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Sunday, March 18, 2012


This photo was taken last year when my Boots was a happy and healthy kitty. He passed away at 1:18 P.M. MDT Thursday March 16, 2012. He passed on the 7th birthday of his friend and companion Rose. There are no words I can say. I am hurting deeply.  So these are others words perhaps you would like to share here:
You never know when you're making a memory. Anonymous
Sometimes even music cannot substitute for tears. Paul Simon
Life does not have to be perfect to be wonderful. Annette Funicello
All that is worth cherishing in this world begins in the heart not the head. Anonymous
All our souls are written in our eyes. Edmond Rostand
We learn only when it is too late that the marvel is the passing moment. Francois Mitterand
It's the things in common that make relationships enjoyable, but it's the little differences that make them interesting. Anonymous
Love is perhaps the only glimpse we are permitted of eternity. Helen Hayes
Heroes come along when you need them. Ronald Steel
You don't look back along time but down through it, like water. Sometimes this comes to the surface; sometimes that; sometimes nothing. Margaret Atwood
The best proof of love is trust. Anonymous
One joy scatters a hundred griefs. Chinese Proverb
Friendship is a single soul in two bodies. Aristotle
They say when you die and go to heaven, all the dogs and cats you've ever had in your life come running to meet you. Kinky Friedman
Unable are the Loved to die For Love is Immortality. Emily Dickinson
Grief is like the ocean; it comes in waves ebbing and flowing. Sometimes the water is calm, and sometimes it is overwhelming. All we can do is learn to swim. Vicki Harrison
The deepest feeling always shows itself in silence. Marianne Moore
...he trots the air; the earth sings when he touches it; the basest horn of his hoof is more musical than the pipe of Hermes. Shakespeare
...he is pure air and fire; and the dull elements of earth and water never appear in him, but only in patient stillness while his rider mounts him: he is indeed a horse... Shakespeare
No words that I can pen will ease the pain and the feeling of hopelessness that is the unavoidable companion to the death of a friend. And yet he hasn't gone away forever, for he will always live in your thoughts and your mind and be one of the best parts of the past. Earnest H. Hart
Even the best of friends must part. Anonymous
Many people will walk in and out of your life, but only true friends will leave footprints in your heart. Anonymous
Some people come into our lives and quickly go. Some stay awhile and leave footprints on our hearts. And we are never, ever the same. Anonymous
Death is the passing of life. And life is the stringing together of so many little passing's. Anonymous

R.I.P. my friend 05-03-1998-03-16-2012 


sissie said...

I'm so sorry that you have lost your precious baby. I'm going to go hug mine extra tight right now.


Linda @ A La Carte said...

Sweet Anne I am so sorry and I'm sending you big hugs and lots of love. I will give my Charlie and extra hug from you today. I understand you pain and sorrow. Linda

Blue Creek Home said...

Oh, Anne, I am deeply sorry about your sweet Boots. I do know the awful pain that the loss of a beloved pet brings and I hate so much that you are faced with it.
Try to think of the many smiles he brought you over the years as you mourn his absence.

Abramyan Avenue said...

I am so very, very sorry. I can't even imagine how you must be hurting. Our babies become such a major part of our life...they are our babies, they are family. My Charlie will be 12 in a couple of months and I am terrified of what will become of me when I come to that time. I've told everyone I will probably need to be committed somewhere. I love him so much, as I know you love Boots.
I am sending you tons of hugs and love and pray you have strength through this time.

homeschoolceo said...

Aw, sweet, sweet kitty. I am so sorry fir your loss. It is a terrible thing to lose a family member. ((hugs))

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Oh honey... I am so sorry for your loss...{{{hugs}}}

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Good Morning Ann Sweetie...
I am so sorry to hear that your precious Boots has crossed over. One day at a time dear Ann, take it one day at a time and keep pulling those memories from the shelf in your mind. (Boots touched your life and I know you have many.)

Hugs, hugs and more hugs.
Love, Sherry

NanaDiana said...

Oh- I am SOOO sorry. I know the pain of losing a beloved kitty. I have never been able to get another one after losing my little Mistycat. Blessings- xo Diana

Mevely317 said...

Aw,Anne! I'm soooo sorry to read this.
I think all of us who've love our fur babies are a little dimished right now.

I'm not sure if this helps, but I took SO MUCH comfort and reassurance from reading "A Dog's Purpose." (Yes, I know your sweet Boots was a feline, but its message of love and loss is universal .... and makes me believe, their hearts DO go on.)


Theresa said...

Here comes a HUGS and PRAYERS for you my friend! I am SO sorry for your loss! I know that your heart is hurting and that you have cried many tears! I pray that you will enjoy the memories and pictures! HUGS!

Stacie said...

We had to put down our family cat, Buddy on Wednesday morning. He was 16+ and had feline leukemia. It has been a tough week for our kids and us so we know how sad it can be. Take care!

PeggyR said...

I'm so sorry to hear this. I had to have our little dog put down in November, she wasn't even 10. I since have gotten another, but the hurt never goes away.

Anonymous said...

Oh I know your days are lonely for your Boots....our pets become so much a part of our families that we grieve over them as so....sending you hugs on angels wings to help you feel better....R.I.P. Boots!

Heather and Kathy said...

I am so sorry about your boots. Pets have a special place in Heaven for them. I am sure of it.


The Boston Lady said...

So sorry Anne. I lost my sweet black cat Susie last April and I still miss her like crazy. Hug to you. Ann

racheld said...

Thinking about you in the loss of this dear, treasured member of your family.

A big Grandma hug from the Heartland,


Autumn said...

So sorry for your loss.

Patty Sumner said...

:( so sorry for your loss. I have lost several pets and it never gets easy. Pets are true companions. They love us like no one else does. They are always close to you side. I pray the coming days are better. Blessings!

Patty Sumner said...

:( so sorry for your loss. I have lost several pets and it never gets easy. Pets are true companions. They love us like no one else does. They are always close to you side. I pray the coming days are better. Blessings!

Chatty Crone said...

I am so very sorry. sandie

Jo said...

I am so very sad for you. These little animals give us so much during their lives, and they are such loving family members ... i know this hurts ... wishing you peace ...

Denise said...

I am very sorry for the loss of dear boots. I love you my friend.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Oh Anne--I am so sorry! I know the pain of losing a beloved pet and friend. They are truly a member of our family and the pain of losing them is as intense as losing a person. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. You gave Boots a wonderful loving home and I'm sure he was happy right to the end. I know he is at the rainbow Bridge right now sunning himself. {{Hugs}}

Tete said...

Oh, I am so sorry about your baby. We lost one of ours a couple weeks ago, and it hurts so much. Praying for your sorrow to pass. There is a little shop here that sells little stones to put in the garden with sayings on them, I will check into them for you. There are also little statues of kitties with angel wings for your garden.

Jenny said...

Oh Anne I am so very sorry for your loss.

Hugs and peace.

Intense Guy said...


I hope you are coming to terms with your loss.

Prayers and thoughts are with you.