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Do-B-Do was my first cat as an adult. I really wasn’t sure I even wanted a cat. My ex wanted a kitten and I gave in, we picked the sweet fluffy female one. She was a grey tabby with yellow eyes. I soon fell in love with her, she was feisty! She loved to lay with me at night and snuggle up to my chest, purring for hours. She was my best friend and made me laugh. She had a unique cry, like a Siamese breed. My ex was not very kind and sometimes explosive. He became angry and I remember hiding her, she quietly stayed put in the laundry basket. I think she knew what was happening, that I was protecting her from the monster. She was with me through some dark times. She helped me through deaths and a divorce. She cuddled with me every night for years. She was very jealous of my attention to others, but warmed up to my husband right away. She adapted to having six cat siblings and moving to a new place to live. She loved to chatter at the birds. She would sit and wait at the window to watch. I never let her run free outside, afraid to lose her. She lived to be twenty-two years old. Her kidneys were failing, we tried to save her. I remember looking her in eyes that day. She said to me it was time to let her go as I saw a vision of an orange colored tabby. I was so heartbroken after her death. I decided it was time for another female cat. I went to the animal shelter and there she was, a beautiful calico cat, I knew this was the cat for me. That day Ru-B was adopted and I felt at peace. 8/8/2020 Contest: All Pets Go To Heaven Sponsor: Constance La France

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Date: 8/31/2020 2:16:00 PM
Tania, my Katy Cat lived 22 years too. That's really quite remarkable. Do-B-Do sounds precious and I know you miss her, but having Ru-B must help ease the pain. I just wasn't able to adopt again after losing Katy. A truly wonderful poem! Hugs, Carolyn (Congrats on your win!)
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Date: 8/31/2020 3:13:00 PM
Carolyn, thanks for your nice comments and visit, sorry about the loss of your pet, it is remarkable that some cats live to be that age. hugs
Date: 8/31/2020 9:52:00 AM
Tania, congratulations on your win in my All Pets Go To Heaven with this emotional write, it truly touched my heart, a FAV for me _Constance
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Date: 8/31/2020 10:56:00 AM
Thank you Constance for my placement and the fav!
Date: 8/25/2020 10:59:00 AM
Our pets really do live a life within our own lives. Very touching and relatable penning Tania, congratulations for your win, xomo!
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Date: 8/25/2020 3:59:00 PM
Thank you Mo! :)
Date: 8/25/2020 4:48:00 AM
- A cute cat ... of course it is heartbreaking, Tania ... congratulations on your top win :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 8/25/2020 4:49:00 AM
Thank you Anne-Lise! :)
Date: 8/24/2020 3:37:00 PM
We knew Ted would never leave us until we had a new Wheaten puppy. Somehow he knew we had met Paddy and left us gracefully one August morning. Your poem is so relatable and real. Congratulations on your win!
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Date: 8/24/2020 6:54:00 PM
Thank you Sam, animals are such special creatures and add so much to our lives. They seem to know more than we realize in life!
Date: 8/9/2020 3:57:00 AM
Readers are in the picture with you in this poem, Tania. Quality of ' Marley' dog movie about it, as we feel your life through the story.
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Date: 8/9/2020 6:39:00 AM
Thank you Sigrid!
Date: 8/8/2020 9:23:00 AM
Its so heartbreaking Tania when you have to let them go, but when you look back it was the kindest thing to do. Been there twice with our two dogs so I know the heartbreak you went through. Hope you're well and enjoy your weekend. Tom
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Date: 8/8/2020 10:19:00 AM
Thank you Tom, I know it is never easy to let them go but the most humane and loving this we can do for them, thanks for your visit and comments!
Date: 8/8/2020 8:23:00 AM
My condolences, Tania, due to the loss of Do-B-Do. I love cats and have a dear companion named Jeff. Your poem will certainly be a top winner in the contest. Bob
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Date: 8/8/2020 8:26:00 AM
Thank you Bob, I lost Do B Do in 2015 and think about her often. We currently have three cats and a greyhound, thanks for your visit and comments!