Sounds like it might be time for the poem someone sent when we lost Tigg
Lend Me a Kitten
I will lend you a kitten for awhile, God said.
For you to love while he lives, and mourn when he's dead.
Maybe for twelve or fourteen years, or maybe two or three.
But will you, 'till I call him back, take care of him for me?
He'll bring his charms to gladden you, and should his stay be brief
You'll always have his memories as solace for your grief.
I cannot promise he will stay, since all from earth return.
But there are lessons taught below I want this kitten to learn.
I've looked the whole world over, in search of teachers true.
And from the folks that crowd life's land, I have chosen you.
Now will you give him all your love, not 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 kitten 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 him 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,
Then in memory of him whom we loved, please help us while we grieve.
When our cherished kitten departs this world of strife,
Please send yet another needing soul for us to love all his life.
From: Felvtalk [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of
Sent: Tuesday, October 17, 2017 8:31 AM
Subject: [Felvtalk] Thank you all. . .
How very kind of you Katherine, Amani, kat and Marlene for your kind words
about Zorro. We are going to the shelter today to adopt another kitty. Some
say there must be adequate time between cats in order to have honored the
one who has passed. Perhaps. I, on the other hand, believe there is a cat
waiting for me at the shelter. In fact, last Sunday when the staff of our
shelter arrived to work, they found several U-Haul boxes of cats at the
door! In total there were 40 kittens to four-year olds in the boxes. I saw
a Tux among the mix and am going to see him today. I'm also going to ask the
vet to test him for FeLv at my cost. Also, I believe we must get rid of the
litter pan from Zorro just to be on the safe side.
Again, thank you all for your outreach; it means far more than you might
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