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I lost my dear beautiful friend Savanna yesterday. She had long beautiful white hair and green eyes. We have been together 15 years and we have been thur alot together in this journey of life. This is the first time i have ever had a cat as long as i had Savanna and i am trying to count my blessings. I know i've been blessed having this beautiful creature with such a personality. She had a big heart you see and other complications and  her wonderful doctor tried in vain the day before to save her with a blood transfusion the disease was attaching her beautiful white blood cells making her anemic. I see now i was selfish wanting a miracle just to have a maybe a few more days. i think she was tired and ready to go but it was me; you know i wanted to tell her, "I know you have to go I just wish you did not have to". my heart is empty. she was the queen! no other animal will ever be able to walk in her shoes. she was a wise girl. it's funny how we knew each other so well and you know i am so cold at night without her to snuggle with; i know in my heart she is in heaven with my Mom. when i think of Savanna, one word comes to mind and that is CONSTANT. i looked it up last night and it said right there what kind of friend she was to me; CONSTANT not changing or varying; continuing without pause; unceasing; faithful; unswering in love, devotion, resolute something that does not or cannot change or vary; these all describe my dear departed friend,

Savanna (nickname Puff Puff) MAY 1993 - MAY 2008
thank you dear friend for all you love and devotion but most of all teaching me along the way that we are shaped and fashioned by what we love.
I pray for streng to live everyday one day at a time and know i will see her again.

By loving and understanding animals, perhaps we humans shall come


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I am so terribly sorry for the loss of your beloved Savanna.  I know that you loved her very much and had a special bond with her.  I hope you find comfort in knowing that she had a wonderful life filled with your love. 

"Constant"--what a perfect description of what our furbabies bring to our lives.  I had never thought of that before, but the definition said it all.  Thank you.

Prayers and peace

Kate (Gus' mom)


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I am so sorry for the loss of your baby girl, Savanna.  What a beautiful and sophisticated name!

I can tell you loved her very much and you had a very special bond.

Even though some of us have our angels on earth for years, it still does not seem like enough time.  It will never be enough for us that love them so much.

I too lost my 16 year old long-haired calico angel and life just doesn't seem the same.

I know what you are going through. I am so sorry.

We are here for you.

I'll keep you and Savanna in my prayers.


Piggy's Mom


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I'm so sorry for your loss of Savanna.  It's such a hard thing for us to deal with -- these creatures give us their unconditional love and companionship for so many years, and then they must travel on ahead of us.  I know that Savanna's spirit will always be with you - whenever you need her.  And, I know that even in death, the golden cord that connects us to these friends cannot be broken.

Please know that I share in your grief and will keep you and Savanna in my thoughts and prayers.

Hugs to you,



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By loving and understanding animals, perhaps we humans shall come to understand each other.   

Dr. Louis J. Camuti



Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.

Anatole France

Love knows not its own

depth until the hour of separation.

                        Kahlil Gibran



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To Gus''s Mom, Piggy's Mom & Robyn -
      Thanks so much for the kind words each of you had. it tell you it means alot to hear and it eases some of the pain. i know there are others out there just like me who are hurting. i plan on sending pictures of my beautiful girl soon.

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The quotes are very true but this one really spoke to me: 

Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.

Anatole France


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Yes, that is my favorite because it speaks the truth!


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Any glimpse into the life of an animal quickens our own and makes it so much the larger and better in every way.          

                                 John Muir



All things bright and beautiful,

All creatures great and small,

All things wise and wonderful,

The Lord God made them all.

                                      Cecil Frances Alexander 1895


The one best place to bury a good dog is in the heart of his master.

Ben Hur Lampman


The final cause of dogs having such short lives….is in compassion to the human race; for if we suffer so much in losing a dog after an acquaintance of ten or twelve years, what would it be if they were the live double that time?               

Sir Walter Scott





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Wave of Grief


Grief is like the wake behind a boat.

It starts out as a huge wave that follows close

behind you being big enough to swamp and

drown you if you suddenly stop moving forward.

But if you do keep moving the big wake

 will eventually dissipate after a long enough time. 

The waters of your life get calm again and

that is when the memories of those

who have left begin to shine as bright

and as enduring as the stars above.

Between the waves of grief and the heaven

full of shining memories, my life make sense as

I look towards the heavenly sky.

I have so much to be thankful for.

I have been blessed.


Posts: 196
I loved what you said in your post below.  It just perfectly expresses what I think all of us feel about our wonderful pets that we love and miss so much.

"CONSTANT not changing or varying; continuing without pause; unceasing; faithful; unswering in love, devotion, resolute something that does not or cannot change or vary; these all describe my dear departed friend"
I miss having that from my Herbie and Belle.  I never once took them for granted and loved them each and every day knowing the the back of my mind that our time together would end.  But I still wish I could have just one more moment with them  I'd give anything to hold my babies just one more time.

Herbie and Belle's Mom

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Herbie & Belle were so lucky to have you as a mom!


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First let me say that I am so sorry about the loss of your precious kitty, Savanna.

Then let me say how your looking up the meaning of "constant" touched my heart. It describes just exactly how my little schnauzer Molly was with us. And why we miss her so much today, 7 months later.
Thank you for making my life better today while dealing with your own grief.
Molly's Mom

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Dear efox,

I am saddened to hear you lost your Beloved Savanna, your true and Constant One.  It sounds like she filled your life with hers to overflowing.

Thank you so much for sharing the pearls of wisdom - I find comfort and a lot of truth in them.  The one that really hits home the most is "Love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation" - Kahlil Gibran

My heart goes out to you in your sorrow, and I send you hugs,

Katharine, Grunt's Mom Forever

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Thanks to you both, to Grunt's Mom  & Molly's Mom for such comforting words. Today is the 6th day since i lost Savanna, she is the first thing i think of when i wake up and the last before i fall asleep. oh i miss my baby.


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Savanna 1993 - 2008 My Constant

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Please see picture of my constant companion, Savanna


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Your Savanna is gorgeous.  A little white fluff ball!  Thank you for sharing.

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Thank you so much for replying to my posts about my baby cat Cheeseburger.

Your Savanna was an absolutely gorgeous kitty. What a beautiful girl. I am so sorry for her loss.

How blessed we are to have had them share our lives and our hearts.

I also loved your memorial to Savanna on I am going to make one for Cheesey.

I have a page for him on Here is the link:

I am including my e-mail at the end of this message. Please feel free to write to me.

I hope my Cheeseburger and your Savanna found one another. Cheesey was white and black, but I think their faces are similiar. I always called Cheesey "My Handsome Boy." (He had so many nicknames - but I'm sure you know how that is!)

Cheeseburger's Mom

Dee + Cheeseburger = LOVE


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Savannah is a total stunner.  2 beautiful pages of my babies that the wolves made me
Thinking of you, love Di xxx

My little Basil.  I love you stinky boy. xxx

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I am so sorry to hear about Savanna. What a beautiful angel! I also know the true meaning of "constant". I lost my precious boxer Lucky to cancer on Feb 29th 2008 after 15 years of constant companionship. It has been so hard going through life without him. He was my best friend and I miss him so deeply. There is nothing that compares to the love of our furbabies and the relationship we share with them.

Hang in there. I totally understand your loss.

Lots of hugs,

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Thanks to you all for the comforting words of support. it means so much. God Bless. Elaine

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