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Fudge 1996-2013

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May I Go?
Do you think the time is right?
I’ve lived my life and done my best, an example tried to be.
So can I take that step beyond, and set my spirit free?
I didn’t want to go at first, I fought with all my might.
But something seems to draw me now to a warm and living light.
I want to go, I really do; it’s difficult to stay.
But I will try as best I can to live just one more day.
To give you time to care for me and share your love and fears.
I know you’re sad and afraid, because I see your tears.
I’ll not be far, I promise that, and hope you’ll always know,
That my spirit will be close to you wherever you may go.
Thank you so for loving me. You know I love you too,
And that’s why it’s hard to say goodbye and end this life with you.
So hold me now just one more time and let me hear you say,
Because you care so much for me, you’ll let me go today.

Home At Last

The trees were blowing in the gentle breeze
the sun was shining thru the leaves on the trees
The meadows are green; and the grass grows tall
off in the distance; you can see a waterfall

Over the falls; down through the creek
the water flows gently; as a rabbit sneaks a peek
Far up above; in the deep blue sky
the birds soar high; as they fly by

The animals play;
at the bridge by the waterfall chasing each other;
and just having a ball
They play all day; from morning to night
there’s no more rain; just warm sunlight

Off in the distance; the trumpets would blow
all would look up; and notice a bright glow
The harps would play; and the angels would sing
as another pet has come home; who had earned his wings

The Cats

There are two other very important members of our family and these are our two cats Toffee and Fudge, so named since we got them after we had been on holiday and we brought back some Toffee and Fudge as gifts.

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They are now 17 years old so that’s about 84 in human years.  We got them from the Cats Protection when they were 6 months old.  Toffee had been born to a feral mother and Fudge had been handed over by social services though I don’t think she had been mistreated since she was very friendly.  I don’t think they enjoyed the first few weeks with us both of them were neutered/spayed, vaccinations plus they had eye infections and ear mites that needed treating, so it was lots of trips to the vets and medication.

Fudge  (Tortie and white) the female has always been boss, she gets to eat first even when they have separate bowls, when she was younger she liked bringing back presents, this consisted of single socks, flowers and even a cooked chicken breast (hide from the neighbours time). As with most cats we have also had birds and mice as well, though she tends to eat the mice apart from their tails and kidneys.   As she’s got older she’s had a few health scares, she’s had two lumps removed in the last few years, plus her mobility is now poor she can’t jump easily any-more  so now takes glucoseamine supplements which have helped  and chairs are placed near windowsills to help her climb.

Toffee (Ginger Tabby) being a neutered male has always been at the bottom of the pecking order, though occasionally he does attack his sister by using his larger size to attack her.  Toffee has always been a very vocal and demanding cat, he likes to sit on laps and chat, and head-butt if he’s not getting attention. He can also hear a tin of tuna being opened even when he’s in a deep sleep 3 floors up.  As he’s got older he’s lost most of his teeth, so is now left with 1 canine tooth.  He only goes out if someone goes out with him so that’s not often in the winter but enjoys sitting the sun in the garden if someone is with him.  Inside he normally moves around the house throughout the day depending upon which room has the sun coming in.

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