Monday, October 19, 2009

Requiem

Noelle--October 15, 2009
Our wonderful cat died in her sleep on Saturday night.
I was in Virginia with The Baby Bird.
And Squazz was home with our sweet, sick kitten (she was ten).
She waited for him to find her....
We did everything possible to save our sweet Noelle.
We adopted her at 5 months...
She was feral.
She had a heart murmur.
She was undernourished.
We loved her for ten years.
And she loved us.
We had every test and medicine there was.
And she died in her sleep...
After a day of loving her people and her dog...
Godspeed Noelle...you were so loved.

45 comments:

Gin said...

I am so, so sorry. It is amazing how much love our pets are capable of giving us. This is heartbreaking. I am thinking of all of you.

Hilary said...

I'm so sorry that you lost a member of your pack.. your family. She had a far better life than anyone could hope for a feral critter. No doubt she knew how much she was loved. Hugs to you.

Lynne's Somewhat Invented Life said...

What a beautiful cat. And what a wonderful life you gave one who had such a rough start in life. It brings tears to my eyes to know how fortunate she was to find you. And you her.

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

Oh no, I'm so sorry.

A Scattering said...

A lovely tribute. The photo of her with your dog is precious.

Cathy M said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. You gave her a good life and she returned your kindness and love with love and companionship. I'm sure she will be missed.

winetipper said...

I sure did love that little furball. Still in mourning over here.

TSannie said...

She loved well - especially her Dora - and was well loved.

kim-d said...

I am so, so sorry. There just isn't anything I can say that will really help...but I will give Frank and Nancy an extra treat each in Noelle's honor.

She mattered, and she will be missed.

Ellen said...

I heard last night from Nurse Nancy. So sorry to hear about Noelle. You know my thoughts are with you.

Nurse Nancy said...

So sorry to hear about your loss. You know you did all that was necessary to make her comfortable loves and happy...she is at peace.

Country Girl said...

I was so saddened to hear of Noelle's death. Sad for you, my friend.

Audrey at Barking Mad! said...

I'm so so so sorry.

I'm going to go cuddle Geronimo and Griffy and Gracie, and even Godiva, if she'll let me, and think of your precious, beautiful little Noelle.

What a moving tribute.

Living on the Spit said...

So, so sorry to hear about sweet Noelle's passing. I will say a prayer for all of you.

Daryl said...

I am so sorry for your loss ... sweet Noelle had a loving good home and I know Dora will miss her terribly. xo

Linda said...

I'm sorry for your loss. Animals have a way of worming their way into our lives, that we don't even realize it until they are gone.

Deb said...

I know how hard it is to lose a loved one. Noelle had a wonderful life with her family and was grateful you took her into your home. You have a kind heart and she will stay with you always.

MamaGeek @ Works For Us said...

Oh my very sincerest of apologies. May you meet your furry friend again.

xoxo.

Caution Flag said...

She was a beauty! I'm sorry for your loss, but grateful that she had such a wonderful and loving family.

Diane said...

poor sweet little baby...
Thank goodness she had you to love her.
I'm so sorry for your loss, Lauren.

Debbie said...

Oh Mama, I am so very sorry to hear this. I know your family gave her all the love humanly possible and she was fortunate to have you take care of her...

Big hugs...

The Incredible Woody said...

I am so sorry. Our pets bring so much to our lives. I will be thinking of you.

Camellia said...

Oh, I hate cat years. And I hate letting them go even if it's time because it never seems like enough time for all that love. What an empty space they leave. What wonderful memories. What large love.

Camellia said...

Oh, I hate cat years. And I hate letting them go even if it's time because it never seems like enough time for all that love. What an empty space they leave. What wonderful memories. What large love.

Starwoodgal said...

So sorry to hear that. (((MPM)))

Snooty Primadona said...

I am so sorry! I always cry for days when I lose an animal.

Creatures do have a way of working their way into the deepest recesses of our hearts. I know she'll be missed.

Lisa said...

Oh dang it, I hate it when I sit at the computer and cry like a baby. But I know you loved her so much and our pets are such a part of our families. I am thankful that you have such a tender heart and were willing to give her every chance in life to be happy. I don't care what anyone says, God takes care of all his creatures, she is in a happy place now too.
May your pain lessen with each day, and may you smile when you think of her.

Patty said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. It's hard losing a pet. We have five dogs, our one daughters cat, a guinea pig and asst. birds, hamsters, gerbils and a few fish, all buried in our back yard.

noble pig said...

Oh no, I am so, so sorry! You gave her your all and she loved you back. She was so lucky to have you!

Meg @ Soup Is Not A Finger Food said...

AW! I'm so sorry. As the owner of a 17-year-old cat who is clearly on his last days, it makes me especially sad when I hear that someone's pet kitty died. My friend just went through it, and two of my neighbors did too within the past couple of years. I joke about what a PIA my cat is, but honestly, I don't want to think about him not being here.

I don't mind telling you, though, that if he continues to YELL-MEOW every morning at 5:30am, he may meet an untimely demise.

KIDDING.

Truly sorry for your loss.

Karen Deborah said...

oh girl, i am so sorry, hugs...

Flash Stitcher said...

God's Speed Noelle. Play free and easy at Rainbow Bridge.

<3 Lauren, Squazz, Bird and Augie.

Laura ~Peach~ said...

i am always a day late and 5 dollars short... hugs I so know how you are feeling... our fur babies are so special...

imom said...

She sure was pretty! I'm sorry for your loss. I love how she loved the dog so much.

Mary said...

Oh, I'm so sorry, Lauren!

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

I am so sorry Mama, pets bring us lots of joy. I know how much you will miss your sweet Noelle.
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Donalyn said...

I am so sorry Lauren - I hate that they never live as long as we do.

Joanie said...

So sorry for your loss. Pets are just a part of our family, aren't they?

Also, on the trim juice, I am not so sure on the appetite depressant, but the juice is good...

LL Cool Joe said...

That's bought a big lump to my throat. I'm so sorry. :(

Delora said...

All choked up...I'm sorry. I really feel for you. XOXO

Sassy said...

What a beautiful cat.... bless her ♥! It is so hard to lose a pet....you were so good to her and she knew it...I am sure she was a happy kitty with all of you....how is your poor doggy...I'm sure he misses her.

Decadent Housewife said...

Isn't she beautiful and to have been so loved.

Magpie said...

Poor kitty. I'm sorry.

Suz Broughton said...

Oh, I'm so sorry. I'm just catching up on your blog and I feel just awful I didn't get to say sorry earlier.
What a beautiful cat.

Treasia said...

Aww MM I am behind on blog reading. I was so sorry to read about Noelle. What a beautiful cat she was. It's hard losing a member of our critter family.