I’ll Love You Forever, I’ll Like You For Always…

I’ll Love You Forever, I’ll Like You For Always, My Baby You’ll Always Be, Oh My Minnie Mouse…My Sweet Forever Kitty Girl!

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It has been a very tough few weeks here…I’m sorry to be so long in writing new blog posts…I hope I have not lost any of you that usually read the blog…I have lots of new photos and lots to tell you in future blogs…however, for the last several days, words escape me and tears come easily…you’ll see why.

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I have very SAD news, our Minnie Mouse crossed the Rainbow Bridge, slipping peacefully into Heaven, last Monday, November 24th…a week ago tomorrow. I was so not ready to loose her. The last week of her life her health began to slowly fail, and by the end of the weekend, I knew something was not right as her back paws were swollen. Minnie’s vet examined her Monday and found that Minnie was in Congestive Heart Failure or CHF…it was such a shock as Minnie had always been so healthy and we did not see it coming at all.

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I have cried buckets since Monday…my words are yet stuck…it has been a wordless week for me. Even so I am trying to write memories of Minnie and also her memorial as with almost 20 years together, I have many good stories to share with you about the pure love of a very special kitty, my beautiful Minnie, who will forever be the kitty of my heart!

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My good friend, Sherri-Ellen also lost her beautiful kitty girl Nylablue (photo above) on November 22, a week ago yesterday…it has been a mighty rough week for us both as Minnie and Nylablue became best friends during this last year. When Sherri-Ellen learned that Minnie had crossed the Rainbow Bridge, she did a memorial blog about Minnie, despite her own grief, it was so very sweet of her and much appreciated. I have heard from many fellow bloggers the last few days that left their condolences for Minnie and I…and I thank you, your caring words have hugged my heart…I am not alone in my heartbroken grief. I will answer each of you very soon…

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I urge anyone reading this to hop over to Sherri-Ellen’s blog and leave her your condolences/thoughts on loosing Nylablue, (Nylablue had beautiful blue eyes and was so pretty) it has been very hard for Sherri-Ellen…loosing our precious kitty girls hurts deeply as they are part of our family and become a huge part of our hearts/lives, we miss them dearly. Sherri-Ellen’s link below will take you to her blog, you can read her memorial to Minnie Mouse and also hear more about her sweet kitty girl Nylablue.

http://nylabluesmum.wordpress.com/2014/11/27/minnie-mouse-has-joined-nylablue/

Sherri-Ellen is an amazing kitty Mom with tons of love and she loved Nylablue so much!

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Last Friday as I was writing to Sherri-Ellen to thank her for Minnie’s memorial and the many comments I had received…we had a very short rain shower and when I looked out I saw a double rainbow!!! A double rainbow as one for Minnie and one for Nylablue. I tried to capture the two rainbows but the second one did not show very well…you can see it faintly behind the prominent rainbow to the left of the photo…I felt like Minnie and Nylablue were letting us know they crossed the Rainbow Bridge together as best friends and they were happy…it was a beautiful sight to see! To the naked eye, both rainbows were vivid and quite bright…the second rainbow seemed to shadow the first rainbow.

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The above photo was taken last summer of Minnie in our yard, (she loved exploring the yard as she lived inside our house)…she was 19.6 years old this month and would have turned 20 years old, on Mother’s Day, May 10th, 2015.

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Minnie came to live with us in 1995…the owner could not find a home for her and asked if I would take her and of course I said yes! She was maybe 5 weeks old…and I became her “Forever Mommy.”

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When I saw her precious little green eyes peeking out of the hay…and then her little striped head popped out and baby Minnie greeted me with the sweetest mews-mews…our eyes met and I knew she was my special girl…my forever kitty girl.

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Tears are running again…I miss Minnie so much!

God Bless You Minnie Mouse!

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“I’ll love you forever, I’ll like you for always, as long as I’m living, Your Mommy I’ll be!” “That means eternity my Sweet Minnie Girl.”

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When God says I’m done here, I’ll see you in Heaven…Summerland…Across The Rainbow Bridge, My Baby Kitty Girl!

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“I’ll love you forever, I’ll like you for always, as long as I’m living, Your Mommy I’ll be!”

HRCG is over and out for now…

74 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. speedyrabbit
    Dec 20, 2014 @ 00:18:14

    Oh such a beautiful post for two Beautiful girls,xx Rachel and Speedy

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  2. nokotahorse
    Dec 19, 2014 @ 12:54:57

    Oooh how sad, we will miss your blogs about Minnie so much, many hugs to you!

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    • Hot Rod Cowgirl
      Dec 19, 2014 @ 18:53:25

      Thank you so much…I miss her everyday…she was a huge part of our lives…she was always my kitty angel girl…and so sweet. I was blessed to have her for almost 20 years. It is good to see you and I do love your blog, and your horses:)

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  3. Nylabluesmum
    Dec 08, 2014 @ 09:38:02

    Oh HRCG those moments of sadness will wash over us for a while to come. There will be more smiles & less tears in time…I have read a book called “Purr Therapy” & it has helped me so-o much.
    Even as ‘prepared’ as we were for the end of our girl’s lives we could never be fully ready to say Goodbye. That is the price of Love…I would not change a moment of my life with Nylablue….she was ‘purrfect’ as she was… & in her eyes I was ‘purrfect’ too…..
    Here is a virtual {{{{{HUG}}}}} for you. Your emails have helped me so much. We have faced our losses together & we have made it thru the initial shock & grief…we will continue the journey together…i am with you in spirit!
    Love Sherri-Ellen x0x0

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  4. angelswhisper2011
    Dec 08, 2014 @ 05:40:04

    What a beautiful tribute to your dear Minnie. Tears are falling through my eyes now too. It’s such a blessing that she stayed with you so long. My dog was 18 years when she left her physical body and I felt so blessed. I love the signs of the rainbow. Knowing that they are still around you is such a comfort. Big Hug and Soft Pawkisses of Little Binky to heal your pain ❤

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    • Hot Rod Cowgirl
      Dec 20, 2014 @ 00:30:04

      Thank you so much for your kind words…Minnie was such a huge part of my heart and life, we were always together and I was blessed beyond measure that she put her trust in me as her mommy. She was truly my sweet kitty girl…and I was blessed too that she was with me almost 20 years. I miss her so much but I know I will see her again and knowing that helps. Wow 18 years is a long time for a dog too…our animals are so human to us and part of our family.
      Before my Mom passed away she was in a coma of sorts and God brought her back for several hours, she shared with me that she had been to heaven and had seen my Dad and her much loved dog Rhett…she was very clear minded. A few days later when she passed, both my hubby and I were with her, Minnie was three years old then and she ran to Mom’s room hopping up on her bed and was meowing like she could see Mom stepping into eternity and was saying goodbye…I am sure that as Minnie stepped into heaven, Mom was there to cuddle her and love on her until someday when we get there:) Huggies and Pawkisses and Paw Pats to sweet Little Binky

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  5. Isobel
    Dec 07, 2014 @ 16:32:50

    So sorry to hear this. She was loved and loved you. A good life. And as she was getting old you knew it couldn’t be long. But that makes no difference does it? It hurts. Time does heal, eventually, and the memories are a comfort, but right now it is so hard.
    Tomorrow night we are lighting candles for a neighbour’s cat who died last week. I shall light a second one for your lovely Minnie Mouse, and the next church I am in, I shall put her name on a prayer card.

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    • Hot Rod Cowgirl
      Dec 07, 2014 @ 18:02:50

      Thank you so much…I know you know as I remember reading about your kitty Cat. I loved Minnie so very much…even as you say, I knew she was aging but, one is never prepared and oh I miss her, she was with me for almost 20 years…she was part of our lives through thick and thin. She got me through the illness and loss of my parents, she was my nurse when I went through breast cancer and she wiped away my tears when life was not so great…she listened to my prayers and was always my comic relief, mostly though she was my kitty girl, my Minnie Mouse. I prayed over her daily with God Bless You Minnie Mouse..she loved it as she always perked up…she was an incredible kitty girl and I was so blessed that she chose to live with me…thank you much for your thoughts and for remembering her in prayers and candle. Hugs and hugs…

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  6. Nylabluesmum
    Dec 07, 2014 @ 15:20:51

    I agree HRCG that we were truly blessed with our girls & now they are in Summerland free of pain or disability. There will be ‘up & down’ moments for a while…it is different with each person. Some take a few weeks; some a few months; some much longer.
    I am thankful we have had each other to confide in as our girls lifves wound down. It is sad we lost them but at least we can commiserate & comfort each other 😉
    Much love & prayers for healing, Sherri-Ellen x0x0

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    • Hot Rod Cowgirl
      Dec 07, 2014 @ 16:10:26

      Thank you Sherri-Ellen, i agree 1000%. We were blessed indeed. I can tell in myself that I am doing better but I had a moment this afternoon that the tears fell…I think we will always have tender moments that will cause the tears to run as we both loved loved loved our kitty girls:) And I am so thankful for you. For the wisdom and concern that you gave me the last few months of Minnie’s life…and that we could confide and lean on each other. I wish I could have hugged you many times as I knew how hard it was…but we could count on each other with email and that is a blessing for now too:) God Bless You My Friend:) Love and Hugs:)

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  7. Tuxedo Sophisticated Cat
    Dec 03, 2014 @ 11:56:31

    I am so sorry for your loss. It sounds like she had a wonderful life with you and you will always have wonderful memories of her.

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    • Hot Rod Cowgirl
      Dec 05, 2014 @ 01:09:48

      Thank you Maralee for stopping in…she did have a wonderful life and I do have tons of good memories…I was so blessed to have her for 20 years. Now it is hard as she was with me 20 years…I miss her sweet purrs and her presence…she was my forever kitty girl and kitty angel love…{{{Hugs}}}

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  8. dezizworld
    Dec 03, 2014 @ 11:41:00

    Minnie wuz very bootyful. We can see how yous got lost in hers eyes. Mommy sez when she looks in ow eyes she gets lost into anudder world, and dat’s what mommies do. Weez sorry she be gone now, but know she will liv on furever in yous heart and mind. and she will wemain in da bytes and pixels of da web furever and ever. She is never faw fwum you so long as you still hav luv. Weez sendin’ hugs and kitty kisses and purrs.

    Luv ya’

    Dezi and Lexi and mommy Audra

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    • Hot Rod Cowgirl
      Dec 07, 2014 @ 15:26:17

      Oh you are very sweet…yes Minnie was beautiful with her long whiskers and pretty green eyes…and I loved all her incredible stripes….i used to tell her she was the car of Minnie colors:) She was always such diva with letting me know that if I left overnight she would leave me a present somewhere and she did:) She was the best and she loved us much…as we did her. She was like you two full of that beautiful cattitude:) Hugs, Purrs and lots of kitty loves and huggies to your Mommy too:)

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  9. Mags Corner
    Dec 02, 2014 @ 19:35:26

    Your beautiful Minnie Mouse is for sure lighting up Summerland across the Rainbow Birdge. We recently lost our sweet Patches that was with us for 20 years so I know how hard it is. Keeping you in thoughts and prayers. Hugs and nose kisses. Maggie, Pooh, Chancy and Baby Boy

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    • Hot Rod Cowgirl
      Dec 07, 2014 @ 15:16:32

      Thank you much Maggie, Pooh, Chancy and Baby Boy:) Your thoughts warm my heart:) Am so sorry you went through this too with your Patches…it is hard and bittersweet…we love our babies so much….sending hugs and lots of sweet animal rubs and luvs:)

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  10. emjayandthem
    Dec 02, 2014 @ 04:32:32

    It is so hard when they must leave us and you’re right, we’re never ever ready to let them go. Hugs to you, and tears, too.

    That double rainbow? “Coincidences are just God’s way of remaining anonymous.” That was meant for you to see sweet friend.

    MJ

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    • Hot Rod Cowgirl
      Dec 05, 2014 @ 01:03:05

      It truly truly is and I know you know this…I never saw it coming MJ, she had done so well I thought this was mostly an issue with her age causing her pain in moving etc. No clue it was a heart issue…now looking back, seeing her photos from a year ago or even a few months ago she looked so much better than she did in the last month…she was very good at hiding her illness. I did not know what it was but I knew she was needing help so I stayed with her 24/7 the last several days/nights..I carried her and carried her water and food to her…prayed lots and loved on her. I miss her so much and am thankful for the years we had, 20 years is a long time, we were very blessed. I know now she is safe, free of fear and pain and kitty laughing in meadows of catnip and sunshine, and someday I will see her again…love you and hugs.

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  11. mythreemoggies
    Dec 02, 2014 @ 02:58:11

    So sorry to read about your loss. Minnie was one amazing moggie to leave a huge imprint on your heart xxxx

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    • Hot Rod Cowgirl
      Dec 04, 2014 @ 20:54:48

      Oh she was and she did as she was incredible…I loved her and will love her forever as she was my kitty angel girl…in 2006 when I went through cancer she became my nurse and watch kitty and I began to call her my kitty angel girl….she was a blessing to me everyday and I loved her so much and miss her terribly…I am beginning to see that she is now pain free, happy and well…in catnip fields forever….and that is good as the last few weeks she suffered. I will see her again someday and she will forever remain in my heart as my forever kitty girl…sending hugs and kitty rubs

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  12. Wendy Macdonald
    Dec 01, 2014 @ 20:30:34

    So sorry to hear that Minnie has crossed over to the other side. Pet loss is never easy.

    Blessings of peace ~ Wendy ❀

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    • Hot Rod Cowgirl
      Dec 04, 2014 @ 20:38:41

      Thank you Wendy…no not easy at all. I was so blessed to have Minnie almost 20 years and she was a healthy happy kitty until the last month…I have lots of good memories to over run the bad ones…but I do miss her much…she would light up our house with her little purrs and happy heart…she kept me giggling and wondering what she would do next with her cattitude and fun spirit…she was a love and a beautiful girl and I was blessed to be her Mommy.

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  13. Max Reynolds
    Dec 01, 2014 @ 19:00:31

    My sincere condolences. -Max-

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  14. Marilyn Armstrong
    Dec 01, 2014 @ 17:33:38

    They do not live nearly long enough. We have a couple of old ones and I live in fear. My heart is with you.

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    • Hot Rod Cowgirl
      Dec 05, 2014 @ 00:38:49

      Time goes too fast…it is still hard for us to believe it has been 20 years since Minnie came to live with us! I miss Minnie Girl so much, the house is different without her bright kitty light filling it with kitty joy and love. I know she is now safe with God, and well from the illness and pain free, playing in fields of catnip and flowers…someday I will see her again. Knowing you have animal loves and babies…my heart is with you too…((((Big Hugs))))

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  15. Anne Marie
    Dec 01, 2014 @ 16:05:27

    Thank you. You sent me so many nice picture og your beutiful home. We can never farget the beautful home. You and your husband had restaurert in Juniper Cannyon.
    My hart will allways be there in Oregon. I hope vi meet again som time.

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    • Anne Marie
      Dec 01, 2014 @ 16:11:57

      subcribe

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    • Hot Rod Cowgirl
      Dec 05, 2014 @ 00:29:19

      Hello Anne Marie, it is so good to hear from you and from Norway. I loved meeting you and showing you the house…I hope you come visit again with more time so we can share our lives and memories…I would love that:) Someday I hope my husband and I can travel to Norway to visit and see where my Great Grandmother lived and also my Great Grandfather as well as where my Grandfather and his family lived…and to see where you live and beautiful Norway! Hugs and God Bless…lets keep in touch and I will try your email again too. ((((Hugs from Juniper Canyon))))

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  16. The Island Cats
    Dec 01, 2014 @ 14:22:14

    We’re so sorry to hear about Minnie Mouse. Gentle headbutts and comforting purrs coming your way…

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    • Hot Rod Cowgirl
      Dec 05, 2014 @ 00:22:33

      You are so very sweet thank you for your condolences…Minnie loved the head butts and purrs and so do I…I have missed her purrs and missed everything about Minnie Girl…I know I will see her again someday and she is safe now playing kitty tag with Nylablue…love you and huggies

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  17. Nylabluesmum
    Dec 01, 2014 @ 14:12:47

    Hello dear friend…I am here…finally…your post here touched me deeply & the tears are flowing freely for BOTH our kitty girls…..
    Thank you for your kinds words about me; how could I NOT do a memorial blog for your sweet Minnie Mouse?? Our girls brought us together & I shall be forever grateful to them for that!
    I am so so sorry Minnie went into CHF> like you I had no idea she was sick nor did I think Nylablue would be leaving us b4 Holiday time.
    Please know I am praying for you; for the pain to subside & the grief to loosen its clutches on you & the tears to not fall so much…
    It will take us both a while to get thru our losses; we are in this together HRCG!!!
    Love to you & hubby & the poochs & Melody too!
    Sherri-Ellen & Angel Nylablue ❤ ❤ ❤

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    • Hot Rod Cowgirl
      Dec 07, 2014 @ 15:13:56

      Dear Sherri-Ellen…life is crazy at times…thank you for your kind warm words of support. I hope you are well and doing ok. I am finding days of up and then days or times of down…I know our girls are in a better place and they would want us both to focus on the good…and the last few days I have felt better and have remembered the funny times with Minnie, she always knew when I needed a good laugh…it is funny how perceptive our girls were:) Sending you happy thoughts and hugs…praying too and you are in my thoughts and heart:)
      Love n Hugs:)

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  18. Herman
    Dec 01, 2014 @ 11:04:35

    So sorry to read this sad news about Minnie. Cherish all the warm memories deep in your heart! Sending you hugs…

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    • Hot Rod Cowgirl
      Dec 05, 2014 @ 00:16:30

      Thank you dear sweet Herman…your gray coloring and eyes are striking, you are a special kitty. It has been a rough week…she had done so well until a month ago…..I have looked at photos I took of her the last month and compared with a year ago, what a huge change…she was an expert at hiding her illness. I was very blessed to have her almost 20 years…i know she is with me in my heart but when I come home from town I walk into the house and look at her favorite place to sit or the house feels so vacant without her presence…she was a special kitty love and will forever be my forever kitty….sending you hugs

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  19. Marcella Rousseau
    Dec 01, 2014 @ 09:56:05

    I’m sorry to hear of your loss, Marcy. Yesterday I was watching the National dog show of 2014 on PBS The other day and they showed a dog that looked like Kiah although Kiah has better coloring. My favorite dog in the show was a Bernese Mountain dog, a breed I had never heard of. Here is a link to see the breeds that were in the contest. I wonder if you caught the show?

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    • Hot Rod Cowgirl
      Dec 04, 2014 @ 23:59:23

      How interesting to see a National Dog Show…no I have never been to a dog show or the National one as of yet. We have Kiah’s half sister Ellie Bell now…she is a little over a year and right now is with me as I write…she loved Minnie out special kitty girl too…we all have missed Minnie tons as we did with Kiah too. It is so very hard to loose our family pets…It is always good to see you and send you huggies!

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  20. SwittersB
    Dec 01, 2014 @ 09:55:00

    So very sorry….always so hard. Hugs

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    • Hot Rod Cowgirl
      Dec 04, 2014 @ 23:56:07

      Thank you so much…I know you know. It is tough and will take time. I miss Minnie tons…she was with me for almost 20 years. I was blessed to have her that long with no health issues until this year…she was a joy and so brave…Hugs

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  21. wolke205
    Dec 01, 2014 @ 09:49:02

    Oh no.. That is so sad… I m so sorry for you and for your friend… Big hugs xxx

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    • Hot Rod Cowgirl
      Dec 04, 2014 @ 23:50:03

      Thank you much for your sweet condolences…I miss Minnie very much. She is safe now and well playing in catfields of heaven with sunshine and rainbows..Nylablue is with her and they have been cloud hopping today I think…I try to focus on this but the truth is that I miss her and have many sad moments. Hugs and be sure to give your sweet dog a rub from me.

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  22. Jennifer
    Dec 01, 2014 @ 09:39:38

    bless you, CG, you’re in my prayers!

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  23. Nin Ashmore
    Dec 01, 2014 @ 08:53:39

    Bless your heart. I know pets occupy a special place in the hearts of their owners. I’m sorry for your loss.
    We watched the birth of a goat the last time we were missionaries in the Philippines. He was a white frisky critter, as he leaped around the yard. My husband called him, “Prince William.” He was a sweet pet; a baby. My husband would hold him on his lap and he would fall asleep as he petted him. Did a snake bite him, did he eat something poisonous? We never knew, except he exited our lives shortly. It broke my husbands heart. He asked the Lord if he could have his pet again in the Millennium.
    My daughter has a min-pin. She broke her foot recently and this small pet would lay by her leg in a compassion that belied he “was only a dog.” This little pet brought her such comfort in her long convalesce. Since her foot is nearly healed said pet doesn’t do that anymore. Amazing instinct! Amazing God!

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    • Hot Rod Cowgirl
      Dec 04, 2014 @ 20:23:00

      Thank you so much for your caring words and for sharing about Prince William. Loosing Minnie has been very hard, even though I knew she was pushing 20 years, I just never figured she would have to go through a serious illness. She was always so healthy and happy, even her vet marveled at her age and how young she looked…and then the last month was very hard as we did not know yet “what was wrong” but we knew something was. I at times felt helpless and the last four nights and days I stayed with her 24/7 as she needed my help in getting to her water which I brought to her and the same with food when she wanted it…and I just wanted to be with her. Loosing Prince William it would have been so hard to not know what was wrong or happened, I am so sorry you both had to go through the deep pain and loss…sometimes not knowing is the hardest. Yes I can believe that about your daughter’s min-pin…Minnie did that with me one night and the next day they found a blood clot and I was in surgery within an hour…somehow Minnie knew like your daughter’s pet…I always say that I know that God loves the animals too as He made them first and He will have them in heaven to reunite with us…that will be heaven! God is amazing and so good to us…while my heart grieves and is sad, at the same time my spirit rejoices that Minnie is with Him and I know I will see her again…and she is at peace with Nylablue playing in fields of kitty flowers and catnip, running and doing all their kitty antics while Jesus laughs.One thing I did every day with Minnie was pray over her and always say “God Bless You Minnie….God Bless You and Keep You and Always Let His Face Shine On You”, usually I would say it several times a day to Minnie as I stroked her back…I do believe it made a difference with keeping her healthy and happy. God is an Awesome God…sending lots of God hugs and special Minnie hugs too…

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  24. Jim Bluhm
    Dec 01, 2014 @ 08:22:46

    We are so sorry to hear about Minnie! Our pets become part of our famailies and a great loss. Jim & Elaine

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  25. smseattle
    Dec 01, 2014 @ 08:14:33

    Bless you, Hot Rod Cowgirl. Thank you for loving Minnie and giving her such a loving home. May you be comforted, and may you have many good memories to balance out the sad ones.

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    • Hot Rod Cowgirl
      Dec 04, 2014 @ 20:00:04

      She was easy to love and to choose…she was incredible really and so perceptive, but I think most animals that I have been around are perceptive and good…I so have more good memories than bad…the hardest part yet for me is not seeing her as I miss her and look for her…and yet I am thankful that she is now well and pain free, running forever in the land of catnip and sunshine…and someday before she knows it, we will be together again…{{{{soft hugs}}}}

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  26. Susan M.
    Dec 01, 2014 @ 08:13:11

    Bless you, Hot Rod Cowgirl, for loving Minnie and giving her such a loving home. She had a wonderful life with you! Thank you. And may you be comforted. A wise person once said that eventually the good memories start to balance out the sadness.

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    • Hot Rod Cowgirl
      Dec 04, 2014 @ 19:55:12

      Thank you much Susan…your words mean alot to my heart. She was easy to love and take home, oh how I loved her from that first minute of seeing her…something clicked in my heart and I knew she was my forever kitty girl. I miss her so…she was the world to us, her little heart was loving and beautiful, so full of love and always full of a little fun too.I was very blessed and she was my girl. Good memories have helped both my hubby and I as we both loved loved loved her. She filled our lives with everything Minnie.

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  27. Swoosieque
    Dec 01, 2014 @ 06:44:16

    I am so sorry. I have tears in my eyes and words seem so empty but know that you and Minnie have touched my heart and I am sending both of you big, giant, spirit hugs… XXXXX {{{SPIRIT HUGS}}} 😥

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    • Hot Rod Cowgirl
      Dec 04, 2014 @ 19:47:02

      Dear Swoosieque, thank you much for your tender words. I could feel your tears and send you big hugs…Minnie would hug you too…she figured that out over the years in hugging me, she would get on my lap and purr and then lean into my heart with the side of her body, she would snuggle against me…she was such a love and was my sweet kitty girl..I was blessed to have her for so many years, we made lots of good memories that help carry me now in my grief…sending you kitty loves and hugs..

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  28. Savannah's Paw Tracks
    Dec 01, 2014 @ 06:02:59

    Minnie will always live in your heart and she will wait for you

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  29. bentehaarstad
    Dec 01, 2014 @ 03:50:31

    Sorry for your Minnie Mouse, and your loss. But it is wonderful to see that animals can be so much loved. I wish the same for all animals.

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    • Hot Rod Cowgirl
      Dec 04, 2014 @ 19:25:25

      Thank you much my friend…it is hard to loose her and while I know I will see her again, I miss her cute little face. She was such an incredible kitty and so human in her emotions and how she related to us. I was so blessed to have her for 20 years and she was healthy up until a few months ago. Wishing you a peaceful evening…

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  30. onespoiledcat
    Dec 01, 2014 @ 03:04:41

    We learned of Minnie’s passing through Sherri-Ellen and knowing Nylablue had just gone to Summerland, we knew somehow that Minnie and Nylablue were together and keeping each other company across the Bridge. I know how devastating it is to lose her – she’s been a part of your lives there for so long. We are sending lots of hugs….and hope that maybe in time, Minnie will do for you what Nylablue is doing for Sherri-Ellen – interviewing candidates for a new kitty to join your families who can share all the love you have to give.

    Love, Pam and Sammy

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    • Hot Rod Cowgirl
      Dec 04, 2014 @ 20:28:02

      Thank you Pam and Sammy for your caring words…they are meaningful and truly do help my heart..while I know I was blessed to have Minnie until almost 20 with healthy happy years, I can’t help but miss her tons…and yet I know she is with Nylablue and well, safe, happy and pain free…and I will see her again in God’s heaven playing and running like she did when she was young…she was the best and I loved her so very much…the grief comes in waves and knocks me over but I know too that it is good as I loved her so…sending you lots of hugs and kitty loves…kitty rubs and paw pats with some head buts too and deep purrs…love yous.

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  31. bobmielke
    Dec 01, 2014 @ 00:53:56

    Nothing like a good cry at midnight. You’ve got to know how much I love animals because of all my portraits of them. Minnie & I share a few things in common. I was born May 10th, 1949. My mother always called me her Mother’s Day present from God. Secondly I almost died from congestive heart failure in 2006. When admitted to the emergency room my blood pressure was 255/150 and I was blue. All three of my major organs were 3 times their normal size. God wasn’t finished with me yet so I made a remarkable recovery. I share your pain and loss in the hope that by sharing it I may lessen your grief just a tiny bit. – Bob

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    • Hot Rod Cowgirl
      Dec 04, 2014 @ 19:13:22

      I do know how much you love animals…and thank you my friend for sharing your heart with me…your sharing about congestive heart failure has helped me understand what was going on with my Minnie…and I am thankful that you got to the hospital and recovered:) The last week has been part surreal and also emotional tough at times…I know Minnie is with me but I do miss her little meows and her cattitude…she loved me lots and I loved her lots, we had that connection from the time I first became her Mommy…she was so special in her heart and she touched people with her sweet presence. She was incredible and I know you would have loved her…one thing I am beginning to see is that I was blessed to have her for almost 20 years and she was healthy until the last few months…I had some pictures of her a few days before she crossed the rainbow bridge and she truly did not look well…I can see that now…I know time will heal but she will always be my heart kitty and my heart…grief is hard and it will take time. It is very cool that you shred the same birthdays…I’m sorry to be so long in answering…I needed time to process…we have terrible freezing rain, I hope you are way better down in Portland!

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      • bobmielke
        Dec 05, 2014 @ 00:16:19

        My love of animals, when extended to those I know so well at the Oregon Zoo, teaches me a lot about the cycle of life here on earth. In the 9 years since I moved to Oregon I’ve basically moved back to nature, especially since retiring myself. I’ve learned that happiness begins from within us. We are blessed to have family that includes animals in our lives. They make our lives richer and better as they coexist with on during our time on earth. What a sad place this would be without them.

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      • Hot Rod Cowgirl
        Dec 07, 2014 @ 15:57:03

        Animals bring us so much blessing and they are wonderful teachers…and I agree that it would be very sad without them. I have found the animals that have become personal pets to me and then to us have been brilliant…they are perceptive and in tune with nature and with us…and they love unconditionally. I get so upset at people who abuse them or harm them…maybe growing up on a farm taught me early on but I do believe that when we take an animal on as part of our family and as our pet, we chose them, so no matter what is going on in our lives, we are responsible for them…if they are hungry we feed them, if they are sick we nurse them back to health and do all the right things with the vet and if we own larger animals like a horse, we listen to them and become their safety, the one they can trust their lives to…horses being fear and flight will trust you if you are a good leader…they need that solid trust so even if you do not feel good, you feed them and love them…it is the same with a kitty or dog…and all of life. I agree that happiness comes from deep within us too…sometimes we have to choose it and keep a going….my Dad always said well now no matter what, you have to keep on going, chin up and you can do it! He was right:) I can not imagine a world without loving the animals and them loving us:)

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      • bobmielke
        Dec 07, 2014 @ 16:25:29

        I’ve shared my life with a number of dogs, cats and birds as a child as well as an adult. I’ve lived most of my 65 years by myself but even during my 3 marriages I had pets. It’s a shame dogs and cats can’t live as long as humans. They seem to enter our lives and then go so quickly. I miss and love each and every one.

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      • Hot Rod Cowgirl
        Dec 07, 2014 @ 17:32:33

        Me too…

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  32. lilmisspoutine
    Dec 01, 2014 @ 00:28:06

    what a sweet little girl! sorry to hear about your loss =^.^=

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    • Hot Rod Cowgirl
      Dec 01, 2014 @ 00:43:35

      She was amazing…I miss her terribly. Thank you for your kind words and stopping by, means much to my heart…

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      • lilmisspoutine
        Dec 01, 2014 @ 01:02:57

        you’re welcome. 🙂 a neighbour’s young calico tabby has been visiting almost every day since mid August.

        I have been the recipient of head bumps, licks, cat kisses, kneads, and purrs (the regular and solicitation varieties), and been used many times as a lap to sleep on. it seems like she has been with us for forever now! 🙂

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      • Hot Rod Cowgirl
        Dec 04, 2014 @ 19:14:40

        Ahhh that is so sweet though and always fun with cats…they are each so unique and usually like to keep us interested with their antics:)

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      • lilmisspoutine
        Dec 04, 2014 @ 19:24:58

        they certainly work themselves into your heart. Sweetie (I think that’s her name) didn’t show up for the past two days (snow and sub zero temps) and I actually missed seeing my little shadow! she came back today and promptly started meowing and purring for cuddles and milk.

        then she went wild on her scratcher (go figure — I don’t own a cat, but we have gotten a toy for her). and yes, she belongs to the 70% of cats that respond to catnip!

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      • Hot Rod Cowgirl
        Dec 07, 2014 @ 15:47:29

        Oh yes they are in your heart so easily as we love them and they love us with lots of kitty love:) I bet when Sweetie showed back up your heart smiled with joy…she sounds awesome and how cool you got her a scratcher and ohhhh catnip always works wonders and gives lots of fun for both kitty and you:) Hugs:)

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