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We have sent you on a journey to a land free from pain, not because we did not love you, but because we loved you too much to force you to stay...
Ultimate Gift of Love
If it should be that I grow weak
and pain should keep me from my sleep.
Then you must do what must be done,
for this battle cannot be won.
You will be sad, I understand.
Don't let your grief then stay your hand.
For this day more than all the rest,
your love for me must stand the test.
We've had so many happy years,
what is to come can hold no fears.
You'd not want me to suffer so.
The time has come, please let me go.
Take me where my needs they'll tend
and please stay with me until the end.
Hold me firm and speak to me,
until my eyes no longer see.
I know in time that you will see,
the kindness that you did for me.
Although my tail its last has waved,
from pain and suffering I've been saved.
Please do not grieve it must be you
who had this painful thing to do.
We've been so close, we two, these years.
Don't let your heart hold back its tears.
Smile, for we walked together for a little while.
2/9/2016 We sent you on to Paradise meadow today so you'll be young and healthy again. Pressy, your adoptive mommy, and Ausie, your doggie brother and playmate, are meeting you at Paradise meadows gate to greet you. You will always live in Grandma and Grandpa's hearts and memories, beloved little kitty girl...you have left furever pawprints on our hearts.
Grandpa will be back to write many stories about you but just now Grandpa is too sad at your passing to write much about you. Love you, little girl.
Our memories of you begin with how you came to us as a baby. Grandpa's friend who is foreman of a commercial tree/brush cutting crew found you and your two brothers in a blackberry thicket where his crew was working. There was no sign of your mommy but he didn't want to take your family away from mommy so he had his wife Mary bring food and water for your kitty family. He put down the food and water for you and left but went back each day for two days to leave more food and water and check on you and your brothers. Your mommy never came back...she was likely out looking for food for her babies and something happened to her so she could not return. After several days, Grandpa's friend took you three kittens home. Your two brothers quickly found good homes with other friends. Our friend's wife Mary (Grandpa's co-worker) kept asking Grandpa to take the little girl kitty finally threatening to take the kitten to the shelter if Grandpa didn't take her...Mary knew Grandpa wouldn't let that happen! Grandpa picked you up at Mary's house just before Thanksgiving in 2001 and brought you home. Mary told Grandpa her kids had named you "Pepper" because of your "salt and pepper" tabby coloring so we got a kitten with a name! Our little old gray lady kitty Pressy immediately adopted you as her own little girl kitty and took care of you as her baby. We immediately took you to our long-time veterinarian (and friend) Randy for a complete checkup and any immunizations or care you needed. Randy estimated you were about 10-12 weeks old so your "birthday" became August 2001.
Now we come to how you came to be called "Monster". You were a rambunctious little kitten always into everything but your favorite pastime was to hide and watch for a "victim" at which time you would charge out of hiding to "kitten" (swats and hugs only...no teeth or claws) attack the victim's ankles then scamper back into hiding. After you ambushed Grandpa several times this way, Grandpa started calling you a little monster and warning others to watch out for the "kitty attack monster". Your sneaky ambushes and "attacks" were so cute and funny to watch! From that time on, you became known to everyone as "Monster"...the only time we used your real name Pepper was for visits to the veterinarian! In fact, I doubt few people including your human brothers and sisters even can remember your "real" name of Pepper...you were always just "Monster" to us all. Visitors I'm sure wondered about us calling such a sweet laid back kitty as you "Monster" and were perhaps upset by us using that name but the name Monster was earned and lovingly given you by us. Grandma and Grandpa truly miss our little Monster kitty and carry her forever in our hearts and treasure the love and wonderful memories she gave us.
3/21/16 Good Morning, little girl. Grandpa misses you so very much...think of you always and love your forever. Love, Grandpa
6/20/16 Good Morning, little kitty girl. Love, Grandpa
9/22/16 Good Morning, our little Monster girl. We miss you so much but know you're young and healthy again with Pressy and having fun playing with your doggie brother Ausie. We think of you always and love you forever, our little kitty girl. Love, Grandpa
12/17/16 Good Morning, little kitty girl. Grandpa put a Christmas tree and a present filled with our love for you at your place so you can celebrate Christmas with us in spirit as we know you are always with us. Love, Grandpa
12/25/16 Merry Christmas, little kitty girl Pepper. Really miss my sweet Monster so much but know you're celebrating with us today. Love, Grandpa
1/1/17 Happy New Year, sweet Monster. We really miss our little kitty girl. Love, Grandpa
2/9/14 Good Morning, sweet little Monster kitty. One year ago today you left us to become a furangel in the forever sunny Paradise meadow...to be rejoined once again with your Pressy and your doggie playmate Ausie. We love and miss you so much, little kitty girl. Sir Henry misses his kitty playmate, too. We carry you always in our hearts. Love, Grandma and Grandpa
2/14/17 Happy Saint Valentine's Day, little girl kitty. You will be Grandma and Grandpa's special little Valentine kitty forever...always in our hearts with wonderful memories. Love, Grandpa
12/6/17 Happy Saint Nikolaus Day, little girl kitty. Know Saint Nikolaus came to Paradise meadow today to pass out new toys and favorite treats to all the animal angels...we're sure there were many happy smiles, wagging tails, and loud purrs today. Love, Grandpa
12/25/17 Merry Christmas, little kitty girl Monster. Heard you and all the furangels sing to us at Midnight last night...thank you, sweet kitty. Love, Grandpa
1/1/18 Happy New Year sweet Monster! We love you deeply and still miss you so. Love Grandpa
2/9/18 Good Morning our little kitty girl. Two years ago today was a very sad day for Grandma and Grandpa...we had to send our beloved little girl on to Paradise meadow to be young and healthy again. We sent you not because we didn't love you but because we loved you too much to make you stay...we sent you wrapped in a soft blanket made of our love and tears. Know you're having much fun playing with Pressy and Ausie as you watch over and wait for Grandma and Grandpa to come for you one day. Always remember we love you so very much and miss your sweet meows and purrs. Love you sweet Monster, Grandpa
12/25/18 Merry Christmas, sweet Monster kitty. We miss you so much on this special day and all other days...we keep you always in our hearts. Love, Grandpa
1/1/19 Happy New Year, Monster. We begin yet another year without you which makes us sad but we know you're forever with us in our hearts. Love, Grandpa
2/9/20 Good Morning our little kitty girl. Four years ago today was a sad day for Grandma and Grandpa...we had to send our beloved little girl on to Paradise meadow to be young and healthy again. We sent you not because we didn't love you but because we loved you too much to make you stay...we sent you wrapped in a soft blanket of our love and tears. Know you're having much fun playing with Pressy and Ausie as you watch over and wait for Grandma and Grandpa to come for you one day. Always remember we love you so much and miss your sweet meows and purrs. Love you sweet Monster, Grandpa
Please also visit Auswald ("Ausie"), Mooncharge ("Char") and Precious ("Pressy").