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    It's been a hard week for me
    Death has visited three times
    My wife and I hold that is the rule
    For some obscure reason unknown
    First a kitty ostensibly a Father's Day gift
    Nineteen years ago so I couldn't resist
    Then a Brother-in-law who tried to
    Drink himself to death and failed miserably
    My Sister-in-law left homeless
    Coming for a visit
    Lastly a kitty one had left us in charge
    With its kitten for a weekend
    Eight weeks ago
    I'll bury and plant lilacs over her today
    And cherish her little kitten as my own
    With prayers for all

    tailor STATELY
    11/6/2010



    Back, perhaps, after I bury a kitty.
    Last edited by tailor STATELY; 11-06-2010 at 06:05 PM. Reason: 'S' for 's' Sister
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    Perhaps it is early morning but I feel like there is at least four deaths you have had this week (which is enough for anyone in this world)
    Before sunlight can shine through a window, the blinds must be raised - American Proverb

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    no don't tell me your brother-in-law and sister-in-law are both gone! Or is it a symbolic death? I feel for you, I lost 3 cats in 15 months. In any event a hell of a week you had. My condolences Tailor.

    "But do you really, seriously, Major Scobie," Dr. Sykes asked, "believe in hell?"
    "Oh, yes, I do."
    "In flames and torment?"
    "Perhaps not quite that. They tell us it may be a permanent sense of loss."
    "That sort of hell wouldn't worry me," Fellowes said.
    "Perhaps you've never lost anything of importance," Scobie said.

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    Thank you Delta40 and Haunted for your kind words.

    'Only' three deaths this week. My Sister-in-law will actually be allowed to live the remainder of her life, if she so chooses, tied no longer to a... but I digress and seek repentance for my judgment.

    Living in the country we lose so many pets - so many different ways. Some are trapped, some run over (as was "Cubby"), some shot. Some lost to foxes, to mountain lions, to coyotes, etc. Some to extreme weather. The rarity is the kitty who dies of old age as our "Precious" did. Down from a maximum of 20, we now have 10 kitties (if I counted right): 6-outdoor, & 4-indoor (2 of which roam too far from home each day).

    Of the 10 remaining, 9 are the product of dumping or propagation thereof (the one, my "Scooter Pi", was rescued by a 'friend' and we adopted him from the 'friend' , so "Scooter Pi" doesn't count as being dumped on us - but then the 'friend' in turn dumped 2-more on us, "Cubby" and her kitten "Princess", sigh). All but 2-kitties 'fixed', and that to be remedied soon.

    With apologies for being long-winded,
    tailor STATELY

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    You really love your pets Tailor. Our home recently lost our dog of ten years. There's a bit of void in the home without her at the moment.
    Before sunlight can shine through a window, the blinds must be raised - American Proverb

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    A grievous catalogue of woe, tailor. More than enough for one week.

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    I am not a big pet person here Tailor, but that is not to say I could not feel your pain, deftly put.

    best wishes
    Jerry

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