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Not Just Any Cat
by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner

Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Rated "G" by the Author.
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One of my best friend's cats, Midnight, passed away yesterday. He will be missed and was very much family. :(

We'll see you on the other side of the Rainbow Bridge. Wait for us ...

Image (c) 2005, Karla Dorman

No one should ever have to see
children crying.  Tears pouring,
hearts breaking, all because of 
a cat.  No --- more than that:  he

was family, headbutting his way
into our lives, wrestling with his
brother and sisters, and yet, you
were a cat with dignity.  Our days

will be darker without you here ---
Midnight.  You sleep the eternal
rest.  You are loved; you are missed
--- it is for you we shed these tears.

(c) 2010, Karla Dorman (3/29, late) 




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Reviewed by Connie Faust 4/1/2010
Karla, how beautiful and sweet this poem is. You seem to be speaking from the heart of your friends.
Reviewed by Patrick Granfors 3/31/2010
Yep. Worthy tears.
Reviewed by Sheila Roy 3/31/2010
Sad, Karla. This triggers feelings for sure. I'm sorry you've lost your little friend. Love and Hugs,
Reviewed by J'nia Fowler 3/31/2010
Warm hugs Karla. J'nia xxx
Reviewed by Liana Margiva 3/31/2010
VERY NICE!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva
Reviewed by Georg Mateos 3/31/2010
Being a dog man...well, I can relate to the lost of a life friend be it a dog, a cat or whatever. Always it will be painful when one of the pack departs...


Reviewed by Lori Moore 3/30/2010
Touching poetry.
Reviewed by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen 3/30/2010
It hurts to loose a cat, I know from experience, thank you for sharing
In Christs Love
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 3/30/2010
a sweet and lovely tribute-to Midnight and to the love felt for him
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 3/30/2010
Sorry 'bout the cats passing, but maybe its time now to get a dog...woof, ED
Reviewed by Steve Joos 3/30/2010
Thanks for sharing, Karla, Sometimes we forget how much a part of the family pets can be.
Reviewed by Jon Willey 3/30/2010
Felix' sentiments do a proper job of summing up my emotions for this loss Karla -- your tribute is a mighty fine one to Midnight -- peace nd love be always with you my dear friend -- Jon Michael
Reviewed by Rebecca Russell 3/30/2010
I know this sorrow. My heart aches for those who loved him. Condolences, Rebecca
Reviewed by Kate Clifford 3/30/2010
Yes animals are part of the family. Sorry for your loss.
Reviewed by Peter Schlosser (Reader) 3/30/2010
I love this piece Karla. Yes, pets are members of the family too. I have two dachshunds at home. Actually, they run the god-damned place; but that's another story. Great writing.
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 3/30/2010
Midnight will never be forgotten; that much is true. He may have been only a cat to a lot of people, but to those who knew (and loved) him, he will never be forgotten! Beautiful tribute to the grieving family and especially to a special little furry friend who will live in our hearts forever! Very well penned, and the piccy is perfect!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your twin, Karen Lynn. :( *tears!*
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 3/30/2010
Sad, Karla. But this is a fine tribute. Love and best wishes,

Reviewed by Juliet Waldron 3/30/2010
Oh, our dear Kitties! Thanks, Karla, for the lovely tribute to a sweet and noble fur friend. His warm kitty vibes will be sadly missed by all who knew him.
Reviewed by Paul Berube 3/30/2010
Nicely done in tribute, Karla. God bless.
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge Poetess Of The Heart 3/30/2010
Yes they are family. A sweet tribute Karla.
Reviewed by D Johnson 3/30/2010
Sounds like a cat I could have gotten along with.

Reviewed by Felix Perry 3/30/2010
Although I am not a big cat person, I know people who are and I can certainly see them grieving for the lost of their pets.
Reviewed by John Bidwell 3/30/2010
I don't want to think about losing my Molly kitty. They really get to be family.
Touching thoughts of a special pet.


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