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My Baby Blue

Tonight I had to say goodbye to you
I cried as I held you, my baby Blue
Nine long years you shared our life
Through happiness and times of strife

I remember when we adopted you
You kissed my hand my baby Blue
We took you with us to share our home
From our lives you didn’t roam

You rarely spoke except to growl
At enemies upon the prowl
Yet you’d befriend the smallest kind
Rabbits, squirrels you didn’t mind

You shared your food with the birds that came
And shared your water just the same
You’d walk with me on summer days
And smiled at me for the slightest praise

You hated water that’s a fact 
To a hose or a tub you would over react
But to a brush you would sit so still
A scratch on the belly gave you such a thrill

But old man the time had come
The tears have flowed until I’m numb
I said goodbye to our friendship true
I’ll miss you always, my baby Blue

Copyright © Lena Pate

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  1. Date: 12/8/2009 9:31:00 AM
    Lena, This is a sad and lovely tribute to your Baby Blue. I am glad that he brought you many years of joy. (My Callie is 13+ and I cherish her every breath. I already have a new calico cat "Sallie" hoping to prepare my self from the pain of loss. It might NOT work, though.) Love to you. Dane Ann (soup mail)

  1. Date: 11/2/2009 4:59:00 AM
    I have enjoyed reading your poetry this splendid morning Lena. I am so sorry for your loss. You have your memories my friend. May you have a beautiful week filled with love and inspiration. Love, Carol