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November 21, 2019 -- My beautiful Monet... Today is 11 years since you crossed the Bridge. So much has happened since then. Lucy, Amelia and Tigger have all crossed, as well. I hope you're all having fun together -- Amelia was always so gentle with you cats, although Lucy mostly barked. Mom left Rachel and me, with no warning, just a couple of weeks after Tigger. Losing him was more than she could take, I guess. And now that your dad has moved away and is with someone else, the house suddenly seems very big for just two humans. Although we do still have 6 cats... Annabelle is a fluffy dilute calico, like you, and she has some of your personality traits, Miss Grumpy Puss. Moonlight is Rachel's kitty that Mom got her for her 7th birthday, and she's a pill. 😊 I love our kitties, but none will ever replace you in my heart. I miss you and your brother so much. I hope next time I write I'll feel happier -- right now, I'm just very sad. All my love. xoxoxo


October 5, 2013 -- Hi, sweet girl. I can't make it seem possible that it's been almost 5 years since you left us to go to the Rainbow Bridge. I still miss you so much, and now, we'll be missing your brother, too. I hope you were there to greet him yesterday morning. He lived to a good age, and he fought hard not to go, but I was glad that, just as you waited until I could hold you again to draw your last breath, Wolfie waited for us, too. I could tell he was trying hard to hold on, so I picked him up and wrapped him in a towel and put him on the bed. He yowled a few times, I think now it was partly to say, "I don't want to go, but I'm so tired," and partly to chide us a bit. Daddy and I petted him and kissed the top of his head, and told him it was okay to let go, and he left very quietly. Not like you, my little drama queen, who collapsed in Mommy's arms; Wolfie just quietly slipped away. We're going to go get some pretty fall flowers today to plant on top of him in the planter, and I'll be putting some new ones over you, as well. Please, watch out for your little brother -- we love you both so much. xoxoxo

November 22, 2011 - Oh my goodness, Baby Girl; I can't believe it's been so long since I've visited, but I have a really good reason: I finally became a mommy of a human baby! We adopted a little girl named Rachel - she was born in October 2010, and we just finalized her adoption last Friday. I had always hoped you would be around when I became a mommy so that my baby could love you the I way I did - and still do. At any rate, she has kept me very busy for the last year-plus, so it's been difficult to visit here. But it doesn't mean I haven't been thinking of you - I think of you all the time! It's just a couple of days before Thanksgiving, of course, and yesterday marked 3 years since you left us to go to the Rainbow Bridge. It doesn't sound like a long time, but a lot has sure happened just the same. I still miss you every day; as much as I love our other kitties, none of them can ever replace you, my sweet Monet. I hope you are happy and playing at the Bridge with other sweet kitties. I love you always. Mommy.


July 20, 2010 - Hi, precious Monet. I'm sorry I haven't visited and updated here for a while. That doesn't mean that I don't think of you every day. I put an ice cream sundae in your memorial because it's summertime, and very hot, and I remember how you used to love to lick the dregs of ice cream from my dish. I miss you very much, and I think Wolfie still misses you, too. He's 14 but doing really well, just has to take a steroid pill once a week. I wanted to tell you that we went to an event this weekend for a wonderful place called Town Cats, where they take in and find homes for kitties. I didn't intend on getting another cat, but there was a sweet little calico kitten for adoption, and as soon as I picked her up and held her, I felt that she was meant to be mine... just like when I held you the first time. She looked up at me and nuzzled me, and I just knew that she was going to come home with us. We're going to call her Josie, and I hope she'll be my special buddy, like you were. But I just want you to know that she is not meant to be your replacement - no kitty can *ever* replace you in my heart or my memories. You were my special girl, and you always will be. In just a few months, it will be 2 years since you left us, and I can't make that seem possible. I love you, and I will be back in September to decorate for fall. xoxoxo


November 24, 2009 - Hi sweet girl. It's the day before Thanksgiving, 3 days past the anniversary of when you left us to go to the Rainbow Bridge. Even though I always knew that you wouldn't live forever, it was still a shock. In a way, I can't believe it's already been a year, but at the same time, it seems much longer. I still keep expecting to see you come out from under the bed, stretching and sticking out your little pink tongue to yawn, or to snuggle up with me at night. Now that the weather's turned cold, I so miss you snuggling down between my calves, basically pinning me to the bed, to stay warm. Midnight now sometimes jumps up on the bed - she's much friendlier than she used to be, and Wolfie seems used to her little visits - but it's not the same. I hope you don't mind that the other cats have kind of taken over your carpeted perch under the window; I'm glad it's getting some use, although I'd give anything to see you there sunning yourself. I still think of you every day, and Daddy and I will never stop missing you. I know you never spent much time with the other cats, but I hope you're having fun together now. Please give some kitty kisses to Tess and Tristan, and if you spot Misty, Chisai and Pandora, tell them we miss them, too. We'll be putting beautiful poinsettias in your pot again, soon, and I will come visit here as often as I can. Much love, Mommy.


March 2009 - Monet, here it is, almost spring again. I'm so sorry we haven't planted any new flowers in your pot yet. I put in fresh potting soil, and will get some pretty spring flowers this weekend. I can't make it seem possible that it's been 4 months since you left us. In a way, it seems much longer. I still think about you every day, and I still have your picture as my laptop wallpaper so I can see your sweet, beautiful face looking at me. I was finally able to scan in the picture I love so much of us when you were a kitten, and I'm going to mount it in the special frame with your little pawprint. I'm so sorry about that last lump-removal surgery; I realize that it must have weakened your tailbone area. Maybe if you hadn't hurt your hind leg and we'd just stopped the surgeries, you'd still be here, living your life out a little longer, and I could be holding you and taking care of you. I know that the cancer kept recurring, but I feel so guilty that maybe we actually sped up the process by continuing the surgeries. If we did, I'm so sorry, and I hope you can forgive us... me. I love you very much, my sweet girl -- Easter is a time of renewal, and I'll be thinking of you, as always, and wishing you were here to play with the ribbons and fuzzy chicks. Be well and happy, my sweetheart!


December 2008 - My darling Monet, this will be my first Christmas without you in 15 years (13 for Daddy). You loved the holidays so much. I look down at the Christmas tree and expect to see you lying under it, snuggling with whatever small package you appropriated as yours. It's a comfort to know you're close by, in the big pot on the front porch with beautiful poinsettias growing above you, but I would give anything to have you here with me trying to lie in my lap (or on my laptop). Daddy and I miss having you climb up on our shoulders, having you purr and knead and drool and give us kitty kisses. I think about you every day, and I wish you would come visit me in my dreams. Please don't forget us, Puss Puss -- we'll never forget you, and we'll love you always.

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