Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Circle of Life

Yesterday our 18-1/2 year young kitty Shyloe passed from this earth.  Already considered elderly when we adopted her eight years ago, she surprised us constantly with her resilience and love for life, a warm fire, a sunny spot by the sliding glass doors, and parmeson chicken.

She never met a quilt she didn't love, and kept herself occupied helping to arrange blocks and baste many a quilt,
Considered herself chief inspector of the finished product,
and slept soundly on all the little kitty quilts scattered in her favorite places.

She sleeps now by the edge of the woods, cradled by her little quilts, next to the forsythia we planted last spring.
today's circle - for Shyloe, my quilty kitty

17 comments:

  1. ohhh, your circle of your kitty's life is just so perfect--love your story of her life and I hope that this circle comforts you in knowing that you provided her with a wonderful home, she was a beautiful girl........awwww...love it...hugs, Julierose

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  2. My heart breaks for you! It will be a year this Christmas since we lost our Gypsy - also 18-1/2 years young. Time wipes away the tears, but the memories last a lifetime. Praying for grace and comfort to fill your lives through this sad time my friend!!!!

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  3. Love your tribute circle.. It is so beautiful. A great memory to hold onto. Both my furry felines are in the back garden nestled beneath the plants they loved. I visit them often. Hugs to you in your loss.

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  4. I'm sorry to hear your sad news. Your photos of Shyloe are very beautiful and so is the circle you have made for her, hugs.

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  5. It sounds like she fit into your life as a quilt inspector/user, making her and you happy for quite a few years.

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  6. I'm so sorry for your loss. The unconditional love that our pets give us is such a precious gift. It's so hard when they're gone. It sounds like you made her last 8 years very happy. We lost both of our cats earlier this year. We have wonderful memories to cherish.

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  7. Aww I am so sorry but I believe she had a wonderful 2nd half of her life, beloved by you and living a life in the lap of luxury. Mine is 13 and I don't know what I'll do without him.

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  8. So sorry for your lost. Such a lovely tribute. The love you have for her shows thru. My heart goes out to you.

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  9. Another kitty crossing the Rainbow Bridge. I believe that we will be reunited with all of our much loved animals one day. Blessings on you and your loved ones.

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  10. What a great life your kitty had with you. That little circle in remembrance is a loving touch.

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  11. I am so sorry. It is never easy to loose such a dear companion. The kitty circle is perfect.

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  12. So sorry for the loss of your fur-baby. I suspect she had a wonderful life with you :)

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  13. I am so sorry to hear about Shyloe. It looks like you gave her a wonderful full life. Your circle is a perfect remembrance for her, since she was a quilt lover!

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  14. I am so sorry to hear about your loss. Your kitty circle was a perfect choice. May it always remind you of your precious time together.

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  15. So sorry to hear about Shyloe. It's hard to lose a good friend.

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  16. I'm sorry to hear that you have lost a favourite pet. I'm sure she was grateful every day for the care you provided her in her final home.
    ~Wendy

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