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2011 Tributes

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Edna, 10/31/94 - 11/30/11

I said goodbye to my companion of 17 years today. She was bought in haste, since my new husband did not want a cat. Well I did, and found her at a pet store after Christmas. I was browsing the cats, and she was standing up in her cage screaming for attention. I thought "aww. That sweet kitten needs a home." Well, she came home and immediately began her reign. She would stalk us and leap at us. She was the rowdiest, most playful cat I had ever seen. She is the only cat I have ever known that would fetch a ball. She was not happy when we had children 4 years later. She was the queen of the house. She slept in the bed with us for her whole life. We never had a night of sleep without her snuggling up beside us. She was very devilish, but sweet at the same time. I have so many memories of her that cause me to laugh out loud. We knew she had cancer for a few months, but she seemed her old self, except for being so thin. She held out for 4 months, but it finally became too much for her. She fought up to the last minute. We took her to go to sleep this morning. It was so peaceful. I don't know my house without her in it. A piece of my heart went with her. She was always there, and now her absence is larger than life. I'm sure this feeling will pass, but I will have to adjust to life without her. I love you, my dear friend, and will never forget you. Thank you for loving us, and thank you for the privledge of letting us love you. I will NEVER forget you!  
Love,  
Shannon


Edward, 11/19/11

Eddie- You came into our lives when you were a teenager. We loved you dearly for your strong spirit and gentle nature. Seven toes on each front foot,an extra toe on each back foot and a malformed jaw. You were beautiful to us with your soulful eyes. We had you a short time of almost 3 years - we loved you dearly. You will always be missed. We will see you at the bridge one day my Eddie. Love- Bruce, Diane and Adam


Eliosh RoseViolet, 1/21/2008 - 5/11/2011

You were so tiny when I got you.......I loved you and I still do...We wont be apart for much longer, I promise.  
Loove,  
Mommy

Tubbie Baby:
Eliosh...oh! Where has the time gone? It's only been a few days since you crossed the bridge to meet God and Jesus Christ, but it seems like a century and a half since I've held you close to me. You and I...well all I can say for that is we did EVERYTHING together...I mean, I would've taken you to school if I was allowed to! <3...The day I held your lifeless body in my hands, I was devastated...I broke down and cried for days on end. I don't think I'm going to forget your brave fight with that wet tail disease...I just wish I was given more time to tell you how much I love you. You still have work to do...Your final job is to come back down here and fill the hole you left in my heart when you left. Oh! And while you're down here, pretty pretty please stay with me! I need my little baby back where she belongs! I say that you were taken from me too soon! I just met you. I had to say goodbye as soon as I said hello! How are you doing without me? Im miserable down here without you by my side. Even though It's never as far away as it may seem to us, I'd feel lonely just going to school without you...now you're in a whole nother world! I just hope you can read this from Rainbow Bridge...I just want you to remember I haven't forgotten you, and I haven't replaced you! Nothing on Jesus Christ's blessed Earth can replace you, baby!
How'd we become friends again? Well, I was just suffering the loss of my sweet baby Rosie Pumpkin, and I needed a new baby to help my deal with the greif. I went straight to the Chinese Dwarf Hamsters, and quietly observed. I was looking for a trusting, sweet, understanding one. That was how I saw you, Eliosh. You were sleeping in the corner under the water bottle. I tapped the glass, and you raised your sweet little head in curiosity when a big drop of water from the bottle fell onto your head, and caused you to lick yourself to get it off. After your OCD moment (obsessive Cleaning in this case, not Compulsive) you rushed over to the glass to join your sister, who was already greeting my little sister, and stood up on your hind legs and pressed your front paws on the glass for a breif moment. After attempting that, you fell on your back. THIS was my sweetie. I brought you home, and as soon as I picked you up you were as light as a feather, and you refused to leave my hand so I could put you into your cage. I immediately fell in love with you! I treated every day with you like your last, but I was unfortunately right about it being your last day May 11, 2011. You followed God and left me at 9:04PM. I was broken, but it hurt me even more to let you live knowing that you were suffering. I was unhappy to see you go, but only happy for the reason that your suffering had ended, and pain was no longer gnawing at your overwhelmed body. Do I miss you? Yes. Do I want you back? More than anything else. It will be unfortunately another 87 years until we're back together up there in Rainbow Bridge...<3 I love you sweetie. I miss you sweetie. So does Tickles, Cheffy, Aunt Sammy, Aunt Alex, and Grandma and Grandpa. I think I miss you the most though. I am your mother, and I do miss you. I think I wasn't very nice to you the first few days I had you, and can understand why you may not miss me! I hope you miss me, cause I love you, and I miss you lots.
Hugs and kisses and Bunches of Love,
Mommy,
Aunt Sammy,
Aunt Alex,
Tickles,
Cheffy,
Grandma,and
Grandpa


Ellie, 01/16/00 - 06/06/11

I love you Ellie and always will 
Thank you for all the fun we had together 
I'll never forget those memories 
I wish I could be with you now 
I hope you are with dad and all our friends 
No words I can write go even close to describing how I feel about you and how you helped me and made life bearable.


Ellie, 1/20/1994 - 12/11/2010

My Ellie girl is gone. She was the prettiest, prissiest grey tabby cat you ever saw. She was just over 1 month shy of her 17th birthday.

We adopted her when she was 8 weeks old from a shelter in MA. We went to the shelter to look for a kitten. Just after we arrived, a teenage girl entered the shelter with tears streaming down her face and carrying a cardboard box filled with six little girl kittens. Her beloved family cat had this litter and the family couldn't keep all the kittens and had been unable to place them otherwise. Giving them to the shelter tore her apart.

The kittens were all so cute. We intended to take the one who was the prettiest - white with just the ghost of stripes. Because the kittens hadn't been checked out when we saw them, we couldn't touch them (so we really ony had looks to go on).

Two days later we returned to get our little white kitten. I picked her up....and she just didn't feel like the "right" one to me. I put her down in the cage with the rest of her sisters and they all cowered together against the back wall, frightened.

Not knowing what to do, I drummed my fingers on the floor of the cage. A cute little grey tabby lost her fear, became curious and pounced on my hand to play with it. THIS was my girl. We took her home that day (in March 1994) and she was with me until she had to be put down last month.

She was the BEST CAT - sweet, playful, stubborn. She was also just beautiful. She stayed with us through 2 cross country moves and several houses and apartments. When I adopted her, I was in my 20s and I'm now in my 40s. When I adopted her, I was just finishing my education. At the time of her death, I was well into my career and had a child. She was with me for a lifetime.

I'm so grateful to have had her in my life...but I miss her so much. Sometimes, I think I'll never get over losing her.

I love you my girl. I'd do anything to have you back again (and healthy). I hope that, where you are, there are lots of soft cushions and blankets to sleep on (in the sun, of course). Love, Mom


Ellie Mae, 10/26/96 - 9/2/11

My beloved bichon, Ellie Mae, crossed over to Rainbow Bridge on Friday. We rescued her 9 years ago and was such a joy until she passed. She's at Rainbow Bridge with her sisters and brother and I know she'll be there for me when it's time. Until we see each again Ellie, you'll always be in my heart.

Mom


Elmito, 08/16/94 - 10/17/11

Baby mio, today has been one week since you left and with you. my heart, and part of me It seems like years , I miss you terribly , my heart is getting weak, my eyes feels dry from so much crying, everything looks empty and sad, I would give anything to se you around the house playing with the cat and your brother Jesse. I would give anything to see your beautiful big black eyes, looking at me when you want something, that face full of tenure. I see you following me everywhere, being my guardian angel, my friend, my son, my everything. You were sick my baby, you had a collapse trachea. You were seeing different specialists and doctors we took care of you like a treasure You were taking 19 medicines a day, sometimes you looked sick, others times you looked happy. Unfortunately one morning you was having a coughing attack and your Dr. wasn't there, that is why we had to take you to a emergency clinic. Your weight was 11 lbs. they put down that you weighed 24 lb. They gave you a massive dose of tranquilizer 3 times more that your little body can take. when I picked you up you were almost dead. We went back to the clinic and they admitted the mistake, it was to late , We took you home , and you was going in circles , the effect of the drugs was making you crazy That night you started to vomit blood, we panicked and called your vet at her house. 11 PM she sent us to a vet she knows at another emergence clinic Your lost a lot of blood, then came the terrible decision to let you go. Baby the pain that I felt was so intense, my baby was leaving me , again you looked at me, this time with sad eyes. Your little head was resting in my heart I was holding you so tight. , I didn't want you to go, that mistake took your life, now you are in a beautiful place young and healthy and happy with all the other baby's and in God care,  
Love you my Baby forever and ever! You will be everywhere and the special place for you is my heart Love you my chiquito  
Mom


ELMO, AUGUST 16, 1994 - OCTOBER 17, 2011

MY BABY BOY 
SINCE YOU LEFT, ALL I DO IS CRY. I SEE YOU EVERYWHERE I MISS YOU SO MUCH! EVERYTHING IN THIS HOUSE IS FULL OF MEMORIES OF THE BEAUTIFUL YEARS WE SPENT TOGETHER UNTIL THE LAST MOMENT OF YOUR DEATH. YOU PUT YOUR LITTLE HEAD IN MY HEART AND LOOKED AT ME WITH THOSE BEAUTIFUL BIG BLACK EYES. I HELD AND I WAS DYING THERE WITH YOU. I WENT TO A ROOM WITH YOUR LIFELESS LITTLE BODY AND HELD YOU AND TALKED TO YOU FOR 15 MINUTES. THAT NIGHT WAS SO SAD, I FELT THAT MY WHOLE WORLD WAS SPINNING AROUND ME. BABY MOMITA LOVES YOU SO MUCH AND I'M NOT SURE WHEN THIS PAIN EASE A LITTLE BIT. YOU WERE SUFFERING BUT YOU DIDN'T WANT TO LEAVE US. WE KNEW THAT WE HAD TO RELEASE YOU OF THE SUFFERING. WE MADE THE MOST PAINFUL DECISION TO FREE YOU AND LET YOU GO WHERE THERE IS NO PAIN. WE DID EVERYTHING WE COULD, BUT YOUR COLLAPSED TREACHEA WAS IN THE LAST STAGE. I COULDN'T KEEP SEEING YOU TAKING 15 MEDICINES A DAY. FROM DOCTOR TO DOCTOR ALMOST EVERY WEEK. YOUE LIFE HAD NO QUALITY AND I HAD TO PUT MY PAIN ASIDE TO FRE YOU FROM YOUR AGONY OF CHOKING AND GRASPING FOR AIR ALL THE TIME 
BABY, SOMEDAY WE ARE GOING TO MEET AGAIN AND BE TOGETHER FOREVER AND NEVER BE APART AGAIN. I HAVE YOUR FAVORITE TOY THAT YOU LOVE, THE ONE WE CALL YOUR BABY I WILL BE SAVING IT FOR YOU WHEN I SEE YOU AGAIN. TOMORROW WE ARE PLACING YOU IN A BEAUTIFUL ERN BECAUSE YOU DESEARVE THE BEST. BABY, THIS IS NOT A GOODBYE BECAUSE YOU ARE EVERY WHERE IN OUR HEARTS IN THE HOUSE, IN THE AIR AND IN OUR LIVES. WE LOVE YOU ASO MUCH 
MOMITA AND DADDY 
KISSIS AND HUGS


Elmo, 08/16/94 - 10/17/11

Always in our hearts. We love you


Elsie, 21/02/1998 - 24/04/2011

The day we went to the cat protection league we met you our beautiful Elsie, we laughed as you pushed yourself forward, and seem to choose us. You were bossy and had to have all your own way.  
But we loved you our darling Elsie we always will.


Elvis Gordon, April, 1999 - 2-8-11

Elvis was the best boy Pug. He was sweet and funny. I miss your singing for your food. Your sister misses you . Mommy is sorry that you left us. I wish I had kissed you goodbye. Had I known that the anesthesia would kill you, I would never have taken you to the vet to get your teeth cleaned. I am so sorry. I look forward to the day when I can be with you again. Til then please have fun playing with Amos,Caesar and Gizmo.. I love you and miss you terribly Mommy


Ember, 4/10/2006 - 3/9/11

Our sweet Ember was a gift for our son. She was the most beautiful poodle that ever walked gods green earth. I fell in love with Ember right away, and I knew I had to have my own baby or I would steal Ember away from our son. Two days later I went back to the breeder and adopted Boo Boo (Embers litter mate) who is still with us. Ember was a vital part of our family and brought life (and drama) to our home. Ember watched us always and could tell what we would do next. She was very smart and knew how to tell us if she was hungry, thirsty, had to go potty or just say I Love You. I always knew that I loved Ember but I did not realize how much until her and Boo Boo ventured to the bottom of the driveway and met a coyote. The coyote murdered Ember (as she was protecting her brother, I am sure) and dragged her two houses down. BooBoo came up the driveway alone and traumatized. Our son and I found her moments later. BooBoo and I comfort each other as much as we can. Our family will never be the same without Ember. We still cry sometimes, and part of our hearts died with Ember .


Emily Jane Kocsis, 05/08/1994 - 12/06/2011

Emily Jane Kocsis was born May 8, 1994 and I first saw her and her brother Dugan and sister Trixie on Sunday, June 19, 1994, at the Cleveland Animal Protective League. I had gone there to adopt two kittens but there were three in the cage; one black and white, one calico, and one gray and brown. The black and white and the calico were right at the cage door with their paws through the bars trying to draw attention. The gray and brown kitten was at the back of the cage just sitting there very calmly. And that was Emily. She just knew there was no way she would be left behind so all three came home with me.

Going to the APL was a somewhat spur of the moment thing so I wasn’t really prepared with kitten food, etc. When I got home from the store, all three kittens were huddled behind the refrigerator keeping warm and cozy. They grew and grew and played and played.

We all moved to a new and bigger house -- one with three floors. The first few days were kind of scary but soon they all established their special areas. Emily loved jumping up to the top of the china cabinet but I think her very favorite spot was a basket on top of the refrigerator.

Emily would join me in bed at night, knead my arm, and lay next to me while I read. When the light went off and she knew I was settled for the night, she would jump down and find her night spot. But every morning when I got out of bed, there she would be – waiting for me – and waiting to drink from the faucet. Of course, she was also waiting for her breakfast; she had to be fed first!

Emily loved many things: sleeping in the sun – both inside and outside; hiding under blankets; playing under the bed sheets, drinking water from faucets; nibbling on fresh flowers – especially roses; and she really liked tuna, turkey, ham, and green beans. And she liked chasing after her sister Trixie!

In December 2010, Emily was diagnosed with hyperthyroidism and put on medication – once a day at first and then twice a day. But in July 2011 she really started losing weight. And although her blood work was okay and x-rays didn’t show any problems, she continued losing weight. On November 28, 2011, Dr. Arnold felt a mass on Emily’s left kidney and a pathologist report showed underlying bone marrow disease.

On December 6, 2011, I told Emily Jane how very much she was loved and would never ever be forgotten. Wrapped in my arms, she went to the Rainbow Bridge to meet Samantha, Webster, Dugan and Bailey. I know they’ll take good care of her. Emily Jane was so brave and such a precious little soul. Emily Jane was cremated with two yellow roses. And she’ll come home again.

For 17 and a half years, Emily Jane was my loving precious fur baby. I will always love you, Emily Jane, and you will always be my baby girl.


Emily Pepa, November 19, 2000 - May 21, 2011

To our dear, sweet little Emmy girl, we will meet again at the Rainbow Bridge where you will be healthy and well. We will miss you always, sweetie, you were such a little trooper and such a good and loving little girl. Life wasn't always good for you but I am happy you were able to spend your remaining years with us in a good home with your brother and have a good and quality life that was happy for both you and for us. We will meet again someday and the tears shed will be of joy and not the sad ones today. Love you Emmy always, Your loving family who are having such a hard time with your unexpected passing today.


Eva, 11/6/2011

Eva was a beautiful long-hair calico girl. She was acting lethargic today and not eating/drinking much. I took her to the emergency vet hosp. and the suggested putting her down. She had multiple health problems and I could not afford heroic measures. Sure will miss sweet Eva. RIP Of course it's only good-bye for now...


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