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Thursday, October 14, 2010


On October 13th, 2010
my loving and faithful cat, Cuddles,
passed away from this world...

Sunlight streams through window pane
unto a spot on the floor....
then I remember,
it's where you used to lie,
but now you are no more.
Our feet walk down a hall of carpet,
and muted echoes sound....
then I remember,
It's where your paws would joyously abound.
A voice is heard along the road, 
and up beyond the hill,
then I remember it can't be yours....
your golden voice is still.
But I'll take that vacant spot of floor
and empty muted hall
and lay them with the absent voice
and unused dish along the wall.
I'll wrap these treasured memorials
in a blanket of my love
and keep them for my best friend
until we meet above.

I'll love you forever, my little girl


  1. oh erin...i am so sorry to read about cuddles. i just had to put my 20 year old cat to sleep recently and put her sister to sleep last year. it is so hard to lose our furbabies. my first chow died 5 years ago and i could hardly breathe for 3 months until we got teddy. i hope you feel better soon!

  2. I'm so sorry to hear about Cuddles. Losing a beloved pet is tough. Thinking of you during this time.

  3. Erin, I am so sorry about the loss of your beloved're in my thoughts and prayers...{{{HUGS}}}

  4. This brings tears to my eyes . I am so sorry for your loss of your precious Cuddles. I will be thinking of you and keep you in my prayers. I know how hard it is to lose someone you love and our furbabies are family. Sometimes I feel as though my kitties are closer to me than humans. Please take care and know we are all thinking of you.

  5. Erin, I am so sorry for your loss. Cuddles was such a beautiful cat. The grief from losing a beloved pet can be overwhelming. Thinking of you and hoping you will feel better soon. Take care,


  6. Oh Erin I am so sorry to hear about your sweet lovable cat. I know how difficult this has go be for you. Love your tribute to her. My prayers are with you.

    xoxo Gert

  7. Oh Erin, I am so very sorry for your loss. Cuddles is beautiful. Now she is your furry little angel, and though I know how heart-wrenching it is to lose our beloved furbabies, know that she is once again young and vibrant as she plays with her new friends at the Rainbow Bridge...and she is watching over you...and she will be there waiting to see you again one day! I wish I could give you a big hug right now!!! :( If you need anything at all please let me know.

  8. Erin, I am so very sorry for your loss. I love the pictures you chose to post of Cuddles, what a sweet kitty. I give you many hugs; I, too, just lost my wonderful kitty just a few weeks ago, and it is a hard thing to go through. Best wishes to you!

  9. Oh Erin - my heart breaks for you, sweetie. What touching photos of your little lovey. Just know that the memories will always be there, and that time heals. Be sure to Google "The Rainbow Bridge". It will help you get through this difficult time. Big {{Hug}}....

    xoxo laurie

  10. Erin,
    I am so very sorry for your loss.

    God bless~

  11. Erin I am so sorry to hear about your Cuddles. I do know how you feel - last month I lost my 10 yr Aussie, went to the vet never expecting that would be it. My heart still hurts, and I still walk around expecting to see her.
    Big {{HUG}} from me as well.

  12. I am so sorry to hear about cuddles. I have a 16 year old cat that I love and dread the day when it comes. My thoughts are with you.
    heaven is where we meet all the cats we ever love.

  13. Erin, I am very sad to hear about your Cuddles. When I lost my cat 9 years ago, it was so, so painful. I can cry today thinking about her.
    My biggest comfort, is that a few times I have felt her visit me!


  14. I am so sorry. It is heartbreaking to lose a furbaby. I hope you will remember the happy times with Cuddles. Such a pretty kitty.

  15. Erin, I'm so sorry for your loss. BIG hugs for you.

  16. Oh Erin, I'm so very sorry to hear about your little sweetie, Cuddles. I'm sending you many, many hugs and I wish there was more I could do. I know how upsetting and difficult it is to loose a little furry family member all too well.

    Cuddles was so pretty, Erin. She was really a gorgeous little kitty. I love the poem you decided on for this post. Lovely.

    Hugs and more hugs,

  17. So very sorry. It's so hard to lose a beloved pet.

  18. I am so, so sorry to hear that. Pets really are like members of the family. It's devistating when you lose one :(

  19. Oh my dear, Erin....this is such sad news. Please know we are holding you and Cuddles in our thoughts. I know how much you adore your kitty friends, and that just makes the pain of loss so deep. Your tribute to Cuddles is heartbreakingly beautiful. Soothing hugs and comfort to you!!
    Love, Marcia Ms G, too.

  20. my sweet erin...i just saw this today...and i am crying. my heart breaks...

    this is such a loss...i don't even have the words to express my sadness...this is a pain i know all too well after losing my BELOVED BUDDY on March 3rd. and you were there for me. when joyce from octoberfarm said she couldn't breathe for 3 months after Freddy died.... she was right...i could't either. i still cry over my little guy just about everyday...there is NO GREATER LOVE than the love of a precious pet.

    Please know that i am thinking of you, i am sad and my heart breaks...

    sending love and sympathy to you, my friend,
    kary and teddy

  21. I am so sorry honey, if it makes you feel any better I know your pain. I have felt it too. Take care.

  22. Oh Erin my heart breaks for you. My words can not express how sad I am....tears streaming down my face. As you know our kitties are everything to us too.
    I little piece of me dies everytime one passes.
    Just know that the best gift you can give an animal is your love and devotion and you have have done that.
    Wish I could give you a big hug!

  23. just checking in on you today...wondering how you are....i am thinking about you and sending love,

  24. So sorry to hear about Cuddles; she looked like such a sweetheart. I know how heartbreaking it is to lose a beloved pet.

  25. Hi Erin -- I left you a comment a few days ago but I must have messed something up! Anyway, I am so sorry about Cuddles. It is so hard to lose a beloved pet. I have been there myself, and I completely understand the pain you are feeling right now. I am thinking of you.

    Take care,

  26. So sorry to read about the loss of your beloved cat, Cuddles! Your poem is so lovely and a beautiful tribute.

  27. Hello Erin... I'm sorry it took so long for me to respond to the passing of your dear kitty. I did read your post the day it appeared, but I had a hard time leaving a note for you because my sweet mother-in-law passed away two days prior on 11th (I was feeling too depressed myself). Both my MIL and your kitty are at peace now, looking down fondly on us I'm certain. ;)


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