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RIP Delia, a.k.a. BooBoo Kitty


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#1 Spidergawd

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Posted 29 August 2011 - 04:33 PM

Our precious and beloved BooBoo Kitty, who has been a constant source of love, companionship and warms for over 21 years, has passed. Her condition has been worsening for the past week, and left her barely able to move, not able to eat or poop, and we decided to do what's best to give her peace and comfort.

She went peacefully and in my arms. It was the hardest thing I've ever done, but we take much comfort in the fact that she is now happy, running and dominating all other animals (she was the alpha cat's alpha cat).

For most of her life, and half of mine, she slept on my chest, nose to nose with me. Karen has had that joy as well for the past years. She ran our house with an iron paw, but had SO much love for us and all our family.

We are very, very sad and emotional right now. But we look back with pleasure and fond memories of the thousands of hours of joy and love she brought into our lives. Even though she will always be with us, we will miss her dearly every single day.

Rest in peace, my beautiful, precious BooBoo. You will always be in Papa's heart. :heart:

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#2 TEO

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Posted 29 August 2011 - 04:48 PM

:heart::heart::heart:

#3 Gwendolyn

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Posted 29 August 2011 - 04:57 PM

Awww sorry to hear - I had to go back and re-read - 21 years is awesome! you were blessed :heart:

#4 TakeAStepBack

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Posted 29 August 2011 - 04:59 PM

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#5 Karen

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Posted 29 August 2011 - 05:22 PM

Thanks everyone. We spent so much quality time with Delia over the years and especially over the past week. The last two days were really rough for her and it was time for her to be peaceful again :heart:

We love her so very, very much.

#6 manzanita stark

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Posted 29 August 2011 - 05:26 PM

:heart::heart:

#7 chrispy

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Posted 29 August 2011 - 05:35 PM

:heart1::heartflag:

#8 deadheadskier

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Posted 29 August 2011 - 05:38 PM

:heart:

saying goodbye to the pet, even when it's the right thing to do is so incredibly difficult. much love to you both

#9 Karen

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Posted 29 August 2011 - 06:00 PM

:heart:

saying goodbye to the pet, even when it's the right thing to do is so incredibly difficult. much love to you both


Well said and so appreciated. Thanks Ryan :heart:

#10 In A Silent Way

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Posted 29 August 2011 - 06:35 PM

:heart:

#11 Tabbooma

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Posted 29 August 2011 - 09:19 PM

:heart: Sorry for your loss

#12 mamapajama

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Posted 29 August 2011 - 09:24 PM

21 years. I cannot imagine. What a bond you must have had with her. I am sorry for your loss.

#13 Jim

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Posted 29 August 2011 - 09:40 PM

Anytime Jerry sings about something, fitting or not, it has to help

The song that Delia sung..............





#14 Ravn

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Posted 29 August 2011 - 09:40 PM

(((((all y'all)))))

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#15 gregoir

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Posted 29 August 2011 - 09:47 PM

(((((Karen and JP)))))))):heart::heart:

#16 Jwheelz

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Posted 29 August 2011 - 09:48 PM

(((((((Delia)))))))

:heart::heart::heart:

My condolences to you two. :sad:

#17 Spidergawd

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Posted 29 August 2011 - 09:51 PM

21 years. I cannot imagine. What a bond you must have had with her. I am sorry for your loss.


yeah, it hit me even harder than I expected. It's just sinking in what a very long time it was. I was still in college when I got her.

#18 Spidergawd

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Posted 29 August 2011 - 09:54 PM

Anytime Jerry sings about something, fitting or not, it has to help

The song that Delia sung..............




Thanks Jim. I'd thought of that too. And perfectly enough, as we were coming home We Bid You Good Night came on the GD channel. :heart:

#19 vinandtonic

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Posted 29 August 2011 - 09:54 PM

:heart::heart::heart::heart:

#20 Lazy Lightning

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Posted 29 August 2011 - 10:10 PM

So sorry to hear this, my friends... Rest easier knowing that you gave her an awesome life filled with love! :heart:

#21 little frog

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Posted 29 August 2011 - 10:26 PM

:heart::heart::heart:

#22 nancykind

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Posted 29 August 2011 - 10:49 PM

awww so sorry, sending lots of love and hugs your way :heart:

#23 Sunshower

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Posted 29 August 2011 - 10:55 PM

Awwww..so sorry for your loss. :sad: I know how difficult it is to let them go. Much love and light to you both during this difficult time. :heart::heart::heart:

#24 Slave Self Promoted

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Posted 30 August 2011 - 12:26 AM

thinking of you and sending you lots of love. she was beautiful. :heart:

#25 Tooozday

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Posted 30 August 2011 - 12:48 AM

The price we pay to have such wonderful beings in our lives is sometimes very high. :heart:

#26 LisaMarie

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Posted 30 August 2011 - 12:51 AM

BooBoo Kitty was so lucky to have you both to love.

#27 Karen

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Posted 30 August 2011 - 02:14 AM

:heart::heart::heart::heart:

All of you - thank you. You have all in your own way made this day so much easier and so beautiful :gop:

#28 ricksvw

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Posted 30 August 2011 - 02:23 AM

The furry friends that give their love so unconditionally. We leave them for days at a time, and they still can't help but love us. They heal us when we are sad with their soft fur and tender touch. Always young at heart when its time to play. I feel your loss and know that love is real, not fade away ((((((((((JP and Karen))))))))))

#29 Karen

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Posted 30 August 2011 - 02:26 AM

The furry friends that give their love so unconditionally. We leave them for days at a time, and they still can't help but love us. They heal us when we are sad with their soft fur and tender touch. Always young at heart when its time to play. I feel your loss and know that love is real, not fade away ((((((((((JP and Karen))))))))))


Love you Rick...thank you so much. We are both crying after reading that. Thank you again and again....love is real, not fade away.

#30 DancingBearly

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Posted 30 August 2011 - 07:33 AM

:heart:Sorry for your loss of a family member:heart:

#31 nique

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Posted 30 August 2011 - 08:04 AM

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#32 Jabadoodle

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Posted 30 August 2011 - 12:28 PM

these animals, they aren't exactly tame
they don't always do what we'd like
sometimes they even make us mad
but they get into our hearts in a way
that takes up more space than we even
knew we had. and once there, thank god,
they never leave us.

:heart: JP & Karen :heart:

#33 cj

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Posted 30 August 2011 - 12:40 PM

so sorry for your loss. we went through that earlier this year, saying goodbye to our bj a month before his 20th birthday and know just how heartbreaking it is. much love to you guys. :heart:

#34 Karen

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Posted 30 August 2011 - 02:13 PM

cj, that's amazing that you also had a cat so old. RIP bj

Maybe Delia and BJ will run into each other and swap war stories ((Old cats and their stories))

#35 georgi

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Posted 30 August 2011 - 06:31 PM

RIP. :heart:

So sorry for your loss. :( :heart:

#36 Rayzeeday

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Posted 31 August 2011 - 02:48 AM

:heart::heart::heart::heart::heart: From our house in Maine to yours.:sad:

#37 Karen

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Posted 31 August 2011 - 03:29 AM

RIP. :heart:

So sorry for your loss. :( :heart:



Thanks Georgi :heart: Give Tuna a big snuggle from us

#38 Karen

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Posted 31 August 2011 - 03:29 AM

:heart::heart::heart::heart::heart: From our house in Maine to yours.:sad:


Thanks so much! It means a lot.... I love hearing your wonderful cat stories. I identify with what you post so very much :heart:

((Cat lovers))

#39 Karen

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Posted 31 August 2011 - 03:34 AM

The price we pay to have such wonderful beings in our lives is sometimes very high. :heart:


This :heart:

#40 Karen

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Posted 31 August 2011 - 03:35 AM

:heart:Sorry for your loss of a family member:heart:



Thank you so much :heart:

#41 Karen

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Posted 31 August 2011 - 03:35 AM

these animals, they aren't exactly tame
they don't always do what we'd like
sometimes they even make us mad
but they get into our hearts in a way
that takes up more space than we even
knew we had. and once there, thank god,
they never leave us.

:heart: JP & Karen :heart:



Thanks Gary :heart:

#42 Karen

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Posted 31 August 2011 - 03:36 AM

:heart:



:heart: THanks mama

#43 Karen

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Posted 31 August 2011 - 03:36 AM

BooBoo Kitty was so lucky to have you both to love.


:heart: Thanks Lisa

#44 seany

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Posted 31 August 2011 - 11:16 AM

So sorry for your loss :sad: :heart:

#45 sums

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Posted 31 August 2011 - 02:17 PM

much love coming your way from the smith cats (and humans) :heart: :heart: :heart:

#46 musicmomma

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Posted 31 August 2011 - 03:28 PM

:cry1: much love and healing for you. :heart:

#47 nancykind

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Posted 02 September 2011 - 12:44 PM

sending more love to you both today :heart:

#48 Karen

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Posted 02 September 2011 - 01:57 PM

Thanks :heart:

#49 Spidergawd

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Posted 03 September 2011 - 03:24 PM

Thanks so much again everyone. It really means a lot to us. :heart:

#50 Spidergawd

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Posted 03 September 2011 - 03:28 PM

We received Delia's ashes Thursday. The container is in a beautiful blue velvet bag, with a wonderful story about meeting your pet at the "Rainbow Bridge". When one of us can read it through without breaking down, we'll post it.

Love you all!