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  In Memory of Gabby
by Mr. Ed
Tuesday, June 03, 2008
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And In Honor of June’s

‘Adopt a Shelter Cat Month’




“Way down deep,

We’re all motivated

By the same urges;

Cats have the courage,

To live by them.”


Jim Davis



She was already eight years old

When I found her there that day

I was volunteering at an animal shelter

She tugged at my heart strings right away


When I soon picked her up to clean her cage

She clung to my chest, and she wouldn’t let go

She’d been abandoned in a high rise apartment

And her very sad plight, quickly touched me so


She was already scheduled to be euthanized

Hardly anyone ever adopted such an old feline

So I quickly told the shelter I was taking her home

I think Miss Gabriella already knew that she was mine


And she quickly became one of our most endearing felines

I soon started calling her ‘Gabby’ because she loved to chat

She would so lovingly wait for me at the front door every day

And she became such a delightful part of our home just like that


And Gabriella very quickly found feline love again

She became enamored of our handsome tabby, Buddy

She would follow Buddy around, everywhere he went

Just being in the same room with him, filled her with glee


Our dear old Miss Gabby lived to the ripe old age of eighteen

For ten wonderful years, she graced all of us with her presence

And she taught me that even elderly cats deserve a second chance

Please visit a shelter this month, and a find a wondrous feline friend



©2008, Mr. Ed




Adopt a Cat Month

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Reviewed by Felix Perry 6/4/2008
The love you had for your pet and friend is evident and the blessing is that she found such a wonderful home and family with you Ed.
Reviewed by Dawn Anderson 6/4/2008
I'm sorry, Ed. What a wonderful and heart touching story you've told here.
Reviewed by J. Allen Wilson 6/3/2008
This is so that cat was loved...Thank you sir.
Reviewed by Karen Palumbo 6/3/2008
A most beautiful and heartfelt piece to honor Gabby, who filled a void and brought much joy to you and your family as I am sure all of you did to her. Shared memories to cherish and remember always....

Be always safe,
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 6/3/2008
a beautiful life, a beautiful write
Reviewed by Jackie (Micke) Jinks 6/3/2008
Ahhhh...such a beautiful story of "Gabby", who I knkow is Purrrring down to you from above. Our pets enter our hearts and quickly become our "babies"...I know. Beautiful memories of this sweet lady, Ed.
Blessings and Love ~~ Micke
Reviewed by Rose Rideout 6/3/2008
A beautiful write dear Ed. I know just how you felt about Gabby as I don't ever want to think of the day anything should happen to our Kay which we adopted from a shelter. Thank you for sharing.

Newfie Hugs, Rose
Reviewed by E T Waldron 6/3/2008
Ed you touch so many hearts with your beautiful poems as an animal advocate, because you truly love them and have so many yourself you can pass those feelings to others and make us want to do whatever we can to help too! You are a treasure!..Tiger Lily
Reviewed by Amber Moonstone 6/3/2008
Oh Ed,
You know Gabby was living on borrowed time, so be thankful for each moment you got to spend with each other. You are an amazing man...
Peace, love, and light,
Amber "V"
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 6/3/2008
Such a cute young lady she was & she latched onto you, huh? She apparently had little taste...;) ed
Reviewed by Georg Mateos 6/3/2008
Hey brother, did you know that Gabby will be waiting for you in that front door in the Heavens?

Reviewed by JASMIN HORST SEILER 6/3/2008
Bless you Mate! Jasmin Horst
Reviewed by Staci Gansky-Wagner 6/3/2008
Wow 18 years, a nice long life. Older cats do need a chance they are the the ones who don't get adopted too fast. A nice tribute.
Reviewed by Eileen Granfors 6/3/2008
Peace to Gabby. Sweet poem. Eileen
Reviewed by Cynthia Borris 6/3/2008

I remember Buddy. She was a lucky cat. Both you and Bud.

Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 6/3/2008
So sorry to hear about Gabby's passing; you are in my prayers, Ed! Beautiful tribute to a great cat; she reminds me a lot of my "Friday", whom we had for fifteen years; she was eighteen and a half when she died. I still miss her.

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :( >tears! <
Reviewed by Jeanette Cooper 6/3/2008
I understand the depth of your loss. It happened to me and my family when I was a child and I wrote a story called "Ole Bounce's Dignity" posted here on AD. A very sad time for everyone. Well written account of your old friend.
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 6/3/2008
I'm so sorry, Ed, for your loss -

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla. :(
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