Ali, Rest n peace 3-15-08

American Shorthair
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Home:Independence, MO  [I have a diary!]  
Sex: Male   Weight: 8 lbs.

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Ali-baly, Almiester, Hoover

Kitty Complexion:
sleepyvery active
not curiousvery curious
not vocalvery vocal

Quick Bio:
-cat rescue

Laying in the sun.

He hates his belly being rubbed.

Favorite Toy:
He is an older cat, he does not really play to much.

Favorite Nap Spot:
In the kitchen chair or at my head when I sleep with his tail cruled around me.

Favorite Food:
What ISNT his favorite food!

He comes when I whistle for him, he can jump up from the ground to my shoulders, and he is trained to walk on a leash when I take him outside.


Arrival Story:
I work for a battered women shelter, he showed up as a stray there. I already had a cat so couldn't keep him. I was the only person he would come to, and when he came to me, he would stand on his hind legs and reach up for me to pick him up. There was a mother there that had a daughter and at the time was getting ready to move into their new apartment, they were going to take the cat. The little girl was so excited she couldn't stand it. Something happened and they lost the deal with the apartment and the mom decided to leave the shelter. The little girl stayed up all night with me crying over the kitty. Before she left, she begged me to take him so I could take good care of him like she would of. I promised her I would, and before she left, she hugged me still crying and stopped to look up at me and said "When you do, will you name him Ali, that way every time you hug him or play with him, you will think of me?' I promised Ali that day that I would take the kitty and I would name him Ali, just like her. I brought Ali home, and 2 months after I did, my life long cat I already had passed away.....Ali was my savior thru the many tears I cried over her during that time....anyone who has lost a beloved cat knows that feeling. I have had Ali now for 11 years and he has been the best thing that ever happened to me in my life. He has been there with me through thick and thin. I do think of the little girl Ali alot, expecially when I hug my little guy. I saw her in passing this summer and she was all grown up, when I told her I still had my Ali, she cried I think just as hard then as she did that night.

The Groups I'm In:
Rainbow Bridge Kitties, The Allie Angels

The Last Forum I Posted In:
My nice memorial/marker

I've Been On Catster Since:
December 6th 2004 More than 12 years!

Rosette, Star and Special Gift History

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bridge 4/27/20

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My Ali, My Life

July 27th 2008 9:41 pm
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Hey everyone, just wanted to say hello, it has been a long time since I have blogged. Thanks for the emails and gifts still coming through for Ali. I still struggle daily with Ali being gone. It is such a huge loss for me. I miss him so bad some days. It has only been four months but feels like a lifetime. I have had several offers for a cat or a kitten since his passing. I have had to say no to all of them so far, I figured when the time was right a cat would "find me". Until this month, around the 4th a friend of mine rescued a baby kitten from a tree, a meer 4 weeks old. She has had him, I seen him for the fist time on Friday, could of swore I was looking into Ali's eyes. He looks alot like my Ali. My heart keeps telling me he is the one. So we will see, I may bring him home and see how it feels and I will give myself time to think on it. So thanks again for everyons kind thoughts still. Paula


Ali's Memorial

April 3rd 2008 11:44 pm
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Hi everyone. Just wanted to make a quick blog and say thanks again for everyones continues support.

I ordered Ali's pet marker a week ago and got it today in the mail. It made me cry alot when I seen it for the first time. Makes everything so final you know? It will be three weeks this coming Saturday and it feels like a lifetime he has been gone. I miss him so bad, and it still hurts so much. I miss his greetings at the door, I miss his head bonks, I miss his purrs and kisses. He was the sweetest cat ever. So loving and so sweet. It has been hard for Chance too, I know he misses him alot. Sometimes he walks around and meows like he is looking for him. It breaks my heart. They spent the last 12 years together. So Chance gets extra love all the time.

Well, that is really all for now. Wanted to just post a quick blog. If anyone is interested in a pet marker (memorial) for your pet, the ladywho did mine did an excellent job and her prices are very very reasonable. I posted a picture of Ali's marker here above the blogs for all to see. The white specs you see in it is just a reflection of the sparkly granit it is made of. The oval picture is an actual picture of Ali. It was taken from the pic I have above of Ali and Chance looking out of the window. So that is how nice it looks, it looks exactly like the picture. She had it done and shipped to my house within a week. Very nice lady and very profesional. If anyone would like info on where I got it done, just mail me and I will give yuo their website and info.



Thanks to my friends

March 18th 2008 6:31 am
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Just wanted to say thanks to everyone who left me gifts with nice sayings, and the kind emails, and to Carolyn if you read this for the nice card. It's nice to be able to express to people who really understand. It is still very fresh and very hard. I am starting to see alot of signs from his brother (from another mother) Chance who is now beginning to realize Ali is no longer here and confused of where he is.

I spent two solid weeks at Ali's side, up with him all night and all day and I am thankful I had that extra closeness with him before he passed, many people do not get that time like I did. My hardest time through all this is the cofusion as to why Thursday he seemed back to his old self, and Friday even though he was breathing a little harder than normal, he stll had a great morning outside with me, exploring like he loves to do and has done so many times before. We came inside around noon and within 24 hours I had to put him to sleep. That is the hardest part of all of this. It is hard and confusing as to how and why he could fall ill that fast and sudden. This is where all my what ifs come into my mind. I keep thinking what if I had of waited a few days he may of came out of these breathing spells, alot of people dissagree.

Many have told me that his journey outside was his way of letting me know he was ready to go and he wanted to make me happy one last time before he left and give me that wondeful memory of that, and I am thankful I have that last memory, yet at the same time, it hurts to see him be that normal to me one minute and then gone the next.

So I am trying to do what others say, cherish the great long and spoiled life he had, remember the good, not the bad, he will always be in my heart I have never had a cat as long who was as loving and kind and sweet as him. I miss him more than anything.

Thanks again to everyone for being so kind.

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