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Old 09-20-2016, 08:27 PM
 
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May Simon RIP.

Indeed, out of curiosity--how old was Simon at the time of his death?
He was just over 14. His birthday is in July.

Tomorrow evening we are having a little remembrance/celebration of his life.

I'm sure my face will leak some more.

Thanks again for all of you taking the time to help console me over his passing.
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Old 09-20-2016, 09:28 PM
 
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Thank you both. He passed away at 1:11 this afternoon.
Ahhhhhhhh poor kitty!!


You loved him very much I can tell


Im so sorry
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Old 09-21-2016, 12:28 AM
 
Location: A State of Mind
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This is very difficult and heartbreaking, I know.. experiencing more than once. Pets mean a great deal to pet owners. It helps to grieve, for however long that may be. We never forget them though and will always be a part of us.

As others say, it is good to have new pets and maybe you will when ready.. of course, another is not a replacement for one that is gone, but are each individual beings.

If you have not already, you might create a little "shrine" to have out with kitty's photo(s), where you can light a candle by. (May I suggest using tea lights in recessed candle holders that can burn four hours or so or even the battery-powered tea lights taking the battery #2032, available at Dollar stores, 99c store, usually).

Poor kitty.. but sounds like he had a nice, long life. Hope you all get through this.
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Old 09-21-2016, 01:11 AM
 
Location: North Phoenix/Moon Valley
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This is very difficult and heartbreaking, I know.. experiencing more than once. Pets mean a great deal to pet owners. It helps to grieve, for however long that may be. We never forget them though and will always be a part of us.

As others say, it is good to have new pets and maybe you will when ready.. of course, another is not a replacement for one that is gone, but are each individual beings.

If you have not already, you might create a little "shrine" to have out with kitty's photo(s), where you can light a candle by. (May I suggest using tea lights in recessed candle holders that can burn four hours or so or even the battery-powered tea lights taking the battery #2032, available at Dollar stores, 99c store, usually).

Poor kitty.. but sounds like he had a nice, long life. Hope you all get through this.
A small shrine of some kind is very healing. We actually had the cat and dog I mentioned in my earlier post cremated. We bought beautiful urns of a cat and a dog asleep in a basket. They came with plaques that we had engraved with a little story about each of them. They sit on our mantel over the fireplace. I can still "speak" to them everyday.
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Old 09-21-2016, 03:48 AM
 
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I'm so sorry about Simon. Pets are definitely family members, especially if they are in your life for so long.
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Old 09-21-2016, 03:58 AM
 
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A small shrine of some kind is very healing. We actually had the cat and dog I mentioned in my earlier post cremated. We bought beautiful urns of a cat and a dog asleep in a basket. They came with plaques that we had engraved with a little story about each of them. They sit on our mantel over the fireplace. I can still "speak" to them everyday.
That sounds really nice. I have three small, pine boxes with ashes of each kitty who has passed on, with photos of them on top, on a shelf. In another spot, I have a small "candle lamp" that shines upon photos of them. I have other framed photos of them scattered about. (I have one younger cat now, and never want to think of the inevitable). They mean so much and I am grateful to have had these pet relationships.
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Old 09-21-2016, 06:11 AM
 
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Awww, Pedro, I am so sorry for your loss! I have loved and lost so many pets over the years, and I still cry sometimes because they are gone. There is nothing wrong with that. Our pets fill a part of our soul that nothing else can, and losing them is like a part of you has been ripped away. I will always cherish the honor of having them in my life. I know you gave Simon the best life he could have had.

For most of us, they are not "just a pet", and I feel sorry for anyone who thinks of them that way, because that means they never experienced what it is to share your life with another living being that becomes a part of you, that loves you unconditionally, and that enriches your life in so many ways. Simon will always live on in your heart, and there is no greater tribute than that!
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Old 09-21-2016, 07:33 AM
 
Location: Sydney, Australia
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The comments in this thread are beautiful and they gave me goosebumps. Love to see good humanity in my day.

May he rest in peace. At least now he is at rest.
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Old 09-21-2016, 09:08 AM
 
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Old 09-21-2016, 09:41 AM
 
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Thank you both. He passed away at 1:11 this afternoon.
My condolences on losing a part of your family.
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