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         LINKY GIRL    R.I.P.  

                  ?-1995 to 10-20-10

                       My first Cat


Hello my name is Howard here is my short story:

I am 51 years old, I have no children and live by myself in my home. It starts out 15 years ago. I had no pets then, In 1995 I found a litter of kittens left to die in a very large Trash dumpster. This dumpster was outside of where I worked, Leaving work one night I herd a faint weak Meow, thinking maybe a stray cat was around, Well I got in my car and went home like normal, Not thinking about it during the night until I got into my bed. I always had dogs, I had no interest in Cats at all. But that "Meow" Rang Through my brain over and over, it was like the cat was crying for Help. The next day I got to work extra early to investigate. After about 5 minutes I heard that same Meow but fading fast. I traced it to that large trash dumpster. We had a ladder at work so I brought it out so I could look inside. There were 4 Kittens 3 had passed probably from starvation, I noticed a Grey kitty, It’s tail moved slightly when I called to her, this must be the one that Meowed. I jumped in with my good clothes. I picked up the cat very gently she was very small and weak, she fit in the palm of my hand. I had a deep feeling inside, I had to help this special helpless angel. Her little eyes were closed most of the time, but I could still fill her heart beating. It was a very sad moment for me. Well we both made it out of the dumpster safe and headed for the nearest Vet. They said the breed was a Blue Russian, They said she was on the edge, she is very young, and not receiving her mother attention and milk  could also be an issue. With a lot of love and care she survived, but I was still not ready to take care of a cat. I asked friends,  No.... always seemed to  be the answer. I even went to a  trusted Vet, they were  over loaded with cats. Plus I could not see her in a glass cage waiting again for someone to love her. I just couldn't do it. The Bond had already started between us. In her earlier years I could not touch her she would scratch or bite me, she had a lot anger. This was hard taking care of an animal where there was no true love between us. After 6 long years trying to have her notice me, I felt like giving up, I wanted to see her relaxed and content not stressed out and angry. By the way She is an indoor kitty. In the 7th year of owning this precious soul she came to me one night while I was laying back in bed she jump on my chest and started purring, It was a miracle to me, she even let me pet her, She had finally let her guard down and trusted me. I wanted to scream for joy. I had never felt so warm inside, Yet tears were rolling from my eyes, One of the warmest feelings I have ever had  in my life. After this miracle she would always follow me around the house. I had finally had a fun cat. And If I was out late, before I couldn't even open the door you could hear that Meow Say (where have you been, and why so long) on the other side of the door. Then I would pick her up and give her a great big kiss for being so good while I was gone.

After the 8th year I purchased another cat Minuit they got along together perfect no issues, it was so cool to see them play and sleep together. It always made me smile. I felt complete. Link ran my home all those years. And she made me feel she was protecting me, than the other way around. On 10-20-10  My sweet little LINKY girl left for the Rainbow Bridge to be with other pet angels like yours. Since my new cat Menu  won't move from my bed, or eat she just sleeps. We are both so sad. I feel so hollow inside. I feel like a stranger in my own home. I always told my little Linky girl she is my best friend, and I told her that all through her special little life until her last breath. I know she is in good hands. We hope to join Link again she brought such love to me and  Minuet. She was my Child . 


 Last thing is ...she went through some tough times early in life and came around to becoming a sweet and Loving Cat.... She will be So Missed and Forever Loved … ………….

Linky Girl …. The Lord saw you getting tired and a cure was not to be. So he put his arms around you and whispered, “Come With  Me”

The Best And Most  Beautiful things in the World Cannot Be Seen Nor Touched But Are Felt In The Heart.


Link Just Know You Will Always Be In My Heart !!  

               LOVE         PEACE  


           Howard   And   Minuet 



Thank you ...........

for this website. And the People who understand.













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(((((((((((((((((((((Howard, Linky, and Minuet))))))))))))))))))))
I'm so sorry to hear about Linky.  Howard, you did a wonderful thing in rescuing her from a tough life and giving her 15 wonderful years.  She left you last night knowing that she was loved. 


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P.S.  Come to this site as often as you need to.
I'm a cat lover also.  A year ago today I had to put my Gippie to sleep at age 9.  This site was my lifeline in the first days after he died.


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so sorry for your loss, it was so nice of you to take her in and show her all the love you could! and she sure is greatful for everything! its amazing how animals can change our lives... i wish you find peace in your loss


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I am so sorry, but I am so happy that you rescued her as a kitten. That was a wonderful thing you did. You gave her a wonderful life and for that she is greatful. I will pray your heart will heal. Take care.


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I'm sorry for your loss, Howard. I lost my 16 year old cat just over 2 weeks ago and yes it still hurts. Like you I am in my fifties and had no kids.

Well done for rescuing her as a kitten and sharing 15 great years with her.

My thoughts are with you.

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Howard, Somehow I didn't see this post when you wrote it a few days ago. My heart goes out to you in the loss of your sweet Linky. You were meant to find each other, and what a good dad you are.

You described the pain of being in the house without Linky so well. You said it's like being a stranger in your own house. I remember that feeling when I first lost my dog, and you put it perfectly. I hadn't thought of it that way, but yes, you described it just right. It's such an odd feeling to be there without them.

It's good you've come here to share. You've had such a beautiful life with Linky, and it's difficult for us left behind when they leave for the bridge. Share more when you feel up to it, and take care of yourself as you grieve.

Hugs of comfort,

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