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Fieldy, Baby Boy

Rainbow Bridge
Quick Bio:
-part feral-cat rescue

Orange Tabby

He was in love with Arlene. Small scratchings on his forehead.

He never enjoyed the ferals that came around or any other cats.

Favorite Toy:
He chased little twigs and leaves being dragged.

Favorite Nap Spot:
He had a hide-away in one of our neighbor's yard in some bushes.

Favorite Food:
Meow Mix and poultry. He was never interested into sea food.

Whenever I felt upset, he'd make me smile. He gave the best cuddles and snuggles in my lap.


Arrival Story:
We moved to the old neighborhood in 2004. We weren't cat people and I never really liked cats. But after a while of living in our new house, I noticed two cats, an orange tabby and a silver tortoiseshell. I chased them off every time they were in our yard. I wasn't comfortable, but they continuously returned. One day in October, a week before Halloween, I'm decorating a small tree by the driveway. My sister was sitting on the steps trying to fix something to hang in the dogwood. I looked to my right and I see the cats watching me. I felt nervous, but I decided not to chase them off. I was tired of it. Minutes later, my heart stops when the tortie pops up out of nowhere under my legs. She rubs the tree and gives me this look in her eyes. I held my breath as she rubbed my legs. I reached down and gave her a rub back. My heart lightened with joy and danced. I suddenly fell in love with this cat. I looked over and there was the orange tabby watching her closely. The tortie ran to my sister and sat with her on the steps. It was funny. Sometime, my dad gave me two beanie babies as a gift, Garfield and Arlene. I thought and it came to me. Arlene and Garfield will be their names. I fed them bread and milk and water everyday. We had no such thing as cat food in our house. They were home all the time. Arlene was always loving us as we loved her, but Garfield was more secure of himself. He wouldn't let us pet him, but he would let us near him. How I longed to pet him. I remember that one morning, I was about to let Amber out. It's 6 in the morning, and he was in the backyard. I freaked out, I was just about to put Amber out. He meowed to me and strut around with his tail up. I spoke to him and he was happy. I asked him if he was always in a good mood early in the mornings. He gave me a look in his eyes as his answer. I took him out front of course. Late November, the time of my life came! He was struting past me and I reached out and touched his tail. I was freaking out. It was an amazing feeling. He turned around and looked at me suspiciously. Oh how soft his fur was. It was soft and fuzzy. As the months past, he began to let us pet him and scratch him and lift him. He would cuddle on my lap and we would sit out in the dark together and nap. We did everything together. This boy was my life. I felt complete when he slept in my lap. Then April came in 2005. Luca was born. Garfield was a proud daddy. He was happy. In March 2006, we moved. I couldn't leave my babies behind. It was the toughest year of my life. April 19, 2006 Arlene was hit by a car. Garfield was affected by it. Him and Arlene were always together and loved one another. I guess because Arlene was gone, he wanted to be with her, still. He disappeared on me on May 9, 2006. I did whatever I could to see if he was alive. I couldn't find him. The only place where we continue to meet, are in my dreams. I'm glad he visits me. He knows how much I miss him and love him. My precious baby boy.

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Another Night

November 17th 2007 11:43 am
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Last night, I had a dream about Garfield again. I remember walking down stairs and looking out the door. It's evening outside and I see Luca and this big orange cat sitting side-by-side at the door. I burst out tears and run out to see them. I cry his name and he's happy to see me. For some reason, he had his collar on. The blue one I bought for him with Arlene's pink one long ago.

As it goes on, I'm petting him and asking him to come home. He looked away and I knew what I should do... It was hard but I did it. I let him go. I told him he could go, but I asked for him to come back soon. He smiled at me when I said that. I told him good-bye and that I loved him. Eventually... I woke up with a smile on my face. I was happy we saw each other again and that he returned to me. I hope he returns to me just like Arlene did, in the future. I still love him!

-My Baby Boy



August 15th 2007 6:15 pm
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I know we haven't written in your diary for the longest time but I haven't heard from you or Arlene lately... For quite awhile actually... I've missed you though. I don't know when the last time was that I've seen you guys, or actually sensed your presence, but it has been awhile. Leo was chasing something small the other day, but I saw absolutely nothing and thought and is your's or Arlene's tail he was watching...

I'm not sure, but there is something about the kitten the neighbor's found earlier this month. I'm not so sure if she's one of you because she seems older then I thought and the last time I sensed you was maybe 2-3 months ago. It was one of you that time, I barely remember... but someone was messing with Leo's head that day and he just went nuts.

I went over to take care of the kitten. She's pregnant and almost close to the time of having her own litter. I gave her some food and she ate and purred and rubbed me and licked me and she stood on my lap. She was just loving me like a best friend. And then... this thing happened that cam to as a surprise to me... The way she just sat there and gave me this look. It was familiar to the way Luca stares at me when he's in a good mood. And the other cat I know who gave me that same, exact look as Luca's in her face was you.

I am still waiting for her kittens to be born so I can be sure. I am coming up with crazy ideas of how you and Arlene may be returning to me, but I am still unsure. I think the kitten is herself, but for some reason, she pops up on our neighbor's door step one day, pregnant, and already loving to us although she has lived on her own most of her life.

I am waiting. If you are her give me a sign please, but if not I still love you and Arlene. Your love is in this special spot in my heart, for both of you.

I love you my baby boy and always will :)


A New Furiend...

June 21st 2007 9:05 am
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Arlene and I sat at the Rainbow Bridge last night. We sat side by side looking down. We came back up at the end of last week from home so we could still live up here. I looked down and watched. We felt sorry for our furiend, but we were happy for him. We said a prayer for him and his family for their loss. But we were happy because he would no longer feel pain.

I saw a glimpse down the bridge and poked Arlene to show her. She peered down with me. "Is that him?" She asked. We saw at least a couple animals come up, but we were waiting for one. "I think it is." I said as the glimpse came closer and closer. I saw a long tail and brown markings. We stood up and watched as he cautiously came up the bridge. "It's him it's him!" I said running to the edge to try and reach him.

He finally reached the top and entered through the golden gate. "Where am I?" He asked. Arlene and I gave him a hug and purred. "You're over the Rainbow Bridge. We've been waiting after we heard what happened." He looked very sad. I gave him a rub. "It'll be ok. Your mommy did it for you. She did what was best for you so you would no longer suffer." I tried to help him.

He sighed. "Come on. We'll help you out. Come stay at our place for awhile." I asked. He was very sad and we helped him walk to our place. We entered in and the kits were happy to see us. He seemed kind of surprised to see them. Arlene greeted her kits and sat as they sniffed their new furiend.

"The light orange one is Nicole. The dark orange one is Morris. The one that looks like me is Autumn. And the black one is Rosie." She said. He smiled as they all said hello and rubbed him. Autumn looked at him intently. "What's your name?" She asked. He smiled at her and said, "My name is Waverly." He gave her a friendly rub and watched as they were a happy family. I smiled and sat with him. "Arlene had her kittens up here last year. She was pregnant before she left the family on earth. But everyone is happy." I looked at him and smiled. "If you need anything, just ask." He looked up at me, nodded his head and smiled. "You're just like family to us." I purred.

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