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Another Hole in the Heart

I was planning to snark about the eminently snarkable… but it won’t be today.

Today, we said goodbye to the Baby-cat, whose stomach and kidney issues meant that he wasn’t living anymore. He’d lost 1/2 pound since Saturday, and wasn’t eating, and well… it was time.

So farewell, Baby. Your chirpy meows and love of draping yourself over my shoulder while you nuzzled my ear and purred will be missed. You were 5 when you came to us, and had a little over 6 years with us – not enough time, but at least you got that much.

We’ll see you on the other side of the Rainbow Bridge with the other fuzzy ones who’ve gone before you.


Buttercup and Baby with paper and cardboard. Buttercup is the Siamese.

  1. Draven #


    August 2, 2018
  2. Kord #

    My condolences. I’m far from a cat person, but the rest of the family decided to go ahead and adopt two kittens last week. Rather quickly they are winning me over, too. Wife has been yearning for cats for 15 years, but a gaggle of too small kids and lots of traffic on the street meant we were not a good home for cats.

    August 2, 2018
  3. I’m so sorry.

    August 2, 2018
  4. Oh, Kate, I’m so sorry.

    August 2, 2018
  5. Christopher M. Chupik #

    My deepest condolences, Kate.

    August 2, 2018
  6. Dan Z #

    I’m sorry to hear this as well, my sympathies. 🙁

    August 2, 2018
  7. Hugs, Kate.

    August 2, 2018
  8. 😥 😢

    August 2, 2018
  9. CACS #

    Baby looks a beautiful cat. I am so sorry.

    August 2, 2018
  10. *Hugs* Oh Kate, I’m so sorry.

    August 2, 2018
  11. Harry Russell #


    At least you were each able to let the other into your respective lives, I hope that one day that will count more than the loss.

    August 2, 2018
  12. I am so sorry. Baby was a beautiful fuzzy, and you have my condolences! 😦

    August 2, 2018
  13. **hugs** Our condolences, Kate.

    August 2, 2018
  14. I have no doubt that you were the best cat Mom ever.

    August 2, 2018
  15. harleycowboy #

    My condolences on your loss of a furry friend.

    August 2, 2018
  16. PapaPat .Patterson #

    Sadness shared. Hugs from afar.

    August 2, 2018
  17. Carrington Dixon #

    Deepest condolences.

    August 2, 2018
  18. My condolences, Kate. Our feline overlords might not be our children, but they can come to fill a hole in our hearts that makes them almost as dear. They’re our friends.

    Over the years, I’ve discovered there’s only one way to fill the cat shaped hole in your heart after a dear friend passes. That’s to adopt another cat (or three) to bring a different shade of love and laughter into your life.

    Be well.

    August 2, 2018
  19. (((Hugs))) Cats are such interesting animals. Not so much domesticated as having decided to move in with humans on their own terms.

    August 2, 2018
  20. Ben Yalow #


    August 2, 2018
  21. I am so sorry.

    A long time ago I ran across a verse that went something like this:
    Some pets come into our lives and quickly leave
    Others stay and leave pawprints on our hearts
    And we are never, ever, the same.
    (I learned a few years later that it originally said people.)

    I have my share of pawprints.

    August 2, 2018
  22. Shay #

    Kate, I am very sorry to hear of your loss. Precious kitty is waiting for you on the other side. Blessings and mercies for you at this very sad time.♥ Shay

    August 3, 2018
  23. Kate Paulk #

    Thank you, all. It helps.

    August 5, 2018

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