Monday

You will Always be remembered

We lost our little Kirby today. We came home this evening to find that she had passed away at only 7 months old - no signs of illness whatsoever. She had never even been outside.

The vet said it was more than likely a heart complication, which according to her is more
common than one would think. We should know more in a week or so.

I am beside myself. I just cant believe this has happened.
My sweet Kirby.
Always so full of life and willing to play and lived to be loved. My sweet baby girl. I will miss & love you always.

30 Comments:

At 3/06/2007 8:56 AM, Blogger Riley & Tiki said...

We are so sorry to hear about Kirby. What a sweet little girl. Sending you purrs and hugs.

 
At 3/06/2007 11:44 AM, Blogger Grr, Midnight & Cocoa said...

Oh no! We're so very sorry to hear this. We're sending loving purrs and cuddles to you and your whole furry family. What a sad, sad loss.

 
At 3/06/2007 12:08 PM, Blogger Emma's Kat said...

I am so sorry! I know it's especially hard because it was so sudden an w/out explanation. She is so beautiful and sweet looking. I will keep you in my purrayers as I can only imagine how difficult this is.

 
At 3/06/2007 1:57 PM, Blogger Hot(M)BC said...

We're so sorry to hear about Kirby. We'll keep you in our prayers.
PUrrrrrrrrrs,
Sanjee, Boni, Mini, Pepi, Gree and MomRobyn

 
At 3/06/2007 2:24 PM, Blogger ML (Mary Lynn) said...

We are so sorry to here about Kirby. Such a pretty, sweet young kitten.

We are sending you prayers and, from the three, purrrsss and purr-rayers.

ML
Missy, KC & Bear

 
At 3/06/2007 3:09 PM, Blogger Name: Mr. Hendrix said...

We're so sorry to hear about Kirby. You're in our thoughts and we're sending you virtual hugs. We can't imagine what you're going through. All we can say is we're so sorry for your loss.

 
At 3/06/2007 4:04 PM, Blogger William said...

We're so so sorry to hear about the loss of your beautiful little girl. You will keep her in your heart forever.

Kissies.

 
At 3/06/2007 4:15 PM, Blogger Kaze, Latte, or Chase said...

I'm so sorry about Kirby. How heart breaking when we loose one so young. We will sing her to the Rainbow Bridge.

Kaze

 
At 3/06/2007 4:19 PM, Blogger Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

How sad. We'll be praying for you and hope you'll heal. We know that there is a hole in your heart. One cat shaped. We're sending hugs for you.

 
At 3/06/2007 5:43 PM, Blogger Fat Eric said...

Sorry to hear about Kirby. Sending you our thoughts and purrs.

 
At 3/06/2007 6:10 PM, Anonymous Scooter said...

We're so sorry about Kirby. Such a beautiful and sweet girl, and so young. Love and hugs to you.

Scooter and mom

 
At 3/06/2007 7:04 PM, Blogger Magoo, Smudge, Bella & Dolce said...

We are sorry for your loss.

I normally would just post a link but instead here is the entire post:

Before I went to sleep, I decided that the next morning I would go and get a pet. I was not sure if it would be a dog or cat or bird or something else. All I knew was that I needed, no, wanted to share my life with another creature that would accept my friendship and affection.

As I slept, I fell into a deep dream.

There before me sat the most beautiful creature, neither male nor female. To either side of this wonderous creature, there were two indentical waterfalls with deep clear pools at their base. From each waterfall, the most crystal blue water cascaded down. I was entranced. Never before had I seen seen such beauty, such serentity.

Wordlessly, the creature motioned for me to come towards the pools at the base of the waterfalls. I noticed that at each pool, there was a small silver cup attached to a fine silver chain.
"Dip thy finger into the pool and taste." the creature said as it gestured to the pool to its left.

I did as instructed. As the clear cool liquid touched my tongue, my stomach clenched with pain and my heart pounded fiercely within my chest. A hollowness rang throughout my being that I feared I would never recover from.

"This is the Pool of Loss." the creature said and then it motioned to the other pool of water. "Dip thy finger into the pool and taste."

Warily, I drew my forefinger through the water of the other pool of water. As my finger touched my tongue, a joy so deep and pure touched my soul. A wave of happiness and wonder drowned the pangs of sorrow and loss the first pool had caused.

"This is the Pool of Memory." the creature said. "If you take one of God's creatures into your heart, you must be prepared to drink from both pools. Do you accept this as your covenant, your bond with one of God's creatures?"

Silently I nodded yes.

"Then drink from each pool." The creature instructed as it motioned towards the silver cups at the sides of the pools."For now they will bear no taste, but in time you will discover how much you have partaken of each."

The very next day, I went and found a kitten at a local pound. It was the smallest one of the litter and it was the one who seemed to need me the most.

I watched it grow and play and I revelled in the smallest joy it brought to me. But then without warning, it was taken from me in a way most sudden and cruel.

Once again I felt the pangs I had felt in my dream when I tasted the waters of the Pool of Loss. Only this time, I thought the pain would never leave. Then, I remembered the taste of the waters from the Pool of Memory. Slowly the pain of Loss began to subside, and was replaced with the joy of Memory.

Now I realized that I had drank more from the Pool of Loss than the Pool of Memory in my dream. But now I knew that the Pool of Memory brought more than enough comfort to offset the pain the Pool of Loss could cause.

I now bear the knowledge that each time I open my heart to one of God's creatures, I drink from the Pool of Memory and the Pool of Loss. How much I partake depends on each creature and that, in the end, the power of Memory is so much more powerful than the power of Loss.

 
At 3/06/2007 9:16 PM, Blogger momsbusy said...

we will be keeping you and your family in our prayers during this difficult time.

momsbusy
yuki
kimiko

 
At 3/06/2007 10:18 PM, Blogger Cyclone Cats said...

we are very sorry to hear about Kirby. We'll keep your family in our thoughts and prurryers.

 
At 3/06/2007 11:47 PM, Blogger Tiger Lily said...

We're so sorry to hear about Kirby and are sending you purrayers and kittie hugs.

Tiger Lily, Jemima, Sushi, Zeke, Mom, and Daddy

 
At 3/07/2007 4:13 AM, Blogger Dragonheart said...

So sorry for your loss. :( I will keep you in our purrayers.

 
At 3/07/2007 4:19 AM, Anonymous Beastie said...

Oh my goodness, how awful! It's hard enough to lose one when they get old, but she was so young!

It was a blessing that you and she found each other and were able to share each other's love, even if it was only for a short time.

We're here for you, and with you in our hearts.

*hugs and purrs*
Jeanne, Beastie and the Boys

 
At 3/07/2007 6:22 AM, Anonymous The Cornish crew said...

OMC We are soo sorry to hear about dear, sweet Kirby, such a shock as a sudden death like this always is.
Our heartfelt purrs go out to you all.

Mouse, Toby Too & the rest of the Cornish crew.
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

 
At 3/07/2007 7:29 AM, Anonymous Bruce, Bobbie & Henry said...

Dearest Tabbie and family,

We are so sorry and shocked to hear the sad news of the loss of your beautiful Kirby.

We are purring and praying for you all.

Love Bruce, Bobbie, Henry & Sue
*BIG HUGS* MISS YOU LOADS XXXXX

 
At 3/07/2007 11:36 AM, Blogger Victor Tabbycat said...

We are so, so sorry! How awful for you! Please remember, her love for you was a reflection of your love for her. She had a happy life, cut off way too soon. Purrs,
Victor and Bonnie

 
At 3/07/2007 9:53 PM, Anonymous Boomer said...

Oh my lord how terrible! It really comes as a shocker at times like these where they weren't sick to begin with :( Sending our love, Boomer bird and family

 
At 3/07/2007 9:56 PM, Anonymous Jewels the Male said...

Oh my! Terrible! I hope your family feels much better soon :(

 
At 3/07/2007 10:12 PM, Anonymous The A Team said...

Oh, we're so sorry to hear about Kirby -- such a pretty girl. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

"Those we have held in our arms for a little while, we hold in our hearts forever."

Purrs and Love from
The A Team: Aragorn, Athena and Apollo

 
At 3/07/2007 11:43 PM, Blogger Doohdle said...

Sorry to hear you lost a little one. It's hard to lose any kitty, but the babies really hit hard.
I'll be purring for you ...

Daisy

 
At 3/08/2007 3:03 AM, Blogger Skeeter & LC said...

We are so sorry to hear about Kirby. It seems cruel to go over the Bridge so young.

We send our somber and best quiet purrs to Kirby and those who remain behind...

Some time of quiet reflection, too.

 
At 3/09/2007 11:03 AM, Blogger Faz the Cat said...

Rest in peace little Kirby. FAZ

 
At 3/09/2007 4:03 PM, Blogger Tigger said...

My little friend. I am very saddened over your crossing. You were so young and full of life. Sweet girl, you will be missed.

Love Pippin

 
At 3/09/2007 11:48 PM, Blogger Kitty Cats Corner said...

Thank you so much everyone.

Being newer to the blogging community I am overwhelmed at your love and support. Truly I am. I have some wonderful friends and am blessed. Thank you for everything, so very, very much.

My dear Catster friends, we've been through alot together the past couple of years. Havent we? You guys have always been there for me and for that I am forever grateful. Love you guys! Bunches & bunches!

 
At 3/13/2007 6:51 PM, Blogger Ariel said...

So sorry to hear the sad news. She was a very beautiful kitty.

 
At 3/16/2007 7:46 PM, Blogger Cheyanne & Tiffany said...

Aww! Im so sorry! She was so purrty!

Purrs & Pounces,
~Chey~

 

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