My Little Firefly, Hotaru...

A gentle soul taken too early from this world. My "tuxedo" Hotaru is seen in this picture with her doggie Sancho. She came into my life 10 years ago as a feisty little kitten that hated dogs and other cats, but it only took a little patience and time for her to adapt to her new kitty and doggie brothers and sisters. She captured my heart with her bright green eyes, gentle disposition, and unrelenting curiosity...not to mention her gorgeous meow. She passed away suddenly and unexpectedly on June 17 2011 from congestive heart failure. She is severely missed and will be remembered always.

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Jun 21, 2011
For a Kitty who has passed away
by: John Gilligan

Treat me kindly, dear master. Accord me the courtesy due to a cat ? and I for my part will love you, amuse you and cheer your heart as only a cat can do.

The courtesy due to a cat ? and I for my part will love you, amuse you and cheer

Give me a sunny spot to sleep in when morning dawns and I will warm your lap on cold evenings.

Respect my independence and my need to walk alone at times and I will look after myself, so that you may come and go as you please.

Speak to me in our secret kitty language, let me hear my name sung in the music of your voice, and I will meow happily in sweet harmony with you.

Stroke my fur gently and lovingly and I will soothe you with the soft purrs that can only come from a happy cat.

Indulge my curiosity and I will show you the joys of bird watching, star gazing and other kitty pleasures.

Play with me and see me rejoice! Toss a humble ball of yarn and I will delight you with my cleverness and acrobatic leaps.

But do not laugh at me or allow me to be teased for there is nothing I prize more than my dignity.

Keep my surroundings neat and clean and I will be fastidious in my habits.

Feed me and be fair and I will teach you how to tell ?kitty time? by instinct and tummy tunes.

And when I am old and the time comes to say farewell, hold me gently in your arms and I will go without a whimper.

For with you I am trusting, safe and secure. A cat who walked alone but loved you with a full and happy heart.

- Good bye my friend -

Jun 20, 2011
Remembering Hotaru
by: Claudia - Admin

I'm so sorry to hear about Hotaru's passing. I know how hard it is to lose a beloved furry child. I lost my cat Mia eight months ago and I miss her every day. Hotaru was so precious and beautiful. I'm sure she will be remembered every day. I'll keep her and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

Thank you for sharing her picture.

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