Smokey’s spot.

Smokey’s favorite spot on “her” chair.

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She was our first “baby.” I can still remember picking her out of the bunch in that old barn almost fourteen years ago. And attempting to give her a bath (or five) to get rid of her fleas. And then her attempt to singe all of the whiskers off of her face when she got too close to a candle. And the many cross-continental flights she took with us on our moves. And introducing her to her the much detested Tiger cat (although I think they grew to secretly love each other!). And the way she would run from the furthest corner of the house with a chorus of “meows” when she would hear the whip cream can get uncapped.

She was such a good kitty and we are just trying to remember all of those good things today. But I have a very heavy heart when I look at her empty spot. She will be so very missed.

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18 Responses to “Smokey’s spot.”


  1. 1 killlashandra March 4, 2009 at 12:31 pm

    I’m sorry. However, I think you’re doing the right thing focusing on all the good memories everyone has had with her. :)

  2. 2 carey March 4, 2009 at 12:51 pm

    oh, i’m so sorry.
    bye bye smokey, you’ll be missed.

  3. 3 Christina March 4, 2009 at 12:59 pm

    Oh Carrie, I am so, SO sorry! My eyes are welling with tears just to think of it. You are doing well to focus on all the love and good memories you’ve shared! ((Hugs))

  4. 4 Becky March 4, 2009 at 1:33 pm

    Oh, my heart breaks for you all. Losing a pet is so difficult. They grow to be such an important part of your family. I’ll keep you all in my thoughts as you remember the joys and blessings that Smokey brought to your family. (((Hugs)))

  5. 5 Kate W. March 4, 2009 at 6:03 pm

    Poor sweet Smokey! Poor you! It is so hard to lose a member of your family. There is a good book for kids called “Cat Heaven” It has pretty illustrations and a simple story.

  6. 6 Tanya March 4, 2009 at 6:17 pm

    oh, that makes me think of our Niles…and his favorite spot…must go cherish and pet him a lot…right now!

  7. 7 ksmcnulty March 4, 2009 at 7:06 pm

    *************sending you hugs**************

  8. 8 Dawn March 4, 2009 at 8:28 pm

    Oh, Carrie…hugs from us to all of you~

    What sweet memories you have of your baby and so many wonderful years together….

    Take Care,
    Dawn :)

  9. 9 Erinne March 4, 2009 at 10:22 pm

    Oh dear… My thought and prayers are with you. Hope you find peace in your memories.

    Thanks so much for your recent comment on my blog. Sounds like we all need some goodness!!

  10. 10 MelodyA. March 5, 2009 at 4:28 am

    Oh so sorry to hear about Smokey. I bet Smokey had the most fantastic life and loved every minute of it.

  11. 11 Elisa March 5, 2009 at 5:12 am

    Sorry to hear about Smokey….

  12. 12 nina March 5, 2009 at 9:42 am

    I am so very, very sorry to hear about Smokey…..this is something that has helped us when one of our fur-babies has passed away…..hopes this helps you all…..

    Rainbow Bridge

    Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.

    When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge.
    There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together.
    There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.

    All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor; those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by.
    The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.

    They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent; His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.

    You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.

    Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together….

    Author unknown…

  13. 13 Cara March 5, 2009 at 10:28 am

    So sorry Carrie, I can totally empathize with how you feel.

  14. 14 Stacy March 5, 2009 at 10:50 am

    Very sorry to hear about Smoky, Carrie. Sounds like he had a full life and, I’m sure, lots of love during it. I’ve had to bury a few furred friends and it is never fun. :(

  15. 15 Maggie March 5, 2009 at 11:14 am

    That makes me so sad for you! At least you have happy memories to remember her by…

  16. 16 Jen March 5, 2009 at 1:38 pm

    Oh Carrie. I am so sorry. I am sending hugs your way too.

  17. 17 ~kat:) March 5, 2009 at 7:16 pm

    Hey Carrie, I’m so sorry:( That’s so rough. *hugs* for all of yall.

  18. 18 golightly March 7, 2009 at 2:35 pm

    Oh Carrie, I’m so sorry. I had my little dog for 19+ years and even though she has been gone for quite a while, I still miss her sometimes. They truly are our family.


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