June 11, 2007

In Memoriam - Sweet Suzanne

Godspeed Suzanne
Sweet Suzanne made her journey to the bridge today. Her Mommy was with her and Suzanne went knowing how very loved she is. Please visit Suzanne's Mommy here and send her your love. This is a very sad day. I will miss my little orange friend very much.
1991 - 2007

The Last Farewell -

Come with me my gentle love
and let me hold you near.
I'll soothe you with my softest words
and never mind the tears.
I'll whisper words of love to you
so you will always know...
how much my heart is breaking now
as I gently let you go.
We've traveled years and miles, we two,
you've been my constant friend.
And now the kindest gift I give
brings us to this end.
Your legs grew weak,
your eyes grew tired;
I watched time take its toll.
In my heart you're still the kitten
I held so long ago.
I cannot watch you suffer now,
my love is much too deep.
So close your eyes my little love,
I'll hold you as you sleep.
I'll stroke your soft, soft, silken fur
and gently ease the pain.
And pray to all the gods I know
that we will meet again.
I knew this day would come my love
I knew it from the start.
I did not know the price would be
a large piece of my heart.
I'll grieve for you because I must
I'll shed hot, heavy tears.
But the sorrow of this day won't dim
the love we shared for years.
~Constance Jenkins


Name: Mr. Hendrix said...

aw, that is so sweet we're leaky.

Benjamin2 said...

mama's leaking again. she's been leaking most of the day.

thank you parker! you have been a delightful friend, and i'm so glad to have gotten to know you.

mama toni

Anonymous said...

That was just beautiful. Mom and I and all the Ballicai are leaking again...

Forty Paws said...

Now Maw's crying again...

Luf, Us

Tina T-P said...

Parker - what a beautiful poem and tribute to Suzanne - it made my eyes leak all over again.

She was one special little kitty and we will miss her very much. Thanks for stopping in to say hello. T.

William said...


Marie the Defender said...

What a beautiful tribute! It makes us very tear-y....

Miss Peach>(^,^) said...

Oh Parker....how perfectly you picked this poem for my sweet sister...thank you
Luf Miss Peach >(^,^)<

Zoey and the furballs (the Zoo Crew) said...

That was a lovely poem and a wonderful tribute to Suzanne.

The Cat Realm said...

Thank you for the sweet poem! We are too sad to find words. But we know Suzanne is at peace.
Now the maid is leaking again...

Rosie & Cheeto said...

That's a wonderful tribute to Suzanne. Thanks for sharing!

Daisy said...

Oh, that poem made my eyes leak again too. It is very beautiful.