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Hi everyone,

I was very active on this board about a year ago when my one-year old baby kitten Kismet was killed by a car.  I have not been on this site for almost a year now and have missed it tremendously.  Kismet crossed the bridge on 4/13/07- 2 days before his first birthday.  The one year anniversary this year was really really hard.  My 10 year old Allie cat crossed the bridge on 5/16/06 after battling FIV and FeLV.  I just found myself crying over them both again today and I realized that I still need and want the support of this group.  I am now blessed to have 2 furbaby kitties- Fluffy who was a stray which I took in, and Mel, my 1 year old cutie that Kismet sent to me after he crossed the bridge.  We are also blessed to be expecting our first child this August.  Perhaps the hormones are getting to me, but I still find myself crying over Kismet and Allie randomly.  I have not been able to bring myself to put their ashes in the beautiful outdoor urns I have bought- I guess it just reinforces the finality.  Anyway, just wanted to reintroduce myself.


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Hi Jen. I am so sorry for the loss of your dear furbabies.  You sound like a very special person and I am sure all your darlings know how loved they are. You will never forget them and you will be sad from time to time when you think of them. That is totally normal.
Congratulations on your baby coming in August! I am expecting my first Grandbaby in July! I am sure you are going to be a super Mom! Good luck, good health and happiness to you. Donna. Mr. Meowgy's mom

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Hi Jen welcome back to the site, you know that you are always welcome. I  myself have been away for the past few weeks but found that I really needed to come back for myself as well as to try to give comfort to others. I think that really does help with the healing process.  I am so sorry you have been sad lately and crying over your sweet Kismet and Allie.  Just because you got past the first year certainly doens't make your losses any less. I am dreading the one year anniversary of losing my sweet Peanut she was 17 years old and had a variety of health issues and old age and we made the decision to put her to sleep 2 days after Father's Day 6/19/07. It was supposed to be a great first Father's Day for my husband as our twin girls were 6 months old at the time and we were out celebrating and Peanut had a bad fall while we were gone and laid in her own urine all day. That was a wake up call that she was not doing so good and two days later we put her to sleep. I still feel so wrought with guilt, that maybe we could have waited a bit longer to do it because she never lost the will to live. Her body was giving out on her but not her heart or her mind.  SHe was my soulmate and she was our first baby.. right after we got married we adopted her and another dog Baby Girl whom we still have with us. She is 13 now and I worry about losing her as well although her health is pretty good right now.  Kismet and Allie will always be your first babies and they will always hold a very special place in your heart. And to think that they are together at the Bridge, healthy and free is a nice thought.  Congrats on the new baby in August, motherhood is a wonderful thing to experience, tiring but wonderful. Take care and glad you are back with us.



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Welcome back to the site.  The wonderful thing about our Petloss family is they are always there for us.  I'm sorry for the loss of your furbabies, no matter how long, it's still hard.  You are truly a wonderful person for taking in a stray, how special.  Congrats on your baby, how exciting.  I too think you will be a great mom.  (I will be grandma for the 3rd time in June, how wonderful babies are)   Will be looking forward to hearing more from you.   Share more about your babies, we love to hear about them.  (pictures too)

Hugs and thoughts,
Nina Maria's Mom

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Hi Jen,
Your story touched me immensely.  My sweet Hank was hit by a vehicle, and ended up with injuries that were not compatible with life.  We found him right after and took him into the vet right away, but we had to make the decision to let him go.  It literally tore my heart out and broke it in two.  he was only 1 1/2 years old.  I still question God to this day, but I read in a book the other day "God takes the special ones early, as he can't bear to be without them" and it kind of put me at ease.  I know he is safe and not in pain now, whole and frisking at the bridge, but it doesn't make us miss them any less.
Congrats on the new baby!  Congrats on the new furr babies!  Welcome back to the board.
Hugs and blessings to you,
Heather, Hankies' forever mommy

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Dear Jen

I'm so sorry for your losses.  I guess we never stop missing our furbabies.  Congratulations on your two new kitties and on your baby.  What an exciting time for you.  I also have a one year old kitty named Bella.  Someone dropped her off when she was about 8 weeks old. One year old kitties are an entertaining handful.   My kitty Gus died 5 months after Bella found us.  I sometimes think that God sent her because he knew that Gus could not be here long.  He knew I could not survive without having a kitty in my life.  I hope you will continue to come back and share more about your kitties.

Kate (Gus' mom)


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Hi Jen I remember you and Kismet well you lost him a few weeks after I lost my second cat.  I still miss my two all the time.  Not strange that you still think of your two and miss them.

I'm glad you have two new kitties and congrads on the expected human baby. 

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