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My baby Chirp chose me at the animal shelter I adopted her from. She came up to me while I stood outside her cage and made the most adorable sound; she sounded like a little baby bird, and my heart just melted. I knew I had to take her home with me. I never knew how old she was, or what her background was. She was a very shy cat and did not like to be around a lot of people. At first, she hid when they let her out of the cage to go into the playroom. On the trip home, I sang "You Are My Sunshine" to her; it became our song. It seemed to comfort her. I would sing this to her many times, especially during the last days we spent together. She was a beautiful, sweet, faithful companion to me for about six and a half years. She was my little shadow, with me through a couple of moves, a divorce, and a new marriage. Whenever I was sad, depressed, or sick, my little angel was right by my side. Unfortunately she developed IMHA and the last year and a half of her life was not fun for her. She endured hospital stays, countless blood tests, many different medications, bone marrow aspirates, not to mention the pain and suffering I am sure she experienced. Throughout her sickness, she remained the same sweet, loving baby that I had always known. Last month, she began to show signs that she was suffering and she seemed to be begging me to let her go. The medications did not seem to be having much of an effect on her any more, and she had developed tumors in her intestinal tract. The last few days of her life she would not leave the mat at the front door; even though she was strictly an indoor cat, she seemed to be begging me to let her out. The last two days she would not even leave her litter box. She and I spent those days together, and I will forever be grateful for that. At night I slept in the chair so I could hear her and keep a check on her. More than anything I did not want her to die alone. I did not think I would be able to handle it if I found her dead, and I did not want her to suffer any longer. I knew I had to make a decision, and it was the hardest thing I have ever done in my life. I called my vet and we agreed that it was time to help my baby cross over. I stayed with her the whole time and when she passed, she took a piece of my heart with her. I will never forget her and have her pawprints and urn on my bedroom dresser. My husband and I have bought a house, and once it is ready to move in, I am going to scatter my baby's ashes so she will get to be at her new home with us. I cry everytime I think about her, even though I know she is at peace now, and that she is no longer suffering. I hope that she is frolicking and playing with other kitties and is watching her beloved birds and squirrels. God Bless you Chirpie; you were my angel and made my life so much more special by being in it. No one will ever replace you and the bond that we shared. I miss you and will always love you.

1/22/2010 - Hello Chirpie baby! I am missing you terribly; you are always on my mind and in my heart. I know that you are watching over me and I thank God every day that I was blessed with such a sweet baby. Things are so different here without your physical presence, but you have visited me in my dreams and I hope you always will. Someday we will be together again; until that day, shine your special sunshine down on me and Daddy and know that you are so loved!!! Grandma and Grandpa love you too, and we talk about you all the time. I am so grateful they came to see you before your journey to the Bridge. God bless you my angel!!! Love, Mommy

5/13/2010 - Hello my sweet angel! I still miss you and think about you all the time. I am hoping that you are happy and enjoying the Bridge and all your little playmates! My love for you will never fade, and the camelia bush and peace lily that were given to me in your honor are blooming and looking very pretty, just like you are! We still haven't moved into the new house yet; when we do I will get to look at the pretty camelias and I will always think of you. God Bless you and I am so thankful that you are my Guardian angel. You have touched my heart and many others with your presence on this earth; I know you will continue to touch us all from Heaven. Love and hugs and kisses, Mommy

10/14/2010 - Hello my sweet Chirpie cat! You remain in my heart and thoughts and you always will. I have been thinking about you a lot lately. I miss you with all my heart and wish that you were still here with me! You were my best friend and I can't tell you how many times I have needed your gentle companionship. I always will cherish the times you comforted me. I know that you are always with me in spirit and for that I am so thankful. I know you hear me when I talk to you. God Bless you angel! I love you forever and always! Love, Mommy

11/22/2010 - Hello angel baby! I am thinking about you, especially today. It has been a year since you crossed over to the Bridge. I miss you so much! I know you hear me when I talk to you. I love you so much, and you touched my heart and will always be there. I am so thankful that you were in my life as long as you were; I wish it could have been longer, but I am glad that you are no longer suffering. I remember how soft and sweet you were, and cuddling with you was the best feeling in the world! I would give anything to be able to do that again. I look forward to the day that we will be able to see each other again. God Bless you Chirpie! I love you so much and miss you terribly! I hope that you are happy and at peace! Love always, Mommy

12/21/2010 - Hello Chirpie baby! It is the first day of winter. I miss you so. I love you and think about you always. This will be my second Christmas without you being here with me on this earth, and I miss you watching the Christmas lights and the candles in the window!! I miss filling your stocking with treats and toy mice! We still have not moved into the new house yet; I know you would love it there. Your spot would be in the corner near the woodstove!! You would have a big sliding glass door to look out over the backyard. I know you are with me in spirit and always will be. God bless you, angel. You were my best friend and I carry you in my heart always. Merry Christmas sweetie, and wishing you a Happy New Year in your new home! Love, Mommy.

8/10/2011 - Hello Chirpie baby! While you are always in my heart, it has been a while since I have visited you here. A lot of things have changed this year! Daddy and I have moved into the new house; we are still working on it and will be for quite a while. We have a special place for your photo and urn in our bedroom. I kiss your photo all the time. I still miss you with all my heart. We have adopted a new furbaby just over a month ago. Her name is Posie, and she is about 4 1/2 months old. She is full of energy and is growing very quickly! She reminds me of you in many ways. I find myself calling her "Chirp" many times, although you were very special, and no one will ever replace you. I know you are watching over us, and I am sure you are happy that we have given another furbaby a loving home. I show Posie your picture all the time, and tell her what a wonderful big sister she has! I hope you are still happy and enjoying yourself, playing with all of your friends! You were the sweetest angel ever; God Bless you and I love you. Mommy

11/22/2011 - Hello my Chirpie angel; on this second anniversary of your crossing over the bridge I still miss you so; you are in my heart and I think about you so much. God Bless you; I know you are happy and peaceful and playing with all of your furbaby friends! Posie sends her love to you as well. Please help her and guide her to be a good little kitty (like you always were). I love you and miss you and wish you were still here with me; I look forward to the day when we can all be together again. Thanksgiving is nearly here again, and I am so thankful that for 6 1/2 years I was blessed to have you for a faithful and sweet companion. Love and kisses always, Mommy.

12/20/2011 - Chirpie baby, I just want to wish you a very Merry Christmas! Your little sister Posie is growing up so fast; I hope that you have a peaceful, joyous Christmas, and you are enjoying seeing all the candles and holiday lights. God Bless you angel; I love you forever. Mommy.

9/28/2012 - Hello Chirpie baby! I am thinking about you, as always, with such warm and loving memories. You were such a beautiful and sweet baby; I still miss you terribly. I wish that you were still here with me. I hope that you are happy and enjoying your time with all of your furbaby friends! God bless you, and I love you so. Daddy and Posie send their love as well! You are truly my sweet angel! Love always, Mommy

11/20/2012 - Hello Chirpie angel! I am thinking about you again and how thankful I am that I had you in my life as long as I did; I miss you still and always will. God Bless you and I hope you are having fun playing and watching the birds and squirrels! I love you always and forever; I carry you in my heart always. Love, Mommy.

11/22/2013 - Hello my angel baby! I have been thinking about you a lot lately. I am sad today on the anniversary that you physically left my side, but in my heart I know that you are happy and at peace, no longer suffering from your illness. God Bless you Chirpie cat, and I know that you watch down on me. You took a piece of my heart with you and I will always love you and treasure the time we had together. Your little sister Posie loves you and needs your guidance. Love always, Mommy.

11/21/2014 - Hello Chirpie my sweet angel! I am missing you so. I would give anything to have you here with me again. Tomorrow is the fifth year since you crossed over and I still think about you all the time. You were my baby, and will always be in my heart. You were the sweetest, most loyal companion. God bless you. Posie is growing up and I tell her all the time about you. I love you and will miss you always, Chirpie. I am so sad as I type this because I feel that we didn't have enough time together, but I am eternally grateful for the time we had and the memories that I have of you. Love, Mommy.

12/27/2014 - Hello sweet Chirpie cat! I am thinking about you and missing you again. I missed you over Christmas and I hope that you are enjoying the holiday season! Posie and I saw a cardinal last week and I know that you sent her to say hello to us! God Bless you and I will always love you. I will never forget what a special gift you were to me and I am forever grateful that you blessed me for the too short time I had you in my life. I hope that you will have a very Happy New Year with all of your friends! Love and kisses, Mommy.

11/20/2015 - Hello sweet angel! I am missing you still. My heart is heavy when I think about all the pain and suffering you must have gone through during your illness. I am so sorry that you had to be sick, and I hope that you are happy and playing in the sunshine in heaven. I know you have lots of friends to keep you company. I will be so happy when we can be together again! Your little sister Posie is growing up. I am always telling her what a special big sister she had. I am sorry that you never met. A friend of mine lost his angel recently; I know you will seek her out and make her feel welcome when she crosses the bridge! You are special in that way and know how to comfort others. You were always a comfort to me, and was my sweet little shadow when I was sick, or not feeling well. God Bless you my Chirpie angel. You will never be forgotten. You have left an imprint on my heart and soul. I love you more than you will ever know. Love forever, Mommy.

1/11/2017 - My sweet Chirpie baby; sorry it has been so long since I have written. You are never forgotten. There have been a lot of changes in my life lately. Your baby sister Posie and I have moved to a new place, and I tell her about you all the time. I know you are watching over us; I recently had a sign come to me and I believe you were telling me what I needed to do. I love you forever Chirp; you were my little soulmate. God Bless you and I know that one day we will meet again. Mommy loves you.

11/22/2017 - Sweet Chirp, my heart still aches for you. I love you and always will. I know that you are my guardian angel and I miss you still. Your little sister Posie loves you too. I talk about you to her from time to time. Even though I am sad you are not here with me physically, I know that you are happy and no longer suffering. God Bless you and we will be together again one day.



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