We want to thank your organization for tirelessly
working to find forever homes for these kitties. We wouldn't have been
able to enjoy Mocha's company throughout all these years if it weren't
for your hard work and dedication. Mocha was the sweetest girl that we
could've asked for. It felt like she adopted us more than we adopted
her. The kids loved feeding her and petting her every day. She was
there for us in our times of need and she never left our sides. She was
a fighter. She endured more than we could've asked for in order to stay
with us for as long as she did. We're glad that she's in a better
place. Her brother Bandit and the rest of the family misses her dearly
and we hope that she gets plenty of treats and belly rubs up there.
Good bye snowy boots. Until we meet again. Erwen
I wanted to thank you and your organization for my
wonderful friend Walnut. He recently passed away. I adopted him in
Walnut led a fun filled life and had a lot of adventures. He was great
with kids, dogs, and will be missed by our family.
Again, thank you for what you do. Walnut will be missed,
I adopted Aslan back in 2003. He was somewhere
between 1-4 years old at the time.
Wanted you to know that he went to the bridge last Monday and is now
home next to his brother, Blue...who was another rescue.
He had PU surgery in 2006 due to multiple crystal
blocks, rocked a grade 3/4 murmur his entire life, and lived to the
ripe old age of 15-19 before cancer forced us to make the ultimate
He was fat, happy, hilarious and well loved, and spent the last 6 years
of his life with my father (who renamed him Louie the Lick aka the
Catfather hahaha) when his kitty passed away after 19 great years.
Here's a picture I took of him at my dad's house this past summer.
Memorial Day weekend of 2000 we wandered into the
Petco in Fairfax to get some supplies for our two cats. In a small
enclosure sat a little white cat named Two Spot, for the two spots on
her head. She looked lonely and forlorn. We found out from the 4Paws
volunteer that she was the last one left from her litter. She came home
with us to join our older two cats that day.
Two Spot was quickly
accepted by our other cats
and I think they thought this little kitten was there to entertain
them, watching her unroll the toilet paper, watching TV, racing up and
down the stairs, and shadow boxing. Within weeks the spots disappeared
and Two Spot became Sydney, joining the other "S" named cats, Sabu and
Sheba, both rescued during our assignment in Egypt.
Being with the federal government we then moved from Northern Virginia
to South Africa back to Northern Virginia and then to our retirement
home in South Carolina over the next 17 years. Sydney adapted
beautifully to each move. She was always calm, sweet, loving and
Several weeks ago Sydney had a stroke. She lost all coordination and
started walking on her ankles. Her blood pressure shot up to 220. She
made a slight recovery over a week's time on medication but then lost
control of her bladder. It was with a very heavy heart that we helped
her pass over the Rainbow Bridge just recently.
Thank you 4Paws for bringing Sydney into our lives. We will miss her
every day and have a huge whole in our hearts. Trudy
My sweet, beautiful baby girl. You were such a shy
puss, but had gradually blossomed to come out of your shell.
sorry we did not have more time together. Your brother Thomas is
waiting for you at the bridge. Dede
our beloved orange tabby, came to us from 4Paws as a young, rescued
kitten. She sometimes mystified us with the habits that she
had picked up during her short early stint in the wild. But
she was the most sweet and loving cat ever encountered. It
turned out that her name reflected more than the color of her fur and
her disposition - she loved warmth and heat. She was always
seeking out the warmest possible place to reside, including welcoming
laps and comfortable cushions, spots of sunshine on the floors that she
followed throughout the day, heat vents during the winter, and during
one stint in an older house, the tops of steam radiators that were hot
to the touch - the high temperatures didn't faze her. She
passed away Nov 2015 and we will always miss her. Barbara W
was a gentle, quiet little soul. She was happiest looking out the
window or prowling around the house at night with her brother and
boyfriend. Oh how she loved her boys. Go find your brother, Percy, at
the rainbow bridge. Dede
was the sweetest little boy. He had the cutest way of standing and
looking at you with his head tilted. Having feral beginnings, he was
incredibly clever - except when it came to hiding. Little guy never
figured out that hiding under the sheets and leaving a big lump was not
an effective way to hide. Go find your mom at the rainbow
was a wonderful, beloved cat who quickly found a family he charmed at
an adoption fair. He was an affectionate and happy cat who liked to
lounge in bed or on his cat tree. Oreo was one very well loved boy. He
was in his forever home for 6 months, and they were the best months of
his life where he knew what it was like to be part of a happy family.
Tragically Oreo passed away this week from a blood clot. He will be
(previously named Popeye) was a very special little cat who made a big
impact and touched the lives of everyone who knew him. He was one of
the cuddliest and happiest cats you could want to meet, always ready to
make a new friend and snuggle with everyone. His favorite thing to do
was to be with people, giving head butts, purring, and enjoying a warm
lap. He was turned into the shelter as a “nuisance" found in
someone's backyard. He was very scared, sick, missing an eye,
and he tested positive for FeLV. Despite this, Barnabas made it
through, and was his playful, affectionate self throughout it all.
Barnabas found a wonderful forever home with an amazing mom who saw
what a special boy he was. He was quite the spoiled and well loved
kitty who charmed everyone he met with his adorable
antics. Sadly, Barnabas recently crossed the rainbow
bridge after developing a mass in his chest from which he could not
recover. He will be greatly missed by everyone who knew him.
was a wonderful, affectionate goofball of a cat who always entertained
and cuddled with her parents. She captured the hearts of everyone who
met with her with her silly antics and love of people and getting
attention. Ripley's life was tragically cut short from FIP. She was in
her forever home for 8 months, and they were the best months of her
life where she knew what it was like to be part of a happy family. She
also loved playing chase with her kitty brother Simba. She'll be dearly
wanted to share with you all that our household lost one of our dear
4Paws alums this weekend, Sweetie. Sweetie was just two weeks shy of
her 16th birthday when her little body succumbed to the lymphoma it'd
been fighting, despite aggressive medical treatment to help extend her
life and keep her pain-free. We have had Sweetie and her brother Vapor
since they were 4 weeks old - we had decided to foster and those two,
along with four brothers (Squeaky-now-Cinnamon, Nutmeg, Mickey and
Boo-Boo) and mama Mia, were our first foster kitties with 4Paws. They
were such a special bunch and little Sweetie was the runt, fighting for
food and attention constantly. She came to us with a beat up eye and we
had to help her get to Mia to get her nutrients while nursing, as her
bigger brothers were always edging her out. I can't imagine what would
have happened to her had you all not rescued the family. From the
beginning, she was an obnoxious little kitty, but she added so much
personality to our household that she leaves a big hole in our hearts
and home. (con't)
adopted Scully in May 2015. After some months of intestinal issues, she
was found to have a mass in her colon and was diagnosed with metastatic
cancer. Scully’s health deteriorated very quickly, and unfortunately I
had to make the decision to relieve her of her discomfort. Scully spent
her last days at home getting lots of cuddles and enjoying
tuna, treats, and ice-cream . When her time came she
was, as usual, super brave and friendly to everyone at the animal
hospital. She knew how much I loved her and I'm so happy I got to spoil
the sweetest kitty for the 10 months I had her. I’ll miss her so so
this week, Tony Spumoni crossed The Rainbow Bridge, in search of the
perfect slice of pizza.
near a pizza parlor in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, Tony had clearly
had a tough go of it, before several caring volunteers swung into
action to rescue him. A bit of a timid tiger - traffic noises
especially seemed to bother him - Tony was gentle, sweet, and
affectionate. He loved to laze away his days in a safe, enclosed space,
seeking out cubbies, perches, and behind-furniture spots where he could
just sleep and purr and wait for the next delivery of takeout. Cat milk
was a particular favorite, and he loved it whenever the saucer came his
way, especially when it was served to him in the linen closet at the
top of the stairs.
Recently, Tony's long-lost brother, Alfredo Linguine, was found at the
same location. We had hoped to reunite the two once Alfredo finished
his intake procedures. Alas, Tony has scouted ahead to the next plane
of existence, where he is no doubt scouting out the best and most comfy
will be missed by all who knew him, especially by his foster dad, who
had come to expect him to be in his favorite spots at certain times of
the day. Every head butt, every clumsy "galump" up and down the stairs,
every unassuming, meek meow asking for lap time, will be cherished,
remembered, and missed.
free, Tony. Be whole again. Romp - unafraid, uninjured, and untroubled
- and say hello to those precious ones who went before you, especially
was my first 4Paws foster fail. She was such a pathetic
little Tortie - scared to death every time I took her to the
fair. So when the nice lady at her last fair decided not to
adopt her, she became my sweet little Princess for the next 15
years. She was such a great cuddler and lap warmer.
The house is so quiet without her. Miss you baby
girl. Love, Dede & the Kids
was a darling 4 Paws cat who was adopted by a wonderful family about 18
months ago. She was diagnosed with cancer and passed to the
Rainbow Bridge a short time ago. Zipper was a loving little girl and a
gentle, gentle soul. She was vocal every time you touched her, and
would jump up on the bed in full voice just to let you know she was
coming--even if it was 1:30AM!. She slept on her mom's hip
all night or on her dad's chest. She loved to be near
them. She was the fastest cat they had ever known sprinting
up the stairs to the bedroom. She loved the sun and would
curl up anywhere there was a sunny spot. She was a good
little traveler under the seat on an airplane and was good about making
friends with their friends. She was precious to the end.
was a charismatic and loving young cat who tragically passed away just
a few weeks after finding his forever home. We were never able to
determine exactly what illness took him but his family was with him
throughout, loving and caring for him. Chase came to 4Paws from the
Prince George’s County Animal Shelter with his good friends Ursula and
Taz, and was recently adopted by a wonderful forever family who loved
him dearly, and comforted him until his passing. Chase was outgoing and
enjoyed lots of attention, his foster family grew attached to him as
did several of the volunteers who met him during his stay with 4Paws.
Although his parents did not have long with him, he made a big
impression on them as well and they are very upset by his passing, they
tried everything they could to help him. He was a wonderful and
affectionate cat who fortunately got to know what it was like to be a
valued part of a family. He will be greatly missed by everyone who knew
(formerly Cyrus) had his life tragically cut short by FIP. Torpedo had
only found his forever home just over a month before he was taken too
soon. He was able to experience the best time of his life being a
loving and valued member of a family, who cared very deeply for him and
are devastated by his passing. He took great care of his boy, sleeping
on his bed next to him every night snuggling, head butting his face and
purring all of the time so he could see how much Torpedo cared about
him. His family was extremely attached to this loving little boy and
they were there for him right up until the end. Torpedo was the best
cat you could want. Despite his small size and short time Torpedo made
a large and lasting impression on all those who knew him and he will be
very missed by everyone who met him.
Pie lived up to her name and was a very affectionate and loving little
girl. Unfortunately during her short time with 4Paws Sweetie Pie did
not find a forever home before she was taken too soon when she went
into liver failure. She was loved by all of the volunteers who knew her
and met her, one of whom was there with her during her final moments.
Sweetie Pie made a lasting impression on everyone who met her,
including the staff of the Anne Arundel Animal Shelter who rescued her
before she came to 4Paws. She was easy to love, with her super soft
fur, amazing personality and big yellow eyes full of joy. We’d like to
hope this sweet girl knew that she was loved and that many people were
doing their best to make a better life for her.
was exactly 8 weeks old on the day he passed to the next
life. He was a super sweet and super energetic little guy who
fought hard through a few spells of early illness and seemed to have
fully overcome it all. He was a super playmate to his 4
siblings, and his mom Tinker loved him dearly, as did his foster moms
Dee and Laura who often stayed up through the night with him when he
was really sick, administered fluids, and took him to the vet
daily. Once he made it to 6 weeks old, he seemed to be back
at full health!
weeks later, within less than 24 hours, he went from perfectly healthy
to meeting the end of his life, despite the responsive efforts made to
save him and all the hard work at the emergency
vet. He did indeed have a good life despite it
being so short, and these pictures were taken just a couple of days
before he went to the next life. He will be very dearly
to George. George came to 4Paws about a year ago from shelter
that was way beyond capacity. He arrived at the shelter so
matted up that he needed to be shaved into a lion cut. He
tested positive for both feline leukemia and FIV, not to mention that
he was already a senior cat. Luckily a kind hearted volunteer
that was already fostering a couple of leukemia positive cats stepped
forward and offered to take him in too. His beautiful coat
eventually grew back in and he gained weight after receiving excellent
care in his foster home. He quickly took the lead of ‘top
cat’ in his foster home and earned the respect and admiration of his
fellow foster kitties. Over the past few day George became
ill and refused to eat anymore. A 4Paws vet determined that
George had come to the end of his life. He died peacefully in
his foster home on 2/19/2015. He will be greatly missed by
his foster mom.
had obviously lived a hard life by the time we found him in the
loving memory of Mr. Bentley
had the very sad decision of putting Iris to sleep today. She had
quickly declined in health and it turned out she had a virulent fast
growing tumor beneath her tongue and realistically there was nothing
that could be done. She was a sweet sweet cat, a rescue cat, and I was
happy to give her a happy home for 2+ years. Her passing was quick and
painless with me scratching her head as she went. She will be missed,
especially my time sitting in my big chair with her in my lap and happy
to be there for literally hours. We watched some good movies together.
Well she slept through much of them but she kept me warm and cozy.
Goodbye sweet kittie.
was a feral tom cat that had been living outside in a trailer park in
Harper's Ferry, WV for years. When it came time for his
caretaker to move, she feared what this would mean for Butch.
The trailer park management was not happy about his presence
and there would be no one left to provide food to Butch. His
caretaker humanely trapped him and relocated him with her when she
moved. Because she moved to the city, it wasn't going to be
safe for Butch to be outdoors any longer. Additionally, when
Butch went in to be neutered he was tested and diagnosed and positive
for both feline leukemia & FIV. So he got his own
room in the house and became and indoor cat. During the last
2 years Butch blossomed from a feral cat to a loving lap cat.
In May he began to lose weight and eventually stopped eating
a couple of days before his death 7/3/2014. He was treasured
companion to his foster mom/caretaker and will be missed greatly.
had adopted Dallas back in 2006-ish. He was the cat that was deaf and
loved to be vacuumed. When I adopted him I was a single woman working
as a police officer for Washington, DC. Since his adoption we moved to
Florida, got married, and had two sons. My boys loved Dallas and loved
to lay on him like a pillow. Unfortunately on January 31,2014, Dallas
became very ill and was suffering from internal bleeding for an unknown
cause. It was decided to let him cross over the rainbow bridge and not
suffer anymore. I loved that cat with all my heart and gave me nothing
but joy to me and my family. I want to thank you and his foster mom for
allowing me to be in his life. Our family just recently relocated to
Pittsburgh and we are heartbroken because he is not with us. I just
wish I had more time with him. Thank you again. Kristina
Loving Memory of Blackjack "Rufus" Bob". At the time we
adopted "Rufus" we already had two cats at home and were not looking to
adopt until we saw Blackjack, as we later named
him, at the Fairfax Petco. His story about
how he lost one of his back legs touched us and we immediately wanted
to take him home. That was in 2002, since then he
was the most loved, spoiled, good-natured, and gentle
boy. He loved sleeping in his "dog" bed, because he was such
a big boy. He loved to be brushed, sit outside on the deck
with us, play with "da bird toy", and be fed delectable table
scraps. We will miss him very much, and so will our other
three cats who we have adopted along the way. Thank
you Four Paws for all of your good work with cats that are in
need of care and adoptions. Your work is greatly appreciated. Carla, Greg and Erica
was adopted on 9 September 1999, when he was about 16 weeks old.
He died 8 November 2013, succumbing to sudden renal failure.
He was a big cat in both body and soul. Everyone that met him instantly
took a liking to his social behavior, his talking, and his brilliant
wide eyes. More than anyone, though, he loved his daddy. During my
divorce and single living, he was my companion. When I started a long
distance relationship, he kept me company with his chatter and
attention. When my fiancée moved in, he immediately adopted her.
It's always hard to let a pet go, and this time was harder than most.
His larger than life spirit will always live on. I'll miss my fuzzy
you are my favorite grumbly girl. You never met a chicken tender you
couldn't steal and you loved to drink from my water glass. You finally
found the perfect (foster) home with a family of three people plus a
big goofy golden retriever and a cranky 22 year old cat. You loved my
brother-in-law and my nephew much more than me. You stole their hearts
and the food off their plates. You were loved by many and will be
missed very, very much. Deena
came to 4Paws on Valentine’s Day 2013 and a week later left
behind a trails of broken hearts. She had arrived to a shelter on New
Year’s Day as a stray with her fur matted and extremely underweight.
She had a rodent ulcer on her tongue but it didn’t stop her from
lapping up the food the shelter staff gave her. The shelter ran
bloodwork for her and everything checked out fine. After a month and a
half at the shelter, she came to 4Paws, after much interest from people
interested in fostering her. 4Paws volunteers were optimistic in seeing
this 3.7lb sweetie pie put some weight on and see better days, and
ultimately find a forever home. Unfortunately, within a week Torti died
overnight at the vets office due to multiple organ failure. The time
she was left abandoned and neglected on her outside and on her own, had
left her in dire condition she could not bounce back from. Rest in
peace little angel…many tears were cried for
died in August 2012 at the age of 3-1/2. His family was rescued when he
was about 3 months old, and he, his mom, and three of his littermates
came to live with me. His mom Maura and sister Mackie were eventually
adopted, but Murphy and his brothers Copper and Pepper stayed on.
Murphy showed no signs of illness. I woke up one morning with him
sleeping on top of me, as usual; we played for a few minutes, as usual;
and then when I got out of the shower he was gone. He was a remarkably
cheerful guy, always ready to play or snuggle, with a huge purr.
Murphy-Smurf, I’m grateful that you spent most of your life with me. I
always told you not to be so shy at adoption fairs, because no one else
would see how great you were, but then I was always happy to take you
home with me again. I’m honored that you made me your person, and I’m
trying to remember the lesson you tried to teach me: life is short and
precious. Your brothers and I love you and miss
littlest kitten, left on the doorstep late one night.
Whose cries woke me before mornings’ light.
So small, so sick, with a broken heart.
I tried to heal you, to love you, but your life was cut short.
No one gave you a chance, but I believed that you were worth saving.
You grew and you learned how to purr.
You played and you knew a full belly.
You were beautiful to me, with ragged brown hair. Not even 2 pounds but
with spirit to spare.
Just two months we had, but forever you will touch me.
My littlest kitten, gone to cat
miss you, the kids miss you, and your brother Houdini misses you
too. The house isn't the same without you, and I'm still startled when
I turn a corner and you're not in any of your usual places. You were a
gentle giant who let the kids crawl all over you, not complaining once
(in fact I think you loved it!) Thanks for being such a good boy. I'm
honored that we got to be your "forever home"....I only wish forever
had been longer. Dana
was a great cat. He was a patient, affectionate, and tolerant guy. He
loved his people. We will miss you Mo.
died this morning. She was a beautiful, silly girl who loved
boxes even when they didn't quite fit and enjoyed chasing her
tail. She greeted everyone who came into the house and was so
sweet and affectionate. I will miss her helping me make the bed, waking
up with all 11 pounds laying on my chest, hearing her meow like a
little lamb. I will miss those huge eyes and those huge puffy
paws and snuggling my face into all that soft fur. She was
only 10. I can't believe my little Beanie is gone so soon.
is with a heavy heart I want to tell you that I had to put Suzette
to sleep on Saturday, December 10, due to some health issues that could
not be treated. I adopted Suzette in February 2007.
She was a great companion to me and had a great personality and loved
me unconditionally. I will miss the way she would come in and
wake me up in the morning...jumping on and off the bed until I would
get up. I will also miss the way I used to hold her and she
would purr against my neck. She wasn't like any other cat I
have owned...always wanting to be around people and always wanting to
be petted. It's quiet here in my apartment now, and I know
someday, that I will come back to Four Paws and adopt another
cat. I just need some time to grieve. Thank you for
being there and taking care of all the cats that need
rescuing. I would never have found Suzette!!!
| Miss Ginny
Ginny (aka to 4PAWS Cat Rescue as Twi-Lite Motel Kitty) It is with a
great deal of sadness, and not a few tears, that I report the passing
of Miss Ginny (February 2000 - November 27, 2011). Ginny had been
fighting late stage renal failure since early July of this year but
Saturday she took a downturn and by late Sunday afternoon it became all
too obvious that her time had come. We adopted, or maybe more correctly
she picked us, in early November 2000 when we saw her in a PetCo in
Herndon, Virginia as part of a cat rescue. Asked for a name we
immediately named her Virginia but quickly came to call her Ginny or
GinGin. Miss Gin had been rescued by a construction worker who took her
in his motel room every night when he came home from work. His only
transportation was a Harley motorcycle so when his job was over and it
was time to move on he turned her into the 4PAWS Rescue. He never told
them what he called her but left his temporary address so the rescue
called her Twi-Lite Motel Kitty. Ginny was always there for us from
somehow instinctively knowing we'd escaped the 9/11 Pentagon attack to
nursing my wife and I through surgeries. While she never had a litter
of her own she gladly took on two other rescue kittens, Maxine in 2005
and Tabatha in 2010, and "raised" them. We all will miss her terribly
but know she'll be waiting for us like she always has when we came
home. - Randy
had to be one of the sweetest cats ever. He was named for Donovan
Leitch, who sang, "Mellow Yellow," because he was so mellow. He adored
anyone who would pet him, and he got along with every other cat he met.
I even called him the uncle of one litter of four
kittens I fostered because he looked out for them as they grew
up. I was honored to have him live with me for over two years.
I loved him, and I miss him. - Leslie
foster baby Edna passed away this week, and it was definitely such a
heart wrenching time for me as I was in Florida on vacation when she
left this earth! My other "babies" were with her, and my
oldest Sniper was right by her side according to my girlfriend and cat
sitter Stephanie! I didn't have Edna for very long, and she
did not want anything to do with leaving the house for an attempt at an
adoption fair, so she settled in, and slowly melded in with my other
four babies! She loved to pounce on my feet when I went in to
feed her, and loved to splash about in her water bowl as
well. I will definitely miss her very sweet little gray face
and those gorgeous big green eyes, but feel very blessed for the time I
had with her for almost two years! Love You Edna
Girlie... Your Foster Mommy, Dawne
was rescued by a stroke of fate from Spotsylvania shelter when the
original cat the group was going to take was not located. He
foster mom and rescuer both instantly feel in love with her and were
glad to give her the opportunity to have freedom and love.
She was dainty girl that enjoyed human companionship and just the
chance to have a break from the shelter. She liked to lounge
in a cat bed and look out the window and just watch the world go
by. It seemed just as soon as Noel came to us she was
gone. Only a month after coming to 4Paws, Noel passed away
under anesthesia on 05/24/2010 when going to the vet for dental surgery
for several broken teeth that she had before being rescued.
It was evident that Noel had a hard life before coming to
4Paws. Even though she wasn’t in our care for very long, we
were glad to give her a nice life for a brief period of time before she
beloved foster cat Gracie came to me 2 years ago when she was found in
WV as a stray, neglected and alone, with no much hope to hang on
too. 4Paws immediately arranged for veterinary care and got
her up to the best health possible, with her age and hyperthyroid
condition taken into consideration. During the next 2 years
Gracie was overlooked by many potential applicants, that were afraid
the commit to this sweet girl, for fear of her not having many more
years of life left to share. There loss was my
gain. Gracie and I have many wonderful memories, lounging on
the sofa together, and watching TV. Gracie loved to sleep
next to me every night in bed and boy did she make my cat
jealous. The funny thing is my cats were terrified of this
tiny 4 lb cat! I will never forget the impact Gracie had on
me. She gave me a newfound respect for senior companion
animals. Although Gracie was not my own cat, I loved her as
if she were and will always value time we had together. Gracie passed
away due to hyperthyroidism on 04/20/2010. Florence
Betta, & Guppy
the brave Mbuna, Betta & Guppy - You have left us with
wonderful memories, and an emptiness remains in our home without
you...Laura & Gloria
body grew weary, but your spirit never languished. It is this very
spirit that we will preserve in our minds and hearts. You filled our
home with boundless love and happiness. Whenever you had something to
smile about, you would arch your tail to the tip of your head. Your
"Happy Tail" indeed brought smiles to our faces and warmth to our
hearts. Your constant chirps for attention will forever be remembered.
Your demeanor was sweet, gentle, loving, playful, and cheerful. A
radiant spirit with an irresistible manner, your external beauty was
equally stunning. With your unique markings and spotted nose, you were
Although we shared only a few months, your impact on our lives will
last forever. It was difficult to say good-bye and release you from the
pain, but our belief is that you now reside peacefully in Heaven. We
are thankful for your presence in our lives, and await the day in which
we are reunited. You may be absent from our home, but forever in our
hearts you remain. BB, we love you and miss you greatly. "Happy Tails"
to you...Gloria & Laura
were so sad to say goodbye to Thea on Dec 30, 2008. I adopted her from
4Paws (as Teke) in April 1999 and she shared our home for almost 10
years. Thea had been abandoned when her family moved away. She came so
far with us, starting as a fearful kitty we couldn't hold or touch when
I fostered her and then adopted her. Over the years, she gradually
became a cuddly loving cat who purred constantly and couldn't get
enough attention. Thea liked to be brushed and to sleep in the
sunshine. She remained sweet-natured and patient even with all of the
medications we had to give her over the last two years. We loved her
and will remember her always. We miss you. Sleep well, sweet girl.
Joanne & Lance
Maxie cat, my big kitty, you were my constant companion when I was home
- waiting outside the bathroom door in the mornings, on my lap in the
evenings, sleeping next to me on the pillow, even handing out candy at
Halloween. At the slightest touch, you would “chirp” to me. And you
weren’t afraid of anything. You had longest hiss I’ve ever heard! I
will never forget you. You will remain in my heart forever. Love,
Midnight was only in my life for about 18 months before suddenly
passing, but he gave and received a lot of love during that time. His
favorite ritual was to loudly purr and knead his paws around my neck
before settling down in the very same spot right next to my pillow. It
won't be the same without this special kitty curling up every night to
sleep right beside me. Love, Deb
Knuckles lived a short life, 8 years, but received double the love and
returned double the love and was truly the Princess of the House! She
is terribly missed. Love, Deb
house is so quiet without my lovely, talky girl. You were such a little
Queen, but for all you royal ways, we all loved you so. Your
boys, Zorro and Batman, will be waiting for you at the Rainbow
Bridge. Love, Dede & the Kids
space on my lap where you no longer lie, is small in comparison to the
space in my heart which is full of sadness. Time may stop the tears,
but your memory will be timeless. You were my special boy whose
snuggles and kisses melted my heart. 'Til we meet at the Rainbow
Bridge, God Bless. Doff
Katie Bear, we love you and miss you so much.
Shadow is there waiting for you and he will show you the way. He took
care of you when the two of you were alive and now he is there to help
you again. The house is quiet without you. Love, Julie and Rick
On Wednesday I lost my sweet little Amy to heart
failure. Amy came to my house on Dec. 27th 2005 as an elderly foster
cat named Lovealark. She quickly became a part of the family and on
July 20th, 2006, I officially adopted her. I knew we probably wouldn't
have a long time together but it was much shorter than I ever expected.
She had an incredibly strong spirit and was loving, affectionate, and
spunky to the end. She was my little muffin and I miss her.
To my pretty girl - your vivacious spirit and
one-of-a-kind personality touched so many lives - especially mine. You
filled my home and heart with joy, and taught me everything I know
about unconditional love. I will love and miss you always.
Sweet Shadow, four years were not long enough. You
brought so much laughter and joy to our lives. You never met a cat, dog
or person you didn’t like. We miss you so very much, our Little
Thump-Thump. Julie and Rick
He left an indelible mark on our lives and am empty
place in our hearts. Donna & Mike
She was my lap cat who followed me all over the
house. She would fall asleep with one paw on Chip's arm. Her favorite
game was playing fetch with a crumpled piece of paper. She would greet
anyone who came to the house, even the repair man! Her unconditional
love and affection were boundless. We love you and miss you, beautiful
Margot! Bridget & Chip
You were my little lamb, my heart...I miss you
greeting me at the door, your angel face the first thing in the
morning, and your warm body next to mine at night. You were taken too
soon and we all miss you terribly. Sleep tight nestled in
God's arms, my little love, until we meet again. Marianne &
Festiva - the only thing harder in my life than
letting you go was seeing
you suffer from Cancer. I'm so sorry I couldn't do more to help you.
You purred for me even through your discomfort. Thank you for being my
best friend and for making me so happy. I miss you every day. You'll
always be in my heart and I hope someday we'll meet again.
Our little black panther - she was small in
stature, but she filled our hearts to bursting, and she was indeed a
bewhiskered treasure, a black pearl of infinite price.
Belinda & Dave
"If we measure lives, not in time but in grace, in
the joy with which they are lived, and in the love they leave behind,
then we have much to learn from you." Elizabeth
You were my Fine Looking Kitty. Deena
We tried little one, but it wasn't enough. Go find
Zorro, he'll look after you.
my best friend - nobody was loved more than you. Words
can't describe how much you are loved and missed. Love, Mary
have so many fond memories of you and your sweet little ways. We miss
you everyday, but we know that you are in a happier place now. You are
forever in our hearts. With love always, Mike and Mary
memory of Dallas Scott - I love you Dallas Alice!" From Patti
miss you our big little boy! We will always remember you. Find Zorro -
and be together with your brother forever. Alek
will forever seek her--sleeping in her favorite corner in her favorite
bed--and relish/appreciate the three wonderful years we shared. Pam
most favorite boy. Not enough time, we miss you so. Love,
your hummom, catmom, and sister.
is Buster's birthday month (he would have been 10)
so this year's Lindy's Ark donations drive will be in memory of
funny fluffy feral, I'll never stop looking for you even
though I know I'll never see you again. Silver tabby and I will
miss you lots.
Barney, Merlin, and Marble at Rainbow Bridge. Take care
of each other.
am spreading your ashes over the river so you can have one
final swim on your way to rainbow bridge. Patti
died a needless death, shame on the one responsible - God
help us, I can't bring you back or take away the suffering you
felt. I am terribly, terribly sorry. Loo
though your time was near, you never complained and your
strong purr did not subside until your final moment. Thank you
for sharing your last few weeks with us. You will not be
forgotten. Love Tom and Dianna
- 1999, He was my very best friend for so many years - a
handsome and social ruddy Abyssinian with a cheerful personality
that endeared him to those he met along the way. My fine fellow,
your mom Jennie.
of you, we strive to work harder. Patti
Baby Angel who left us too
soon. You are forever in my heart, Barbara
struggles are now over, you may rest.
Georgie ... I always called you my littlest angel but I
never dreamt I'd lose you. Now there's a great big hole in my
heart where you belong. Sleep well until we meet again. I love
time with your new mom was short but you gave her many,
many happy memories. See
empty place that you left in my heart will never be
filled. Thank you for the time that you gave me. I will always
love you. Your mommy See
no longer with them, will forever be found in her
friend was ever truer or more loved. I still miss you
every single day.
and DeAnna will miss you and all your silly ways.
us a place at Rainbow Bridge! We know you are much
magnificent, sweet-natured Russian blue cat was born in
March 1979 and died October 5, 1997. His owner, Marianne
Confalone, misses him terribly.
we were unable to save. A special thanks to the doctors
and staff at Hayfield Animal Hospital from all of us at 4 Paws
for their dedication and compassion.
were a handful and a half, and your spirit fills the
house to this day. Sweet dreams, little boy.
wish that we could have done more to save you. Liz & Bill
were cranky and crotchety, but you loved us. Val Sheridan
Comer & Family