1. Squalliesmom

    Squalliesmom Well-Known Member

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    Just dropping in to say I haven't forgotten all my friends at FDMB. I think about you all often, and hope everybody is doing well. Still haven't written my Squallie's tribute; it's so hard to do.

    I almost adopted another diabetic cat! My kids threatened to kill me, lol. She is a gorgeous Bengal. The only reason I didn't take her is because she doesn't get along with other female cats. I miss the routines of caring for a diabetic; at least two times of every day seem very empty. Some day the right kitty for me will come along...

    Love to you all and all your sweet kitties! :bighug:❤️:bighug:❤️:bighug:

    Lucy
     
  2. Idjit's mom

    Idjit's mom Well-Known Member

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    Oh Lucy, what a very nice surprise! So very good to see you and know that you still think of us here. I still think of you often and hope you are doing well. I laughed so hard a few weeks ago, because Idjit went flying through the house, up the stairs, collided with his litter box (which ended up on its side and litter all over the room) and raced back down the stairs. I told my DH it was IMs and had to explain what that was. Squallie is still with us, right close in our hearts. :bighug:
     
  3. Wendy&Neko

    Wendy&Neko Well-Known Member

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    Hi Lucy, good to "hear" from you. :bighug: Too funny on the diabetic bengal. I must admit any diabetic black/white I see has a special pull on my heart strings. You are right though, one day the stars will align and you'll find another purrfect cat.

    As for tributes, mine came out on the one year anniversary of Neko's passing. Nothing like a dealine to get me going. :p We all know you have a huge hole in your heart and this isn't something that can be rushed. Though I must admit that sorting through all my photos for a tribute really helped my pain.
     
  4. Sharon14

    Sharon14 Well-Known Member

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    Hello Lucy! So very good to hear from you!!! I understand how difficult it is to write a tribute to a special kitty. There just aren’t any words to adequately describe their personalities and what they meant to us. Take your time and post your tribute to sweet Squallie when you’re ready. :bighug:
     
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  5. Squalliesmom

    Squalliesmom Well-Known Member

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    Oh, I’m so glad the IMs are still alive and well! That would make Squallie very happy! I loved your description of Idjit chasing them, brought a real smile to my face (and maybe just a little dampness to my eyes). :cat: Squallie was a gift to my life, it does my heart good to think he’s passed on some gifts to others, as well. :bighug::bighug::bighug:
     
  6. Squalliesmom

    Squalliesmom Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, Wendy. I do try going through Squallie’s pics, but it’s still just too soon. I know the day will come when I am able to handle it without breaking down. I still see and feel him around the house. So does my son, which really surprises me. I like it best when I feel him jump on my bed as I turn out the light and roll over to sleep. I hope that feeling never goes away. :bighug::bighug::bighug:
     
  7. Squalliesmom

    Squalliesmom Well-Known Member

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    Hi Sharon! It’s really nice to know that you all understand. I’m sorry that we all have the necessity to come here, but oh-so-happy to have met you all and to know I have friends here! :bighug::bighug::bighug:
     
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  8. carfurby

    carfurby Well-Known Member

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    Hi Lucy. It's good to hear from you. Just take your time and do the tribute when you can. We all understand. :bighug::bighug::bighug:
     
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  9. Olive & Paula

    Olive & Paula Well-Known Member

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    Hello Lucy, so nice to hear from you. And great to hear he joins you every night. The right furkid will come along at the right time. :bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug:
     
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  10. Ella & Rusty & Stu(GA)

    Ella & Rusty & Stu(GA) Well-Known Member

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    Hi Lucy, It is wonderful that you receive so many loving signs from Squallie. Of course he is right there with you. And he will always be. We still get signs from and sightings of Rusty, too.
    :bighug::bighug::bighug:
     
  11. Mandy & Rex

    Mandy & Rex Well-Known Member

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    Aww, good to hear from you. :bighug::bighug::bighug:

    Take your time. Cherish those memories. I still see Tanner, my civvie, out the corner of my eye and it has been 10 months. :cat:
     
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  12. Beth 73

    Beth 73 Well-Known Member

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    Lucy ❤️❤️❤️❤️ Seeing your thread brought tears :bighug: So so soooo good to hear from you . You are thought of and prayers sent every day ! Keep taking good care of yourself :bighug:❤️:bighug:❤️:bighug:❤️
     
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  13. Jill & Scooter

    Jill & Scooter Well-Known Member

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    Hi Lucy! I don’t remember seeing any stickies that said tributes had to be written within a certain amount of time. I’m sure it’s very difficult still. I could always tell by your condos how truly loved Squallie was and what a special personality he had.
    :bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug:
     
  14. AmandaJean

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    I'm new here but so sorry to hear about your loss. Sounds like your kitty was under the best, most loving care :bighug:
     
  15. Tucker's Mama CS

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    I am also new here, but I think it says a lot about the FDMB community that so many members stay active or return even after their sweet kitties have passed. The wealth of knowledge and love here is extraordinary. I'm sorry for the loss of your Squallie, and I hope your fond memories bring you comfort. :bighug:
     
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  16. Susan&Felix

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    Momma and I are happy to see you, Auntie Lucy! We hope you're in fine fettle.
    Purrs,
    Felix:cat:
     
  17. Bobbie And Bubba

    Bobbie And Bubba Well-Known Member

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    What a nice surprise to see you Lucy. You and Squallie are thought of often. I think my husband would have the same protest as your children if I ever willingly wanted to bring another diabetic kitty into the house. :rolleyes:

    When the time is right, you will write the perfect tribute for Squallie. As others said, they isn't a deadline for it to be submitted nor is there isn't a timeline for our grief. Hugs :bighug:
     
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  18. Carol & Murphy

    Carol & Murphy Well-Known Member

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    Hi Lucy
    What a treat to hear from you. I also think of you and Squallie often and laughed at the reaction of your kids regarding getting a new sugar kitty. There certainly is no shortage of them. I remember looking at Squallie's all green spreadsheet with amazement- Murphy's is still multi-colored :( but all in all, he's doing relatively well so I'm not complaining. Miss you, Lucy - big hugs :bighug::bighug:
     
  19. Pamela & Amethyst

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  20. Squalliesmom

    Squalliesmom Well-Known Member

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    Hi Carla! I miss my “big sister”; your daily check-ins and calm advice helped me through so much, more than you can know. I hope all is well with you and all your fur babies. :bighug::bighug::bighug:
     
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  21. Squalliesmom

    Squalliesmom Well-Known Member

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    Hi Paula! I miss you guys on FDMB! I hope all is well with you and your fur-kids. :bighug::bighug::bighug:
     
  22. Squalliesmom

    Squalliesmom Well-Known Member

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    Hi Ella. Those little signs make my heart happy. I hope they never stop! Prayers that you and yours are all doing well! :bighug::bighug::bighug:
     
  23. Squalliesmom

    Squalliesmom Well-Known Member

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    Hi Mandy! It’s amazing how such a small creature can take up so much space in your heart, isn’t it? Each one is so special, in their own way. Best to you and yours, stay well! :bighug::bighug::bighug:
     
  24. Squalliesmom

    Squalliesmom Well-Known Member

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    Aww, Beth, thank you so much. I miss your daily pep talks!:) They really helped get me thru some rough patches. Praying that all is well with you and your crew. :bighug::bighug::bighug:
     
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  25. Squalliesmom

    Squalliesmom Well-Known Member

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    Hi Jill! Yes, it is still difficult. Sometimes the memories are so sharp, and it hurts me. That’s why I can’t answer everybody at the same time; I have to come back and just do a few at a time.
    Squally certainly did have an extraordinary personality, and he was full of love. :)
    Thanks for understanding. Hope you and yours are well. :bighug::bighug::bighug:
     
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  26. Noah & me (GA)

    Noah & me (GA) Well-Known Member

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    What a crappy winter that was but we still have each other and this place. :bighug:
     
  27. Tricia Cinco(GA) & Harvey

    Tricia Cinco(GA) & Harvey Well-Known Member

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    Hi Lucy,

    So nice to see a post from you. Take your time on the tribute. I can tell you that when you do it, it will be a good experience for you. I found it very healing with each of my cats.

    I know what you mean about the diabetic cat you thought about adopting. I am so tempted to apply for Tiny Kittens' Stanley, but Mark and I are having such fun travelling with our two babies and it just wouldn't be a good idea with a special needs cat like Stan, so I stifle the feelings every time they show up. One day I bet we'll both have an other FD cat, and it will be a purrfect match.

    :bighug::bighug::bighug:
     
  28. Beck and Grandpa (GA)

    Beck and Grandpa (GA) Well-Known Member

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    Lucy!!!!!! I haven't been here in ages, but I miss my Maryland buddy. Huge hugs!
     
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  29. PussCatPrince - GA

    PussCatPrince - GA Well-Known Member

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    Me too Beck. Me too.
     
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