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Sadly. On Tuesday 7th June I had my cat, my faithful friend & companion Gismo quietly laid to rest in our home @ the age of approximately 20 years of age.

Gis was my first self owned pet after I moved out of home. We had a very strange relationship. She would go through the most annoying phases & would hold grudges for days. I'd get peeved @ her & play her games right back. You could say we had a very loving but very disfunctional friendship. But I loved her to death & always will.

After I had my kids Gismo really settled down & got quite maternal herself. After that our relationship improved & she became the sweetest cat. I remember cuddling under the blanket in Winter after I'd dropped the kids @ daycare or school. I'd jump back into bed & I'd lift the blanket & she'd come in & make herself comfortable then I'd put it over us both. Many, many times I remember waking after a good Nanna nap with Gismo still there cuddling in with me & still purring. Sometimes even after 3 or 4 hours!!

I will miss her intensely. I'd struggled for so long with this decision. It is definitely one of the stresses that helped my weight loss along. She was becoming very blank & she'd lost all care about where or how she went to the toilet. That's not what Gismo was like. There was no doubt it was time to let her go with dignity & respect & she did.

R.I.P. Gismo. You made my life so much brighter my little angel.
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Jun 09 2011 04:05 GMT MargNZ
Robyn it is so sad that you have lost your Gismo . I loved the story of your special relationship .
Jun 09 2011 04:27 GMT sini
So sorry..
Jun 09 2011 04:52 GMT PinkRocksAus PRO
Thankyou both. It seemed like it was never going to happen & now it has it's very strange. I think it's still not sunk in properly yet. I still haven't cried but I know when I do it'll be hard to stop.
Jun 09 2011 06:39 GMT julie13
What a beautiful cat, so sad that she is no longer with you. Her beauty will live on through photography. Julie
Jun 09 2011 13:09 GMT PinkRocksAus PRO
Beautiful, true words. thanks. ;^)
Jun 09 2011 13:27 GMT carla53
so lovely cat so sad for you
Jun 09 2011 13:38 GMT PinkRocksAus PRO
Thankyou so much.
Jun 09 2011 13:40 GMT PinkRocksAus PRO
I've missed her so much today.
Jun 22 2011 10:39 GMT Papagena
I understand your feeling so much as I had several cats myself.............!! She will just stay in your heart for ever...........