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Goodbye, sweet Dirk

post #1 of 11
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A beloved friend of nearly 18 years passed away this afternoon at 3:32 PM. It seems like only a couple of years ago that this lonely, scared kitten with a HUGE meow appeared from behind the bushes in the parking lot where I used to work and practically jumped into my arms.

Dirk's health had been declining steadily over the last year. The once active cat was slowed by arthritis and old age had taken most of his hearing. When I left for work this morning, I stroked his head and told him he was loved. He lifted his head briefly and scratched out a few purrs before laying his head back down to rest.

Even though I wasn't home at the time, I knew exactly when he crossed over. Something moved me to find an old picture I kept with me in my office of Dirk as a kitten. As I stared at the old photo of the adorable kitten with the enormous eyes, my wife called to tell me that he had just breathed his last.

Goodbye, sweet baby Dirk. I hope and pray that you knew how dearly you were loved.
post #2 of 11
How special that you knew. I can feel the love in your words that Dirk will always be special. I send my condolences to you and your family.
May he always Rest In Peace.
post #3 of 11
I'm so very sorry for your loss.

Rest in peace, sweet Dirk
post #4 of 11
(((hugs)))) I'm sorry for the loss of your old friend, and I know just about how badly it hurts. You and your wife are in my thoughts and prayers this evening.
post #5 of 11
My deepest condolences to you and your wife on the loss of your sweet Dirk. THANK YOU for rescuing him and loving him, and for making his transition an easy one. He is at the Rainbow Bridge now, waiting for his loved ones, free of pain and aging and looking forward to reunification with you both. Cherish the many happy memories you both have of him -- I know you will.
post #6 of 11
My condolences, I know how difficult it is to lose a friend. Rest in peace, Dirk. You were loved.
post #7 of 11
I am so sorry for your loss and the sadness you feel right now. How beautiful that you had 18 wonderful years with Dirk in your life. He will always be with you.
post #8 of 11
Isn't he gorgeous! Dirk will be making sure your ok by looking down on you

post #9 of 11
I'm so sorry for your loss. I'm sure he knows how much he was loved to have shared such a wonderful long life with you. May your precious boy Dirk live on in your hearts forever.
post #10 of 11
Dirk picked you to care for him and he picked well. You had a wonderful 18 years with your sweet boy. My condolences to you and your wife.
post #11 of 11
Sorry to hear about Dirk but he was a lucky cat to have such a great family.
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