February 21st 2009 8:23 pm
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Cat's got my tongue, it seems.
I apologize for the lengthy silence and now this lengthy entry!
We're getting more accustomed to there being no Meezer voice around here, but those little sounds in the night, when I'm only half-awake, still make me think for just an instant that Scooter's moving around the house. Maybe she is . . .
Although I added hearts to Scooter's page, I've been unable to touch the heart of her page to update her bio or add photos. So, I haven't added photos of the gifts we've received. I can't, yet . . . but I want to and I will, soon.
I've fallen "silent" with thanks, too, and I apologize. We received more cards and gifts the past 1 1/2 weeks. For cards in the mail, THANK YOU to:
Phineas and Luna's mom
Diego, LuLu and mom
Frankie Sinatracat, Macaroni the Innocent and mom,
Marina, Tosca and mom,
Also, THANK YOU Sylvia and mom, for the card and the "Heaven Sent" balloon and message card, so we can send a message to Scooter. We'll wait until summer to release it from her back yard, when we know she'll be watching. One side of the message card is blank, for our message, and the other side says:
My Beloved Pet
Sunlight streams through window panes
onto a spot where you used to lie,
but now you are no more.
Though my eye are full of tears,
I thank you for the happy years we spent together
and for your love and loyalty.
I know I have to let you go, how I will, I do not know
but this balloon carries what I have to say:
I love and miss you very much.
THANK YOU Sasha, Natalie, Ceylon, Jasper and Sterling Mithril and their mom and dad for the gift of Cat Wind Chimes and Pet Prayer Flags from the Best Friends Store. They were our next-door neighbors for several years until they moved to Tucson. The Pet Prayer Flags are 4 small flags, each with a pawprint, and a 5th flag with this message:
You have gone ahead
And nothing is the same
Leaving paw prints on my heart
That will always remain.
We also received a card from Scooter's vet with a handwritten note. Scooter was treated at an emergency/specialist clinic at the end, not by her regular vet (some days, I regret that). She wrote:
"I wanted you both to know how sorry I am for the loss of your beloved little Scooter. You both should be very proud of the meticulous care you gave her. She was in the best tender loving hands possible. I know you will miss her very much but also know that her sweet (and feisty) spirit will be in your heart always. May all your happy memories of her bring you comfort. Please know that you are in our thoughts."
Thanks, also, to those who wrote diary entries mentioning Scooter. Some are especially meaningful. I hope I didn't miss any. If you wrote about Scooter and aren't included below, please send a pawmail to let me know. The links below are to the diary entries, and I included the 6 listed previously for the sake of having one complete list. THANK YOU (in alphabetical order):
Alaidh, in her blog -- (Alaidh's Catster page)
Alex (The Angel)
Arnold P. and Arnold P. again and Arnold P. again
Ashley of Grimalkins Moon and Ashley of Grimalkins Moon, again
Bear (Best Cat Ever) 1992-2008 and Bear (Best Cat Ever) 1992-2008, again
Dave and Dave, again
Edgar and Edgar, again
Ka - zar
Sally Maria and Sally Maria, again
While I've been silent, I've been re-reading the messages received by pawmail and with gifts, the diary entries, group forums and messages, The Cat's Meow tribute, the submissions for the tribute book, and looking at the photo strolls. It still doesn't seem sufficient, but all I can say is thank you, from the depths of my heart.
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