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In memory of Barefoot, who will be missed

Barefoot having a coze with me

Barefoot died in my arms this morning after coming to me in the night for purrs and snuggles after a day of sleeping by the hearth and eating bacon, chicken livers, and Fancy Feast chunky turkey. That she didn't hide herself away during her final hours but chose to spend them with me was a gift, and I will miss my good, generous girl. I'm so glad that she didn't die alone, and that Shog had the chance to hold her at the end, as well. We both loved her very much; she was an excellent mistress.

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perverse_idyll
Dec. 20th, 2016 03:03 pm (UTC)
Oh Iuls, I'm so sorry she's gone. It's pretty amazing she came to be with you at the end, and I'm glad you got to have those snuggles. That's hard in its own way, but preferable to the vet.

I'm going to go pet my own old lady now, still curled up on the bed and snoozing away.

*hugs*
iulia_linnea
Dec. 25th, 2016 02:42 am (UTC)
*hugs*
moreteadk
Dec. 20th, 2016 03:09 pm (UTC)
I'm sorry to hear this. Maybe she somehow knew it was her time? I think my old cat Sylvester did. My parents said he'd spent the last time sort of wandering around looking at everything. I imagine he was inspecting the house before passing on.
iulia_linnea
Dec. 25th, 2016 02:42 am (UTC)
*hugs*
sigune
Dec. 20th, 2016 03:13 pm (UTC)
I'm so very sorry... but also glad that she passed away so beautifully. *hugs*
iulia_linnea
Dec. 25th, 2016 02:44 am (UTC)
*hugs*
sachael
Dec. 20th, 2016 04:28 pm (UTC)
So sorry for your loss, but glad for you that it was a gentle, peaceful passing.
iulia_linnea
Dec. 25th, 2016 02:45 am (UTC)
*hugs*
reynardo
Dec. 20th, 2016 05:04 pm (UTC)
*enormous hugs* There will be a Barefoot-sized hole in your heart for quite a while, but fear not - there will be enough fur drifting around the place to fill it.
iulia_linnea
Dec. 25th, 2016 02:44 am (UTC)
*hugs*
venturous1
Dec. 20th, 2016 05:13 pm (UTC)
Farewell, Sweet Friend
I never stroked her fur or heard her pur, yet I am moved by her crossing, and sad for you for her loss. What a beautiful end you gave each other. **sniffle**
Blessings of solstice on your tender hearts,
love V
iulia_linnea
Dec. 25th, 2016 02:46 am (UTC)
RE: Farewell, Sweet Friend
*hugs*
jedibuttercup
Dec. 20th, 2016 05:18 pm (UTC)
So sorry for your loss.
iulia_linnea
Dec. 25th, 2016 02:48 am (UTC)
*hugs*
dickgloucester
Dec. 20th, 2016 05:31 pm (UTC)
I'm so sorry for your loss. She was a fortunate cat to have been part of your family.
iulia_linnea
Dec. 25th, 2016 02:46 am (UTC)
*hugs*
eoforyth
Dec. 20th, 2016 07:18 pm (UTC)
I am sorry to hear of your loss, but at least the time was spent well together, with good things to eat and good cuddles and scritches before that gentle sleep. Warm, supportive thoughts to you and Shog ((hugs))
iulia_linnea
Dec. 25th, 2016 02:47 am (UTC)
*hugs*
mywitch
Dec. 20th, 2016 10:37 pm (UTC)
Aww, I'm so sorry. It's lovely the way she wanted to be right there with you at the end. *hugs*
iulia_linnea
Dec. 25th, 2016 02:51 am (UTC)
*hugs*
dreamy_dragon73
Dec. 20th, 2016 11:42 pm (UTC)
I'm so sorry for your loss.
iulia_linnea
Dec. 25th, 2016 02:47 am (UTC)
*hugs*
fairyniamh
Dec. 21st, 2016 12:12 am (UTC)
I am so sorry about you loss. *hugs*

I am glad her passing was peaceful and that she allowed you (and Shog) one last snuggle.
iulia_linnea
Dec. 25th, 2016 02:49 am (UTC)
*hugs*
mak5258
Dec. 21st, 2016 01:51 am (UTC)
Oh, I'm sorry. I'm glad you go to hold her at the end.
iulia_linnea
Dec. 25th, 2016 02:48 am (UTC)
*hugs*
accioslash
Dec. 21st, 2016 02:09 am (UTC)
So sorry for the loss of your precious fur baby. It's never a good time, but so close to the holidays is especially hard.
iulia_linnea
Dec. 25th, 2016 02:53 am (UTC)
*hugs*
blueartemis07
Dec. 21st, 2016 03:33 am (UTC)
I'm so sorry. But what a lovely way to go. ~hugs~
iulia_linnea
Dec. 25th, 2016 02:54 am (UTC)
*hugs*
aigooism
Dec. 21st, 2016 01:11 pm (UTC)
Oh, my goodness. I am so sorry for the passing of this beautiful kitty :( I'm glad her last moments with you was a good one. *hugs*
iulia_linnea
Dec. 25th, 2016 02:54 am (UTC)
*hugs*
crmediagal
Dec. 21st, 2016 04:31 pm (UTC)
I'm so sorry for your loss. :( *hugs*
iulia_linnea
Dec. 25th, 2016 02:55 am (UTC)
*hugs*
arynwy
Dec. 22nd, 2016 05:51 am (UTC)
::sigh::

Hugs to you both.
iulia_linnea
Dec. 25th, 2016 02:55 am (UTC)
*hugs*
satismagic
Dec. 23rd, 2016 11:22 am (UTC)
(((YOU))) I'm so sorry. What a wonderful friend and cat she was. ♥
iulia_linnea
Dec. 25th, 2016 02:55 am (UTC)
*hugs*
thepastperfect
Dec. 24th, 2016 10:26 pm (UTC)
Oh, I'm so sorry to hear it. She deserved all those snuggles with you, on her last day and through her life.
iulia_linnea
Dec. 25th, 2016 02:56 am (UTC)
*hugs*
missingkeys
Jan. 2nd, 2017 04:55 pm (UTC)
I'm so sorry. <3
iulia_linnea
Jan. 2nd, 2017 11:53 pm (UTC)
Thank you, m'dear. *hugs*
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