Friday, October 15, 2004


This is Mamie. She has been my cat for about 16 years. When Colin was born, she lived up to her name. She was always in the room with Colin and would come to get me if he needed anything. She watched over him carefully. She did the same with Spencer. She's a good cat. Her liver is failing her, though. She will be euthanized today. We will miss her beyond words.
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Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is the picture that came to mind when you told me. mom

2:24 PM, October 15, 2004  
Blogger Joan said...

Hi! I saw that you visited my site and thought I would return the favor!

My goodness! What an emotionally draining day you've had with your Dad and your Mamie.

I'm so sorry to hear about your kitty. I have two precious furry friends (one of which is 15) and just the thought of doing what you had to do makes me cry.

In addition, I've had a parent in hospice before.

So, please know that this random person on the internet is thinking and praying for you and your family tonight.

8:12 PM, October 15, 2004  
Blogger Jan said...

Thank you, Joan.

12:15 PM, October 16, 2004  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A cyber friend called what happened to Mamie "that sweet poison". To go to sleep with someone you love nearby--there's lots worse ways to go. kdip

5:16 PM, October 16, 2004  
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3:43 PM, December 28, 2005  

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