Monday, September 20, 2010

A Cat Poem

For Riley, sister cat of our friends Sprite and Finnegan @spriteandfinn, who has gone to Heaven.

Riley the cat, sister to Sprite and Finnegan
They will not go quietly,
the cats who've shared our lives.
In subtle ways they let us know
their spirit still survives.
Old habits still make us think
we hear a meow at the door.
Or step back when we drop
a tasty morsel on the floor.
Our feet still go around the place
the food dish used to be,
And, sometimes, coming home at night,
we miss them terribly.
And although time may bring new friends
and a new food dish to fill,
That one place in our hearts
belongs to them. . . and always will.
   --By Linda Barnes (copied from Paws-A-While Pet Poems)


  1. Sprite, Finnegan and humans:

    Ma and I are very sorry for your loss. We hope you will cherish the memories of Riley and the fun you all had as a family.

    Your furiend,

  2. Fuzz and I and our M&D are very sorry for your loss. She was a beautiful girl and even tho we didnt know her,we are sure she was nice since she had such a nice family. Bear and Fuzz comforting hugs to all of you.
    Love always,

  3. Dear Sprite and Finn and your family. I am sending you extra special Westie Licks, thoughts and Hugs at this time. What a beautiful poem Oscar has found for you to remember Riley. With Westie wuzzes my furiends. Love AnnieB

  4. Sprite & Finn, i am so sorry fur da loss of ur sisfur Riley. ((bunny hugs)) fur u and ur family. xoxo BJC

  5. Dear Sprite and Finn I am really sorry to hear bout Riley! The poem was very movin and i wud like to say ow sorry I am xxxxx Is there anyfink I can do, you let me know xxx

  6. Dear Sprite and Finn, so sad for your loss and the pain you must be feeling at the moment. Just remember all the good and funny memories that you have.

    Kia Kaha


  7. Mom and I are so sorry for your loss. Riley was a good companion and had a great life with his wonderful family. We love you all so much.


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