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CANDI - 1992 - 2010
by JMS Bell
Wednesday, September 01, 2010
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The Wonderful Blessing of having had her as a member of our family for nearly 18 years...far outweighs our sorrow for the 'rest' to which she has so deservedly gone. Candi...she was loved and will always be in our hearts

Candi(pronounced Candy)


A winsome, fluffy fur ball...

my daughter got her when she was just six weeks

named for her rich mixed calico growth a family friend who is now deceased


From her first 'getting to know you' tour

with her precious 'mews'...

that she was something special

...this everyone knew 


She was insatiably affectionate

and this never, ever changed

tho' near the end...she slowed & hearing left 

 but her need to give & receive love...remained


Hers was a personality so unlike a feline 

like a pup...she'd  readily jump into your lap

 then lick your face and neck

in a way so rare...this is a fact


Did she seem to be more human than most?

...amongst ourselves we'd often debate

then it was was her mild gentleness

that enhanced her natural traits


But, even if the signs are all there

one still cannot quite prepare...

thus...when on monday, she left us so peacefully

in a manner reflective of  'her'...sleeping away

it still caused our sorrowfully sway


My daughter had her cremated

her ashes are in an urn

she couldn't bear to discard any of her

not the final turn


Her presence was a blessing

...far beyond measure 

she'll forever be a timeless memory

she was...a gift from God...a treasure


A Lovely Lady Has Left Us




Ecc 3:1


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Reviewed by Stephen Kata
I especially like this one -- it is purely from your human heart. Though I am a dog person, I understand the feeling. I have buried many a best friend in my time. Well done.
Reviewed by Andy Turner
How brilliant that Candi had such loving people. So many cats never know such love nor are allowed to share their love.
Such a blessing of a gift.
Reviewed by Phyllis Jean Green
Oh, Joyce. I am so sorry. I am old enough that I have lost a lot of
beloved friends who happened not to be human in the literal sense.
It is devastating. People who don't have pets have no idea what they
are missing, do they? They teach us so much! Most importantly, to
love with all our being. Without condition!!

Candi sounds wonderful. Our Sugar was blind in one eye and couldn't walk toward the end. She couldn't have been more beautiful to my
husband and I. Our dog Nicky misses her, too, bless his heart.

On another subject, you look pretty in pink! Love the dress you are wearing in your photo.

Got a wonderful smile.

Wonderful m e m o r i e s.

Can't take those away !!

Hugging you to my heart,

Reviewed by David Maclellan
Your grief is palpable in your write Joyce, I am sorry for your loss.
In faith,
Reviewed by Jon Willey
Joyce, the loss of a dear friend is never an easy circumstance to cope with. That Candi blessed your home and family for eighteen years is a gift you will not forget. I am sorry for your loss. Friends are not easy to come by. Good, loyal friends are a rarity in life. May love joy and peace be with you my friend. Jon Michael
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge Poetess Of The Heart
Joyce I'm so sorry for your loss. I know you miss her so much.
Reviewed by Jeanette Cooper
A wonderful write and an excellent tribute to your dear, furry friend. Sorry for your loss.
Reviewed by Emile Tubiana
Dear Joyce, I feel sorry for your cat. I hope you find another one similar. I had a dog and he died during the war. I understand your sorrow. Love emile
Reviewed by Susan Bergeron
I am so sorry...I feel your loss, having lost several of my kitties. I had one who looked much like her, Kitty Widget, that I had for 21 years and another for 22. God Bless! Sue
Reviewed by Christine Tsen
I'm so sorry for your loss, Joyce. She will live on in your hearts, in your memories and dreams, but it is so painful to lose a beloved pet.
Beautiful tribute ~
Reviewed by Louisa Dobbins
In your inspiring way you've touched every pet lovers nerves...Beautiful Poem.
Reviewed by Annabel Sheila
Wonderful tribute to a beloved pet,Joyce. I understand the feelings you've expressed here....Candi will live on in your heart....

Reviewed by D Johnson
Joyce, a wonderful sorry for your loss.

Reviewed by Daniel Keith
This is a very nice tribute to a pet that ultimately was a part of your family, almost as if she were a child. We grow so fond of the affection our pets give us, and it hurts to see them go. May God bless you every day of your life.

Reviewed by Mr. Ed
A marvelous tribute to your furry treasure. May Candi live on in your heart and soul, forever.
Reviewed by Chantilly Lace (Reader)
Very beautiful writing sweet lady so sorry for your pain..stay safe and well..Hugss
Reviewed by MaryGrace Patterson
An endearing tribute to a lost loved one. Pets do make a difference and become part of family life....M
Reviewed by John Flanagan
I'm so sorry for your loss, Dear Joyce. You've lost a beloved friend and although some people don't like when you say it, such a loss is like losing a child. I've been through this experience a few times recently and it hurts, how it hurts.
Stay strong, but I know it's not easy.

Reviewed by Dawn Anderson
Our pets do truly become members of the family. A beautiful tribute, Joyce.
Reviewed by Liana Margiva
VERY NICE POEM!!!!!!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva
Reviewed by Paul Berube
Great tribute to your wonderful friend and family member, Joyce. I'm so sorry for your loss. May God bless.
Reviewed by Karen Palumbo
Oh Joyce I am so saddened for your loss and now Candi lives in God's house and can romp and play with many friends. A heartfelt tribute and one that will be treasured. God bless...

Be always safe,
Reviewed by TONY NERONE
Great writing, Joyce. I have been a feline lover since 1981. I currently have two. Mother and Son. I am sorry for your loss Joyce because pets are like our children. I truly believe they are a gift from GOD to us.

Reviewed by Carin Spirit
A beautiful girl, Candi your heart she will always be. I am sorry for your grief. Warmth and Love, Carin' Spirit
Reviewed by Regis Auffray
I am sorry for the loss of your friend, Joyce. This is a fine and touching tribute. Love and blessings to you,

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