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This time last year I spent the day in marseille airport trying to get home after my mum had heart failure. It was such an awful day Sad a year later and today feels possibly worse Sad I lost my best friend yesterday evening. She was 20 and she had been in my life from when I was 8 years old. My heart feels broken. She always looked after me when I was ill, comforted me when I cried and let me dance around the room with her in my arms when I was happy. She takes a piece of my heart with her to heaven.

My beautiful baby girl Emily.

And today is our 3rd wedding anniversary Sad

I feel so lost Sad

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So sorry to hear of your loss Robyn. I know they can be like family and more.

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bighug Sending you big hugs Robyn. I am so sorry to hear of your loss.

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I'm sorry, Robyn. It's easy to see how much you two loved each other. Much love to you!

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Robyn, I am so sorry for your loss. What a beautiful kitty Emily was. I can tell by the look in her eyes and expression on her face that she was a sweetheart who loved you very much and rejoiced in your love for her. What a great friend and companion she must have been.

I know how you feel; less than three weeks ago we lost a little black and white girl named Camden who looked something like your Emily. It's so hard, but eventually the grief will start to fade and the sweet memories of your wonderful Emily will fill your heart with happiness. And you'll have those memories forever.

Here's a picture of my little Camden.

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Robyn I am so sorry about your loss. I have a kitty that is heading towards that Rainbow bridge himself. The vet gave him just a couple of weeks and that was 2 months ago. It is hard on us, but so peaceful for them. I have to believe that. I have to believe that it is unlimited cat treats, cat nip and cat naps. Sorry again.

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Sorry for your loss Robyn.

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So sorry for the loss of your Furbaby. They are precious little angels of love. Wish we could give you a big HUG! Just remember you will have wonderful memories to always cherish.

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Sorry to hear of your loss, Robyn.

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Oh, Robyn - I am so sorry! Losing a beloved pet is just so hard. I hope the happy memories fill that empty spot in your heart.

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Robyn I am so sorry for your loss. Just know that Emily will always be with you - in your heart.

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I'm sorry sorry for your loss, Robyn. Our thoughts and sympathies to you. Along with a very big virtual hug.

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So sorry to hear. It's sad to lose a friend so close, human or not. Thoughts are with you. However, I must say, happy anniversary. I'm sure your kitty is in a better state and place now.

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I'm sorry for your loss, Robyn

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So sorry Robyn. I have two kitties who are my children now that my human kids are grown and gone. My heart goes out to you. sad

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Thank you so much for your thoughts, hugs and kind words. They mean so much to me.

We went out to a spa this evening as hubby had already booked and paid for it. We did have a nice time, although we cried a fair bit while we were there. I am not sad for her, she was so well loved and cared for, she was 20 and had lived with lots of problems for years now, IBD, hyperthyroid, renal failure. And now her other organs were failing, she was so skinny, she wouldn't eat or drink, she even refused cream! That was when I knew it was time. I'm just sad for me, that I won't get to cuddle her anymore.

She was such a lovely girl, when I was a teen I had bunk beds (to myself Wink ) and slept on the top bunk, she would climb the metal ladder to get up to sleep with me, and then climb down them after I got up. I used to say she didn't understand she was a cat, I think she thought she was part cat, part dog, and part human.

Thank you again everyone, it's amazing the amount of comfort you have given me, when really we're strangers to each other. Never underestimate the power of Disney lovers xxxxxx

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My sympathies to you Robyn. Emily was beautiful and what a blessing to have her for 20 years! Funny how they can wrap us around their little paws and teach us about unconditional love. bighug

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Sorry about your kitty we just lost ours a couple months ago

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I'm sorry for your loss. She was a beautiful kitty and I'm sure a lovely companion.

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I'm sorry for your loss, Robyn. I lost my 17 yo kitty a couple weeks ago, I know how you feel. She was a lovely cat, thanks for sharing the story of her climbing the bunk bed, very cool! Those great memories we have, and the love we felt from our cats, ends up making the pain we feel when they pass, worth it in the end.

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Robyn, of course right now you just want your sweet Emily back. Nothing can replace her. She was unique and special and the love you shared with her can never be duplicated with any other pet or person.

But when you're ready, there's another little kitty waiting for you that will fill a different space in your heart. The greatest tribute you can give to Emily is to get another cat when the time is right. Every cat I've had since childhood is a tribute to Jinx, my childhood cat, because she was so awesome I never want to live my life without kitties.

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Im so sorry to hear about your family member. Loosing a friend like that is hard. One kitty I had was grey, and was always small. I called her Sneak because she basically was playing hide and seek all the time. My Dad was never a cat lover, but he always told me she was the best cat he ever met. We had to put her down because she had a growing tumor in her throat and they couldnt operate to get it out. It was slowly suffocating her. The only reason I can remember this so much was after we put her down I went into a pretty deep depression, and I was only in the 4th grade, but here is the important part. Due to this... my 4th grade teacher found out, and she gave us her dog because she couldnt watch her anymore. So I ended up gaining a new family member. So my prayer for you is that another door opens up for you to be there for another animal. There are so many out there that need love, and they want to give that love back to someone too.

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crazycatperson wrote:

when you're ready, there's another little kitty waiting for you that will fill a different space in your heart. ... Every cat I've had since childhood is a tribute to Jinx, my childhood cat

Ohh... this made me tear up. bighug

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We actually have another cat, we took him in about 2 or 3 months ago, we named him O'Malley as he's ginger and he was seriously scraggy when we adopted him. I was at the vets talking to them about Emily when a cat in the next room was meowing for attention, I went in to see him and the girl explained to me who he was and why he was there. He had been found by the RSPCA (Not sure if you have them in the US, it's an animal charity here) and taken to the vets as he was found nearby to them. He had obviously had an owner as he has a bald neck from a collar, plus he is neutered. They searched for ages to find his owner with no avail. He is old and they thought he had heart problems, kidney problems, and a hyperactive thyroid (like Emily had). They said no one will take him as he will cost a fortune to look after and no where will insure him, so the RSPCA would instruct them to put him to sleep Sad as you can imagine, when they told me that I said we will take him. He was tested for everything and his heart and kidneys are fine, just the hyper thyroid for which he takes one tablet a day. He is very at home with us and although he doesnt really want a cuddle (just to be fed!) he's been paying me a lot of attention the last few days, I'm sure he knows I need it. The day Emily was put to sleep they kissed outside and shared a moment, I'm sure she was telling him to look after me.

I am picking Emily up on Saturday, she will be in a little wooden box with snowdrops hand painted on it - snowdrop is my middle name in Welsh.

There is another little girl in my vets that has been there a few weeks called Molly, she's 18months old and has taken a real shine to me. I don't want to do anything too hasty, but if she is there when we return from Florida I might give her a home, but I do hope she gets a home before then (not that she isn't well looked after there, they love her and she's always out running around the surgery), it's just a long way away and I want her to be with a loving family sooner than that.

Not that she would take Emily's place, I don't think anyone ever could, but I could find a place for her in my life and love. Crazycatperson you are so right in what you say, Emily is so amazing I want to give home to other cats who although will never be her, still need good homes.

Mase, you made me feel so comforted saying Emily is my family member, she really is. You have to be an animal lover to understand the loss.

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Robyn, I'm so sorry to hear about Emily. Our 4 legged family members are so special, and the pain we experience when we lose them is just awful. I hope your memories bring you peace and that when you're ready, a new little fur ball will help fill the void.

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Hi Robyn

So sorry for your loss. My Callie, a calico of course, is getting on and my heart aches to think of that approaching day when I will have to make an eternal decision for her. I know you have probably read Rainbow Bridge, but I wanted to pass this verse to you because . . . It makes my heart both ache and soar. Be sure you take time and find that new little love - as a tribute to Emily and what she taught you. Pass on the love. . .

To Those I Love
By Isla Paschal Richardson

If I should ever leave you whom I love
To go along the Silent Way,
Grieve not,
Nor speak of me with tears,
But laugh and talk of me as if I were beside you there.

( I'd come - I'd come, could I but find a way!
But would not tears and grief be barriers? )
And when you hear a song
Or see a bird I loved,
Please do not let the thought of me be sad...
For I am loving you just as I always have...
You were so good to me!

There are so many things I wanted still to do -
So many things to say to you...
Remember that I did not fear...
It was Just leaving you that was so hard to face...
We cannot see Beyond...
But this I know:
I love you so -
'twas heaven here with you!

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We have SPCAs here, without the Royal part. Also Humane Societies - most counties have one or the other.

It's good you have O'Malley to provide you with some comfort as you deal with Emily's loss. I'm so glad I have a houseful of rescue cats - most of them are getting old so we deal with loss too frequently, but having the others around really helps.

As for that little girl at your vet, I hope she gets a good home soon, but if not, I know she'll have a wonderful life with you.

Robyn, you're one of the folks who'll be meeting up with Dee, me, and some other folks October 21 or 24, right? I look forward to talking kitty-cats with you then.

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Yes that's right Smile we are meeting you the day we are at HS Smile xxxx

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My kitty went to join your kitty last night. again I'm sorry for your loss Robyn.

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Oh no! (((Angels)))

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I'm so sorry, Angels. Cats (and dogs) are such wonderful friends, and it's so hard to lose them. I've got a bunch of kitties up there with yours and Robyn's. I hope they're all playing together. We'll see them again someday.