Monday, July 11, 2011

Angelina - a gentle soul

Angelina as a kitten

Angelina in her favorite spot

Angelina wif her sisfur Angie

Dear Angelina,

...(or as Mom called you "Angelina-lina) crossed over da Rainbow Bridge yesterday in da early Sunday hours. Why? We don't know and our hearts are broken. We could speculate forever and a day, and still it won't make you cross over dat Bridge back to us again.

Do you recall how you got your name? Mom ended calling da 3 of you da Angels group. All have da same name wif some variation. You mom cat was named Mother Angelica (although Mom calls her Gloria now) and then there was you, Angelina, (becuz it sounded sweeter and suited your personality) and your sisfur Angie. Angie being da adventurous one who loves Crazy Collette.

You were never as adventurous as Angie. Quite content staying inside most of da day. If you did step out, you immediately would come back in. It was just recently you had started going out to da yard longer.

What caused you to leave us so quickly, we'll never know. Mom always thought you'd be da one wif her in her old(er) age. So, having you leave us so quickly is shocking.

When you vomited Friday morning, Mom thought you had an upset stomach. Later on Friday night, you went out and didn't return until Mom had to go look for you on Saturday morning. By then, Mom knew you were sick but thought all you would need was an injection and medication and you'd be home in no time. But da vet poked you and poked you and said you were not well at all and needed urgent care. By da time da technician saw you, you had couldn't stand up. And in those few minutes you and Mom were left alone, you already knew you would be crossing and said goodbye to Mom. Even though Mom begged you to hold on, i guess you saw beautiful fields waiting for you and butterflies to chase across da bridge.

I know it surprises you dat all my pals have said such nice things about you. Why does it surprise you? Don't feel bad Angelina, I'm taking good care of Mom for all of us.

Dear Angelina, we love you and i know we will meet again. In da meantime, play all you want wif Frutty and all my pals who will show you around.

Thank you for spending your short but sweet life wif us.

In sadness and wif love,

your brofur,



  1. This is such a sweet and well-written tribute. But I am sorry you had to write it. My condolences, Smokey & fambly.

  2. Oh my dear friends Smokey & your mama, how sorry I am. What a beautiful little tuxedo girl, Angelina is. Her sweet ways will always be with you.
    Sending my love & comfort, my prayers for your strength and peace of mind that Angelina is fine now and you WILL meet again.

    *SoftLovingHugs* XoX ~Andy and mama