Dear Catherine,
I'm so sorry for your loss, I know how difficult and heartbreaking such a loss 

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On May 28, 2013, at 7:21, Margo <> wrote:

> Dear Catherine,
>                        I'm so sorry. I know that there are no words that will 
> bring any relief, but I wish I could help. Meowko will never be gone as long 
> as she remains in your heart, and I see that you will never lack for happy 
> memories. That she passed easily is a blessing. She chose you as her family 
> and you gave her a wonderful life. There is no greater gift.
> She has just gone on ahead. Not far, and you may still sense her sometimes.
> I wish you peace, Meowko has found hers.
> Lend Me a Kitten
> I will lend to you a kitten, God said.
> For you to love her while she lives, and mourn her when she's dead.
> Maybe for twelve or fourteen years, or maybe two or three.
> But will you, 'till I call her back, take care of her for me?
> She'll bring her charms to gladden you and, should her stay be brief
> You'll always have your memories, as solace for your grief.
> I cannot promise she will stay, since all from earth return.
> But there are lessons taught below I want this girl to learn.
> We've looked the whole world over in search of teachers true.
> And from the folk that crowds life's land, she has chosen you.
> Now will you give her all your love, nor think the labor vain?
> Nor hate me when I come to take my kitten home again?
> I fancied that I heard them say 'Dear Lord Thy Will Be Done'
> For all the joys this FurChild brings, the risk of grief we'll run.
> We'll shelter him with tenderness, we'll love him while we may.
> And for the happiness we've known, forever grateful stay.
> But should you call her back much sooner than we planned,
> We'll brave the bitter grief that comes, and try to understand.
> If, by our love we've managed your wishes to achieve,
> In memory of  the one we loved, please help us while we grieve.
> And when our cherished kitten departs this world of strife,
> Please send yet another needing soul for us to love, for life.
> Author Unknown
> My thoughts are with you.
> Margo
> -----Original Message----- 
> From: "I-Chun C. C. Chang " 
> Sent: May 27, 2013 10:43 PM 
> To: 
> Subject: [Felvtalk] Meowko passed, and interferon alpha 2b available 
> Dear friends,
> Thank you very much for the great support over the last several weeks. Meowko 
> is now an angel. She crossed the rainbow bridge on May 26th, around 8:45pm US 
> eastern daylight saving time. Her passing was peaceful, but for whole my 
> family, our life would never be the same without her.
> I can't stop thinking about the day I first met Meowko back in Taipei city, 
> Taiwan. It was not me who adopted Mewoko; it was Meowko who adopted me. That 
> was also a beautiful May day. She jumped into my window during dinnertime 
> demanding the fish entree in my bento. From that day, she came every night, 
> until one day she decided to stay and never left again. I didn't know 
> anything of cats back to that time. I was actually very afraid of cats when I 
> was little as in many Asian legends cats are evil. So I turned to one of my 
> friend's friend who I knew he took care of street cats for years, asking tips 
> about how to be a cat parent. This friend became my boyfriend, later my 
> husband.
> Meowko traveled with us all the time, from Taiwan to the US 7yrs ago, and 
> from Minnesota to Connecticut last year, not to mention those shorter 
> trips/research trips over these years. She was good at taking airplanes, 
> riding for week-long road trip, and had always been calm in front of 
> anything. She was the perfect cat a geographer can ever dream for, and I 
> always believe herself was a cat geographer as well. We have always been 
> saying that she probably taught geography in feline schools when her humans 
> were in sleep.
> We are going to arrange a witness of Meowko's cremation on Wednesday. She 
> will always in our hearts...She is survived by her two humans and her 7 yrs 
> old littermate, Jaja, who also jumped into our window several years later.
> Although Meowko had been sick over these years as she was getting old, she 
> had a very good quality of life until the day before yesterday. She was 
> deeply loved by many people who knew her, from many places around the world. 
> I hope I could have had a little more time with her... I have already missed 
> her so terribly.
> Along with some ckd medical supplies, Meowko left about 20 days' supply of 
> interferon alpha 2b oral liquid 100 IU/ml strength available (expiration 
> date, June 20th, 2013). If anyone needs it, we are in eastern Connecticut, 
> you’re welcome to pick it up or we can drop off in reasonable traveling 
> distance.  Or I can mail it to you, the only thing I ask would be that you 
> pay for the shipping as it requires cool pack overnight shipping.)
> Please give your babies extra hugs for us. All the furry friends on this 
> listserv are strong fighters as Meowko. I am sorry to report back today that 
> Meowko didn't win her battle, but it doesn't mean others can't win. With the 
> knowledge and support from members on this listserv, there is still have a 
> very good chance. Please try as much as you can, and please never give up 
> hope. It is the most important lesson I learned from Meowko and from the 
> members here.
> Thank you all very much again. (And particularily, Margo, your words for us 
> had encouraged us to go through the tough times...)
> with my best,
> Catherine and our little sweet angel, Meowko
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