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Poems from our friends, Greg and kitties, thank you

November 14th 2015 1:34 pm
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From Greg & Kitties

I know God has taken you home. I'm just someone that's taken care of you," "It's hard to believe that you're gone. But you're in a more peaceful place than here. I'll see you when I can. Wait for me at the gates of heaven."

How can I bear to lose you, my precious gentle one,
To know that you will not be here when my day is done?
So much of my heart, my love, have I given up to you,
How then can I stand the pain now that your life is through?
My sorrow overwhelms me, the tears so freely flow,
How can I carry on my life, with a heart that's laden so?
Then the answer comes to me from the stillness in my soul.
Remembering the love we shared will help to make me whole.
I'll hold you in a special place, so deep within my heart
And in these loving memories we'll never be apart.
You will not be so far away, your presence I will feel.
I'll wrap myself in your memory and so very slowly I will heal.
The years we shared, the little joys, the laugher and the tears
My love for you will never die, but strengthen with the years
So fare you well, my precious love, I gently let you go
And pray to all the Gods there be that you will always know
I loved you so, my little one, that love will never cease
I gave you warmth, I gave you love, and now I give you peace.

~ Constance Jenkins~

A Cat's Prayer

To Those Who Love & Those Who Love Me

When I am gone, release me, let me go-
I have so many things to see and do.
You must not tie yourself to me with tears,
Be happy that we had so many years.
I gave you my love, you can only guess
How much you gave me in happiness.
I thank you for the love you have shown.
But now it is time I traveled alone.
So grieve awhile for me if grieve you must,
Then let your grief be comforted by trust,
It is only for a while that we must part,
So bless the memories within your heart,
I will not be far away, for life goes on,
So if you need me, call and I will come.
Though you can not see or touch me, I will be near.
And if you listen with your heart, you will hear
All my love around you soft and clear.
And then, when you must come this way alone,
I will greet you with a smile and "Welcome Home".


With heavy hearts; and a tear in our eyes
after all these years; we must say goodbye
Please understand; we've done all we could
if there was anything we could do; you know we would

I'm sitting right here; gently rub your ears
while I talk to you softly; trying to hold back the tears
The memories you gave us; we'll never forget
especially the ones; of the day we all met

One last hug; and one last kiss
you have no idea; how much you'll be missed
To look into your eyes; this one last time
you tell me it's ok; you know it's your time

Close your eyes now; and go to sleep
we'll pray to the Lord; you're soul he'll keep
Go in peace now; our good friend
we'll stay right here with you; until the end

Dream of that special day and time
when we'll meet at the Bridge; and all will be fine
We'll run and play; side by side
with a soft warm feeling; deep down inside

Your memory will live on; in each one of us
you'll always be number 1; to all of us
Have a safe journey; through the night
I promise when you awake; you'll be in God's light

So with heavy hearts; and tears in our eyes
just for now my friend; we say goodbye

John Quealy

Author Unknown

You're giving me a special gift,
So sorrowfully endowed,
And through these last few cherished days,
Your courage makes me proud.

But really, love is knowing
When your best friend is in pain,
And understanding earthly acts
Will only be in vain.

So looking deep into your eyes,
Beyond, into your soul,
I see in you the magic, that will
Once more make me whole.

The strength that you possess,
Is why I look to you today,
To do this thing that must be done,
For it's the only way.

That strength is why I've followed you,
And chose you as my friend,
And why I've loved you all these years...
My partner 'til the end.

Please, understand just what this gift,
You're giving, means to me,
It gives me back the strength I've lost,
And all my dignity.

You take a stand on my behalf,
For that is what friends do.
And know that what you do is right,
For I believe it too.

So one last time, I breathe your scent,
And through your hand I feel,
The courage that's within you,
To now grant me this appeal.

Cut the bonds that hold me here,
Dear friend, and let me run,
Once more a strong and steady cat,
My pain and struggle done.

And don't despair my passing,
For I won't be far away,
Forever here, within your heart,
And memory I'll stay.

I'll be there watching over you,
Your forever friend,
And in your memories I'll play,
Healthy once again.

Message From The Bridge

To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say,
But first of all, to let you know that I arrived okay.
I'm writing this from the Rainbow Bridge. Here I dwell with God above,
Here there are no more tears of sadness; there is just eternal love.

Please do not be unhappy just because I'm out of sight,
Remember that I am with you every morning, noon and night.

That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through,
God picked me up and hugged me and He said, "I welcome you.

It's good to have you back again; you were missed while you were gone,
As for your dearest family they'll be here later on.

I need you badly, you are part of My plan,
There's so much we have to do To help our mortal man."

God gave me a list of things that He wished for me to do,
And foremost on the list was to watch and care for you,

And when you lie in bed at night the days chores put to flight,
God and I are close to you in the middle of the night.

When you think of life on earth and all those loving years,
Because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears,

But do not be afraid to cry, it does relieve the pain,
Remember there could be no flowers, unless there could be some rain.

I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned,
If I were to tell you, you wouldn't understand.

But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth in over,
Now, more than ever before my life to you is closer.

There are many rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb,
But together we can do it by taking one day at a time.

It was always my philosophy and I'd like it for you too,
That as you give the world, the world will give to you.

If you can help somebody who's in sorrow and pain,
Then you can say to God at night and "my day was not in vain."

And now I am contented that my life was worth while,
Knowing as I passed along the way I made somebody smile.

So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low,
Lend a hand to pick him up as on your way you go.

When you are walking down the street and you've got me on your mind,
I'm walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.

And when it's time for you to go, from your body to be free,
Remember you're not going. You're coming here to me.

I love you, Mommie.....

Author Unknown

The Purry Gates

It seems that I've reached Heaven,
or it's doorstep at any rate,
and been winding round St. Peter's ankles
by the Pearly Gates,
I've plucked the angels' harp strings
and made a merry sound,
But it's plucking at my heartstrings
that you are not around.

So I think I'll sit and wait here,
just outside the door,
And as the souls come floating in,
I'll tap them with my paw,
And when you seek admittance,
they'll rename this place -
It will become Purradise,
and these the Purry Gates!

Poem For Cats

And God asked the feline spirit
Are you ready to come home?
Oh, yes, quite so, replied the precious soul
And, as a cat, you know I am most able
To decide anything for myself.

Are you coming then? asked God.
Soon, replied the whiskered angel
But I must come slowly
For my human friends are troubled
For you see, they need me, quite certainly.

But don't they understand? asked God
That you'll never leave them?
That your souls are intertwined. For all eternity?
That nothing is created or destroyed?
It just is....forever and ever and ever.

Eventually they will understand,
Replied the glorious cat
For I will whisper into their hearts
That I am always with them
I just am....forever and ever and ever.

Author Unknown

Look not where I was
For I am not there
My spirit is free
I am everywhere

In the air that you breathe
In the sounds that you hear
Don't cry for me Mom
My spirit is near

I'll watch for you
From the other side
I'll be the one running
New friends by my side

Smile at my memory
Remember in your heart
This isn't the end
It's a brand new start

By: Carol Kufner


When I woke this morning I felt very odd
I don't know why but I felt close to God
The sun was shining, the birds were singing
The music was soft, the bells were ringing
And puppies were romping at play
What a pleasant start to a wonderful day

I remember lying down to take a nap
I remember I had my head in her lap
I remember the sad look in her eye
I remember I had never seen her cry
I remember I wanted to ask her why
I remember hearing her say "Good Bye"

I wanted to say don't cry for me
I wanted to say just remember me
I wanted to say I remember the toys
I wanted to say I remember the joys
I wanted to say I remember your touch
I wanted to say I loved you so much

I wanted to say what an angel you've been
For showing me the way to him
When I woke up I knew there would be no pain
When I woke up I knew I could play in the rain
You've taken care of me all my life
You've guarded me from trouble and strife

You've been with me through good and bad
You've always stopped me from being sad
You've given me treats and given me care
You told me what to expect when I got there
So please don't cry wipe the tears from your eye
I'll look down upon you with a woof and a sigh

I'll gather my courage and march up to God
I'll ask him when you get there to give you a nod
For you were my master you were my friend
And I'll be waiting for you at the rainbows end.

~ Dr. Kal Kalnasy ~

To have loved and then said farewell is better than to have never loved at all.

For all of the times that you stooped and touched my head, fed me my favorite treat and returned the love that I so unconditionally gave to you. For the care that you gave to me so unselfishly. For all of these things I am grateful and thankful. I ask that you grieve not for the loss but rejoice in the fact that we lived, loved and touched each other's lives.

My life was fuller because you were there, not as owner, but as my friend. Today, I am as I was in my youth. The grass is always green, butterflies flit among the flowers and the sun shines gently down upon all of God's creatures. I can run, jump and play and do all of the things that I did in my youth.

There is no sickness, no aching joints and no regrets and no aging. We await the arrival of our lifelong companions and know
that togetherness is forever. You live in our hearts as we do in yours. Companions such as you are very rare and unique. Don't hold the love that you have within yourself.

Give it to another like me and then I will live forever. For love never really dies, and you are loved and missed as surely as we are.

Your pet in heaven.

(Author unknown)

To my dearest friend.
I stood by your bed last night; I came to have a peep.
I could see that you were crying you found it hard to sleep.
I spoke to you softly as you brushed away a tear,
"It's me, I haven't left you, I'm well, I'm fine, I'm here."
I was close to you at breakfast, I watched you pour the tea,
You were thinking of the many times, your hands reached down to me.
I was with you at the shops today; your arms were getting sore.
I longed to take your parcels, I wish I could do more.
I was with you at my grave today; you tend it with such care.
I want to re-assure you, that I'm not lying there.
I walked with you towards the house, as you fumbled for your key.
I gently put my paw on you; I smiled and said, "it's me."
You looked so very tired, and sank into a chair.
I tried so hard to let you know, that I was standing there.
It's possible for me, to be so near you everyday.
To say to you with certainty, "I never went away."
You sat there very quietly, then smiled, I think you knew...
in the stillness of that evening, I was very close to you.
The day is over... I smile and watch you yawning
and say "good-night, God bless, I'll see you in the morning."
And when the time is right for you to cross the brief divide,
I'll rush across to greet you and we'll stand, side by side.
I have so many things to show you, there is so much for you to see.
Be patient, live your journey out...then come home to me.

Author Unknown


Anonymous Power of the Paw!

January 13th 2011 9:29 pm
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I received a anonymous power of the paw prezzie today! Wow, thanks to whoever sent it! As most of you know I have battled megacolon all of my life. The last 10 months I have been able to keep it under control with one fourth teaspoon of Miralax mixed in my food each day and only twice have I had to take the DSS capsules from the vets, once last fall and again this week. I don't know how anyone knew but I thank you anonymous prezzie giver! Love Marie


A Good Week

June 9th 2010 9:45 pm
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Last week was a great week for me, I turned four years old and just a few short months ago I was so sick that meowmy did not think I would ever make it. My megacolon flared up really bad in the last part of August and gave me a lot of problems until mid to late March. I am having a good spell right now and meowmy almost even hates to write that afraid she will jinx it! I started taking a new over the counter medicine that a nice lady told meowmy about and it has really helped me more than anything I have ever taken before.
I am also a Petizen! I have a really nice page with monarch butterflies on it and even a photo of me and brofur Normy--taken moments before I swatted him! Yeah I am feeling pretty good right now and that's due a lot to many purrs, purrayers and my guardian angel Murder, he so sweet. His sisfur's name is Mayhem!!!!! Thanks to everyone who has always kept me in their purrayers!!
Want to see my page at Petizen? Click here!



November 23rd 2008 7:37 pm
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I have been tagged for the Thanksgiving tag game by a sweet pretty girl named Mittens. I name 5 of the things I am thankful for and tag 5 friends to play.

I am thankful for:

1. My pawrents, I have a very unusual and sometimes expensive medical condition called Mega Colon, many people couldn't afford or wouldn't pay for the medical help I need.
2. I have a sweet wonderful boyfriend named Octavian, he's very special and not just to me but our whole family, he has a very cute brother named Odin.
3. I am thankful for all of the wonderful friends we have met on Catster, this is a wonderful place to play.
4. I am thankful for my vet Bill McGee, he thinks I don't like him sometimes, but I really do.
5. I am thankful for my brofurs and sisfurs, even though I don't always be very nice to them.

I am going to tag:
Matt , Dreamy, Spooky and Friskie


I am home!

September 16th 2008 8:40 am
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Well Bill (vet) said it was time for me to go home and get busy being a cat again! He knows that means taking control of everything in the house, as he has seen my attitude a few times himself! I hope to get to stay away from him for a while, he's a great vet and a nice guy-I think he knows we furs like him.
While I was sick so many friends sent sweet messages, purrayers and gifts, that was so kind of all of you-Thanks so very much!
My page is decorated with the well wishes from all my friends and all of the purrayers helped me get better.
I would like to thank Piewackit, Shadow, Zeke, Lacey, Cagney, Buddy,Callie, BJ, Isis, Trudy, Scooter, Faith, Spirit, Mittens, PeekABoo, Desert, Forest, Gosmot, Jasimine, Delila, Isabelle, PumkinPooh, Buddie Always Loved, and Princess and her wonderful family(some of our dearest most thoughtful pals).
The vet is looking into the possibility of mixing my meds instead of having the human pharmacy doing it, he would still have to by the base drug from them because it's the only way he can get it. Meowmy just thinks it might be more precise a mixture that way-I think she kinda wouldn't mind seeing the vet when she is sick too, she trust them more than the human doctors.
Again thanks for all of the friend support fro me and for meowmy, you guys are the best. If I left anyone out I am sorry, I truly tried to get everyone. Love to all, Marie


Please I Want to Go Home

September 10th 2008 9:19 am
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I am still at the vet's today with no chance of getting released until possibly tommorrow, I miss my meowmy, my sisfurs and brofurs and all my stuff.
The sweet little kitten named Fluffy in the cage next to me was declawed this morning-HISSES TO HER HUMAN!!!!!!! She is in so much pain and her cries are making me very sad, of course her owners aren't here to listen. I am so thankful my pawrents are against this senseless torture. Fluffy is only eight weeks old and wasn't even given the chance to be trained against scratching furniture.
If her thoughtless pawrents wanted a pet without claws why didn't they just get a goldfish?
I am depressed, even though meowmy is allowed several visits a day to brush and hold me, I still want to go home. I wish we could bring Fluffy home with us too, evidently her humans don't realize what a blessing it is to have a cat-clawed and in full glory!
Thanks to all who are sending get well messages my way, meowmy says there have been a catzillion!



July 16th 2008 6:52 pm
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I have been tagged by my sweetie Octavian, I just love him to pieces! The game is to list six things I don't like, that is going to be very easy, as my family thinks I am rather difficult and they are always making me mad. I am really just a little spoiled and derservingly so too! Well enough about that, here are my six things:

1 Don't ask to share my food! I will swat you!
2 Don't try to give me medicine, I will bite you-for meowmy.
3 Don't stare at me, I don't like it and will chase you off!
4 Don't even try to get close to meowmy if I am already there, I will hit you.
5.Don't point at me-I hate that meowmy! I will bite that finger off!
6 Do not touch my belly or you will be prying me off your arm.

Wow that got me all excited, as soon as I tag six pals, I off to make trouble-with claws out!

I tag:
Mr Silk
Clawdette-so pretty
Pawlette-quite an artist
Jennifer-a sweet angel


I'm a Happy Girl!

June 6th 2008 8:50 pm
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I had to spend the night in the hospital once this week, thankfully it was only one night. I was very lucky it wasn't my birthday night-we
always get canned chicken on our birthdays (enough for all of us). I
have had wonderful messages and gifts from my favorite pals, brofur Norman made a birthday picture from scratch just for me, I have a sweet funny boyfriend, I'm meowmy's favorite-OK maybe that's stretching it a bit, but it has been a absolute beautiful warm sunny day here in Texas, just right for a party!


Pink, Double YUCK!

March 20th 2008 7:38 pm
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Why is it that everyone always expects girls to dress in pink? I'll admit I
am a girl---NOT A SISSY! My brofur Norman as many of you know is
a Blingee Monster. He got that blingee fever and can't stop and now
he is even getting his own siblings. It used to just be unsuspecting
cats-that is until he paw-nailed them. I thought he had enough to do
without mess'in with me, evidently NOT! Unfortunately I am not a
friendly sort-when it comes to other cats, I don't have any use for them
at all! There really only needs to be one cat here -ME, and sad to say
that will never happen. I guess maybe Norman is getting a good laugh
over putting me in pink for Easter, perhaps because of the jillion times
I have hurt the big sensitive cry-baby head of his! It is his fault and
the fault of all the others that they get swatted, I have been here nearly
two years, they should know to leave me alone. Dang, that pink is
really making me mad, everytime I see it I just get madder! Don't get
me wrong I love Easter! I love all holidays! Maybe someday pink will
be thought of as a boy color and I won't have to wear it ever again!
Hey I can dream can't I? Norman in pink! Funny! I think I might be feeling
a little better! I might just have to Blingee him back....uhmmmm?

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