“In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on.”
Robert Frost

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Goodbye Sweet Friend



 Ginny last year in the garden.


It is with great sadness that I share the news that my beloved cat Ginny has passed away. She was sixteen years old and led a wonderful and long kitty life.

She was a sweet, gentle girl.  Her best friend was another cat named Cocoa, whom she dearly loved. Cocoa passed away about four years ago. They were the best of friends and were inseparable. The past years have been met with declining health and illness, and one by one the joys of life slipped away.

With the help of my veterinarian, we sent her on her final journey and her suffering has ended. She will always hold a special place in my heart and will be greatly missed.

The one comfort I have is that in the spring, her ashes will be buried in the wild part of our garden next to her beloved friend Cocoa. Together, forever.




 Ginny at one year old.




Ginny and Cocoa watching TV.




Ginny washing Cocoa's ears.



Ginny keeping watch and Cocoa napping.... Cocoa in pure bliss!




Cocoa Boy and Ginny Girl
True Kitty Love
Together Forever



I'm taking a bit of time off from blogging.  
I will see you all in a week or so. 
~~ Diane ~~



24 comments:

  1. It is so hard to let a beloved family member go. I am glad that Ginny had a long and fulfilling kitty life.

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  2. There just aren't words to make you feel better. Such precious pictures....you can see the love.
    Balisha

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  3. Oh no Diana, that is such sad news. Take lots of time...

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  4. Diane, I know how heavy your heart is losing a family member, because they definitely are family. Thank you for sharing photos of your beautiful Ginny and Cocoa. Thinking of you....take care. Pam

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  5. My sincerest condolences for the loss of Ginny. She looks like she was a truly beautiful soul. Our pets become a part of us. But you most definitely gave her a warm, loving, and happy life and that is something to always look back on and smile about :)

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  6. I'm so sorry for your loss. Take care.

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  7. Condolences on the loss of your beautiful girl, Diane. I'm sure her years with you were wonderful and now you can take comfort in the knowledge that she and Cocoa will be reunited and looking after each other once again. x

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  8. Oh, I am sorry. We lost our cat, Minnie last year. I miss that girl.
    Lovely the two friends will be together again. Take care. xx

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  9. I am so sorry. Losing a pet is rough. (In June 2012 our "Tiger Lily" passed away at the age of 20 and then "Wendy" - her daughter - left us this past July at 18 years of age). I wish there were some magical words to make your pain go away, but just know that there are a lot of people out there that know what you're going through. You're not alone.

    (((HUGS)))

    Kristin

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  10. So sorry, but it looks like they had the most wonderful life with you. X

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  11. Oh Diane, i'm so sorry about your sweet Ginny. What a beautiful, magnificent girl. And what wonderful photos of her and her beloved Cocoa. Hugs, Diane. Thinking of you.

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  12. It has been such a long time since I last came near my blog or looked through my reading list but I just decided to do that today and saw your post. It is such a sad time and your photos of her are so lovely. She'll always live in your heart - and you know they both had the best of homes and the most wonderful life. A big hug from me too. xx

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  13. Diane, my heart goes out to you! I am so sorry! When our fur babies pass on, it breaks our heart! They are part of the family! Cocoa and Ginny, are sending you love and big sloppy kisses! They will always be with you! Take your time coming back to us! We understand! xoxoxoxo

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  14. Oh...I'm so sorry to hear this :( It is so hard to lose a beloved pet, and I hope you find comfort in knowing that these two great friends will be reunited.

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  15. My sympathy to you, Diane -- Ginny sounds like she was a wonderful cat. I'm glad she and Cocoa will be together forever, sending you kitty hugs and purrs from the beyond.

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  16. Sorry for the loss of your cat, my last dog died a bit over ten years ago. Such a terrible feeling to lose pet especially one that had grew up and lived for many years with us.

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  17. O, beautiful girl.. *big hug to you Diane*

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  18. I am so sorry! You are the second blog buddy to lose a kitty relative this month - big hugs to you.

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  19. Thinking of you, Diane. I know it's so hard to lose our little friends.
    Hugs-Erica

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  20. I am very sorry to hear your sad news. Sending you much love. xxx

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  21. I am so sorry for your loss. xoxoxo

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  22. Dear Diane, I was so sorry to read your sad news. The death of a dearly loved pet is always so hard to bear. Look after yourself Diane, my thoughts are with you. Barbara xx

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  23. Dearest Diane - I am so sad and hurting for you. Ginny was certainly beautiful and so was Cocoa. My heart goes out and it is sending you lots of hugs. Take comfort that you gave her lots of love and care. I am sure no one could have loved her any better than you. Please take care and know that you are not alone. xo xo

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  24. It's never easy to lose a furry family member. My thoughts are with you and the kitties.

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Thank you for leaving a comment! I do read them all and will try to respond if I'm able. Please know that all comments are appreciated, I love to hear your thoughts on my posts! ~ Diane