|Birth: ||Apr. 19, 1996|
|Death: ||May 31, 2012|
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⋯ ◯ ⋯ Special
⋰ ⋮ ⋱ Kitty-Baby ♥
Alpha had been with me for so very many years. She'd seen me through a lot of tough times. Set with me as I cried out my brokenness, it never mattered to her; in her eyes I was perfect.
But, the time had come... as hard as it was to let her go, I knew it was so selfish of me to keep her here another day. So when her sweet spirit was released from her body I was there with her.
I scratched her head and ears, just like I'd always done, just exactly the way she loved to have them scratched.
My Alpha was only asleep at this moment. She'd been given a shot to make her sleep. For now she was just sleeping.
I could see her sides move and hear her labored breathing. It had gotten really difficult for her to breathe over the last week.
I doesn't seem fair that I should be the one to determine which would be the last breath she would ever take, but in my heart I knew I was doing the best thing for her.
As the final shot was given, I kissed my Alpha's head and told her that her momma loved her. One final quiet breath and she was gone. The part of her that had made her such a special kitty slipped silently away.
I felt a part of me rip lose and drift away with her. Her sides stopped moving, her breathing stopped. Now she was at peace and wouldn't have to fight to take another breath.
I carried her home one final time and buried her next to her bestest bud, Heidi, a huge, loving gentle giant of a Rottweiler.
Alpha Lynn, middle name for her aunt Tamara Lynn, was the kitten of my nephew, Byron's, cat. She was a calico and the one I picked from the litter along with her brother, Fred James Wall.
She always loved to be petted... IF she was in the mood and being a true calico, when she was younger she'd let you know that she didn't want to be messed with.
As she got older she mellowed and would spend all day on you lap if you'd let her.
Heidi was about a year old when I got Fred and Alpha and she thought the kittens were squeak toys. I had to keep them separated 'til Heidi understood that flipping them with her nose wasn't permitted. Not that it hurt them but it took me forever to dig them out from under the microwave stand in the kitchen after they'd managed to make their get-a-way from Heidi.
Once they got a bit bigger the three of them became fast friends. It wasn't unusual to find all three of them piled up asleep, but I was never able to get a picture of them. By the time I'd get the camera and get back, one or all of them would've moved and would look at me like, "What?"
Alpha loved to lay on Heidi's back and sleep, especially on cool days... she was not a stupid cat!
In the days since she's been gone, the house, now down to two cats, seems so empty. Even though she hadn't been able to meow in a while, she'd still come and meet me when I got home from work and be ready for her treats.
This is one little furry heart and soul that I miss so much.
loveyou my Alpha Lynn
I am here...
I stood by your bed last night,
I came to have a peek.
I could see that you were... crying,
You found it hard to sleep....
I whined 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 be with me....
By: Tijana V Spasic
Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge. When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water, sunshine and toys, and our friends are warm and comfortable. All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor, those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by. Those who were abused or mal-treated have had their tears wiped away, and sit for as long as they want on the Golden Flowing Robes of God's Lap. They feel the touch of Pure Love on their heads and finally know happiness. All the animals are happy and content, except for one small thing -they each miss someone very special, someone who was left behind. They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. Her bright eyes are intent and her eager body begins to quiver. Suddenly, she breaks from the group, flying over the green grass, faster and faster. You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face, your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into those trusting eyes, so long gone from your life, but never absent from your heart. Then you cross the Rainbow Bridge together.
~ William (Bill) N. Britton
I believe that pets are God's way of letting us sample His love, pure and unconditional...
`*.¸.* ´* With All My Love *´¯`•.¸¸. ♥ *
Specifically: buried in the backyard of her human's home beside her pal, Heidi
Created by: Beverly Joe Vaughn
Record added: Jun 11, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 91791335