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Sonoma-Gone too Soon


Wednesday, June 04, 2014

This morning, my husband woke me with the terrible news that our dear little Sonoma had passed away in the night. Little Toto, her best friend was by her side.
She was laying on her side, and he thought, "free tummy rubs," and bent down to rub her, but it was too late, and she was gone.
This was a shock to us. Sonoma just turned 5 years old, two days ago.
She was eating, drinking, playing, and getting tons of love every time I sat down. She seemed so well, but the vet said that she must have had a heart attack.
We found her about 4 years ago. She was starving, a cat with fur stuck to her bones, she was spayed and declawed, and left to fend for her self.
The vet had thought she wouldn't make it, but my daughter and I took turns trying to get her to eat, rubbing her teeth with a little moist cat food until she could finally start opening her mouth to eat. She turned into this big, gorgeous kitty, a Raggamuffin, a funny, loving, sweet, precious girl. How fortunate we were to have such a loving little kitty in our home.
How any one could leave her to die is beyond me.
In spite of her mistreatment, she never lost the ability to love unconditionally, she would look at you with those huge eyes, and you could just sense her her saying, " I love you, I know I can trust you, you will always love me, and care for me."
Good bye for now dearest Sonoma, you join Roof Top, our little RT, Nubbie, Morris, Cody, Bo, Kayla. Our kittles and doggies that have gone before us. Toto misses you, so does Dingy. We love you.
This is our dear Sonoma with Toto, best friends forever, even in death.
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SHELLS514 6/10/2014 1:18AM

    Poor little baby but I'm so glad you gave her such a loving home. I love your heart for animals and so glad you saved her. It is so hard to lose them; they bring such joy to our lives. I hope you are doing okay; I am so sorry you have lost another one so soon after RT. Thinking of you Dee, take care. Love and hugs, Teri

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KAREN608 6/5/2014 11:26PM

    Aw, so sad. Your kitty joins my Garfield and Joejoe and Smoke.

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WALNUTT1961 6/5/2014 9:42PM

    Dee,
So sorry for your loss of little Sonoma. God gives us these lovely creatures to care for and love and we get so much joy from them. I wish they were able to stay with us longer! You know how happy you and your family made her feel.
Praying for you.

Lee Ann

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NHES220 6/5/2014 11:12AM

    So sorry for your loss, but so glad that you found her and gave her the love she deserved. It is beyond me how anyone can abandon a cat or dog and leave them to fend for themselves - it is beyond cruel. It was too short a life, but it was a life filled with love. We lost our Lily in December just before Christmas, we had to make a tough decision with an untreatable cancer. We kept her going as long as she was comfortable. It is never easy losing one of our furry family members.
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SPARKCHANTAL 6/5/2014 4:59AM

    aaaaauuuuugggggghhhhhhhh

i have also lost so many sweet things, and it's the ones who had required a lot of tlc-- and knew how to return it-- that cause the most grief.

my tears go out to sonoma

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TIFFFIT 6/5/2014 12:32AM

    So sorry to hear about your sweet kitty. It sounds like she was a very lucky girl to have been found and loved by you. Sending comfort during your grief.

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BECKYSRN 6/4/2014 9:22PM

    So sorry for your loss. I'm sure that you and your family made her so very happy in the time you had her.
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GOOZLEBEAR 6/4/2014 7:48PM

    This is such sad news and especially to lose her at such an early age. So sorry and will send lots of hugs and prayers. It's so hard and just like losing a member of the family. emoticon

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KATOFORNOW 6/4/2014 7:23PM

    Sending sympathy; it is so painful to lose those we love, be it people and pets. Sonoma looks so sweet; these unexpected deaths really hit hard; be gentle to yourself, hug each other and the other kitties. I used to give out a book entitled Cat Heaven; it is so sweet..of cats running free, eating all sorts of yummy things, a precious book for cat lovers; I dread the day another one of our cats dies; It never gets any easier no matter how old they are.

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LOUIE-LILY 6/4/2014 6:26PM

    Oh Dee,
It's just too sad and awful. It seems you just lost your sweet RT and now your precious Sonoma...I'm so, so sorry. I have no real words of comfort that you haven't already said yourself...only tears for the loss you are grieving.
It's been such a hard year for you. I am praying for you and lifting you up to our Lord, to comfort you and care for you.
Love and hugs,
Nancy
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PEACEFULHOME 6/4/2014 6:04PM

    So sorry for your loss. emoticon

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GAYLE-G-63 6/4/2014 4:37PM

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I am so, so sorry to hear about your loss. The death of a companion animal is never easy, whether it be unexpected or from a long illness. My deepest and sincerely sympathies.

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