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Thursday, December 18, 2014

Long Live the Queen!



Our darling little Gypsy passed over the Rainbow Bridge today. I am pretty sure that right about now she is letting all the others there know that The Queen Has Arrived =^..^= 







We are at such a loss. She was with us for 18 and a half years and filled such a huge place in our lives. She felt it her duty to keep me company, no matter what I was doing. Always a faithful companion and ready at a moment's notice for a snuggle in my lap. 



There are so many things I'm sure I will not know how to do alone now..... drinking my tea in the quiet time with the Lord each morning with Gypsy in my lap....  winding down at the end of the day, watching a favorite show on TV with Gypsy in my lap....  watching the Panthers play football on Sunday afternoons with Gypsy at my side as I stitched....  she was even an excellent traveler!




I think the hardest thing for me will be when the Spring finally arrives.  She and I are always so excited to be able to get outside again.  We sit on the side porch in the early morning hours and welcome the warmth, grateful for the passing of winter and our enforced captivity inside.  I sip my tea and talk with the Lord, she sits beside me and listens, ever watchful for birds and intruder neighborhood cats, sniffing the air in appreciation.  We sit in companionable silence and watch the world come alive.  I'm sure I will have no idea how to do that alone this year.....

She may have loved my stash almost as much as I do!!!




            I am glad our sweet girl is no longer in pain or suffering, but we miss her terribly.....



Hugs & Blessings!
Teresa
=^..^=

47 comments:

  1. So sorry...
    The missing lasts for a long time but the good memories last longer...

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  2. Oh Teresa my hugs and prayers for the loss of your furry friend.

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  3. I'm so sorry for your loss, Teresa. There is such an awful heartache and loneliness when a beloved pet is gone. I hope your happy memories of her help to heal your heart.

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  4. Sorry for your loss, she was such a devoted companion.

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  5. What a sweetheart. My heart goes out to you. You obviously required a lot of supervision. I'm sure you will keep her training in mind and not disappoint her.

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  6. OH, this makes me so sad and made me cry as I read it! Our little furry kids are so special. My niece had to have her big ole Radar (german shepherd) put to sleep yesterday. So sorry for your loss..such special memories.

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  7. So sorry that your furry family member is no longer by your side. I know exactly how you feel as I lost my furry companion of 18 years not to long ago. It amazes me how a small furry creature can fill your heart with such joy while they are here and leave such a large hole in your heart when they are gone.

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  8. My heart is heavy for you Teresa. Gypsy is absolutely beautiful, and was a kitty of rare talents. Liking car rides and travelling is not something I would expect of an ordinary cat......so that goes to show you how exceptional she was. But, also realize, she couldn't have had a happier or better life on earth, and that is ALL due to you and your family loving her and taking care of her. Prayers for you all at this time.

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  9. So hard to lose a treasured member of the family. What a companion she has been!

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  10. I am so very sorry...she was so beautiful! Blessings, Marlene

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  11. I hope our Miss Angel finds your Gypsy on the other side of the bridge -- It's been several years and we still check before opening the door from the garage to the kitchen because she was always there waiting for us. Sending hugs of understanding . . .

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  12. I am so sorry to hear that :(
    I know what it is like to lose a beloved pet that follows you everywhere and there is such a hole in your life after that. Big hugs

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  13. Even though I knew this was coming, I was startled to actually read it. Rudy was 'helping' me with my sewing today, telling me that he needed the attention rather than my little quilting project and I gave him a quickie lovin' eager to get back to my work. You just reminded me to cherish all the moments I have with him. I am so sorry for your loss of Gypsy, Teresa. After 18 years, she knows just the kitty that you need to help fill that hole in your heart, and she's keeping her eye out looking for that new blessing and it will come in perfect timing. Take care.

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  14. They have such a way of weaving into our hearts. I know that you will miss her greatly, but like you, it is so nice to know she is no longer suffering.

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  15. So very sorry to hear that you have lost Gypsy,it is heartbreaking when we lose our four legged furry friends. She had a long and happy life with you and your family and you will have a store of memories to think on. So said for you, I know what you are going through, my love to you.

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  16. Oh dear friends, so many gentle hugs. 18 yrs is such a life time of furry memories.

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  17. (((((hugs))))) Teresa. I am so very sorry for your loss. Our fur babies are such a big part of our lives...the unconditional love they give us is such a blessing, but when they are gone, they leave such a big hole. I pray that God will send you another fur baby to love and fill a little of the hole left by Gypsy's passing. You have so many wonderful memories and pictures of Gypsy - wander through those halls and enjoy the love given, on both sides. Never easy at this time, but life would be barren and much less sweet without our four-legged friends and companions. She has joined my beloved Phantom (a joyous golden retriever) who went over that bridge on this day 35 years ago - I miss him still, so I'll shed a few tears for Phantom and Gypsy.

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  18. Oh, Teresa, I feel your pain. (I lost my best friend of fourteen and a half years in 2012). The memories will be forever in your heart, the pain in your heart will (eventually) ease. Sending you warm hugs from Australia. xo

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  19. Teresa, what a lovely tribute to darling Gypsy. I'm so sorry you have lost such a special friend, but I'm so glad you have so many wonderful memories of her. I always told my girls when they were little that our cats went to live in Jesus's garden...it was a nice thought.

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  20. Aw.........My deepest sympathies. I can barely read your post as our 15 year-old cat pased a couple of weeks ago. We had a crabby male indoor cat who loved my husband and followed him everywhere.

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  21. We just went through this last year. She was older than my kids and I miss her lots. I am sure that she is laughing at me now since I have two insane kitties racing around my house. I did not like being alone and not being told what to do by a cat so we found the two kitties. The days get much easier as you go along. My cat was hurting towards the end, you couldn't even move her without hissing. Hugs.

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  22. I am so sorry. She was so beautiful and looks like a true companion (always by your side). They are so incredibly loved while here and so painfully missed when gone. Sending you my hugs!

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  23. Ah, Teresa, I'm so sorry. It's so difficult to lose a beloved pet, but when that pet is such a devoted companion as your sweet Gypsy was, it's doubly hard. {{{hugs}}}

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  24. Miaaaw miaw miaw miaw- that's sorry for your loss. :(

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  25. I am so sorry for your loss. I still remember my Ollie - he's been gone for 10 years now and I still smile when I think of him snuggling up next to me in the recliner (extra wide so he could sit next to me). May your memories make you smile.

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  26. My heart goes out to you as I feel your pain - having her in your life was so much better than if she had never touched your life.- the memories live on and are beautiful from such a wonderful friendship with our furry companions.. Judy C in NC

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  27. How could you not miss that sweet face...I'm so sorry for your loss!

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  28. What a beautiful lady. I'm so sorry for your loss.

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  29. Both you and Gypsy were blessed to have each other. 18 is a lot of years to spend together. Feeling for you, Girlfriend.

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  30. I've had cats all of my life. They can be almost human. Parting is so very difficult. You have been blessed with the time you got to spend together. I hope you're going to get another one. There's a book you might like to read - "Dewey: The Small Town Library Cat Who Touched the World". Our library has it, but it's also on Amazon. It's a good book about how cats can touch lives.

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  31. Such a pretty girl. May she rest in peace.

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  32. I'm so sorry about your baby. We also lost a beloved pet this year so I understand your pain and that feeling of emptiness. I'll be praying for you for peace.

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  33. So sorry about your loss. I loved all my pets and I know the hole left in my heart with the passing of each one. My cocker spaniel Phoebe Anne, has cancer. She had a tumor surgically removed, been through a chemo drip and did wonderfully. After one year she developed cancer in her lymph nodes. The different chemo treatments we tried made her lethargic & gave her side effects to the point we have taken her off them. She is now acting her old self with a bad day here & there. I know her time is ticking down so we will just enjoy her day by day and thank God for any time He gives us with her. May God comfort you at this time.

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  34. I am so sorry Teresa , our pets become such a huge part of us that when they leave us there is a huge void to fill . Hugs Sheila

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  35. I'm so sorry to hear of Gypsy's passing. It sounds like you will have many lovely memories to make you smile when you remember her.

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  36. I am so sorry to hear about Gypsy. Your Gypsy looks like a cross between a cat I had and one my mom had. My Snookums was nearly 19 years old when she passed away. She was the best catI ever had and definitely was a queen of everything too. I know how you feel Teresa. My cat has been gone for over 15 years now and we never got another cat or dog. Our Golden retriever died over 10 years ago. My heart was so broken that I just couldn't go through losing another pet. If I am ever all alone one day, I may get another cat, but I just don't want to deal with pets now. Here's a huge cyber hug to you my friend. Time makes it easier to cope. Gypsy will always be in heart.

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  37. So sorry to hear about your sweet Gypsy, Teresa. If you can, find a copy of Cat Heaven by Cynthia Rylant; it will make you feel better. Hugs.

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  38. So sorry about your kitty. I understand. We lost our oldest dog last January. We still miss her, as I know you will miss your kitty for a very, very long time.

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  39. Poor precious!! Bless you all.

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  40. Oh Teresa, I'm so, so sorry for your loss. It is horrible to lose a beloved pet, one that was always at your side. I'll be sending you hugs and prayers.

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  41. Oh so sorry Teresa! I know how much you must miss her, they certainly work their little furry selves into our hearts!

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  42. I'm so sorry to hear of your furry friend's passing. She was beautiful.

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  43. Teresa, I can feel your pain and sorrow over the passing of your sweet Gypsy. As you know, I've been there recently too. Your tribute was beautiful and she is now an angel watching over you from above. I know that my Lucky has welcomed her when she arrived. Time will heal the pain, but the memories of her wonderful life with you will last forever.

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  44. Oh Teresa... Hugs to you. Such a beautiful post which made me teary eyed. I hope she and Tucker find some fabrics.

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