Cat: Bumby “BeeBee (Ragdoll) – Denver, CO

Cat: Bumby “BeeBee (Ragdoll) – Denver, CO (Jul 1, 2001 – Aug 21, 2014)

Dearest Bumby,

Bringing home a kitten is a countdown to sorrow. While we never know when that final day will be, it’s always an incomprehensible shock – no different than your final day on August 21st. It’s always the hardest for those left behind, wondering how this happened and what could have been done to prevent it. What do I say to God now?

You were born in Asheville NC and grew up with me in Raleigh and Rocky Mount NC. You traveled with me to Denver CO where we lived for several years before I made a decision in June to have you stay with my mother for a few months. I promised to come back, and I planned to do that on August 31st, but you died only 10 days before I could make it.

In 2006, you won “Most Beautiful Cat” on an AOL sponsored online contest. You were such a big, beautiful girl – a seal mitted Ragdoll with gorgeous sapphire eyes. Your fur was like thick silk, and always so clean and shiny. I made the decision to have you spayed at a young age when I realized that I would never be able to part with any kittens you might have.

I know now that this was a terrible mistake, because I will never have another cat quite like you. You were such a smart kitty, always knowing when I was going somewhere; always so happy to see me return.

I have loved you since the day I adopted you. I will miss you terribly and you are always in my heart, BeeBee. I’m sorry I couldn’t come for you or at least see you before you passed. I will always carry that guilt and sorrow.

I only pray that you were able to forgive me, and that you didn’t suffer. You graduated from your life with high honors, without regret, and with a heart full of love. Please keep a watchful eye for when we meet again, my love.


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