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Monday, December 31, 2012

DaisyMae Maus: August 1993 - December 2012


Rest In Peace, Honey Maus ...

After the events of this morning, I thought that I had gotten through the worst parts of losing DaisyMae Maus, but I found myself unable to finish my supper this evening because no little Tuxedo face looked up at me from the floor beside my chair imploring me for a sniff and/or a bite of what I was eating.  She has always been there to share at mealtimes ... And if it were something that she really, really liked, she’d bob her head up and down like a pigeon and say “hmmph” until I gave her some.

She was my everything ... the “one” ... that perfect friend ... my “lobster.”  Of the thirteen cats I’ve lived with during my lifetime, she is the only one who chose me, who sought me out, because she wanted to be with me.  I’ve known her all but eight weeks of her life (she’s lived with me for sixteen years as of today).  I’ve shared those years first with her sleeping on the aluminum shed top beside my bedroom window, and then with her sleeping on the pillow beside my head; waiting in the window while I was at work; resting beneath my chin on the floor while I read the newspaper.  Nothing she did was ever only for her:  she was totally unselfish with her affections.  Her last day on this earth was the ultimate unselfish act on her part.  She lived through 2012 with me because she knew that I needed her.  When I had my health crisis back in February, she waited for me and helped to snoopervise the home health nurses as I regained my health.  She tolerated B12 shots and subQ fluids that must have been painful and uncomfortable so that she could support me.  But she knew.  She’d given herself an “expiration date” and chose the last day of a difficult year to take her last breaths in order to insure that 2013 wouldn’t be one of sorrow for me.  Call it anthropomorphism if you will, but she was thinking ... unselfishly ... of me.

I do believe wholeheartedly in “the Rainbow Bridge” and I sincerely hope that, when my turn comes, she’ll meet me there -- I can’t imagine that Eternity would be all that wonderful without her there with me.

I love you.  I will ALWAYS love you and miss you, Baby Girl!
DaisyMae Maus -- August 1993 - December 31, 2012
“Fly free, Bright Angel,  fly free.”

33 comments:

Random Felines said...

Fly free DaisyMae Maus - we know you will be looking out for your mom from across the Bridge

Victor Tabbycat said...

This is a lovely tribute to a sweet, sweet girl. Fly free, DMM! We won't furget you. See you someday at teh Bridge.

Zoey and the furballs said...

Oh Jessica, this is the sweetest tribute you could give her. I know she'll be there waiting for you and she and Zoey can play together until that day. Hugs and love from all of us here.

Sweet Purrfections said...

Such a sweet tribute to DMM. We know she'll be waiting for you at the Bridge We're sure Sweet Praline will keep her company until that time comes.

Sparkle said...

Purrs to you - you did an awesome job of paying tribute to DMM. We will always remember her.

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Some cats just grab your heart and never leave. It sounds like Daisy Mae Maus was that cat for you--you will think of her often as we think of our Iggy Cat, the cat of our heart--to this day and always will.

Mr Puddy said...

Sweet Angel DaisyMae Maus.
My mom cried, Me Cried...because me and mom love each other so much till we know how heartache can be. People may think my mom know nothing about this. Because I'm her first kitty, but you know...I'm purrfect for her as you are purrfect for your mom. I'm sure you miss your mom so much too.
I purrs as much as your mom need for her comfort. I hugs her as much as I really feel for her.
Rest in peace Angel DaisyMae Maus
xoxo

Everycat said...

We are so sorry that Daisy Mae has gone (for now). She was a wonderful tuxie girl. We cats love our people, we treat them as family, so it's no surprise that Daisy held on to care for you. Daisy will be waiting for you

Sending love & rumbly purrs

Gerry & Mungo

Eric and Flynn said...

We are so very sorry for your sad loss. This is such a loving tribute to DMM. She will be very much missed.

Millie said...

Millie and I are sorry to hear Daisy Mae has gone to the Bridge. We will miss her. Sending you hugs and purrs across the miles.

Millie & Mom Lynne

Max said...

I am gonna miss DMM. I'm glad she hung around to make sure you got through 2012...and glad she's got friends waiting for her at the Bridge...

Grr, Midnight & Cocoa said...

We're all just so sad we don't even know what to say. They lady has very drippy eyes right now after reading your sweet tribute to our dear friend. Purrs and love to you from all of us.
Grr, Midnight & Cocoa
Rascal & Riley
Max
Karen

Angel and Kirby said...

I put off reading this till late in the day. I knew I would not be able to read more blogs after this one. You have described my Wizard cat. I know your loss is overwhelming. I will purr and pray that 2013 is a better year for you.

ABBY said...

DMM was a very special girl. I admit to tears spilling down my face as I read your words. I am so glad that you do believe in the Bridge because for myself I find comfort in knowing in my heart that when the day arrives I will be with my little manx girl forever and it will be the same for you and DMM.

Forever together.
Remember that this is just temporary.
(hugs)

Oui Oui said...

I am so sorry for your loss. I know that special bond with a cat who picks you for its companion, and it is rare and extraordinary. Our prayers and purrs for you and all of DMM's loved ones left behind. With deepest condolences.

Maggie May said...

(((hugs))) So very sorry to hear about precious DMM. You are in our thoughts and purrayers during this very sad time.
XOXO
Maggie May and The Creek Cats

Quinn and Angel brandi said...

I did not know DMM, as I am quite new here, but I know Angel brandi did, and welcomed her as she crossed over. Brandi is sweet like that. Anyway, I think she was a very beautiful kitty (I know, I love all black and white kitties, cause I know we are the purrtiest). And I understand what a loving kitty can do for a parent, so I am really purring for those she left behind. Please find peace in your loving memories.

travislittleman said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. Travis and I and the rest of the kittehs send you hugs and pawpats. I understand how you feel. Rest in peace, furangel.
Terri (Travis's meowmy)

Tillie and Georgia said...

We are very sorry to hear that Daisy Mae has gone to the Bridge. A kitty as wonderful as she was will be hard to say goodbye to.She is no doubt imprinted very firmly oh your soul.
We know you miss your special kitty.
Purrs and headbutts.
Purrs Tillie and Georgia,
Treasure,Tiger, JJ and Julie

Mark's Mews (Ayla, Iza, and Marley) said...

TBT here - "I know how you feel" isn't usually a good thing to say, but I know how you feel. Skeeter went over the Bridge 4 years ago last month and it feels like just yesterday. I still cry, and miss his presence every day.

As I know you will miss DMM every day... My thoughts are with you at this very hard time.

Bellen said...

I just read about Daisy Mae on the Cat Blogosphere site. Please accept my condolences on her passing. There is no comfort when a friend is lost. I can extend only my sympathy.

Fenris and Family said...

We are sure DMM is waiting for you at the rainbow bridge. Comforting purrs at this sad time.

Derby, Ducky said...

Purrs and hugs from us. Yeah, we furkids know when we need to be around. That hole in your heart will be filled with memories of such a sweet lady cat.

Sierra said...

First, I want to say that I am so sorry for your loss. I cannot even imagine how painful it is.

I happen to agree with you - I think kitties have thoughts and feelings. I've said this to some people and they've told me they don't, that I'm comparing them to humans when they're aren't. But I believe it.

Cats have very good instincts. They can tell we when we are suffering and when we need them. I think it is no coincidence that she left before the new year. I'm sorry she left you at all, but I think it what she did was very sweet.

She knows you love her and I know she is looking down upon you, wishing you nothing but happiness. Know that you will be reunited someday. She will be watching over you and waiting for that day.

*many hugs*

A few Good Cats said...

Our human staff has been so busy we did not learn the sad news until now. We're so sorry to hear that DaisyMae has passed to the Bridge, and we send you many comforting vibes and purrayers for your loss.

Cat with a Garden said...

Fly Free, Daisy Mae Maus.
This is a tremendously beautiful tribute to a lovely little cat. So many years together... what a gift! We are sending steady, gentle purrs of condolence.
Siena and Chilli

KitKat said...

We didn't know sweet Daisy Mae. Wish we had. We are so very sorry for your loss. You had her for such a long time.
Purrs and gentle hugs,
Angel Normie, Mika, Sasha & Grady Lewis

Madness, Trouble, Squish and Milkbone said...

We only just heard the news. We are very sorry for your loss and send lots of hugs and purrs.

Kjelle Bus said...

This is a lovely tribute to DMM <3

Fly free DaisyMae Maus

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