Monday, June 17, 2013

Dear Muffin

This is a really hard thing for me to do. But I figured, just do it, like ripping off a band-aid....

Dear Muffin,

  You were Two when we met you in 2007. I still remember that day we walked into Petsmart, and as usual I insisted we go say "Hi" to the kitties at the shelter. And there you were, alone in a kennel. Your little information card said you were Two, affectionate and just a little anti-social. I remember thinking , "But this is the sweetest kitty I've ever met"! You were excited to play with Daniel and I from behind kennel bars.
  I remember thinking "This is the coolest kitty I've ever seen". Your fur was beautiful; long, thick and splattered in brown tones. It was the softest fur I had ever felt! We called you our "Bunny- kitty". You shared a birthday with my mom, which I thought was pretty funny. I remember the day I adopted you, Daniel was out of town. I remember it was December and really close to your birthday. What better gift could I have given this kitty, than to give her a loving home on her very birthday? So I did. Everyone at the shelter was so happy that you were going to a home! You had been at the shelter for over Six months! I remember being so sad when I found out. How?! How could this sweet, adorable kitty have spent so long in a lonely cage at a shelter?!
 I remember the day I brought you home, to our first tiny apartment. You were so happy! You fit right in! I remember letting you out of your traveling box and you immediately jumped on our couch and curled up with me. I knew I had made the right choice. You were meant to be with us. A few days later Daniel came home from his work trip and he was so happy to meet you! You were excited to meet him too.
 You always had a big personality, you always wanted to be with Daniel and I. Which I loved! I loved having a kitty that was so friendly and pretty. The vets always commented on how pretty you were. And you were! You were the loveliest kitty! Always so poised and well- behaved. You moved with us through Three different houses, and you made each of them a special place to be in. You were so much more than our kitty, you were our buddy, our furbaby! You kept me company for the many years that Daniel was on the road, and I never felt lonely because I had my Muffin.
 You were a single-kitty for a looong while. Then we brought you home a friend, Truffle. You seemed skeptical at first, but then you two grew to like each other. It was always so cute to hear the Two of you playing, or play fighting. I was happy to see you had a little friend for when we went on trips. I know she will miss you too.
 You may not know it Muffin, but you also had many people who loved you because of mommy's blog. You helped in such a BIG way. To this day I'm sure more people came to this blog on Mondays to see you, than to see my nails. And that was just fine with mommy, because she had the sweetest kitty in all the land who helped her pick her polish. It was our "Monday thing". I know it may sound stupid to some, but it was "our thing". I will miss this greatly. I will miss her chilling with me while I polished.... I will miss her.
 There are so many things I will miss about you, my Muffin. You had such a big personality. You were such a loving kitty. We tried so hard to keep you with us. We really did. It broke my heart to see you struggle with your health so greatly. I didn't want to be selfish though, I knew you were suffering.Even as I sit here typing this I still can't face the reality that you are gone, but I must. We will miss you so very much Muffin. You were a fantastic pet, friend and even a cry pillow when I needed it. Daniel and I will never forget you, you are irreplaceable Muffin! I hope you had a very happy life, we tried so very hard to make sure you were always happy and comfortable. You were a great kitty, the best kitty and I will never forget you.
 I hope your kitty heaven is full of all the things that you loved! I hope you have a lot of space to run and a lot of things to jump on, you always liked being up high. I also hope you never forget us, because we won't forget you. Even though I hugged and kissed you everyday, it still doesn't feel like enough...
 With that, I bring this letter to a close. My heart is heavy, my eyes are sore and I really don't know how to occupy my thoughts at this moment other than with the happy times we all shared together. Muffin, you were SO loved and cared for, I really do hope you knew that. I'm grateful I got to know you and have you in my life. I'm grateful I got to take you away from that crowded shelter and give you the best life possible, but I am so sorry I couldn't save you in the end. You were a fighter kitty, you really were.

We love you Muffin! You left us in good paws, Truffle is a fantastic kitty as well and I hope she knows that for a while, she had the best kitty friend in the whole world!

 Don't forget to hug your furbabies today, and every other day.

108 comments:

  1. I'm so sorry for your loss, Cristina. Its never easy to lose a pet. Thinking of you. <3

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  2. :( breaks my heart, furbabies hold sucha big part of our hearts. sending love your way in this difficult time

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  3. I'm so sorry hun, it's so difficult to let one of your babies go. I wish you feel better soon. xx

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  4. Oh no :( I'm so sorry to hear about Muffin *hugs* <3

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  5. Her kitty heaven will have all of her favorite Monday picks. All of my love and prayers are with you, Daniel, and Truffle... And we are all grieving with you. My heart is so heavy for you. Rest peacefully, Muffin... You are so loved!

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  6. I have had to make this hard decision myself a few times, you did what was best for her if she was suffering. She will always be with you, sending lots of love your way, I am so sorry for your loss.

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  7. so sorry to hear about muffin. she was indeed a beautiful kitty and she sounds like a wonderful kitty friend. just reading this post shows how much she was loved and i am sure she knew that. i hope she is having fun in kitty heaven.

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  8. Awww, I am so sorry! I'm wiping tears away as I type this. Even my husband knew about your cat because I would always happily cry out, "It's Muffin Mondays!" when I was looking through my polish blogs. She will always hold a place in your heart.

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  9. This is a wonderful letter to Muffin. I'm sure she loves it wherever she is now. Rest in peace, Muffin!

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  10. Losing a pet is the same as losing a child. My baby and I will be thinking of you and Muffin as you work through the loss. Know you gave her the best life she could've lived, and that she's watching out for your family now. Rest in peace sweet Muffin. :)

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  11. I am soo sorry to hear about Muffin. Losing a pet is always so hard since they our family... our babies. My thoughts are with you.

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  12. I am sure up there in Kittyheaven Muffin plays with many other Furbabies, including our Morchen :')
    Hugs to you, Cristina.

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  13. I'm so sorry for your loss...Everyday I keep worrying about loosing my own kitty. When I've read what you wrote, I just thought I'll show you a potem written by an unknown poet:
    By the edge of a woods, at the foot of a hill,
    Is a lush, green meadow where time stands still.
    Where the friends of man and woman do run,
    When their time on earth is over and done.

    For here, between this world and the next,
    Is a place where each beloved creature finds rest.
    On this golden land, they wait and they play,
    Till the Rainbow Bridge they cross over one day.

    No more do they suffer, in pain or in sadness,
    For here they are whole, their lives filled with gladness.
    Their limbs are restored, their health renewed,
    Their bodies have healed, with strength imbued.

    They romp through the grass, without even a care,
    Until one day they start, and sniff at the air.
    All ears prick forward, eyes dart front and back,
    Then all of a sudden, one breaks from the pack.

    For just at that instant, their eyes have met;
    Together again, both person and pet.
    So they run to each other, these friends from long past,
    The time of their parting is over at last.

    The sadness they felt while they were apart,
    Has turned into joy once more in each heart.
    They embrace with a love that will last forever,
    And then, side-by-side, they cross over… together.

    http://www.newrainbowbridge.com/NRB/rbpoem.htm

    This loss will never go away, but the thought that you were making her happy everyday, will be somewhat comforting.hugs.

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  14. I'm so sorry for your loss. :-( Sending love to you, Daniel, and Truffle.

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  15. FromPolishwithLoveJune 17, 2013 at 12:52 PM

    Cristina I am so very, terribly sorry :-( Having lost 2 amazing feline furbabies I know exactly what you are going through. Hang in there and give Truffle cuddles since she will miss her too. Sending hugs for comfort

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  16. I am so very sorry about this news. I can't even imagine how sad you must feel. Luckily you have amazing memories (and we all do!) of sweet Muffin. I will definitely miss her posts on Monday, but it is good she isn't in pain anymore. I just wish that could have been accomplished any other way than this :(. Lots of hugs and kisses for you, for Daniel, for Truffle too because missing your furbuddy just sucks big time.

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  17. Oh I'm so, so sorry! I've got tears rolling down my face as I was reading this. My dog-kids are curled up and sleeping right next to me. I'm gonna hug them so tight in just a minute. My heart aches for your loss. Biggest hugs to you.

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  18. I'm sorry - keep remembering the happy moments:)

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  19. Oh no :( I am so sorry Cristina. I cannot imagine how it must feel... I have two furbaby kitties myself and can't imagine losing them. Stay strong and keep positive thoughts and memories in your heart <3 It will get better. Lots of love fr om my cats and from me <3

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  20. Muffin will not be alone my sweet Lilly will be there to keep her company. So sorry for your loss. From your blog Muffin seemed like an awesome cat. Prayers for you, Daniel, and Truffle.

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  21. I am so sorry to hear about Muffin Cristina. Hopefully she is in a better place now. You and Muffin inspired me and my furbaby Indy to make polish picks together. I'm sad not to be seeing anymore of her. Best wishes.

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  22. I'm so sorry for your loss. It is so hard to say goodbye to our fur babies. Lots of love and cyber hugs!

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  23. I'm so so sorry Cris! Muffin was such a beautiful kitty and you're right, it was always such a pleasure to see her pretty furry face on the blog. Everything I'm writing right now though feels so stupid because I know that everyone is probably saying the same thing over and over again and nothing that anyone says is going to make the sore go away, but just know we all really are heartbroken by your loss! She will always be in our hearts and memories!

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  24. I am so sorry Cristina. My thoughts are with you. <3
    Rest in peace, sweet Muffin <3

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  25. Oh Cris, I just saw this. I am so sorry....it seems as though it has not been a good time for furbabies lately. I lost my own in April, my friend lost his just last week. My thoughts are with you and if you ever need to talk, you know how to find me. <3

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  26. This made me cry! It's so hard to lose a cherished furbaby, I'm so sorry you have to go through this :( I hope you keep thinkingl the good memories you have and can feel better soon

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  27. I'm so sorry you had to make this difficult decision for your furbaby. This letter is beautiful and a fitting homage to Muffin. I'm so sorry for your loss <3

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  28. *sniff sniff* I'm so sorry about Muffin! I know it's not the same thing, but I've lost 2 hamsters, so I know how saddening it can be....

    Pets are irreplaceable!!

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  29. It's the hardest part of taking care of our furry friends, knowing that the day they'll leave isn't as far away as we'd like. I always enjoyed seeing Muffin's polish picks and we'll all miss her. So sorry for your loss.

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  30. :( :( :( I'm so sorry, Cristina. This was the most beautiful and touching letter and my eyes are all welled up right now. There is nothing in the world like a special relationship with a little animal and I truly believe you'll see your little Muffin again. ((((hugs))))

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  31. Jenna Lynne EllisJune 17, 2013 at 2:17 PM

    I'm so, so sorry about Muffin. I cannot imagine losing my sweet babies and know that when the time comes, a lot of healing thoughts will be needed. I teared up reading this and my little ones in my classroom (don't judge, I'm on planning! :P) asked "What happened Ms. Jenna?" When I told them that my friend's kitty was very sick one responded with "Well, that kitty will feel better as soon as it's in heaven. They have treats up there my mom said!" Kids say the damnedest things and I hope that you know how much support you have even from those who never had the chance to see Muffin.

    xoxo
    Jenna

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  32. Cristina@PeeBeforePolishJune 17, 2013 at 2:21 PM

    I'm really, really, really sorry, Cris. Last week I lost my kitty, Mordicchia, she was only 14 months old. Honestly, I still can't believe I won't see her anymore. I hope Muffin and Mordicchia are having a lot of fun together now, in their kitty heaven.

    Hugs. <3

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  33. I'll be cuddling my kitty extra hard tonight.. RIP Muffin, you were a very special kitty and you will be greatly missed xxxx

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  34. I'm so sorry for the loss of your dear Muffin, Cris :( I just recently had to decide about my Bindi's future, and I decided to stop treatment and just give her the best time she can have while she's still around. Reading this made me tear up because it reminded me of that, but I still have the chance to hug her as much as I want and after typing this that's exactly what I'll go do. Sending a big hug your way, I can't imagine how you feel right now, but I'm sure Muffin had the best years of her life with you guys. I think you made the best choice you could've made for her now, and I wish you all the strength to deal with your loss. I'd like to think she's still around you, and will always be. Take care girl <3

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  35. I held one of my kitties as I read your post and was in tears by the end. I'm so sorry that you lost sweet Muffin.

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  36. So sorry for your loss. It's a difficult thing to go through. I'm sure she's in kitty heaven happy and carefree!

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  37. Oh no, that's so sad! I'm sorry to read this... :(
    xx

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  38. I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. :( What a beautiful letter to a loved furbaby. But at least Muffin isn't in pain any longer. That's all that counts.

    Like many people have posted, I know your pain. I unexpectedly lost my puppy, Dillon, in March. I feel so blessed to have his brother around. We're helping each other through the grieving process. Give Truffle some extra hug;. She's missing her "sister" too.


    My thoughts are with you in your time of need. I'm so, SO sorry to hear this happened. But it was for the best. And I know it hurts, but time will heal things. Just stay strong and positive.

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  39. So sorry to hear about Muffin - you are in my thoughts.

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  40. Aaaw im so sorry for your loss! We lost our furbaby last year, she was 19 and the best friend ever. She did know you loved her!

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  41. Oh Cris. I'm so sorry. The loss of a fur baby is truly devastating and is not something that can be easily dismissed. It takes time and mourning and lots of hugs and tears. I hope it's comforting to know that Muffin is not in pain and lived a wonderful life filled with love. *hugs hugs hugs*

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  42. I'm so sorry for the loss of your sweet Muffin. =( What a beautiful letter, Cris! *hugs*

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  43. So sorry dear. Nearly a year ago I lost my beloved cat, so I think somehow I can understand your feelings. Cats are furry little pieces of our heart... :°|

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  44. I'm so very sorry about Muffin. I'll miss seeing her pictures. She was a dear lil girl.

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  45. I'm so sorry for your loss, I was in a similar place to you after the passing of my beloved cat Monty in December, please know that it does get easier with time. Muffin was so lucky to have such a wonderful owner, she won't be forgotten. Take care and look after yourself.

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  46. :( sorry about Muffin! It's always hard to lose a pet.

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  47. Lou is Perfectly PolishedJune 17, 2013 at 4:51 PM

    So sorry :(. Thinking of you xxx

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  48. In tears and giving my 3 fur babies a hug in memory of Muffin xoxo

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  49. i don't often comment on blog posts but i am truly sorry for your loss! My first pet was a cat and she was just the meanest thing you could meet. But still, when the day came to put her down i wept like a baby, mean or not, that was her personality and who she was was my stability... no matter how frustrating or messed up life got, my kitty was always there, being her normal mean self...
    i wish you nothing but happy memories of your furbaby! cherish those always!

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  50. Stacy Plowman-PennockJune 17, 2013 at 5:17 PM

    Oh Cris, what a beautiful tribute to your Muffin! Having gone through this 3 times last year (my 2 Boston terriers and my 21 year old kitty) my heart is just breaking for you. Muffin was lucky to have you & Daniel give her such a loving home.

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  51. ValiantlyVarnishedJune 17, 2013 at 5:26 PM

    Cristina I am so sorry for your loss! I lost my cat of 15 years about 3 years ago and so I know exactly what the loss feels like. As much as I missed my fur baby I kept reminding myself that he wasn't in pain anymore. It actually did make me feel better since in his final days he couldn't walk or eat. Just remind yourself everyday how much love she gave you and how much love you got back. She was loved and I am sure she knew it. That is what got me through the really tough time right after my cat Patches passed away. Animals are pure and special and there is no doubt that she is frolicking happily in heaven right now.

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  52. I'm so sorry, Cris. :( Sending lots of hugs your way.

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  53. oh no. cris i'm so sorry for your loss. i know it's tough to look at the brighter side of things but know that muffin is in a better place and not suffering anymore. and know that while you had her, you and daniel gave all the love you possibly could. that's what counts and please try to remember the good times. ):

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  54. Cristina, i love your blog, i never write, but i love your swatches, but this particular blog entry made me cry.


    my mom's cat passed 6 months ago, it was hard because we ask the vet to put him to sleep, he was so sick that he was barely awake, the vet told us that we made the right choice.
    i know it is difficult and it is going to take a while to overcome this, you'll never forget muffin, that's for sure, but before you notice, the pain will go away and it will be replace for the warm memories of your kitty!

    from the distance and still crying while typing this comment, i send you a big hug!

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  55. Sending you love chica and my furry babies send their love too.

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  56. ;...( That's so sad about Muffin. Beautiful letter, none of us will ever forget her.

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  57. I am so sorry for your loss. *hugs* You and Muffin filled a void in each other's lives, and now there's a new void in yours. Later, you will be happy to have given her such a wonderful life, but right now it just hurts. *GIANT HUGS*

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  58. Wow. This was a very touching and sweet letter, it brought so many tears to my eyes. I am so incredibly sorry for your loss. I wish I could give you a hug :(

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  59. I am so very sorry for your loss. It was clear how much you loved Muffin through all the blogs. But what is also clear to me is that Muffin was perhaps the luckiest kitty who ever lived. You are an amazing owner and you obviously gave Muffin the best life she could ever have had, and you made the kindest decision in the end. You are very brave, and a wonderful pet owner.

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  60. So sorry for your loss, Cristina. Losing a pet is like losing a child, they are such a loved, nurtured and integral part of our lives from the moment we bring them home. Love and hugs to your family.

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  61. Amalie Schmidt KrøgerJune 17, 2013 at 7:31 PM

    Lovely cat, lovely letter. She is the best place she could be right now. Big hugs to you and Daniel. I lost my soulmate, my cat Silk, 4 years ago, I miss her so damn much. She died naturally but did not show any signs before so it came as a big chock, at least you where prepared for the sorrow, and maybe psygically you prepared her for it so she could find peace even before she was gone. But they will always be in us and we will always remember how they apeared and smiled at us.

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  62. jenni_alexandra15June 17, 2013 at 7:32 PM

    I am so sorry for your loss Cris! I can sincerely say that I too will miss Muffin! (I always looked forward to Mondays!) I hope that with such great memories of her and the companionship of Truffle, your pain subsides soon, knowing that she is no longer suffering and that you gave a great life! Lots of hugs!!

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  63. Oh no! I am so sorry you had to go through this. I have been through the loss of a loved pet more times than I care for. I am sure that she loved you very much and that she meant the world to you. I hope that your heart heals quickly, while still remembering the good times you shared. *hugs***

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  64. I was crying huge tears soon as I read the 1st sentence. I am so sorry for you Christina. Muffin has been a good friend of so many of us. I don't have cats (or dogs anymore)...had them all my life but as my bone disease got worse and I had been on disability for over 10 yrs & knew I never would get to go back to work, I knew no more pets - it's not fair to them when I am gone 2 and 3 months away from home on medical. I had to prep myself for years. Now it's better but I am still an animal person and if II had family I would have another. But I don't so I share others - the neighbor cat who has her own water dish she prefers at my house - and of course Muffin. She had a good mom and home for many yrs. I am glad to know you got her not only as a rescue but as an adult 2 yr old. Most don't get adopted if they are not under 8 months old. Bless you.

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  65. I'm so sorry for your loss. When my cat died 4 years ago I cried more than I did when my nan did. I know nothing will take away the pain, but gradually over time it does dull a little. Hugs to you. Our little fur pals are so brilliant at giving unconditional love that we feel their loss more than people sometimes. x x

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  66. finished10dnailsJune 17, 2013 at 8:27 PM

    Oh, I am so very sorry for you loss. I loved seeing Muffin, she had such personality. I am sending you and Daniel hugs and strength.

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  67. What a beautiful, loving tribute. I have tears in my eyes and an ache in my heart.

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  68. My heart is broken for all of you. ((HUGS))

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  69. Oh no :'( I cried for you even as I read the title. So sorry for your loss, sweet one. I know how it feels. I will go hug my little one right now. You never know when will be the last time :( I hope time will heal you as much as possible <3

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  70. I'm so sorry for your loss. It's heartbreaking to lose a pet. Keep your chin up and hug Truffle a little tighter.

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  71. This same poem is what helped me when we had to put down our sweet girl Cady. Cady was almost fifteen and was suffering from kidney failure. It was very difficult for our family but this poem helped us through and know that we'd see her again someday at the rainbow bridge.Hugs to you, Daniel and Truffle.

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  72. I'm so sorry for your loss, and your letter is very touching. Also, it's awesome of you to adopt a shelter animal, you gave her an amazing gift by bringing her home that day. I enjoy reading your blog but I usually never comment. I don't have anything ground-breaking to say, but I wanted to at least send my condolences

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  73. So sorry to read this. Hope it helps to share :)

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  74. First time I ever saw your blog, the first post was a muffin monday. I was hooked immediately, my two favorite things in life are animals and nail polish :) Muffin was such a pretty cat, I was always jealous that she would pick your nail polish for you! I wish my kitty would do that, cherish the good memories and keep your head up. <3

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  75. Cristina ImpoverishedJune 17, 2013 at 11:32 PM

    I'm so sorry for your loss! Your letter brought tears to my eyes, it's clear how much you loved Muffin. She was a beautiful kitty and I'm sure she had a wonderful life with your family. I really loved seeing her on Mondays, it was one of my favorite parts of your blog. Muffin will be greatly missed by many people, including me. May she rest in peace.

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  76. I'm so sorry Cristina, you must be heartbroken, but that was a beautiful letter to Muffin. I'll miss seeing her on the blog.

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  77. What a sweet tribute. I'm so sorry for your loss. muffin was obviously loved and was a lucky kitty.

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  78. Aw, I loved watching Muffin pick polish. I'm sorry for the loss of your baby.

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  79. Zara TracesOfPolishJune 18, 2013 at 5:45 AM

    I'm so sorry for your loss :(. The loss of a pet is heartbreaking, can't even imagine what you are going through right now.

    Thank you for sharing this letter with us, it was beautiful.

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  80. Cathy - More Nail PolishJune 18, 2013 at 6:47 AM

    Oh Cris. I'm so sorry about Muffin. It breaks my heart, made me cry and made me think of my kitties with muffin basking in the sun in kitty heaven. I hugged my kitties extra tight tonight. Thinking of you.

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  81. I'm so sorry for your loss! But it's important to know when to let go and you did the right thing. And I know it's too early to even think about it but, who knows, maybe Muffin will come back... in different body, different fur colour... but you will know. I'm sending you warm thoughts.

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  82. I'm so sorry for you loss. Much love and hugs for you xoxo

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  83. Oh my gosh, Cristina, I am so, so sorry. It breaks my heart to read this post. I had tears in my eyes by the time I read the title. I am so sad for you and so sorry that Muffin didn't pull through. You'll be in my thoughts.

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  84. So very sorry to hear this. Muffin will clearly be missed by many. Thank you so much for allowing her to share her precious time with you with the rest of us as well. Muffin Monday always brought a smile to my face. Many hugs sent your way. <3

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  85. Losing a pet is one of the hardest things I have ever had to go through. I won't sugar coat it, it's going to be so hard these first few weeks. But eventually the pain you feel will turn into memories in your heart forever. It won't make you cry to talk about Muffin, but it'll make you smile to think about all the good times. I lost my dog almost two months ago, and while I still feel the pangs in my heart, more than anything I am SO happy I got to share my life with her and that I had all the moments with her that I did. Sending warm thoughts your way <3

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  86. Muffin - tell our Bandit hi when you see him in kitty heaven. He's a beautiful grey fluffy cat with a white bandit mask. He was here with us for almost 18 years, and even though its been 4 years since he went there, we still miss him terribly. You two run and have fun and be healthy together!

    Hugs to you and Mr. LTHP!!!

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  87. Although words cannot lessen how you feel right now, I am so so sorry for your loss. I know how much it hurts to lose a pet. They're family and they love you unconditionally. I have my own kitty who I would just die if I lost. *hugs tight*

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  88. Cris - I'm so sorry that you had to help send Muffin to the Bridge, but she's happy and healthy there - and waiting for you.

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  89. Love and hugs, and lots of tears. So sorry for your loss.

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  90. I shed tears as I read your tribute. I pray that my words along with the words of other posters help to lessen the pain, if even, just a bit. Losing a family pet/friend is a pain like no other. Es algo distinto. I've had many pets throughout the years, so I've experienced this kind of loss more than my fair share. Time may heal the pain, but the memories are suspended in time - amazingly, so! You gave your Muffin a loving home and life. In return you got to share your's with a celestial being.

    Cristina, te mando un abrazote. Que descanse en paz, querida Muffin.

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  91. Mandy Jenkins-KosinskiJune 18, 2013 at 10:37 PM

    Nooo!! I'm so sorry to hear this Cristina. Although I don't know you or Muffin personally, I always enjoyed her little cameos on your blog (Truffle too). I know nothing I can say will take the pain away, but know that Muffin knew she was loved. She knew she was safe with you and trusted you completely. Hold on to those happy memories, cause she wouldn't want to see you crying and depressed. Think of all the times she made you laugh, and take comfort in knowing that one day you will meet again. She will be waiting for you at the Rainbow Bridge, and there you will never have to say goodbye again. Every time the sun shines on your face, that is Muffin watching over you and keeping you safe.

    We all will miss you Miss Muffin, keep an eye on Cristina, Daniel, and Truffle...they need you right now. Hang in there girl, we all are thinking about you!! <3

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  92. From those of us who have experienced what you have just gone through, we are with you. There is no way to describe the loss you feel now. Cherish the good memories. She will always be with you. Take care,
    Brandy

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  93. I started crying while reading this. I am so sorry for your loss. Losing a pet is like losing a member of the family. My thoughts are with you and your husband.

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  94. Nailphotos by LaniJune 19, 2013 at 12:21 PM

    Very sad to hear about Muffin! I started crying. I remember how excited I was when I first saw her on your blog. I used to show your blog posts to my friend, and we talked about how she could pick a polish, and looked at the cute kitty pictures

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  95. Oh, Christina, I am so sorry and saddened to hear of Muffin's journeying on the Rainbow Bridge, I completely understand and feel the pain, grief and loss you are feeling. Please just know that I am thinking of you during this time. ((((( HUGS )))))

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  96. Ohhh, lo siento mucho Christina. Te deseo mucha fuerza para vos en este momento. Pero sepas que Muffin fue muy feliz y amado. Un beso y un abrazo fuerte.

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  97. Aylene Stoner Peacock KingslanJune 19, 2013 at 7:59 PM

    So very sorry about your sweet Muffin kitty. I cried reading your post. I am sure you gave her a wonderful life, Christina. Send hugs your way. You will get to hug your sweet angel again over the Rainbow Bridge.

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  98. Muffin is in great company up there. She was very lucky to have such a great owner. My thoughts are with you. I have lost several beloved cats myself.

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  99. So sorry for your loss!! xxx

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  100. I'm so sorry for your loss. I know what it is like to lose an animal you've been loving so very much.

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  101. Oh, oh dear. I couldn't even read all of it. Last Monday, the 10th, we had to do the same with our tuxie. It was awful and terrible and I'm still heartbroken. Our other cat, however? Loves being queen of the castle. It's hard. I wished they lived forever.

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  102. Sweetie I am so sorry for your loss. You gave your baby a wonderful home and she will always love you. I just lost my Buttons a few months ago so I truly feel for you. But all our fur kids have crossed the rainbow bridge and are happy and at peace now. And they are all sending us their love.

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    Big hugs, honey. You are amazing. xx

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  103. I'm so sorry to read about Muffin. I've fallen very behind on blog reading because I just lost my dog, Maggie. I didn't expect it to be so hard, but I guess we hurt as hard as we love them, which is a lot!

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  104. Oh Cristina so sorry about Miss Muffin she is greatly missed and I unfortunately feel your pain I lost my furry baby almost three yrs ago I miss him so much Miss Muffin had a great family and I'm sure she is reliving every moment in kitty heaven :-)

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  105. Hi, Cristina...I truly hope I'm not bringing pain back to you by sending a note so many months after you wrote this wonderful love letter to Muffin. It's only that I just now read it and it was so touching, I wanted to add my voice to the many who sent you their caring messages. Such a beautiful letter for such a beautiful feline companion. From the way she jumped on the couch when you first brought her home, it seems Muffin had been patiently waiting for you and only you. It's plain you and Muffin had a special connection...you understood each other. Neither human nor feline can ask for more. You gave her a loving home and thought of what was best for her to the end. I'm sorry for your loss, Cristina. I know from experience the pain eventually feels less raw but it sometimes feels there's a little hole missing from your heart. If you feel that way, I hope you are able to heal by knowing that Muffin is still with you. Not even passing over can break a connection as strong as yours. Take care. My heartfelt love from one cat lover to another.

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