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slightlv

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Wed Nov 22, 2023, 08:16 PM Nov 2023

I lost my little black cat today... [View all]

Izzie, who made it the very ripe old age of 23 last month, died this morning. She was one of a kind... attitude in a very small package. She was a Japanese Bobtail, and so we gave her the name Izanami (after a Japanese Goddess). And Goddess, she was. Izzie, despite never weighing more than 8 pounds, ruled a house filled with other cats and dogs. No one messed with her. They respected her! (LOL)

I knew the last couple of days the end was coming, and last night when she came to bed, she crawled up on my chest and spent most of the night sleeping there. I woke up once and thought I'd lost her, but she moved her head to let me know she was still with me. Sometime after I went back to sleep, she left us. I know she made it to breakfast, cause hubs said he fed her. I think it was shortly afterwards she died.

I'm grateful to have spent most of the night with her on my chest, and my hands stroking her, loving her close to me. There's a great big hole today, tho. How strange, for such a tiny cat...

Until that time I meet her on the Rainbow Bridge, I'll miss her every day...

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I'm so sorry. Diamond_Dog Nov 2023 #1
I'm so sorry for the loss of your sweet Izzie. onecaliberal Nov 2023 #2
What a loving tribute. 3catwoman3 Nov 2023 #3
Sorry for the loss of your sweet kitty. Wingus Dingus Nov 2023 #4
I wouldn't be surprised to learn Izzie is now ruling over her little slice of heaven as she waits for you. MLAA Nov 2023 #5
I'm very sorry for your loss. brer cat Nov 2023 #6
I'm so very sorry - Ocelot II Nov 2023 #7
So very sorry Chicagogrl1 Nov 2023 #8
I am so sorry. LoisB Nov 2023 #9
Condolences not fooled Nov 2023 #10
Gosh, got choked up with you telling how Izzy spent her last night on your chest. Fla Dem Nov 2023 #11
Always loved...never forgotten! So sorry PortTack Nov 2023 #12
Lots of loving memories SouthernDem4ever Nov 2023 #13
Ernie and Mousetrap will wait with her up there calimary Nov 2023 #14
So sorry for your loss. TwilightZone Nov 2023 #15
so sad To hear Riverman100 Nov 2023 #16
Lady Bast, please take Your Izzie gently home in Your loving niyad Nov 2023 #17
So so sorry for your loss cate94 Nov 2023 #18
I'm very very sorry. roamer65 Nov 2023 #19
This is so sad! BigmanPigman Nov 2023 #20
I lost my "helper" dog on Christmas morning, 3 years ago. slightlv Nov 25 #42
That is a good thing BigmanPigman Nov 26 #43
My deepest condolences. sinkingfeeling Nov 2023 #21
Condolences to you, and she had a very good life with you. nt spooky3 Nov 2023 #22
No one gets off this earth alive and it soubnds like she had a fabulous life Karadeniz Nov 2023 #23
Many of us will spend a lifetime at the rainbow bridge. Arthur_Frain Nov 2023 #24
Thank you all for your living words. slightlv Nov 2023 #25
I'm so sorry Laurelin Nov 2023 #26
My deepest condolences to you on the loss of your sweet kitty. virgdem Nov 2023 #27
I am so sorry for your loss. coolsimo Nov 2023 #28
So sorry for your loss, but hopefully the memories of halcyon days well spent with her are held onto. Celerity Nov 2023 #29
Hugs to you, slightlv. thatcrowwoman Nov 2023 #30
Oh Dear. I am so sorry. Bless you and the rest of your family. Maraya1969 Nov 2023 #31
Think of what you had not what you lost. You provided a great life. twodogsbarking Nov 2023 #32
So sorry IbogaProject Nov 2023 #33
As ends go, that was a good one. CrispyQ Nov 2023 #34
I am so sorry. murielm99 Nov 2023 #35
Black kitties cksmithy Nov 2023 #36
... RKP5637 Nov 2023 #37
So very sorry. GoneOffShore Nov 2023 #38
I feel for you. Blessings of the goddess Izanami on you and your family until you reunite. keopeli Nov 2023 #39
Awww. I'm so sorry. She lived a good, long loved life and CousinIT Nov 2023 #40
I'm so sorry. area51 Nov 2023 #41
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