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For my darling Tim

Posted: 20 Jun 2013, 15:40
by shirley mclaren
RIP my darling Tim. You were a cat in a million. You never bit or scratched anyone and had the most loving nature. We were together for 11 years from when we picked you up from a cat rescue centre, when you were 4 years old. No-one wanted you but we did. You were never ill and only visited the vet once a few months ago to have some teeth removed, and we had you checked over and you were given a clean bill of health. However, the end was as sudden as it was devastating when you were diagnosed with an incurable illness last Friday. To keep you longer would only mean pain and suffering both for you and for us, so you were put to sleep last Friday. I miss you so much Tim, my heart is broken. I hope we will meet again one day on the Rainbow Bridge.

Re: For my darling Tim

Posted: 23 Jun 2013, 13:50
by Blyth
Oh Shirley, I am so sorry to hear the sad news about Tim. Sending you love and healing thoughts. I am sure you and Tim will meet again on Rainbow Bridge. :hug:

Re: For my darling Tim

Posted: 23 Jun 2013, 16:55
by Selene
I am so sorry for your loss, Shirley. :candle: to light Tim's way to the Summerlands where he'll wait for you near the Bridge. :rainbow: He'll be in good company.

Re: For my darling Tim

Posted: 27 Jun 2013, 23:09
by feranaja
A Poem for all of us who love cats..and we are many.


The Cat’s song
By Marge Piercy


Mine, says the cat, putting out his paw of darkness.
My lover, my friend, my slave, my toy, says
the cat making on your chest his gesture of drawing
milk from his mother’s forgotten breasts.

Let us walk in the woods, says the cat.
I’ll teach you to read the tabloid of scents,
to fade into shadow, wait like a trap, to hunt.
Now I lay this plump warm mouse on your mat.

You feed me, I try to feed you, we are friends,
says the cat, although I am more equal than you.
Can you leap twenty times the height of your body?
Can you run up and down trees? Jump between roofs?

Let us rub our bodies together and talk of touch.
My emotions are pure as salt crystals and as hard.
My lusts glow like my eyes. I sing to you in the mornings
walking round and round your bed and into your face.

Come I will teach you to dance as naturally
as falling asleep and waking and stretching long, long.
I speak greed with my paws and fear with my whiskers.
Envy lashes my tail. Love speaks me entire, a word

of fur. I will teach you to be still as an egg
and to slip like the ghost of wind through the grass.


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Yes, they teach - if we listen- and they give, and then they're gone. Feeling your pain today as I lost one only 3 weeks ago too. May time soften the edges of this hurt, and gratitude for presence both physical and spiritual fill your heart..

Re: For my darling Tim

Posted: 02 Jul 2013, 05:23
by Willowen
shirley mclaren wrote:RIP my darling Tim. You were a cat in a million. You never bit or scratched anyone and had the most loving nature. We were together for 11 years from when we picked you up from a cat rescue centre, when you were 4 years old. No-one wanted you but we did. You were never ill and only visited the vet once a few months ago to have some teeth removed, and we had you checked over and you were given a clean bill of health. However, the end was as sudden as it was devastating when you were diagnosed with an incurable illness last Friday. To keep you longer would only mean pain and suffering both for you and for us, so you were put to sleep last Friday. I miss you so much Tim, my heart is broken. I hope we will meet again one day on the Rainbow Bridge.
Dear Shirley I am so sorry you lost Tim, and I believe you will meet again. I also believe that friends (animals) we lose go a place where they can happily run free without pain. May you find some peace in this.

Re: For my darling Tim

Posted: 02 Jul 2013, 16:26
by shirley mclaren
Thank you all for your kind words. I am coming to terms with the loss of Tim gradually, but tears are never far away.