In Loving Memory of my Furryfriend Stranger

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Hi (Furry)friends,

It’s been ten days ago now

since the Angels came

to bring my furryfriend Stranger

home to Furryland.

Granny is still grieving,

but she wants to help me anyway

with this special post

in loving memory of  my Pal Stranger.

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This is how we met Stranger

6 years ago.

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He was sitting on the table

in the garden

and ate the bread of the birds.

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Every morning

when we woke up

he already was sitting on the table

waiting for crumbs…

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and Granny called him Breadcat ever since.

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Granny thought he was a straycat,

but after a while

Grandpa found out that he was one of the cats

of the new neighbours.

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Sometimes he was together with his brother…

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and then they waited together

until Granny

opened the door for them…

Stranger was always the first

who stormed inside the house..

and when he was eating

it seemed like he never ate before,

because he was gobbled up everything that looked like food….

MY food of course!

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But most of the time

Stranger came alone..

Rain or shine,

snowing or freezing….

for  6 years he visited us daily,

and when he didn’t come one day,

Granny was worried

that something did happened to him…

after all…

he was a cat at the age.

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We also had our daily private meetings

in the garden

with Big Binky still around in the middle,

me on the right side

and Stranger on the left.

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When it was raining

he waited in the children’s house…

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and when Granny opened the door…

this is what happened…

he gallopped into the house…

and you could hear

the soundtrack of Bonanza.

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He loved to be with us..

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investigated every spot in our house…

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played with my toys…

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and sat with Grandpa on the couch…

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made himself comfortable…

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on the stove..

even if he wasn’t allowed to be on it…

and he never listened to Granny anyway…

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He slept on the footstool…

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helped Granny not….

to fall down of the stairs…

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took sunpuddles with us…

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he was always with us….

he only slept at home…

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Or sometimes he pretended he was homeless,

and slept in the garden dustbin.

We have wonderful memories of him..

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We saw that he was getting demented last year…

and he didn’t hear much anymore…

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he just sat on the chair,

or outside on the table,

on the wall or ground…

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and stare in front of himself…

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or sat for hours on Granny’s lap..

just like a baby….

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On the 18th of December last year

Stranger decided

not to run away to die,

like some cats do when they know

it’s time to go to Furryland,

but he wanted to stay with us

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He still wanted to eat and drink…

but slept almost the whole time….

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His brother came twice to visit him…

and then he gave him a kiss…

we knew he was saying goodbye to him.

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Wait a minute…

We need a tissue now…..

I think I make that a box…

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The morning of the 27th of december

Granny found him on the kitchen floor

and she knew that this was his last day with us.

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She stroked him

and talked to him,

and he went to the corridor

and jumped on the cupboard to sleep.

Meanwhile Granny put an Angel

of Rose quartz next to him

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and said to Stranger

that this Angel will guide him

home…

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Then Granny got inside the kitchen again

and heard something in the corridor.

She turned around and didn’t saw Stranger

nor the Angel.

Then she saw Stranger on the chair

in the corridor.

She cuddled him

and found the Angel lying on the cupboard

on another place…

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She went back and brought the Angel

to the chair,

but then he jumped of the chair

and was lying on the floor again

in front of the door….

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Granny told him

that he doesn’t have to be afraid

and that we’ll see each other again….

and then it all went very fast…

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 Granny and Grandpa were both with him

when he went to Furryland…

We were relieved that he didn’t had to suffer,

and that we could give him

what he needed most

Love and care….

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Now the table is empty…

nobody’s waiting…

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this will never be….  :(

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Stranger 27-12-2013

For always in my heart.

…..

– P A W K I S S –

We want to thank everybody who supported us

during this difficult time.

Thank you for your comforting words

and sympathy.

We know Stranger is home now,

with our Angel.

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94 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. samanthamurdochblog
    Dec 05, 2016 @ 22:06:35

    Beautiful story, made me very emotional, what a wonderful thing your Granny did lending her angel to guide Stranger home. What a good cat you are too, Binky, lending Granny and your home to someone in need xx

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  4. Charlemagne, Tamar and Mal
    Jan 18, 2014 @ 04:33:55

    We’re so sorry that Stranger had to go to Furryland. What a beautiful tribute to such a special and adored friend. We’re glad that he chose to be with you and let you love him right up to the end.

    Sending soft purrs to comfort you during this sad time.

    Charlemagne, Tamar and Mal

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  5. jansfunnyfarm
    Jan 18, 2014 @ 00:51:14

    We didn’t know Stranger but we have tears. He was so fortunate to have folks who loved him so much and were able to be with him as he left.

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  6. Cats & Co
    Jan 14, 2014 @ 19:51:42

    Stranger was a special cat. Beautifully written.

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  7. Texas, a cat in... Austin
    Jan 13, 2014 @ 05:55:16

    This is a very beautiful tribute and you have plenty of sweet memories. Stranger was a pawsome mancat and he had adopted you as his family.
    Sending you many more purrs.

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  8. Marty the Manx
    Jan 12, 2014 @ 03:18:09

    What a beautiful tribute. So glad that you had six wonderful year and that he pick your family to say goodbye with.
    Whisker kisses
    Marty

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  9. catcalledmorris
    Jan 11, 2014 @ 21:23:59

    oh that brought tears to my eyes. I am so sorry for your sad loss, Stranger sounds like a very unique and wonderful cat and I feel so honoured to have read about him in your blog. He was lucky to have such wonderful friends who gave him lots of love and I am sure that he is happy now with the angels. Thank you so much for sharing this story. Paw hugs and Paw Kiss, Morris.

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  10. meowmeowmans
    Jan 09, 2014 @ 05:37:15

    What a lovely tribute to your beloved friend Stranger. Thank you for loving hime so much, and so very well. Hugs, purrs and prayers.

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  11. Misaki
    Jan 08, 2014 @ 18:19:50

    Such a lovely tribute to him. Hugs to you xxx

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  12. Linda Arthur Tejera
    Jan 08, 2014 @ 14:06:38

    I am so sorry for your loss. I understand how difficult it is to lose a friend (they’re always more than just a pet!). This is a beautiful tribute. Wishing you all the best.

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  13. colonialist
    Jan 08, 2014 @ 13:00:23

    Beautiful.
    When a ginger is special, they seem extra so. Like Ginger William, our friend who hitchhiked a lift wih us on the other side of the continent.

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  14. cherylmoore
    Jan 08, 2014 @ 09:53:56

    I’m really sorry for your loss, what a beautiful tribute to Stranger. Thinking of you at this time. Best wishes, Cheryl.

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  15. Val Mills
    Jan 08, 2014 @ 02:52:59

    You brought tears to my eyes. We have to remember how precious our pets are.

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  16. The Island Cats
    Jan 08, 2014 @ 02:18:30

    What a beautiful tribute to Stranger. Purrs to all of you….

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  17. Jackie
    Jan 07, 2014 @ 21:32:05

    This is a beautiful tribute! Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful memories of you furry friend. Our condolences to all of you. You will be in our thoughts. Jackie, Sienna, and Samantha.

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  18. purrfectkitties
    Jan 07, 2014 @ 21:02:57

    What a wonderful tribute to Stranger. He was such a lovely cat! We’re so sorry that he passed away!😦 But we’re sure he knew that he was loved so much by you and your Granny and Granddad. You must miss him so much. Wish we could help! Sending lots of kisses your way!❤ Roxy & Tigerlino

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    • angelswhisper2011
      Jan 10, 2014 @ 08:15:40

      We miss him every day, Roxy and Tigerlino. It’s very quiet around here now. His brother came by a few times looking for him, that makes it extra hard😦 Thank you for your comforting words. They do help. *Pawkiss*

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  19. Hanny
    Jan 07, 2014 @ 20:09:34

    Wat een mooie herinnering aan Stranger, ik moest wel even een traantje weg pikken wat zeg ik een hele zee moest ik weg werken. Wat heb je hem mooi beschreven. Sterkte lieve zus.

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    • angelswhisper2011
      Jan 10, 2014 @ 08:18:40

      Ik ken dat gevoel, zus😦 Ik wilde helemaal niet meer naar buiten kijken, omdat ik hem dan niet zag en Tess is ook al een paar keer langs geweest om Stranger te zoeken. Dat maakt het er ook niet gemakkelijker op. Nu gaat het wel weer. Leuk dat je reageerde. Doet een mens altijd goed! *Pawkisses*

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  20. Sun
    Jan 07, 2014 @ 19:54:50

    Chuckles: my deepest sympathy and i know Stranger was in the best care ever…his new journey takes him away but i bet his memories of the time spent with you and Granny are alive both with him and here. ruffHUGs and rest in peace, Stranger. anyone who enjoys eating is tops in my books.😛

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  21. fourcatpaw
    Jan 07, 2014 @ 19:25:55

    Oh, Little Binky… I don’t know what to say… Thank you for the box of tissues warning since Servant Z has used a full box.
    This is a beautiful good-bye for honoring his memory. I’m truly sorry for your loss from a distance, I’m afraid to imagine yours, Granny’s and Grandpa’s sorrow.
    It has been a fortunate choice of Stranger to go to Furryland from your house. It must be very hard what you’ve been through, but Stranger was very lucky to have you all.
    We’ll all miss him… We’ll meet all together someday at the special placw where there’s no definition of time but where there’s only love.
    Thank you for sharing, we only can say that we’re share your sorrow with love and pawkisses.
    Yelloz and Servant Z

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  22. speedyrabbit
    Jan 07, 2014 @ 18:15:05

    Oh this is so sad,we are so sorry that you lost your friend Stranger,thankyou for being there and taking care of him till he crossed,snuggles and hugs to you all,xx Speedy and Rachel

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  23. Marion Driessen
    Jan 07, 2014 @ 14:58:59

    Once a Stranger, then Friend, now an Angel. You must have loved him a lot.

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  24. Animalcouriers
    Jan 07, 2014 @ 10:57:58

    Dear Stranger – he knew a good place when he found one. Does his brother ever pop over to see you anymore Little Binky? How you must miss him.

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    • angelswhisper2011
      Jan 10, 2014 @ 09:00:55

      Thank you for your comforting words, Annie. His brother came by the same evening when Stranger died. He was looking for him, so Granny told him that he was in heaven now. After that he came by a few times, he is a little confused..just like me… His brother and I are not furriends. He’s mister dominant in our street, so I hide and hiss myself when I see him. Maybe he’s getting more gentle to me now Stranger is gone. We have to see, I’m hardly on the road this time of year😉 *Pawkiss*

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  25. draliman
    Jan 07, 2014 @ 08:59:48

    That was such a lovely tribute to Stranger. I’ve actually got tears in my eyes and I’m at work. I’ll have to go read something else before someone else turns up and sees me.
    You all looked after him so well, he knew he was loved.

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  26. fozziemum
    Jan 07, 2014 @ 08:36:26

    Oh sweet Stranger…how they touch our hearts and days and leave us so bereft….we see them so often they can become a part of our psyche…and as such are so missed….I am sure Stranger is there watching and saying it’s all ok….I am in your heart..lovely tribute hugs to Granny Little Binky and to you as I am sure you also miss him when you look around your home…Fozziemum xxxx

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    • angelswhisper2011
      Jan 10, 2014 @ 09:11:12

      I’m still very alert before I step into the garden, Fozziemum. Stranger always sat in front of the door and raced inside, without watching me..but we miss that ol’boy. He was one of a kind…sigh… Thank you for bringing us comfort again. You’re one of a kind too! *Pawkisses*

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      • fozziemum
        Jan 10, 2014 @ 09:32:29

        Aww you are too sweet Little Binky! I am sure you will adjust but the fact you are still alert shows he is not forgotten!🙂 hugs and kissies to you too xxxx

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  27. Joanne T Ferguson
    Jan 07, 2014 @ 08:14:51

    G’day! it is always sad to lose the four legged ones who provide so my love unconditionally! Sorry for your loss…Paw kisses
    Cheers! Joanne

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  28. peacelovenwhiskers
    Jan 07, 2014 @ 07:59:56

    I’m so sorry stranger left, but he was surrounded by love and family. Pawkisses and purrs.

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    • angelswhisper2011
      Jan 10, 2014 @ 09:17:05

      Thank you for bringing us comfort again, PLW. You’re going through the same kind of pain right now and that makes us sad too. We wish we could take away the pain of your loss. Please know that we’re here for you when you need Purrs and Extra Pawkisses. Just email Granny. Sending *Healing Pawkisses*

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  29. Sonel
    Jan 07, 2014 @ 06:41:26

    My heart is aching for you and Granny Little Binky and it’s always such a loss to loose such a beautiful and loving friend. I am so glad that Stranger found a home with you and that he had so much love and that you cared for him. The photo’s and tribute is just beautiful. *big hugs* and lots of love. xxx

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  30. Terry
    Jan 07, 2014 @ 05:21:15

    It was a beautiful tribute. He shall be missed by many of us bloggers

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  31. seeker
    Jan 07, 2014 @ 03:00:21

    My heart goes out to Granny, Grandpa, Binky, Stranger’s brother, Stranger’s human whoever they are. With love and prayers to you all. Seeker, Lucy and Maurice.

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    • angelswhisper2011
      Jan 10, 2014 @ 09:25:35

      Thank you for bringing comfort again, Seeker, Lucy and Maurice. Stranger’s brother came by a few times looking for him. He’s confused..just like me. Maybe he’s getting a little bit nicer to me now too.. *Pawkiss*

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  32. Flynn
    Jan 07, 2014 @ 01:51:17

    This is a beautiful and touching memorial to Stranger. You were his true home and he knew that he had found love and caring with you. He was a fine cat.

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  33. belsbror
    Jan 07, 2014 @ 01:48:52

    Very sad to hear about Stranger. A friend is always difficult to say goodbye to.

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  34. Bongo
    Jan 07, 2014 @ 01:36:34

    I can’t believe I’m crying for a cat. This was such a touching story.

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  35. Brian Frum
    Jan 07, 2014 @ 00:53:58

    That was such a loving tribute, we feel as though we really knew him. Thanks for letting Stranger know what love was all about.

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  36. The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap
    Jan 07, 2014 @ 00:43:02

    Oh lump in my throat, reading this sadly beautiful homage to Stranger. It’s never easy. Sending love. Paulette & gang

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  37. Zena
    Jan 07, 2014 @ 00:30:35

    Little Binky, that is so beautiful and so sad all a the same time. What a beautiful home you gave Stranger and how lovely that he had loving arms to see him over the bridge.

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  38. DailyMusings
    Jan 07, 2014 @ 00:15:56

    Thank you for sharing your memories of your life with Stranger, what a beautiful kitty. I am so sad for you- my heart goes out to you

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  39. Genevieve Petrillo
    Jan 06, 2014 @ 23:53:06

    So much kindness for a kitty who needed every last bit of it for his life and for the end of his life. Sometimes when there’s nothing else to do, you just stand by and give love. You and your family did that, Little B. BreadCat will watch over you and be grateful.

    Love and licks and tears,
    Cupcake

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  40. Resa McConaghy - Designer
    Jan 06, 2014 @ 23:51:27

    PAWKISS! This is one of the most touching things I have ever read.
    What a beautiful memory you have cultivated. Now I go get a box of tissue. Hugs & kisses & kisses & hugs! _Resa

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  41. writetowag
    Jan 06, 2014 @ 23:50:29

    My eyes are full of tears as I finished reading your lovely tribute of Stranger…Him being afraid of the quartz angel and then being told not to fear…Animal lovers, we are family…Stranger was meant to be yours and I am so thankful God gave him to you and yours to love him…He was beautiful and I understand the aging, the hearing loss and the long naps…The time still remains so short, how we long to savor each second!!!! Love, hugs, healing and comfort, may they be yours…Trev and I love you and call you family!!!! Mwah!!!!

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    • angelswhisper2011
      Jan 10, 2014 @ 09:59:06

      Thank you for bringing us comfort and kindness, Trev and mum. Stranger was afraid to let go, he wanted to stay just a little bit longer. Granny had to do something to make it easier on him. He went to the light step by step and in front of the door he finally could let go…😦 You both are in our hearts too, from the moment we saw you for the first time. *Soft Pawkisses*

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  42. da tabbies o trout towne
    Jan 06, 2014 @ 23:44:00

    binky. stranger returned day after day coz him new he could
    findz love at yur houz. this post bee beautifully written N we noe
    fora fact were stranger still heer, him would knot only say thanx for
    this memorial N yur friendship, but him wood all sew say eye loves
    ewe all az well, veree veree much. til we meet again at heavens door
    thanx for sharin yur storee bout stranger it bee trool lee awesum
    xoxoxoxo. R sincerest sympatheez ~~~~~~~

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  43. thecontentedcrafter
    Jan 06, 2014 @ 23:42:01

    I have tears still running down my cheeks – and am finding it quite hard to see what I am writing …. That is such a beautiful eulogy for Stranger. Dear Granny, you are such a blessing! Do you know how rare it is for a cat to stay with us in their last moments? Every instinct in their bodies is to go and hide away from everybody and everything. It says so much about your capacity to love our furry friends!
    Thank you for sharing this beautiful story – my heart is with you xoxo

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  44. Ann Staub
    Jan 06, 2014 @ 23:41:36

    This is such a wonderful tribute to Stranger. I really enjoyed reading more about him. He sounded like a fantastic cat. RIP Stranger!

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  45. philosophermouseofthehedge
    Jan 06, 2014 @ 23:41:15

    Stranger. An old soul who recognized kindness and was wise enough to ask. Soft purrs in warm memories of such a star.

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  46. Cathy Laws
    Jan 06, 2014 @ 23:33:16

    So sorry for your loss, but this is a lovely ode to the one you loved🙂

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  47. Savannah's Paw Tracks
    Jan 06, 2014 @ 23:30:36

    *sobbing for Stranger* thank Ceiling Cat Stranger and his brother had you Binky and Granny and Granpa…clearly his other home was just a ‘pretend’ home. He went to THe Bridge knowing he was always loved by all of you…our hearts ache for him but we know he was loved so much. paw hugs, Savannah and Mom Linda

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  48. Cody-Cat Chat (@CatChatCaren)
    Jan 06, 2014 @ 23:23:30

    we are so deeply sorry, what a special furiend Stranger was. Our hearts are breaking. I am sure he is reading this beautiful memorial and purring

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