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My beloved ALFIE

March 6th 2011 2:30 am
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Today would have been my beloved ALFIE’s 4th Birthday.
Sometimes I think I see still him, I feel his presence close to me many times.
I am a crazy? Or does grief play strange tricks on your mind?
ALFIE was with me for such a short time but will remain in my heart forever.
I miss him. I love him.

I will lend to you for a while a kitten, God said.
For you to love while he lives, and mourn when he’s dead.
Maybe for twelve or fourteen years, or maybe two or three.
But will you, ‘till I call him back, take care of him for me?

He’ll bring his charms to gladden you and, should his stay be brief
You’ll always have his memories as solace for your grief.
I cannot promise he will stay, since all from earth return.
But there are lessons taught below I want this kitten to learn.

I’ve looked the whole world over in search of teachers true.
And from the folk that crowds life’s land I have chosen you.
Now will you give him all your love, nor think the labour vain?
Nor hate me when I come to take my kitten home again?

I fancied that I heard them say ‘Dear Lord Thy Will Be Done’
For all the joys this kitten brings the risk of grief we’ll run.
We’ll shelter him with tenderness, we’ll love him while we may.
And for the happiness we’ve known, forever grateful stay.

But should you call him back much sooner than we planned,
We’ll brave the bitter grief that comes, and try to understand.
If, by our love we’ve managed your wishes to achieve,
Then in memory of him whom we loved, please help us while we grieve.
When our cherished kitten departs this world of strife,
Please send yet another needing soul for us to love all his life.

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Purred by: Alfie - DB #37a - Dearly Loved (Catster Member)

March 6th 2011 at 2:43 am

Sending lots of love and hugs to you and ALFIE today.
Alfie & Family
Purred by: Tilly (Catster Member)

March 6th 2011 at 5:46 am

Helen, I so understand what you are still going through, both Pebbles and Rhea was lost in the same way within one year of each other, and my heart broke in two each time. Rhea was my sole mate and how I miss her so much each day.

You are not crazy, take comfort in feeling his presence and when you see him, Alfie is letting you know he is okay and still love you. Some strange things still happen in our house especially around anniversaries and birthdays.

Thinking of you and your family at this sad time, take care love Tilly and her mommy Tracy xx
Purred by: Miss Mittens - Angel DG #14 (Catster Member)

March 6th 2011 at 7:17 am

Happy Birthday Alfie!

If you're crazy, then so am I! I also feel Miss Mittens' presence and at times her presence is so strong, I can see a vivid picture of her in my mind and she's looking at me or walking towards me and mrrowing hello. Feeling her presence is comforting but at other times I feel sad and cry. I agree with Tilly's mom -- Alfie is letting you know he's ok and still loves you. Sending you lots of hugs and comforting purrs!

Miss Mittens & mommy Teri
Purred by: Edwina (Angel Eddy) DG#1 (Catster Member)

March 6th 2011 at 11:34 am

Beautiful poem.It makes mommy cry. She's had many kitties before me.Each one remain's in her heart. Happy Birthday Alfie,you were and still are a very loved kitty. Hug's to your mommy .
Love ,Eddy & Family
Purred by: Felix "Honey Angel" (Catster Member)

March 6th 2011 at 11:17 pm

Happy Birthday to Beautiful Alfie.

It is true we make our presence felt once in awhile, even though we are at the Bridge. My Dad has felt it.

We will serve Alfie a Catnip Birthday Cake at the Bridge and the kitties will purr & sing to him. As he blows out the candles the stars will twinkle brighter, and we all will be remembered.

Love Felix xo
Purred by: ANGEL YODA (Catster Member)

March 9th 2011 at 6:07 am

Happy Birthday Alfie!
Let's fly over to the catnip fields together and have a great day!

Love, Angel Yoda
Kibbles and Franics

Now We send our Congratulations to you on you being the Daily Diary of the Day!
How exciting!
Have a fun filled day at Rainbow Bridge and remembering all the great days with your family.
Love and Miss you!

Love, Angel Yoda, Kibbles and Francis
Purred by: Jeanette C

March 9th 2011 at 6:09 am

Concatulations on being the Diary of the Day Alfie. Your mom is not crazy at all - your bond and the love you shared was so strong that it transcends your crossing to the bridge.

Purrs & Hugs,
Chai & the SF Gals
Purred by: Eva V

March 9th 2011 at 6:22 am

Helen, if it helps at all. I know how you feel. I feel the same way. I still cannot believe we lost our beloved Alfies in the same year at such a young age.
If you need to talk please write to
Love and hugs
Purred by: Sugar ~ Sweet Angel (Catster Member)

March 9th 2011 at 6:36 am

Congrats on being Diary of the Day, Alfie! Enjoy your special day on the homepage!
Purred by: Riley

March 9th 2011 at 6:44 am

That is a lovely poem.

Concats on being Diary of the Day, Alfie.

Hugs & Purrs,
Purred by: alley cat angel (Catster Member)

March 9th 2011 at 7:57 am

Hi Alfie, happy birthday sweet kitty and congratulations on DOTD! Alfie's mom so sorry for your loss of Alfie mom let me go to three bridge with FIP only 3 months after your Alfie went to the bridge it was very hard. Mom just loves the poem, she is going to copy it and post it to my page too, it is so beautiful
Purred by: Ava 4 ever Mommy's Angel (Catster Member)

March 9th 2011 at 4:00 pm

I understand...I only had my mommy 2 years and one week....I still visit her....your mommy is not crazy! Us Angels stay close furever!
Purred by: Georgina Morris George Angel (Catster Member)

March 9th 2011 at 9:30 pm

Happy diary pick Alfie!

They love your beautiful poem.

Come with me to the Bridge because we will have a celebration for your diary pick. We will read our favorite memory of our family back home. And we'll try tonight to appear in their dreams.

Love Felix xo

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