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Sammy crossed the Rainbow Bridge

Monday, August 12, 2013

Today we lost a dear cat, Sammy. He had been ill for almost 9 years. He was 18 human years old. He came to us as a rescue kitten - all of 8 weeks old. Joannie Lavigna was his foster guardian. Her daughter fed him from a bottle. He cured our grief over the former cat that passed.

We were with him in his death. We hugged and petted him just before he died.

Now Sammy crossed the Rainbow Bridge as the Poem suggests. He is whole and romping in the love of God in this special place. Some day we will be reunited with all those we love, people and animals. Until then there is a special place in my heart with his memories and love.

Thank you Sammy for 18 years of unconditional love! It is time to visit the animal shelters and find a cat to help us with our grief and moving forward.
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    I almost couldn't read this blog as Loss is something I do not deal well with, especially a pet who you loved and that love was returned. I have lost too much Loss lately, and I feel your pain. (And I always capitalize Loss because it's a terrible thing and is like a disease!)

    Now, get up and adopt a new baby and remember that it's been a long time since you've had a baby one, and that it's a big wake up call as to how much attention they need. LOL! But it is all worth it, and Sammy's spirit in your home with help your new baby along. I know Rocky was here to help Max get his "poo" together as he was a bad, bad rescue puppy - ate everything and ran away all the time (he was also returned by 2 families because he was bad). Now he is glued to my side most of the time, just like Rocky was (especially in the bathroom... I haven't had a day where I have peed alone in YEARS!!).

    So laugh about the fun times and enjoy the new joy that you will adopt. :-)
    1679 days ago
    I know how much it hurts loosing and animal you love. Take care and remember the good times with Sammy.
    1679 days ago
  • TERRY0217
    So sorry to hear of your loss...our pets certainly have a special place in our lives and in our hearts

    1680 days ago
  • KERRYG155
    So hard to lose a long lived and loved pet. emoticon
    1680 days ago
    It's a deep, indescribable pain to lose a cherished pet like your sweet Sammy... They really do become unforgettable little family members, I know. You made those years of his life all the more cherished - for him as much as for you, and I hope knowing that will bring you at least a small measure of comfort as you face this terrible sadness. I hope, too, that you'll soon find a new little kitty...I know you've got a deep wellspring of love to offer a sweet little pet. All my best... Susan emoticon
    1680 days ago
  • _LINDA
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    So sorry for your loss :(( Its always hard to lose a fur baby thats been a special part of your life for so very long. May he enjoy romping with all his buddies!
    Great attitude to think of the future and to get another cat from the shelter..
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    1680 days ago
  • LAC936
    I'm so sorry for your loss. I know only too well that wrenching feeling in the pit of your stomach for the loss. I lost my 20 year old; then my 16 year old cats within 6 months of each other. I now have two kitties from the same litter and it makes a great difference with healing. If you can get two they'll keep each other company when you are unavailable.

    I hope you have only good memories from today on.
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    1680 days ago
    I am so sorry for the loss of your precious Sammy. Even though you know he's crossed the Rainbow Bridge, there is an empty spot in your heart and you are missing the physical presence of your Sammy.

    Hopefully your search for a new cat to love and help you move forward will soon have you loving a new furry friend.
    1680 days ago
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