Welcome to the Cats Limited Virtual Pet Memorial where we invite you to celebrate your cat’s life and the incredible bond you’ve shared. Experiencing the loss and sadness of losing a beloved pet is most often very difficult. Creating an online memorial in your pet’s honor can be healing and rewarding. Please submit your cat’s story, any message you’d like to share about their life and your favorite image of them to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please limit submissions to 300 words or less.
Oliver Norris : 1999 – 2012
Tibbs Norris : 1999 – 2017
This is a picture that was taken of Oliver and Tibbs when they were first brought to Cats Limited in 1999. The Norris family recently shared it with us in their memory.
Emerald is gone and the hard truth is that we cannot save them all, it hurts.
You can drive 2 hours to a shelter to pick up a beautiful 12 year Siamese cat that has been given up due to her owner’s health problems. You can review the medical records that only show a problem throwing up with some brands of cat food. You can pick her up and have her melt into your arms, give you head butts, and eagerly enter the carrier.
You can have a wonderful drive home with no feline complaints.
You know this is a wonderful cat because the first day Emerald gives lots of head butts, has a desire to be held, to be rubbed, and to sit on your lap.
But your second day becomes a nightmare when she has her Vet check-up. You have a good veterinarian, one who is gentle, caring, and thorough. Because your vet is good she discovers a granular mass under the rib cage, something that had not been found by a different Vet 3 weeks earlier.
You have X-rays taken and the cruel truth is that it is that your foster cat has cancer. The prognosis is that the beautiful, loving cat that you hold in your arms has at best, 2 months to live.
You take her home and send the x-rays to your rescue center in Virginia, they confirm the prognosis, and in three days her health rapidly declines. Despite all of the supportive care provided, there is nothing you can do to change the outcome.
In the end it all fails, you adopt her as your own, so she has someone of her own, and help her over the bridge.
I miss you Emerald, sleep well and I will see you again when it is my turn at the bridge.
Evaluator, Foster, and Transporter for Virginia Siamese Rescue
5/26/00 – 1/14/17
Although I have had a number of cats throughout my life, Mic Mac was special. She had a penetrating wisdom when she gazed at my through her deep, luminous eyes and I felt we were able to communicate telepathically at times. Of course, she had the combination of wisdom, cunning, and playfulness that is inherent in a cat. I didn’t know Mic Mic until she was 7 because for the first part of her life she was a breeding cat for a Maine Coon Cattery up in NH, really a wonderful place. But her owner wanted her to have a family of her very one and all of us loved Mic Mac right from the start. How I will miss her trills, eeps, and variations of the meow as well as her affection. I think of her often.
2004 – 2016
I’ll never forget the first time I saw this spirited black kitty in the cage at my former vet’s office. He had these eyes that just drew me to him. I already had a cat and didn’t think I could bring another one into my household. So I told myself, “You can’t do it” and hoped that he would find a good home. I went home and could not stop thinking about him. It was a weekend so I knew I wouldn’t be able to do anything until that Monday. So the whole weekend I just had this anxious feeling that I want this kitty and hope that nobody had expressed interest in him. Monday came and I called the vet. Thank God he was still available. I then claimed him. From that day my life changed. I decided to name him Aragon after Lord Aragon from Lord of the Rings. He became the king of my realm.
Aragon was more of a dog than cat. I had to wonder if he had been one in his former life. He would play fetch with me. He loved Q-Tips so I would throw one and he would bring it back. I was astounded. I never saw a cat do this. If I was eating he would be right in front of me waiting for me to share. If he didn’t like it, he would make the scratching motion as if he was in his litter box. lol I guess he was letting me know that I sucked as a cook. lol THAT always cracked me up. I would call him my Sous chef. He would always remind me when I had something on the stove and forgot about it or let me know when it was time to check on something I was cooking. Everywhere I went, he was right with me. If humans have soulmates in the kitty world, Aragon was mine.
Aragon trained me well. He told me when he wanted food, told me and showed me when his kitty box was not cleaned to his expectations and when he needed some loving. He was there for me through my rough times. He was the light through my darkness.
If he only knew the number of times he saved my life.
I will miss my handsome boy. I am so grateful for the time that we had together. I thank you Aragon for all your love and support and want you to have fun with Annye and all the other animals that have crossed the Rainbow Bridge.
Thank you again Cats Limited for everything.
2010 – 2016
In memory of Oliver, my magnificent loving boy. Oliver died Monday morning 8/8/16 from an obstructed urinary tract. He didn’t show symptoms until I found him Monday morning lying flat on his belly outside the littler box. He was not moving, did not respond to my voice and was shaking. I got him to the vet quickly but he died under anesthesia a couple of hours later. It was too late. All my cats are now on Royal Canin prescription SO food for urinary tract health. If only I knew, I would have used this food or a similar prescriptive food as a preventative long ago. Oliver is greatly missed by his feline brothers and sisters; Chai, Fernando, Nimbus, Momo and Stella and his human family; Margaux, Andy, Kelsey, Miranda, and Jason too. Oliver was just getting bold enough to explore the newest family addition, Miko, our English Golden retriever. They would have been great friends if given a little more time together. Oliver was a shy boy who took his time getting to know you but in the last year of his life he discovered how great the bed was and human affection. He enjoyed his ears being scratched and being held like a baby. Oliver, without a doubt, was my most beautiful cat. He was mommy’s little boy and he knew he was so loved. I am so sorry my sweet little boy. I wish so much that I had known you were sick. I am so sorry I couldn’t save you. I will never forget you and I will love you forever. RIP Oliver. XOXOXO
June 2000-July 25, 2016
Cookie, just a Beautiful Girl! Cookie was like a human companion. We could read what each other was thinking. She had great insight, perception and curiosity that made her so special! She was always there for me. She would come up to me and give me kisses on my cheek! She would play tag with me and loved playing with laser lights. We spoke to each other with our eyes which expressed the love we had for each other! I love you always Beautiful Girl – hope to see you in the next life. ~Love, Mom
May 2007 – June 2016
Zenny was such a kind and gentle cat. He loved to sit with my niece’s guinea pigs, never harming them. Sometimes he would slowly reach out his paw, and barely touch them. Most mornings, he would quietly paw at my door; I still find myself opening it for him. And I miss his gentle taps on my arm when he wanted to be petted. He was also a cat that loved to play fetch. He would get so excited when I scrunched-up a piece of paper and threw it. He would race after it, toss it around a bit, and then bring it back and drop it at my feet, again and again. Supposedly, his mother wasn’t very motherly, and his litter was raised by the family dog, which may explain some things. I would have played fetch with you forever, Zenny. You were such a good boy. I thank Dr. Hester and Cory for helping him pass so peacefully in his own backyard. And I thank Dr. Lafer and all the staff for being so kind and caring. Courtney
Tigeey was very very laid back-a big reason why he lived for 20 and a half years- but he was not at all aloof. He always had to be close by someone and was very affectionate. We will miss how he followed us around the house, our meowing discussions, and how he would proudly prance in the backyard when taken out on his leash for a little fresh air. If there ever was a perfect cat, it was Tigeey.
Miles Davis Churchill
1999 – 2016
Miles Davis was a feral kitten when I adopted him. When I first brought him home, other than feeding time, he would not come out from under the bed. I spent hours on the bedroom floor with a feather toy doing my best to coax him out. He came out slowly — first just a paw, then a little nose, finally his head. After a about a week, he was cuddling on my lap and sleeping on my pillow at night. He was my beloved furry baby for 17 years. I will miss him terribly, but the sweet memories I have of him will always be in my heart. Thank you Dr. Hester and the staff at Cats Limited for your kindness and compassion. ~Pamela
Lightning was not just our pet, she was our best furry friend. She was always there to greet us in the morning and when we got home at the end of a long day. She was always there to follow us around the house, often as we sang “Me & My Shadow” to her. She loved to cuddle on the couch with us, she loved to beg for her favorite treat of chicken. At bedtime she wanted nothing more then to sleep on the bed with us where her sweet purr would lull her mama to sleep. That purr was the most comforting and amazing sound. We were lucky enough to spend 10 of her 16 1/2 years with her…10 wonderful years of love and companionship.
One week ago today we said goodbye to our sweet Lightning Bug. There is an emptiness in our house, but more so a great emptiness in our hearts and souls. To loose a fur baby so special, its a pain that is almost too much to bare.
” If love could have saved you, you would have lived forever.” We will always love you & forever miss you our wonderful Buggies! ~Ginger & Jason Mills
9/3/1999 – 5/5/2016
We fell in love with Abby’s photo on the Lilac Farms “Available Felines” page even before we met her, a raven black cat with huge copper eyes. When we brought her home, she was so shy that she hid behind a dresser for three days. Then, one evening we heard her sweet meow on the stairs, her announcement that she was ready to join our family, and she sauntered into our living room and our hearts. She blossomed into a wonderful companion, who loved belly rubs, deli turkey, and a rousing game of chase. We will miss her always and treasure her memory forever.
2002 or 2003 – 2016
When we first met Tigre at the CT Humane Society, we immediately loved her sweet face and beautiful markings. She really “interviewed” us and decided we were acceptable, and so began twelve fun and, at times, crazy years! Although she could be naughty (and many of the staff at Cats Limited have the war wounds to prove this!), she was also playful and loving. She would greet us at the door when we’d come home and she could run the perimeter of the first floor in a flash. Tigre could sense when we felt ill, and would come and snuggle with us. Her curious nature got her into places she shouldn’t have gone, and the little fighter in her looked forward to her weekly altercation with her boyfriend, Big Red. She had a very tough last few weeks, but she remained as determined as ever. She was our perfect cat and we will never forget her. ~Dave & Penny
Hero was one of two adult cats adopted from a local shelter by our daughter Cleo. He had piercing blue eyes and a coat the color of a toasted marshmallow (with a demeanor that was equally sweet). He was a very vocal (likely part-Siamese) and loving companion, and he served as a stealthy ring bearer when our son-in-law Matt proposed to Cleo. Hero’s health declined in his final year, and by July 2015 he was too sick to travel with Cleo and Matt when they moved to California. Though we already had three cats, we became his caretakers, and Hero moved in with “cousins” who each accepted him in the household to varying degrees. With the help of Cats Limited we did our best to keep Hero safe and comfortable until his passing on February 8, 2016. We miss him and feel blessed to have had him in our lives, and we will be forever grateful to the incredible staff of Cats Limited who showed so much concern for the He-Man throughout his time in our care. Barry and Tara Rahmy
2003 – 2016
Casey, our beautiful diluted calico, was rescued by the Arizona Animal Welfare League and adopted into our family in the spring of 2004. A year and a half later she bravely flew cross country in a carrier that fit under the seat of an airplane when we moved to Connecticut. She was part of our family for 12 years – waking us every morning, greeting us at the door when we came home, protecting us from men wearing work shoes, demanding supper at exactly 6 p.m. and purring us to sleep every night. We miss her and her antics so much. RIP Casey.
We picked out Flash from a litter of kittens for my parents. He was a very unique cat and perfect for my parents. He acted like a cat for my Mom and when he was alone with my Dad, he acted like a dog. After my Mom died, Dad and Flash were inseparable. Whenever Dad had to go out, Flash would wait by the door and upon my Dad’s return would jump on his chest and lie on my Dad’s upper chest saying “you can’t go anywhere now”.We brought Flash to our house after my Dad died and introduced him to our cats over a few weeks. Flash died 5 years later (last Monday) almost to the day we brought him into our house for good. He was the smartest cat we ever had. He understood many words so we would end up spelling a word instead of saying the word knowing he would understand what we were talking about.Flash loved going outside with us on his leash, sit on the deck, lie in his cage in the sun and play catch with snowballs. He would always love to go out in the snow so we always had to shovel a spot on the deck for him to sit.
Although we and our 20 year old Tigeey are heart broken, Flash is happy now that he gets to see his first Mom and Dad who he never got over losing
Finian was a sweet, gentle, Maine Coon cat with a rare cream color who was born in northern New Hampshire. His life span paralleled my older daughter’s, who brought him home in the spring of her kindergarten year. Indeed, he was her special boy, preferring nothing more than to burrow in her lap while enjoying soothing strokes between the ears and under the chin. We were blessed to have Finian as part of our family right up until my daughter was to start her senior year of college. But Finian had a big heart and willingly gave and received love from all family members – He formed a special bond with my younger daughter after she returned from surgery and a lengthy hospitalization a few years back. His unwavering presence by her side plus the low purrs he emitted certainly helped the healing process! Finian had his playful side too, especially in his earlier years, and had bullet quick reflexes. While we are sad that Finian has passed over the Rainbow Bridge, we are so happy that he was an important part of our lives. Submitted by Joanellen Hurley
2000 – 2015
I adopted Figaro along with 2 of his brothers Oliver and Sebastian with 2 of my roommates at the time. I was Figaro’s Mom and Oliver and Sebastian had their own separate Moms. They were born in Jamaica Plain, MA. He lived in Braintree, MA with his brothers for the first 5 years of his life. He was the biggest of his three brothers and also considered the alpha male. We then moved back to CT where I was originally from. He lived with my best friend and her dog Q who soon became the best of friends. Q was a Bichon Frise and you would often find Figaro and Q napping in the same bed as they liked to cuddle and be together. Figaro was very social and always welcomed new animal friends, even his adopted sister Paddy who was very feisty. He loved to play with his Harley Ball and had a fetish for plastic bags. He brought 15 years worth of love and memories and will be terribly missed. He will always be my handsome Prince and will be in my heart forever!
2009 – 2015
Paddy was adopted in Glastonbury where she was found wandering in my neighborhood in search of food. As the weather got cooler she stayed on my front porch and soon made her way into the house and my heart. She loved to be outside and would bully other cats in the neighborhood by chasing them up trees as well as up and down the street. She loved to climb trees and I was always amazed at what she would get herself into. She got herself into plenty of trouble which led her to becoming an inside cat. She lived with her adopted brother Figaro and cousin Q. She developed a cancer that had taken over her body quickly but in her short time lived a fun and adventurous life. She had a feisty personality, but she was loved just the same. She also had a very sweet side to her and she will always be missed. She was definitely a Princess and if cats wore tiaras she would definitely wear hers proudly. I will never forget you Paddy! You will be in my heart forever.
2003 – 2015
Pacey ~ Pace ~ Pacers
You were the best and we miss you so very much. You will always be in our hearts.
~ Gary, Debbie & Kelly
1995 – 2012
I adopted my precious Medina, the gentle matriarch of my feline family, in November, 1995 when she was 6 weeks old. She loved me for 17 years, through two battles with cancer, chemotherapy, three surgeries and the death of two of my most beloveds, my husband of 40 years and my religious teacher and guide. She moved with me from from New York City to West Hartford, CT, where she loved me almost to the completion of a masters degree from the Hartford Seminary in 2013. In May, 2012, I did the most loving thing I could for her, and it shattered my heart. The photograph looks as if she is black and white, but Medina was a gray and white beauty. I will never recover from the loss of her physical presence, but her sweet and loving spirit will live in my heart forever.
2003 – 2015
I first saw my sweet Sirru (her name means a spiritual secret) in 2003 in a neighborhood pet store that had put her and her kittens up for adoption. I visited her weekly to take her out of the cage and give her love. When the kittens were gone, the store owner offered her to me .Sirru became a beloved and Loving member of my feline family, securing a forever home in my heart. I will love and miss her always.This is a picture of Sirru (notice her beautiful eyes) with her best friend, Yazzy, who is grieving in her own way.
2000 – 2015
Molly was a loyal and faithful cat. She protected her territory and only wanted to cuddle with our family. She was our first cat and she’s been thru everything with my sister and myself. She was there during 9/11 sitting next to me as the terrorist attacks unfolded. She watched as we graduated middle school, high school, and college. She watched us transform from kids to adults. You lived a very great and long life Molly and our family loves you.RIP Molly, We miss you and every little thing you used to do.~ The Janiga Family
2002 – 2015
“We are all visitors to this time, this place. We are just passing through. Our purpose here is to observe, to learn, to grow, to love . . . and then we return home.”
~Australian Aboriginal proverbWe miss our teacher and friend fiercely; however, with joy and gratitude, we cherish the wonderful times we had together with Clementine. We fully appreciate why the late poet Charles Bukowski mused, “in my next life, I want to be a cat,” for cats “know that everything is, just as it is.” Thanks for being, Clem.~Arthur Masi & Brian Hentz
2002 – 2015
Buddy came into my life suddenly after a loss of a furry child but before I was considering new children. When I heard of kittens needing a home, I couldn’t say no, particularly to an orange tabby, my particular favorite. Buddy was labeled antisocial by the adoption agency. I said, “He just needs the right person.” To everyone’s amazement, when I entered the room, he scooted out of the cage he was huddled in, ran up my leg and perched on my shoulder. It was love at first sight. This love continued for 12 ½ years. He was my baby boy and no one could touch him but me; which was a shame, as he had the softest coat imaginable. To me he was gentle and cuddly and was always by my side. Buddy endured a lot of “fat jokes” by his family, but he was loved nonetheless. Buddy wasn’t fat, he was big boned! He leaves behind his sister, Daisy, who misses him as much as I do. I will miss playing catch, how he greets me at the door when I come home, sleeping with him on my legs, watching TV while he cuddled with me, him sitting on my lap watching my fish in the tank, watching him snooze with Daisy and lick her ears, and how he watched me through the window when I worked in the yard. I’ll even miss him walking all over my papers and the keyboard when I do schoolwork and how he woke me every hour in the night to eat! I miss everything about him. I was fortunate to be with Buddy until the very end, he will always know how much I loved him, as he was told and showed constantly. ~ Elaine
12/18/05 – 3/7/15
We walked in to the shelter and there she was…she was in a cage and was suffering from an upper respiratory infection. Prior to being at the shelter, she lived with an old woman who had passed away. Out of all of the kitties there, she called to us before she even laid eyes upon us. She began slamming her head and body up against the cage and we knew she was meant to come home with us. We fell in love with her on the spot.We took her home and later that night when we had dinner, she stood up next to me on her hind legs and started to beg. My heart melted. I picked her up and gave her kisses and then some kitty treats. The next day she hopped up on the counter and stole a loaf of bread…she bit into the bag and dragged it under my desk. I gently picked her up and told her she never had to do that again, then I gave her more kitty treats and refilled her food bowl.
As she got older, she took over the whole house. She was in charge and she knew it.
She loved to eat, sit in her multiple window seats and soak up the sun, and watch the birds and squirrels. Together we would watch the trees and nature and enjoy our time together.
Buzzy was loved by everyone who met her. Whenever someone would visit, she would get very jealous and rub up against my leg until I picked her up so she was the center of attention.
We are all heartbroken that she is gone and will love her forever. She is forever in our hearts. David, Kim, Ian & Sarah
It was a hot Arizona September in 1996, when we picked up Peaker from the animal shelter in New River, AZ. Her name came from Squaw Peak, a well-known mountain in Phoenix. She was a much loved member of our family for 18 years. She watched children grow up and go away to college; tolerated various “Peaker-sitters” during our family travels; moved across country to CT; and lived in a hotel for 2 months before settling into her new home in West Hartford. Peaker was our morning alarm clock; our work buddy with her own office chair; our lover of sunshine and of all things sweet. We miss you so much Peaks, but we know you’re enjoying your own peace of sunshine up in heaven. Thank you to all of the doctors and staff at Cats Limited who handled Peaker’s final hours with unbelievable care and respect. We will be forever grateful to her friends at Cats Limited. -Laura and Bill
Gabrielle “Gabby” Elizabeth Holmes
Nov 15, 2001 – Oct 2, 2014
My Gabby Girl…..I miss her so much! She was the love of my life! We struggled many times….who’s the boss in this house! Gabby won every time! We fought at Christmas time, because she would drink the water out of the tree stand. We named our tree last year “AnnaBelle!” My tree this year I will name “Gabby.”I want to thank you for all the care you provided! I know she loved all of you! ~ Ash
We will miss Max. He was a frinedly, beautiful cat. He helped us greet the neighbors and meet friends as he walked on his leash through the neighborhood. In the back yard, he showed us how to hunt for chipmunks or stretch out in a sunbeam. And at 6pm, it was time to snuggle up and watch the news.He was always in the center when we had family gatherings. To quote my daughter, “While we are all pretty sure that he was the favorite sibling, none of us held it against him. He was a fine, beautiful cat and the friendliest feline I have ever met. He will be missed by many.”
My Minuit was a rescue cat. She was 18 months old when I found her in a run-down shelter in Berlin, Connecticut. She was skinny and her coat was grey and dull. On the way home in the car, she jumped out of her crate and was frantic.When she was finally home, she was so exhausted that she slept right away in the cat bed I found for her. My friend, Ken came over to meet her and suggested the name “Minuit” which is French for “midnight”. The name stuck and she seemed to understand from day one that it was her name.
Minuit was the smartest cat I ever owned. She knew all kinds of words and responded to them right away. Although she was always highly anxious, she was in charge from day one. When I brought our other kitten into the house, she mothered him from the beginning. Even when our large Maine Coon came to live with us, she was still very much in charge.
Minuit got wonderful care at Cat’s Limited although she was not fond of the visits. When she was diagnosed as a diabetic, she was a trooper about her twice daily insulin shots. She seemed to know they were making her feel better!
At the end, it was obvious that she had lost the quality of her life and she spent long days in my closet sleeping and hiding. She went to her final sleep very peacefully under the great care of the staff at Cat’s Limited.
I miss Minuit every day. She was my best buddy for 12 years. I know that she is the best cat they have in cat heaven! – Nancy Mandly
Baby Girl Bouchard
2004 – 2014
Before she officially became our cat, I remember her walking the neighborhood. I never gave it much thought since there were a few cats prowling around. My husband asked me if I had noticed the gray cat walking around and I said “Yes, who does she belong to?”Well, before we knew it she strolled down our driveway one day to introduce herself. I went into the house and chopped up some sliced deli meat for her which she devoured immediately. We fed her every day after that and let her sleep in our heated garage since it was starting to get cold at night.
After advertising for her owner with no response we decided to make her our own. We realized at once that she was an outdoor cat and she enjoyed hunting for her food. We had to name her and decided that what fit her best was Baby Girl. We loved her from the start! Several times we left for home early during vacations just to pick her up at Cats Limited where she enjoyed a condo vacation.
She wasn’t overly friendly and hated being picked up but she showed her love for us in her own ways, rubbing her soft furry body against our legs or napping next to us on the couch while we watched a movie.
We raised her for eight years and treated her like our only child, spoiling her which she thoroughly enjoyed. When Baby Girl wanted to eat she would let you know by walking on the bed and hitting us with her nose or meowing insistently until we got the hint.
Baby Girl was an outside cat until it started to rain (LOL). She had our spacious well shrubbed yard and our next door neighbor’s yard to call her own. She hunted mice, birds, chipmunks and anything else that moved. She was a very good hunter and would show off her prey at our slider waiting for praise from us.
She started to get sick recently, not eating, losing weight. She was diagnosed with diabetes and an elevated liver count. We did our best, giving her insulin and pills and force feeding her which as you can guess she didn’t like at all.
When it got to the point that she struggled with her normal routine we made the sad decision to put her to sleep in August. Everything around the house and yard is a reminder of our Baby Girl. We loved her and miss her very much. Eileen & Ron
May 6, 1994 – Sept. 5, 2014
20 years of sweet meows…Lucy was the dearest, most wonderful friend! She was always happy and loved to be with us…..
Sitting on the desk scrolling through Facebook was one of her very favorite past times….She sat with us through every meal and would get so excited when I made my nightly trip to the grill…..GRILLED CHICKEN was on tap for her and she knew it!!! She Loved nibbling and sticking her little button nose in my fresh flowers….She was an indoor cat for most of her life but the last couple of months we let her sit on the patio…
Oh…she loved it…she would stretch out on the lounge chair and just soak up the sun…then take a little stroll through the garden hoping to see one of those strange little creatures zipping in and out! (chipmunks).We will miss our little angel, and angel she was….
RIP Dear Lucy…we will never forget you…xxxooo
1999 – 2014
Stimpy found US many years ago. We think he was about a year old and only had half of his tail which made him very distinct.He had a very sweet personality and was loved by everyone who knew him. No matter where we went, Stimpy was portable and came along for the overnight. He adjusted well and was a seasoned traveler having his own travel gear.
Wrapping gifts was Stimp’s favorite! Whenever he heard any gift wrap out he was right there and loved chewing on the curly ribbon and just lying on the tissue paper or inside the box!! This made everything even more special to have my little helper adding his own special touch!
Stimpy was such a special member of our family and he filled our lives with so much love and happiness over the years. We now have such tender and fun memories to look back on and cherish.
He had his special way of always adding such fun and love to our family by just being himself!
We are so lucky to have been “found” by Stimpy to share his life and enjoy the years together.
He is missed by all who loved and knew him!
~Jim & Chris Flynn
Miss Lilly Lowengard
1996 – 2014
Twelve years ago, I was asked if I would like to adopt a cat that was about to lose its home. I agreed to see the cat and went over to look at it. My ﬁrst look was through the back window, of a very beautiful calico meowing at me as I looked at her through the glass. When I entered the house she was very shy and hid from me. I decided that I would like to have the cat and went home to pick up my cat carrier since I didn’t have it with me when I ﬁrst met her. I picked her up and took her home to my apartment. She liked jumping onto counters and high places to knock things off of them. I was told that she loved to do that as well as hiding keys. The person who I acquired her from told me that her name is Lilly, so I decided to keep it and added Miss in front of it. Eventually she got used to me and would jump onto my lap. but she did not like being carried that much. She was also a very singular kitty, she only let me pick her up and she really did not like any other animals or people. I would take her to my parent’s house if I was going somewhere and she would stay up on the third ﬂoor and would only go down when there was a thunderstorm. She did not like the noise and would hide in a second ﬂoor closet. I am missing her very much, and hope to someday acquire another companion.
2004 – 2014
The sweetest little girl in the world. I could write a book about the love, the smiles, the laughs this little girl brought in to my life.
I guess we all could. I miss her terribly. But I am selfish. I will wait a few months , get my house ready and adopt again. because I know there are more wonderful cats that want to share their love.~Thank you for your care for Alice.
1999 – 2014
Dear All – Thank you for your thoughtful card after our loss of Lewis. We miss him very much; our house seems so empty. Lewis loved his beings and was a very smart boy. His other monikers were Mr. Sweetie Pie, Nutty Buddy and of course Mr. Lewis. Thank you for your care and concern over the years, much appreciated.~ Bob and Mel Michaud
1999 – 2014
Clark was a dear companion with a gentle personality. He was our precious handsome boy. He loved to be with his beings in the kitchen and on the bed. He is sorely missed by his family including brother Lewis. Thank you for your gentleness in caring for Clark, your thoughtful card and kind words.~ Sincerely,
Bob and Melanie
1997 – 2014
When I went to pick out kittens almost 17 years ago, you and your sister Isobel literally tried to climb up my legs to get to me. I scooped you both up, one in each hand, and the purring was so loud I think they heard it in the next town over! Pure, instant love. The easiest and most wonderful decision I ever made was taking you two home. For 17 years you have been my welcome wagon when I came home, my best friend through the good times and bad, and the best snuggler a person could ever wish for. You have given me unconditional love and joy and I will miss you everyday. I think a part of me thought you would live forever – you surely will live on forever in my heart.~ Jenna Levitt
October 14, 2000 – December 11, 2013
I am grateful to you all for your loving care for so many years (exactly 13 to the day when I brought Muffin and Mocha home!), and especially for his last hours. This photo was taken on the last morning, just before bringing him down to you. He was lying on feathers right to the end!~ Susan
1997 – 2013
I first picked up Jerry and his sister Springer 16 years ago. As a kitten he was so cute and so hyper…lol. Over the years, Jerry and I bonded. He would always wish me good bye in the morning. At night no matter what type of day I had, he was there again. He loved sleeping in my winter coats and he loved it when I would pet him. It’s been said that cats have 9 lives…Well, I hope his next owner will love him just as much as I did. Love you and good luck buddy…Ken Janssen
2003 – 2013
Remembering our Molly…We miss her so much. We miss her doing all of the things she loved, like being brushed and laying on her scratch pad everyday. She also enjoyed jumping into the Pachysandra. She had her daily routine and we followed it. She was so good natured and loving. She was also very spoiled. She was always waiting at the door when we came home. She had her own pink blanket and loved to lay against her pillow. Comfort was her thing. She was so beautiful with her long silky black fur, large double paws and large eyes like an owl. All of the pictures we have for every season, for all occasions, she is there. She gave us so many memories and we were so lucky for that. She is everywhere in our home. She will be with us always. We will love Molly forever.~Judy & Rich McDonald
1993 – 2013
Our sweet girl. We miss you so much. You were always spunky and wanted things on your terms and we didn’t mind a bit! We nursed you through diabetes and you were our brave, tough cookie. The day you went off insulin was one of the happiest days of our lives. We were so lucky to have you for over nineteen years. You were a gift to us in so many ways. We will miss taking care of you and seeing your beautiful face.With all our Love,
Mom, Dad and your “sister” Lisa
1997 – 2013
I was 10 when I first got Cleo… When I was 7 we moved into our new house when a black stray cat showed up. He lived a good life for 3 years until one day he disappeared. I was devastated. He was my best friend and he followed me everywhere. A few months later I told my mother that I wanted another black cat. We called a woman who was fostering a black and white kitten. I instantly fell in love and when I arrived at the woman’s house, I had met my soon to be best friend Cleo. We took her home that day. She followed me everywhere. We would walk through the woods together and if I sped up, she would do her little butt wiggle, chase and jump up at me. We used to play hide and seek together too. I would hide behind a piece of furniture and call her name. I’d poke my head out really fast at her and then hide again. She would come speeding at me and jump on whatever I was hiding behind. We would lie in the grass together, enjoying each other’s company and the beautiful weather. I am almost 26 now and I miss my best friend of almost 16 years. I will never forget her. She was always there for me and I will continue to miss her until the day we are reunited again. Thank you for the comfort and compassion your staff showed me when I had to put my Cleo down. Putting her to sleep was the hardest thing I’ve ever had to do. I will miss her terribly, but I couldn’t have been at a better place or with a better group of people. Thank you for everything. ~Jennifer Hoffman
This is Becky’s favorite hiding place…behind our daughter Steph’s shower curtain…She loved to hide there! Becky was a member of our family and is very much missed by all of us, especially her sister “Rachel”. We will always miss her, but will treasure our pictures and memories. Thank you again, for the wonderful care and support you offered to all of us ~The Bohannon Family
2011 – 2013
“Casey, In my husband’s sock drawer”! Casey was a rescue from Puerto Rico. She brought with her some health issues, one being Leukemia. But that didn’t stop her from living a short, but very active life full of playing with her toys and “me”! Casey had a “YVBF personality” (Your Very best Friend), and gave me so much joy and laughter, and now my life is filled with so many happy memories. ~Marilyn Walsh
Unknown – 2006
The sweetest, most loveable cat we ever had. He was such a sweet lap cat. We brought him home from NYC and, right away, he loved to watch the birds and rabbits through the picture windows. The vet told us he had some kind of stroke like problem and recovered for awhile. A month later though, he died of internal bleeding. We were so, so upset. We burried him wrapped in a cuddly blue blanket under our pine tree. The next day, I looked out of the window and the blue blanket was laying on top of the ground. I started to scream and the neighbor came over to check it out. A bear in the area dug him up, but thanfully, never touched his body. The bear pulled the blanket out of the grave. We guess he was nosy to see what was burried in the grave. We miss Buddy all the time and will always remember him as Dad’s “Buddy” because he’d follow him around the house and sit as his desk with him while he worked. We still have a stone as a marker and will never forget him.
1999 – 2007
We miss our fluffy fat cat. After many years of giving her two shots of insulin each day, it was very hard to have her put asleep. I remember the time when we couldn’t find her and Dad found her in the basement laying very still. Dad was crying and crying and called for me to see her. We thought she was dead, but wait…a heart beat! So, we started to pry her mouth open and pour Karo syrup in her mouth,,she came around in a few minutes. We rushed her to the vet and saved her life. We miss you, but know you are better off and more peaceful in kitty heaven.
1999 – 2007
Uncle Spencer the big orange cat. Although you were only here for a short time, you left quite an impression on everyone. You wanted everyone to know you were the boss and those that didn’t understand that, still have the scars to remember you by. I could never quite figure out how you were able to open the refrigerator door to get to your catnip when no one was around, but I could always count on you waiting for me at the door every night when I got home. When you developed that terrible heart problem, we did all we could to keep you with us and comfortable. However, frequent trips to the vet to have your heart drained of fluid and we knew, that was not any kind of life for you. We did the kindest thing we could and took you to the vet where they gently ended your suffering and you peacefully went to sleep. It was one of the worst moments of my life and I can say, you are terribly missed! You leave behind cats Rocco and Seamus who would have loved to have you as their mentor because they’re just about as mischievous as you were! Thanks for the memories little buddy. – Your Dad.
BooBear Robbins McCloskey
1992 – 2009
To our beautiful, sweet BooBear. It’s been two years since you’ve passed and, still, not a day goes by that I don’t think of you and miss you like we said goodbye yesterday. You were my family member and support team through many years in New York City where, not matter how cold the weather got or how stressful life seemed at times, I could return home to your warmth and all stress and worries melted away. Besides being able to count on you meeting me at the door with love and plenty of purrs, I think It’s cuddling with you each night I miss the most. I wish you hadn’t gotten so sick at the end of your life, but I still feel comfort knowing we had seventeen great years together. Saying goodbye to you that day at the vet was one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to do (and still brings tears to my eyes), but I know it was the very best thing to do for you. We all miss you, but know we’ll see you again. All my love, your mama, along with daddy Jeff, Daisy, Rocco, Brooklyn, Seamus and Annie.