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.
5/17/09 – 11/17/17
We went to the Humane Society looking for a cat and as we walked by one of the cat condos, a brown tabby jumped up and started pawing at the door. We knew we had to meet him and within minutes we knew he would be coming home with us. That day we adopted Jackson and though his time with us was far too short, he brought a lot of joy to our home. He loved to sleep on the back of the chair near our sliding glass door in the sun and play with his toys. But his favorite things were belly rubs and letting us know when it was time for breakfast. Until we meet again, we love you and miss you Jackson!
November 20, 2002 – November 10, 2017
We adopted Caramel from the Connecticut Humane Society in Newington on November 20, 2002, and it was love at first sight. She wasn’t too sure of her new home and spent the first 24 hours hiding in a closet.
Eventually she came out and was a delight from that day forward. What captivated us about her was her beautiful caramel colored streaked fur and her sweet and friendly disposition. Caramel was soon to realize that her weekends would be spent at our beach home.
This would require her to travel 2 hours by car each way and sometimes she wasn’t too thrilled about the trip. However, once she arrived at our cottage, she loved the screened in porch and the many windows that she could look out at the squirrels, chipmunks and assorted birds.
Caramel was a “mouser” to the maximum. She left quite a few of her “catches” in our shoe or next to our bed!! One of her many favorite spots in the house was on the back of Bob’s chair in his study. She would sit up on the back and wrap her tail around Bob’s cheek. This would require him to bring his arm up and give her lots of pets. We nicknamed her “the pet sponge”. Caramel enjoyed being part of Nancy’s book group and would sit with the ladies when they discussed the book. She was always the center of attention. She would love to play during the day with us and would chase a ball or a stuffed mouse around for quite a while. Our children and grandchildren loved her and were so very sad to hear that she had died. Our home is not the same without her but we have the most wonderful memories and pictures of our beautiful girl, Caramel.
Thank you to the staff at Cats Limited Veterinarians Hospital for the 15 years of wonderful care to Caramel.
2003 – 2017
We will miss you Boo. Your presence will be missed when we open the door and you are no longer there to greet us and our computers will have no more competition for our laps. You were a fighter – rescued from a plastic bag in a dumpster as a kitten, found after a 24 hour stay wandering around the Atlanta airport courtesy of Delta and cheerful despite 11 years of life with two girl kitties that never quit picking on you. If there is a kitty heaven I am sure you are enjoying the endless bowls of food and cushions that no one cares if you pee on. RIP my sweet kitty.
~Dom, Kim, Luke, Elliot, and Adam Lebel
5/20/2006 – 7/18/2017
Sweetie, our beloved tiny little black cat, was ferocious and yet sweet and loveable when he wanted to be. He was the king of our neighborhood, especially with other cats and when crossing the street. Our little monster boy was invincible. Then at 10 yrs old, he came down with lymphoma. Even his illness could not bring him down. He lived over two more years when we thought he would only make it for 6 months. He was our little fighter. One day he came up to me and put his head down in front of me to pet him and say thank you for trying to help me. He was a fighter right to the end. He was our beloved Sweets! See you in Heaven. Loved always, and never forgotten.
~Mom, Dad, Tuffie, & Boy
Fiddlesticks Trouble Weingast
1998 – 2017
We have said goodbye to our beloved, cantankerous cat Fiddlesticks Trouble Weingast. She was with us for 19 years. She did not like people. She growled and hissed at most. She was a picky eater. We loved her anyway – hmmmm, sounds like some friends and family members we know. We thank you Fiddle for giving us love, laughter, fear, angst and many good stories to share. I especially like the one where you trapped a neighbor in our basement and she had to call me for help to get out. Yes, you were not the friendliest but you were sincere. When you showed you liked someone (not often), we all knew you meant it. It was a privilege to be loved by you. We wish you well on your journey to your next life and we thank the good-natured people of Cats Limited for overseeing your care all these years.
2002 – 2017
My beloved Daisy entered my life 14 ½ years ago, right at holiday time. One of the first things I did for her was to make her a Chanukah stocking and a Christmas stocking. I have an assortment of photos of Daisy for every holiday throughout the year, as she loved to celebrate anything with me. Daisy was a very sweet cat, loved by all my family members, and she returned the love. She allowed everyone in the family to pet and play with her, a trait her brother Buddy did not possess. Every visit to her Grandma and Granpa’s house, she would sit in the kitchen window while food was prepared and consumed. While the family enjoyed watching television, she would commandeer the best viewing chair. And, we all accommodated her, finding other seats, as watching her sleep was often more entertaining than the program. Daisy often would put her paw on my arm and give a gentle squeeze. This action was something my grandmother used to do, giving me the peculiar sensation of Daisy channeling my grandmother’s love to me. Daisy would easily be found on the arm rest of my chair, lying down on paper’s I was grading, or walking on my keyboard while typing. She always was close by, which gave me tremendous joy over the years. Daisy was predeceased by her brother Buddy, and leaves behind her adopted brother, Gilligan. Gilligan misses her companion ship as much as I do. Daisy has left my arms, but will never leave my heart.
2004 – 2017
Lightning had the sweetest personality. Her loud purring and double paws were legendary. She could be shy, but she loved her family dearly. She was happiest when she could lay in a ray of sunshine and have her belly rubbed.
We were so lucky to have her, and she is missed.
~Dan, Meri, Kat, Adam, and her brother Thunder
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.
2004 – 2017
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
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
June 2000-July 25, 2016
May 2007 – June 2016
1999 – 2016
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 lose a fur baby so special, it’s a pain that is almost too much to bear.
“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
2002 or 2003 – 2016
2003 – 2016
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
2000 – 2015
2009 – 2015
2003 – 2015
~ Gary, Debbie & Kelly
1995 – 2012
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
~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
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
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
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
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
1996 – 2014
2004 – 2014
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
2011 – 2013
Unknown – 2006
1999 – 2007
1999 – 2007
1992 – 2009