My beautiful Keith, I can't believe you are gone. You fought so hard to stay with me but you let me know you could no longer fight the good fight. I truly believe that you felt you needed to be with Zipee at Rainbow Bridge. The two of you were so close I guess it made sense for you to follow him. For me, my heart is so broken and I am in so much despair losing both you and Zipee so close in time. My 'gentle soul' kitty who gave nothing but love to me and your brothers and sisters. You were the quiet one, the kitty who laid on his back to sleep, my 'Christmas kitty'who loved playing in Christmas wrappings, who loved playing in paper and plastic bags, who let Leelee bite you on the back but never fought back...only cried, your special little meow when you knew your dinner bowl was coming. Keith, I am empty without you, I miss being on the couch with you watching tv, snuggling up with you beside me in bed with Zipee on my pillow licking your head. Most of all I miss your gentle spirit whose love was felt all over our home. Without you and Zipee, our home just isn't the same. Your brothers and sisters miss you, they look for you every day and don't understand where you are. Everything is different. I love you so much baby boy, so much. Please be okay, you and Zipee. You are no longer in pain, the disease is gone, you're healthy now which eases my mind. |
I will write more again soon. It's dinner time "at the zoo" so I need to go feed your brothers and sisters. Sadly, dinner time, my favorite time with all of you, is not the same either. Remember how Zipee would be on the counter next to me while I got your food ready? All of your bowls were out in an order you all knew. I'd call your names out as I put them on the floor, your precious meow. There would be at least 7 of you in the kitchen, all eating, all waiting for more 'gravy'. When I'd give you more, you'd lap it up from the bowl. Zipee would always get done first and then try to take yours. It was a "zoo"...but no more. I call out, "C'mon guys, dinner time!" and maybe one or two of your siblings come in. No more dinnertime as a 'family'...everyone is scattered all throughout the house, I need to search them out to give them their bowl. You and Zipee made all the difference in our little family, that's become very evident since you are both now gone. I don't look forward to that time of day anymore, it just makes me sad...crying now...time to go. I miss you and love you with every fiber in my body...my 'gentle soul'.