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September 17, 2010

A Kind Word

I want to thank you 

Kind animal people, friends in blog land for
kind thoughts & prayers

You all know what animal lovers we are here

Our hearts are low this afternoon.

This sweet cat adopted us in June 2009,
after neighbors abandoned her with no thought.


She helped me so in dealing with sweet Arnold's passing in 
the last few months,
she spent endless hours watching me work 
on my outdoor studio and backyard garden.

Gigi just laid on the glass table...
happy as could be to have a home and warm place
to sleep every night.

She never asked for much, wasn't a "meowy" cat
very quiet.

We had to make a decision 
as to what was best for her today
for her quality of life.

Gigi Poirot
We'd  love it if you'd give your special
furry family member(s) a huge hug
in Gigi's memory.

Thank you for your kindness
so many times over,

43 comments:

Mourning Dove Farm said...

I am so sorry. I worried after I read she wasn't feeling well. You obviously gave her lots of love. Saying a prayer for you--it is so sad to lose a pet.

La Table De Nana said...

THinking if you~♥

sissie said...

I'm so sorry Tracie. I'm hugging my two fur babies right now in memory of your sweet Gigi.

hugs
Sissie

Air Kiss said...

Oh Tracie~ my heart is with you. I had a black & white kitty, too.. I had him since childhood & had to put him down when he was 19 years old.. I held off, then I knew when he was in too much pain to walk/move it was time. Such deep heartache, but knew in my heart he was in a better place. I'm so sorry for your loss of your dear companion. I really believe that cats are angels with fur. :) I will give my little Merlin a little hug tonight for you. Take care, my friend.
Hugs, Lara

donna reyné said...

I am so sorry to hear this sad news,
But I do understand your decision.
I too had a much adored pet put down 9 months ago...I am still not over it.
I will be thinking about you this weekend and saying a prayer.
Hugs,
donna

Jackie said...

I'm so sorry - I know how hard that is. They do count on us to make the right decision for them and while it hurts so much, sometimes that decision is to let them go. Thinking of you this evening and sweet Gigi.

Brenda Kula said...

Oh honey, I just knew when I saw you'd posted what this was about. I'm tearing up for her and my sweet lost Bonnie too. I'm hugging you clear from Texas, and it's a Texas-sized hug to boot.
Brenda

C'est Moi...Julie Marie said...

Oh Tracie... I am so sad for you today... I love little Gigi, and I know how very hard that decision was for you to have to make... but being the dear, loving person you are, you knew in your heart you had to do what was best for her... I am sure she is running around in kitty Heaven right now, with my three kitties who are there... I believe that with all my heart... their little souls live on forever too... you gave her a loving home and a wonderful place to be with people she loved and that loved her unconditionally... prayers for all of you... all of my love... Julie Marie

* French Farmhouse 425 * said...

~*~Oh Tracie Im so sorry..such a heart wrenching decision Im sure. Im on the verge of tears right now..I love my baby claire soo much and cant even think about how hard that would be lose her.Blessings to you and your family~*Rachel

Traci said...

Tracie,

So sorry for your loss! What a beautiful cat she was!

Hugs,
Traci

" SHABBY JUNK" said...

So sorry about your kitty. Mine just vanished one day after 15 years. They are such comforting friends. They are truly missed. ~judy~

My Blessed Serendipity Life said...

Tracie, so sorry about Gigi. God only loans these furry family members to us for awhile. I adopted two kittys who were abandoned from neighbors too. We only have one left with us she is around 18 years old. I know the time is coming soon that I will have to say goodbye. It is so hard losing a pet. My sympathy goes out to you.

xo,
Danielle

Lisa@Pickles and Cheese said...

Oh I am so sorry about your cat. They certainly do occupy a part of our hearts. I am sure you will be missing her. I'm am so sorry.

Blondie's Journal said...

Oh, Tracie. My heart is breaking. Gigi was a special kitty and I'm sure that you will miss her immensely. My thought go out to you and your family. She really was pretty.

xoxo
Janie

Gail said...

Tracie,
So very sorry for your loss! Unfortunately I know all too well what that feels like....such a sadness to the soul.
I'll hug my 4 yo golden just that much tighter tonight.
Cherish your memories with your sweetie........

Sheilla ~ Style de Bohême said...

Oh, Tracie, I'm so sorry for your loss! I know how hard it is to make that decision...our greatest gift of love to our furry companions is the hardest one for us. My thoughts are with you. Tears, Sheilla

tracy mooney said...

Hi Tracie, my heart goes out to you. It's hard to make a decision like that we had to do that a couple of years ago with one of our cats. So sorry for your lost my thoughts are with you. Tracy

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

Dear Tracie
What an amazing post - Gigi would be so proud of you!
My heart goes out to you - I know how it feels losing a furry family member.
You take care
I'm sending big hugs and aroha (Maori word for love)from
New Zealand.
Shane

Theodora Cleave said...

A big hug... for your blessed friend Gigi... time helps but one can never forget a found cat's special love
Barb

Carole~Maynard Greenhouse said...

Oh Tracie I'm so sorry for your loss. You gave Gigi all the love she wanted and you can feel good about that. We had a similar thing happen when someone dumpped off a cat last year.....we are so blessed to have her. She loves sitting on my computer....I guess she figures if mom likes it it must be a good place.
Big hugs,
Carole

June said...

I'm so sorry Tracie...I have no words except I am so happy that you gave her such a wonderful life. I'm sure she brought you much joy and that you will miss her sweetness.
hugs and love,
June

trash talk said...

In Gigi's honor I just gave Jakie an extra cookie and hug. I'm so sorry...truly. Bless y'all for loving her when no one else would.
Debbie

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

Oh, bless your heart.
You did the right thing, but it still hurts so much, I know.

I will certainly give my babies a hug and a kiss from you.

Megan Chamberlain said...

I am so sorry about Gigi. It is so hard when you lose one of your little kitties. Remember the good times and know that she had the best of homes and lives with you.

Boxwood Cottage said...

Oh I'm so sorry for your loss Tracie! You have all my sympathie!
We've lost 2 beloved cat's over the last two years so I totally understand how very sad and heartbreaking it feels.
R.I.P sweet Gigi!
I'll sure give my tomcat an extra hug when he comes back in.
Sending you a big hug too!
xoxo~ Carola

Natacha said...

Hello Tracey,
How very sad! I have a cat that was there one day and stayed. That was 10 years ago and we have never found out where she came from. She was there when I was going through a rough time and I think she was sent by God. She means so much to me and I cannot think about the day that we have to say goodbye to her.
Warm greetings from Luxembourg,
Natacha

A Cottage Muse said...

{{Hugs}} to you too...

Claudia said...

Oh, Tracie, I am so, so sorry. This has to be the hardest decision to make. Yet, the most humane, as well. I know your hearts are heavy now and that you mourn your sweet Gigi. I send my love and prayers to you and your family.

I know sweet Gigi is released from her pain and is with you even now.

xoxo
Claudia

Sandi said...

So sorry about Gigi Tracie!! Thinking of my Izzy right now too. They just steal our hearts don't they? Thoughts and prayers with you today.
Hugs~

Deb said...

Thinking of you Tracie ~ and sweet Gigi. Giving Ernie a big hug and kiss in Gigi's memory ♥

VINTAGE HOME lifestyle said...

Oh Tracie,
I am so sorry for your lose of sweet Gigi. I know how much you love your animal family. I will give all my furry family hugs & kisses in Gigi's memory. And send a special big one to you and Shane.
ooo xxx
Cathleen

A Romantic Porch said...

Oh sweet Tracie. I'm so so sorry. She is so beautiful. I'm sending you a huge hug! xo rachel

patricia@ReFind Home&Garden said...

Oh Tracie... I am sooooo sorry for your loss. Please know we are thinking of you right now. Big Hugs, Patricia

Draffin Bears said...

Dear Tracie,

I am saddened to read of your sweet Gigi, so sorry.
I know how very hard it is to say goodbye to a beloved pet.
Sending my hugs to you dear friend.

Thoughts and love
Carolyn

belle-blanc said...

I'm so sorry Tracie. Always when I read on a blog that someone lost a loving pet it makes me feel sad and worrying. As you know I have 4 sweet cats. I love them so deeply, our Elliot is now 16 years old and I can't and won't imagine the day when he is going to leave us...
Gigi had such a great time being with you... nothing else matters! Hugs, Mira!

vignette design said...

Oh Tracie, I'm so sorry about Gigi. She was very loved and she knew it too. She is in kitty heaven with Arnold--right? We like to think those things as it gives us comfort. I'll give my dog a hug in her memory.

Fete et Fleur said...

Dearest Tracie,

I know what a difficult decision this must have been. Praying for you today.

Hugs!
Nancy

Roberta said...

Sorry about your pretty 'Tuxedo Kitty' Gigi. Sounds like you were both good company for one another Tracie. Lots of Love ~ Roberta

Heaven's Walk - said...

Oh, Tracie, I am so sorry to hear about Gigi. I can empathize with you, sweetie. We've had to send 7 of our babies to The Rainbow Bridge over the years, and the decision never gets any easier. Just know that she's there waiting for you and you will see her again someday. Time will heal your pain as the days go by. Hugs to you, friend, and be sure to Google The Rainbow Bridge.

xoxo laurie@heavens-walk

Rosemary said...

Hi Tracie,
Wondered where you were lately.
I just got around to your blog.
I'm so sorry to hear about your sweet kitty. My heart goes out to you. I had the same thing happen with our kitty 3 years ago. We had her for 18 years. I know how you are feeling, and I'm so sorry.
I hope you feel better soon.
Email me if you want to.
Hope we can talk soon.
xo,
Rosemary

Chatelaine said...

So sorry for your loss. It's so hard to lose one of your furbabies.

I will give mine extra hugs tonight in memory of your sweet Gigi.

Pansy Cottage Girl said...

Oh my....Im so sorry. I know the sting of losing an animal all too well. hugs to you my feline loving friend.

Dogmom Diva said...

Tracie I just found your blog..I am so sorry about GiGi, she looked like a delightful kitty cat..prayers with you..

Barb