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Ann_in_Iowa

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And I still think about Emma multiple times per day, and still cry about losing her multiple times per day.  I know that eventually, I'll get to a point where I can think about her and smile, but I'm not there yet.   I put together a Shutterfly book immediately after she died, because it was a way to not lose her so completely.  I also bought picture frames and scattered pictures of her throughout the house.  The vet took a clay impression of her paw, and I'm having that framed with her picture - again, to not lose her so completely.  But none of this is good enough.  

My husband and I plan to either get litter mate kittens or a pair of bonded cats after the Christmas decorations are down.  But this is the worst Christmas season I can remember, and cats aren't interchangeable.  So here are some things that made Emma special to me: 1) She was very social, and usually wanted to be where the people were; 2) She gave fabulous greetings, dropping to the floor and rolling back and forth multiple times as if to say, "I'm so glad to see you that I can't contain it, and don't you think you should be paying attention to kitties right now?" 3) She had the ability to diagnose and treat human illness, at least with me.  If I was really sick, she would stick to my side like velcro for hours; 4) She was a beautiful long-haired calico, and even the vet called her beautiful.  

Meanwhile, I'm volunteering at the local animal shelter.  It pleases me to see kitties go to a forever home.  One day I'll take two with me, but it won't be the same. 

The Rainbow Bridge is a lovely idea, and I almost wish I could believe it, but I don't.  I think that we need to live meaningful lives now.  
cosesmom

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Emma's mom,
I am so sorry that you and all of us here will be spending Christmas with out our Babies. Yes I believe in Rainbow Bridge and yes I agree that we should live meaningful lives everyday we are on this earth. It doesn't hurt to have hope that we will see our babies again, someday. Life without hope is well, just life.
I am glad that you will make room in your heart for another fur baby or two.  I wish more people could do the same and adopt. You must be special to volunteer at an animal shelter I don't think I could because I would bring each and every pet there home with me. Your strong and special. Keep doing what your doing and the your heart kitties will walk into your life and once again you'll share your heart times two.
Love and doggie hugs
Termy's mom[
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