July 29th 2007 7:53 am
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Today it is with great sadness that I write of the loss of our darling sister, Miss Dback. She became very ill this past week and was diagnosed with liver failure. After a valiant effort to save her life, she succumbed yesterday morning. Not until after she had hung on just long enough to be here for Ginger Belle's 7th birthday, jsut one day earlier. Miss Dback died peacefully in the arms of our mommy, surrounded by all of us.
I'll never forget the day she arrived in our home...mommy came through the door with a blue carry on bag, and when she unzipped the bag in the hallway, out popped Miss Dback. My first thought was, "Oh good grief, not again!" because this was now the fourth time that mommy had surprised me with a new furbling. It did not take much time for me to love her.
Her death leaves a hole in all of our lives, but just as she took a piece of each of us with her, she has left a piece of her within each of us as well. We are all better kitties for having known her, and she will be missed dearly.
Just 3 1/2 months earlier, her soul mate...our brother Buster...had died of kidney failure. Since that time she put up a brave front, but I know that she missed him terribly...there was a real bond between the two of them that time and space could not sever. I know now that they are together again, and that this is how it was meant to be.
And so, my beloved sister and friend, farewell and we will meet again. I know that you and Buster are together again and that you are truly happy at last. You will never be forgotten.
Your loving sister-