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Sunday, January 25, 2009

Goodby to Snowball

Our little old lady cat, Snowball, died last Tuesday. We had her for almost 18 years. She really wanted to be an "only cat" but she learned to share her home with our other little guys, Ozzie and Pippi...they were there, what can you do? Most of all, however, she really loved us. A lap was the best thing, and tucking her head into the crook of your arm while on the lap was heaven.
Liesel and Snowball 
We buried her by the new orange tree and left pink and orange candles burning thru the night. If we had roses in bloom we would have had petals strewn on the ground.
orange tree vigil Our little concrete pets now keep her company. Someday that orange tree will be bearing great juice oranges. That will be cool. And Snowball will always be tucked in our heart. Liesel, Mom and Dad


  1. Aw, I'm so sorry Jeannie. I had a cat named Snowball too and she was such a lover. But that orange tree will be a fitting tribute as it bears fruit over her grave.

  2. Anonymous7:28 PM

    That is so sad! I'm sorry for your loss. I lost one of my cats a few years ago and cried for a week. It's hard. Grace

  3. Thanks for your comments. I'm glad to be going forward without the worry and mess of sickness. But, there's the missing of the girl, my Snowball. My daughter and I used to lie on her bed and talk and Snowball would get between us, so happy...we'd call it "the valley of love". Jeannie

  4. Sad that you lost your cats so close together. My black cat, Rascal, is 14 this year and as rascally as usual.

  5. Glad to hear about your Rascal! Well, we still have our Pippi, a yorkie/poodle mix who loves walks, playing ball and chewing on her octopus toy (gonna get that damn stuffing out!). She's been neglected while I've been nursing the now I'm trying to win my way back into her affection! Hey!!! I've got an idea!!! Let's throw the ball!!! YEA!

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