful kitty"

It's great up here!

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"It's great up here!"

Mom's beautiful present

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"Mom's beautiful present"

My closet, my space

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"My closet, my space"

I'm my meowmie's best present!

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"I'm my meowmie's best present!"

It's time to go in for the night.

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"It's time to go in for the night."

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Sweetie, Catgirl, Abby Baby, Baby Girl, Beautiful, Cutie, Sweetheart

Kitty Complexion:
sleepyvery active
not curiousvery curious
not vocalvery vocal

Rainbow Bridge
Quick Bio:
-mixed breed

Gotcha Date:
September 18th 1993

March 1st 1991


Purring loudly, talking, petting, posing for pictures, being Queen of the Cats

Most other cats

Favorite Toy:
Turbo scratcher, Cosmic catnip (it had to be this brand), bugs

Favorite Nap Spot:
Her special spots on the bed, couch and chair, and in the closet

Favorite Food:
Nutro Lite, Science Diet, Fancy Feast chicken or fish, chicken baby food

Purring her greetings to anyone on the phone, announcing her arrival to join me with a chirpy meow

indoors and outdoors

Arrival Story:
A cat came by my house several times in August and September of 1993. I let her stay with me overnight and fed her if she didn't go home. On September 18, 1993, I found her mother, who said that her black cat didn't like the other two cats in her house. I explained what went on for the past few weeks, so she looked at my house and then asked me if I could make my home hers. I was more than happy to; after all, she adopted me by coming by my house! Her previous mother called her Black Cat and I named her Abby. The name fit her and she answered to it. She was between 2 1/2 and 4 years old when she came into my life, and she gave me 11 of the best years. From the kink at the end of her tail and her many vocalizations, she had some Siamese in her. She hissed and growled at other cats at first, but became more tolerant and then made two cat friends (both black cats) later.

Abby passed away on November 24, 2004 from lymphoma. It was the night before Thanksgiving (US) and I thank her for all the time she gave me. She's my first cat and I will always love and miss her. Abby is a one and only who can never be replaced.

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In Memory of Beautiful Abby

Diary of the Day

November 28th 2013 4:33 pm
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Thanks to Catster for naming my writing Diary of the Day! Mom saw my award when she got home from Thanksgiving lunch and was pleasantly surprised.

And thanks to everyone who gave me and Lisa presents!


In Loving Memory On Your 9th Bridge Anniversary

November 24th 2013 2:02 pm
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Lisa sat in the window as I looked at your mail, pictures, collars and tags from my bed. One of the sympathy cards has a drawing of a tabby cat on it, which is what Lisa is. This card came from a vet who started at the clinic you went to only days before you went to the Bridge. You never got to meet him and he became Lisa’s vet in 2005.

If you sent me my next cat, you sent me to the shelter I volunteered at and Lisa the tabby cat chose me.

After years of emptiness where we lived, the place finally became an apartment again and someone recently moved in.

I wish whoever lives there now well in their new place. I do not want to move back—and it wouldn’t be the same with you missing from the house. I like where I am with the kitty you chose for me, a cat who like you, needed a home where she had to be an only cat.

Thanks for showing me the way to Lisa after you went to the Bridge. Although it has been nine years since you joined the world of departed pets, I will always love and remember you.

Abby, you will always be my catgirl and I know I will see you again.


It’s Our 20th You Got Me Day Anniversary

September 18th 2013 5:40 pm
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Although it’s been 20 years ago tonight, I remember what happened as if it happened last night.

On my way from work today, I visited our house, placed food in spots I always did when you were with me, put a small amount of kitty litter in your outdoor litter box and looked at where we lived.

Our bathroom window was slightly open and it never was since I moved. Everything else looked the same. I went to the kitchen window and saw that some of the appliances were moved. It looks like someone wants to get our apartment ready to rent again; no one has lived there since the end of 2005.

As I worked this morning, I had to enter something that had “lymphoma” in it. Later, I heard a song that reminded me of you.

I just sponsored a black kitty at a shelter in memory of you. Abby, you will forever by my first catgirl and I will always love you.

PS: Thanks to everyone who gave me presents!

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