A burial and an obituary

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A burial and an obituary

Postby theproffet » Tue Jan 23, 2001 12:50 pm

If I cry and become drunk and sloppy here, not may will chide me for it. How many people actually look at this forum? I never did.

Java was only 8 months old when she was killed. I'll always remember meeting her at the shelter, the most microscopic ball of fur and energy. She was so perfect and immediate, I had to bring her home as soon as I could.

We had issues, involving chewing on electrical cords and tipping the coffee maker over, but I had always believed she was safe here.

She helped me over my lonliness, my anger, my grief. I will always remember the moth that flew in though the window, she valiently attempted to swat, and her perplexed look over wanting to release it. Java was forever confused by creatures that were not human. Mice, birds, other cats, dogs.

She had this totally graceful and daring pounce whenever you would get ba k from work.I always told my friends not to worry, this is "The Ambush Dance.

We have a lot of ledges, bookshelves and furniture in an small space. Java never walked on the floor so much as lauched herself as a projectile from perch to perch.

She died by misaventure, tipping over my st ero cabinet while i was as work. She was so close to being an adult, nad was getting fat--I don't think either of us really knew how dangetous that could be.
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Postby whenchywoman » Tue Jan 23, 2001 1:03 pm

I'm sorry for your loss proff. I too have a very special feline in my life. I don't know that I can say much to comfort, except that you will both be oin my thoughts and prayers.
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Postby Synne » Wed Jan 24, 2001 8:36 am

Hugs to you, Prophet.

I think animals are some version of "angels" that come to live with us and give us the love we need... like humans, they come to fulfill their mission and stay just long enough to do what they came for... even when it doesn't seem to make sense, it helps me to think that there is some reason for the things that hurt.
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Postby Ed Sysop » Thu Jan 25, 2001 5:24 am

Oh, what a tragic story, prof.

I think you need to go get another cat right away. This time, keep the stereo out of the way though!

Pets really are good therapy, and I think a Java II, or something like that, would be a good idea.

And now, just for you....

Born in the night
She would run like a leopard
That freaks at the sight
Of a mind close beside herself
And the nearer I came
How the country would change
She was using the landscape
To hide herself.
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Postby mouse girleigh » Thu Jan 25, 2001 5:51 am

<font color=orange><b> i am so sorry to hear of your loss, Proffet. i hope you treasure the precious memories of Java with happiness... even though she was only with you for a short time. </b></font id=orange>

<hr>we are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars

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Postby Synne » Thu Jan 25, 2001 7:59 am

Proffet, I'm sorry for ur loss AND I'm sorry I spelled ur "name" wrong <img src=icon_smile_blush.gif border=0 align=middle>
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Postby 47966 » Thu Mar 29, 2001 5:31 am

Proffet, you most definitely sound to me like someone who should have another pet. I know that your first thought is that you never want to feel like this again but there is a type of person in the world (and you are one) that is supposed to share his/her life with an animal. I know this sounds goofy, but it's true. I'm still having a difficult time getting over the loss of my dog a year and a half ago (he had cancer) but I know I'll have another someday even though I know I'll inevitably have to deal with a loss again someday. What pets can give us and what we can give to them makes it all worth it.

The main reason I haven't yet gotten another dog is because we took another cat in (bringing the feline total here to 3) a month after we lost the dog. This particular cat had just lost his owner to cancer and it was just so fitting that we should share our home with this interesting little creature. He became quite comfortable here in a very short time and now I believe that he would never put up with a dog.
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