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Boots' First Bridge Birthday

I purr as I watch over you
You weren't there at my birth
But the best Mom I ever knew

I know that you miss me now that I am gone
I want you to know that I miss you too
Until we meet again someday
I'll save all my furry huggies and kissies for you

Don't be sad now that I'm no longer there
I 'm floating on my hammock cloud far above
I am no longer sick and in pain,I'm at peace
And even from up here I can feel your love

You will always be my Mommy
I'll always be your Bootie man
Stay strong for me as I know you can be
And take care of yourself and my brother Sam
ALL my love always BOOTS

This will be long but I need to tell Boots' story and I think I can finally do this although it is the hardest thing I have ever done. In Nov.1994 I had a big 18 lb.white long haired kitty that was very special to me,but suffered with cancerous tumors around his heart and lungs and I was forced to PTS. This big grey kitty with white boots had been a stray in our neighborhood the previous winter and summer& had managed to find food as he had not lost any weight. Shortly after I lost my white kitty this grey tux kitty walked up my driveway for the first time,looked in my patio door and wanted in.I started feeding him & in Dec.1994 I had found him 2 homes but hestitated on both, so I made this kitty a warm bed and finally decided to keep him. Then Boots as I so named him was taken to the vets tested for everything and given the needed shots and then entered my home, with sister Smokey and the famous Sammy that everyone knows so well now. He was a gentle giant at 25# so loving and began following me around constantly. He became my soul mate. I have to believe that Boots was sent to me from my big white kitty.Boots knew that a big kitty he would fit that nicely!!!!!!!!!!!!!! In 2000 Boots became very sick open mouthed breathing and was a very nervous boy,with no diagnosis and put on several different meds.I insisted on a thyroid test and sure enough ,so he felt better soon.And was a happy boy untill 2003,when he had a hard time going upstairs and jumping.He was finally diagnosed with narrowing of the spinal area and I did actu-punture,which helped a lot. He could once again jump on mommy's bed and sleep with me !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :) Shortly there after he started losing weight and again after much testing he had a high creatine and bun level, KIDNEY DISEASE I was horrified .Boots went from al lot of food to baby food for a few weeks and finally had to got to the EM for a complete fluid flow. His levels started to go down and I thought we were going to be ok.But on one of my visits "I" noticed that he was having a hard time breathing and I insisted that they do a x-ray. My baby HAD FLUID AROUND THE LUNGS AND HEART AND THEY HADN'T EVEN NOTICED. A unexperienced vet had given him to much fluid, and Boots was dying.:( So I was forced to say good-bye to my special soul-mate. I spent the whole afternoon with Boots.His head in my lap telling him how much I loved him and it was ok for him to go and be with God and rest.But it wasn't , I couldn't let him suffer any more. S o at 6:15PM on Mar. 15,2004 I lost my precious Boots and Sammy lost his brother he loved so much.I sent him to the bridge to be with his sister and the kitty that sent him to me. BOOTS: You gave me more love than any other pet I have ever had.I miss you so much.I miss you sitting in the kitchen as I was getting dinner (hoping you would get some). Now I fix quick and simple dinners and have not eaten in the kitchen since you left.I miss you sitting at my feet all the time and what I miss the most is your talking.You would answer when I talked to you. And sing I never heard a kitty sing as loud as you. I have to believe that you were finally a happy kitty.Everywhere I go in the house I see you. Nights are the worst I know that you won't be coming up on my bed any more.I am so thankful that you did after the actu-punture. I know you are looking out for Sammy.I know that you want him to stay with mom as long as he can.But you know when it's time I will send him to you and you two can cuddle again.And when that happens I hope I will join you both soon after. Boots I have cried for and been so emotional for 365days every day and I want you to know that you may have been homeless for a while I am so blessed to have had a wonderful boy in my life for 9 years and I miss you and love you so much and I will never be ok, and I know Sammy misses you too he gets in your hammock and just stands there and then walks away. Mommy and Nanny and Sammy miss you and love you so much. THANK YOU BOOTS FOR CHOOSING ME TO BE YOUR MOM. I will love you forever and 1 day more. BLESS YOU BOOTSIE


"A Million Times I Will Miss You".....

They say memories are golden;
well, maybe that is true.
I never wanted memories
I only wanted you.

A million times I will miss you,
a million times I will cry.
If love alone could have saved you,
you never would have died.

In life I loved you dearly,
in death I love you still.
In my heart you hold a place
no kit could ever fill.

It broke my heart to lose you,
but you did not go alone.
For part of me went with you,
the day God called you home.

Your precious memory is my keepsake,
with which I'll never part.
God has you safe in His keeping,
but I'll have you forever in my heart.

If tears could build a stairway,
and heartache make a lane,
I'd walk the path to heaven
and bring you back again.

Our family chain is broken,
and nothing seems the same.
But as God calls us one by one,
the chain will link again.