Farewell to Twiggy

ademink(z5a-5b Indianapolis)July 31, 2006

Thanks to everyone (CD3, Brenda my cheerleader, et al) who helped me with my stray who had me traumatized.

This morning I went out into the backyard and Twiggy was laying in her new spot she picked as "hers" in the backyard about a week and a half ago (in the shade under the tree). She would wait there to be fed and (unbelievably) to be pet and picked up (!!). Amazing that this cat that used to run away when I got within 30 feet of her came to trust me and became a lap cat.

I started talking to her and as I approached, I realized that she was gone.

I'm glad that her final days were spent being loved by people who cared. I buried her in my backyard and bawled my eyes out.

Farewell, sweet girl. You'll feel happy and healthy now. Thanks for the chance to know such a sweet little kitty.

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jeanner(SW Ohio - Z6)

Ah no, Andrea, how awful. I shed some tears for her too. You made life good for her, something that too many strays never get - you are a kind hearted soul and I'm sure she felt that.

Rest in peace Twiggy.

    Bookmark   July 31, 2006 at 10:57PM
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fairy_toadmother

thank you for showing her love, andrea! i am very sorry :(

    Bookmark   July 31, 2006 at 11:28PM
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sockmonkeyz6(z6PA)

Awww, she's at peace now. You should feel very good for giving her shelter in the storm. She went happy and knowing love from you, Andrea
Debbie

    Bookmark   July 31, 2006 at 11:53PM
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grandmapoo(z8 S.Texas)

Oh, where's my kleenex. Your description was touching.
Andrea, you will be rewarded for your kindness.
Rest her soul.

    Bookmark   August 1, 2006 at 12:07PM
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hnladue(z5NY)

At least Twiggy got to know how is was to be loved!! Thanks Andrea for caring for her!! She'll be waiting for you over the Rainbow Bridge.

    Bookmark   August 1, 2006 at 12:16PM
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maryo_nh(z5 SouthernNH)

Andrea, sweetheart, my heart sank when I saw the title of your post... I know Twiggy went to a better place, and thanks to you, she had a backyard home that was relatively safe, with food and love and kindness, to spend her last weeks.

God put a fluoresent sign over your house that's invisible to many humans but visible for animals and people in need. (And to friends who know you.)

Mary
**hug**

    Bookmark   August 1, 2006 at 4:12PM
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pjtexgirl(7b DFW)

I'm sorry your heart broke but glad she is out of pain. Thank you for showing her your compassion.PJ

    Bookmark   August 1, 2006 at 5:47PM
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sheepco(MN z4)

My heartfelt sympathy to you for your loss. But bless you for trying your best and giving her what she needed most...love.

    Bookmark   August 1, 2006 at 9:11PM
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youreit

Awww, I'm so glad she's not suffering now, but I'm SO sorry for your loss, Andrea. You're a wonderful person, and she knows that now, too.

*HUG*

Brenda

    Bookmark   August 2, 2006 at 1:07PM
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ademink(z5a-5b Indianapolis)

Thanks everyone! I feel better today. It's really hard when you find them out there just laying, you know? I was so sad that I wasn't there when she died - that she was alone and maybe afraid. I know I'm ascribing human emotions to an animal but I'm the Queen of Personification. lol

    Bookmark   August 3, 2006 at 12:08AM
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