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Thanks For The Memories, Simba

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Thanks For The Memories, Simba

We lost a very dear friend this past week.
Simba had become so very frail and weak.
He gave us so much joy during his 19 years!
We held him as he passed, shedding copious tears.

He was an extraordinary red tabby cat with no pedigree.
There were no blue ribbon winners in his family tree.
But he was as majestic as any winner in a feline show!
Oh, how we will miss him!   How we hated to see him go.

His ashes will be scattered in the mountains above Colorado Springs,
By the compassionate veterinarian who takes care of such things.
When we view magnificent Pikes Peak towering in the pristine skies,
We'll be consoled knowing that 'neath its shining crown, Simba lies!

There's a place called Rainbow Bridge where he'll be restored to health,
Where he'll frolic with other animals, teasing them with his feline stealth!
One glorious day he'll spot us 'mongst the multitude for a grand reunion,
And rain happy kisses on our faces as we tickle his tummy in glad communion!

Robert L. Hinshaw, CMSgt, USAF, Retired
(c) All Rights Reserved (24 October 2013)

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  1. Date: 11/2/2013 8:44:00 PM
    A sweet poem for your sweet lost pet. I have two indoor cats. They are young so hope to have them a long time. Thanks for the read. Joyce

  1. Date: 10/30/2013 8:55:00 PM
    Tributes to a lost pet tell us a lot about a person. All life is precious and a loss diminishes all of us. I can really feel your pain and have posted, some days ago, "Tina - At Home In Our Hearts".....I think you are in the mood to appreciate it. Thanks for your visits... Let's keep in touch.... Jake

  1. Date: 10/23/2013 4:54:00 PM
    Your loss is heartfelt in the world of cat lovers . We truly feel your loss.I was told once when I lost a four legged friend That animals know all about love when they get here . They don't have as much to learn about love as we humans do . Thats why their lives on earth are shorter . They teach us about love and then they go across the rainbow bridge. How rich are lives are for having been loved by them . Now be strong willed as a cat and carry on;your friend Michael

  1. Date: 10/21/2013 8:04:00 PM
    As a fellow cat lover with several of my own special pets, I totally understand your grief and sympathize with your loss. You have communicated how you feel very well with this nicely done piece!

  1. Date: 10/21/2013 6:44:00 PM
    oh, bob! this is such a beautiful tribute to your dear cat! i'm so sorry for your loss. he was lucky to have you and your family in his life and i'm sure he knew it, too. you've done him proud...

  1. Date: 10/21/2013 12:54:00 PM
    So sorry for your loss, Bob. This is an excellent tribute to Simba. Love, Kim