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My Mom has had many fur children in her life but not a lot of photos of them as cameras weren't always handy and people weren't as "in to" taking pictures of their pets as they are these days.
But before there was ME in her life, there was a cat named Eddy. Eddy was a stray who lived in my Mom and Dad's old neighborhood and he'd been a "neighborhood cat" since his family just abandoned him when they moved away. This happens WAY TOO often we know, and it happened to him. But he was fed by a lot of people in the neighborhood - including my Mom. He had a decent life but no home. He'd stop by for a visit frequently and loved to be petted. Soon he was at Mom and Dad's house almost ALL THE TIME and would come inside to sleep. That's when Mom knew that Eddy (which was what she'd always called him) was HERS.
Eddy was about 8 years old when Mom first took him to the vet to get a checkup. So he was already older when Mom adopted him. My Mom and Dad built a home out in the country and Eddy would go with them every weekend to check on the progress of the builders......and soon they all moved into the house where I live now. Eddy had four more years of home sweet home before he became very sick and left for the Bridge.............but I really do wish I'd known him. Mom says he was a very sweet cat - like me - but Eddy was lucky enough to actually be a character in my Mom's mystery novel "The Mystery of David's Bridge" and unless Mom writes a sequel and puts ME in it, I'll never be the STAR that Eddy was...............
Mom and Dad still miss Eddy..........and one day when it's my turn to go to the Bridge, I'm going to get to meet him myself - something tells me we will be VERY good friends......and we can share stories of "life with Mom and Dad" !!!!
I'm not ready to go yet though!!!!
Today we all will remember the furry critters from our lives who we have loved and lived with until their names were called out at the Bridge gate..........we know it's a beautiful place but our hearts ache for just one last pet......one day we'll get the chance for that and more.
Thanks to Zee and Zoey for starting this remembrance day and for having a Facebook page for memories as well:
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Love to all,