Thank you Sue for the lovely poem.  I can't stop crying but that's ok, it's 
part of life I hear.  I miss him so much it's almost unbearable.  I won't leave 
this group.  I have learned so much here and do not know how I could get 
through this without all my new found friends.  And there is so much that needs 
to be done for these little darlings.

Thank you so much.

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Sue & Frank Koren 
  Sent: Monday, March 03, 2008 8:19 PM
  Subject: Re: BooBoo left us

  For BooBoo:

  All alone I plaintively cry in the night

  The ones who own me don't care about me

  My coat is all matted my fur filled with fleas

  I don't fell so well, but can't give up my fight


  A gentle hand reaches to caress me with love

  Won't you keep me and hold me and make me your own,

  I know that with you I won't be alone.

  Won't someone just love me before I must go


  Now I am yours, thank god up above

  I am cared for and hugged, given peace that I need

  My purr tells my people I'm grateful indeed

  For the first time in my life I'm surrounded with love. 


  My body is weak, the fight won't be long

  My people embrace me I wish I could stay

  But we'll meet at the bridge on some glorious day

  With the ones who have loved me is where I'll belong

  So very sorry for your loss.  I am sure I am not the only one who hopes you 
will keep in contact with this group.  You and BooBoo have touched many lives.


    ----- Original Message ----- 
    From: Lynne 
    Sent: Sunday, March 02, 2008 10:04 PM
    Subject: BooBoo left us

    We lost our precious baby tonight.  He developed difficulty breathing and 
we rushed him to the emergency clinic.  He was dehydrated and had just had his 
lungs aspirated Friday.  The vet recently experienced the same situation with 
his Himilayan, co-incidentally, though I sometimes think they make stuff up to 
identify with your pain.

    I held his little face in my hand and petted him as did Bob and he slipped 
away almost immediately.  I don't think I've cried this much in my life, Bob 
too.  At this moment I can't imagine ever being happy again.  Sounds stupid but 
BooBoo conveyed to me this evening it was time to go and he thanked us.  He was 
so very weak he could hardly walk but he was still purring as we pet him even 
with the damn catheter in.  We know this was best for him but the worst for us.

    Thank you all for being so very supportive.


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