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Memories of Thumbs
In the fall of 2002 you showed up here looking for a home. After we found out you had been left behind by some neighbors we took you in. And, what 12 years of joy you brought to us. We loved your little paws. (You had extra toes) so we named you "Thumbs". You were never much of a lap cat, but you had your own little personality. You knew who to go to for food and who was your "doorman" The only place you like to drink water was in the bathroom. You had your own bowl, but if we came by you wanted us to turn on the faucet for you. We went through a lot of changes together, but you always adjusted. We always had a birthday for you every year.
Last May you begin to get sick. I knew your time with us was getting short. Next to your last day here, you wanted to go outside and run around. I found you laying in a spot where you first laid when you came up that I hadn't seen you lay in years. I think you were trying to tell me your life had come full circle, and you were ready to go. I always promised you I would never leave you to die alone. It was hard to see you go, but it was best for you. You went peacefully. I didn't take your collar off that morning before we left so I would have something to bring back home. We had you cremated so you could always be with us. We picked you out a pretty urn with a place for 5 pictures of you to go. Christmas was a week ago. It was so lonesome without you. You always had your bag of goodies under the tree.
My little angel, rest in peace and be happy at Rainbow's Bridge. Grandmaw and Paw-Paw will always love and miss you.


April 13th 2015 - Happy Birthday my little angel! We really didn't know when your birthday was but it is the date the Vet gave you, so we always celebrated it on this day. Today would have been your 13th. Even though we won't have cake today, we will still be remembering you as we do every day. I love you precious one.


May 20th 2015 - Six months ago this morning I held you for the last time before having to make that ultimate decision for you. It was a very sad day. I still miss you so much, especially at night when you are not sleeping in the computer chair. I still find myself stepping around the mat where you always ate. A habit hard to break. I thank God for all the years you were with us, and I'm glad to know you are not sick anymore.
BB, the black cat that you were always afraid of, she comes down now to visit and share some love with us. She knows we are lonesome and miss you so much. She will never take your place though. I don't know if missing you so much will ever stop. This day breaks my heart, but know that you are always in this old broken heart. I love you Little Thumbsie. RIP.


November 20th 2015 -My precious, Today is one year ago we had to say goodbye to you. What a terrible day that was. It has been so lonesome here without you. Not one day has gone by that you have not been in my thoughts. So many tears are still shed for you. I'm glad we had you cremated so a part of you could always be with us. Thanksgiving will be next week.I will always give thanks that you chose us to be your "people parents". It was a great 12 years. Looking back I'm glad I didn't know how it would all end, the way it would go. I could have missed the pain, but then I would have missed the dance. (You)
You were worth every bit of the pain we feel right now. We love you angel. R.I.P.


Dec 25th 2015 - Well, it is Christmas again and you are so on my mind. I remember on Christmas morning I always got up with you just like a child. I think you knew the last gift under the tree was for you. I have pictures of you looking into the bag. Santa was always good to you because you were such a sweet girl. Through the holiday season you liked to lay up under the tree, so I put your urn under there. I'm sitting here looking at it now wondering how 12 years slipped away so quickly, and how sickness came and I had to let you go. I miss and love you so much. Aunt Gail visits you often too. She knows how much I miss you. Merry Christmas "baby girl".

April 13th 2016 - Happy 14th birthday my precious little angel. It is that time again and we will miss celebrating it with you. You are always in our thoughts, every single day. I will never forget about you, and will always love you. You were my heart. R.I.P. and wait for Grandmaw.

Nov 20th 2016 - Today was two years ago we had to let you go. It was one of the saddest days of my life, but I had to do what was best for you. I remember sitting up with you the night before counting the hours until morning and it was time to take you. I prayed all night for God to help me do what I had to do, and HE did. I still miss you so much. I try to tell myself you are happy and healthy again and that is what I want for you. Your picture is still the screensaver on the computer. You will always be in our hearts. We will love you forever. R.I.P my sweet baby girl.

Dec 25th 2016 - Merry Christmas my little angel. This is the 3rd Christmas without you. Your Christmas pillow always said "All hearts come home for Christmas" I always let you lay by it under the tree. I am so thankful one year we made a footprint cast of your sweet little paw. It goes on the tree every year too. I know you were with us during this season. You will never be forgotten. We love you "baby girl"..

Jan 11 2017 - Thinking about you so much during these cold days Baby Boo.. I'm thankful you are not in the cold ground. Always inside with Grandmaw!

Feb 14th 2017 - Happy Valentine's Day to my baby. You were always my little Valentine. R.I.P.

Apr 13th 2017 - Happy Birthday once again, my little angel. Today you would be 15. I still miss you every single day, but I know you are safe and healthy now. I wouldn't change that peace you are at for one more day with you being sick. You are always in my heart. Grandmaw loves you.

Nov 20th 2017 - Good morning my baby girl. It has been 3 years since we had to let you go. I still miss you every single day. We have changed the carpet and redone the room that was yours. I may put your ashes in there to rest. You always loved that bed.I guess time has helped some but so much still reminds me of you. I don't think you could deal with the stray cats coming around here in your yard now. BB still comes in the afternoon to eat but she will never, ever take your place. I love you sweet baby girl! Thanks for the wonder 12 years you shared with us.

Dec 25th 2017- Merry Christmas, my Christmas angel. This is the 4th Christmas you have not been with us. I missed doing Christmas with you this morning, but you are sitting under the tree. I remember how much you always liked laying under it for hours. You are still very much in my heart everyday. And, I will never stop loving you or forget about you. Be happy. Grandmaw loves you.

Apr 13th 2018 - Happy 16th Birthday my angel. I miss you so much but I know you are well and happy now. Just a cupcake today in memory of you. I love you so much baby girl. I know Aunt Gail will stop by to wish you a Happy Birthday too. RIP.

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