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Winston August 23rd, 2013 02:06 PM

RIP My Sweet Baby Girl
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With a very heavy heart I put my sweet baby girl Tabitha to rest today.

She went down hill extremely fast and left us with no choice but to let her go of her pain. DH and I were both with her and we know its the best thing but it really really hurts right now. She was DH's princess and the bond they had was incredible. I am so grateful he was able to be there and see her through to the end.

Tabitha gave us 18 glorious years and there is going to be a very big void and an empty place in our home now.

On the bright side she is now running free of pain with her brothers Bomber and Winston I am sure they were waiting for her to arrive! as they had that love hate relationship!

I love you baby girl and we shall see each other again!!!!

Jull August 23rd, 2013 02:48 PM

Aw Winston, sorry to hear :(.

:rip: Tabitha :grouphug:

hazelrunpack August 23rd, 2013 03:34 PM

:grouphug: You're all in my thoughts and prayers, Cindy.

:candle: Tabitha

Winston August 23rd, 2013 03:54 PM

Thanks so much. She is not suffering and that is important to us. She was certainly loved.


sugarcatmom August 23rd, 2013 04:17 PM

[QUOTE=Winston;1061004]She was certainly loved.

No doubt about that!!! So sorry that you had to give Tabitha her wings, but what a loving gift from you and your husband. Hugs to both of you. :grouphug:


aws1 August 23rd, 2013 04:54 PM

So sorry for your loss,:angel2:Tabitha

Winston August 23rd, 2013 05:45 PM

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Here are a couple of pics I love from 2004...One thing about Tabitha was she weighed 6 pounds her whole life and she always looked like a kitten that never grew up...

Barkingdog August 23rd, 2013 06:50 PM

She was a very sweet looking kitty , I am sorry to hear of lost. :rip:

dmc123 August 23rd, 2013 07:05 PM

I am so sorry about Tabitha -


lindapalm August 23rd, 2013 07:42 PM

She was a beautiful cat, and 18 years old is amazing, although I'm sure you don't think it was nearly enough.

Goldfields August 23rd, 2013 08:57 PM

Some pets you really wish you could have for twice the time and sounds like she was one of them.(Believe me, a crazy hyper ACD that barks in your ear for 13 1/2 years is not in that league.) So sorry to hear this sad news about Tabitha, Cindy. Be proud that you gave her the best life, they don't get to 18 without excellent care, and you helped her at the end so what more can you do. Hugs from us.

growler~GateKeeper August 23rd, 2013 10:22 PM

:rip: sweet :angel2: Tabitha :candle: She is playing at the [URL=""]Rainbow Bridge[/URL] with those who've gone before :candle: :grouphug:

pattymac August 23rd, 2013 11:16 PM

So sorry to hear about Tabitha. Never know what to say when a furbaby goes :( Lots of hugs for all of you.

marko August 24th, 2013 09:52 AM

So Sorry to hear this Winston :sorry: - please accept my condolences.

:rip: sweet tabitha :candle:

Sincerely - marko

pbpatti August 24th, 2013 10:50 AM

A sad time in your home Winston. :angel2: Tabitha had a wonderful life with you and your family. :pray::grouphug:

Dog Dancer August 24th, 2013 09:14 PM

Cindy I'm so sorry I didn't see this thread. Tabitha was beautiful to the end. I also had to put one of my cats down (years ago) at 18 and it was so hard. But Tabitha knows it was for the best and she knows how well she was loved. Yes I agree, the others will be waiting for her and all playing again now. Hugs my friend.

Koteburo August 26th, 2013 11:51 AM

I'm so sorry to hear.
She was really beautiful and she was loved and that should always bring you some degree of comfort through your loss.
:rip: :candle: Tabitha. Run free little angel

Winston August 26th, 2013 01:02 PM

Thank you everyone for your kind words. :cry: It is very raw right now and I am sure with time our pain will get easier. Our biggest adjustment is our home, it is very different and quiet without her. Sophie seems to have noticed she is not there anymore and has been looking for her....:(


Koteburo August 26th, 2013 01:42 PM

[QUOTE=Winston;1061067]Thank you everyone for your kind words. :cry: It is very raw right now and I am sure with time our pain will get easier. Our biggest adjustment is our home, it is very different and quiet without her. Sophie seems to have noticed she is not there anymore and has been looking for her....:(


:cry: :grouphug:

Love4himies August 28th, 2013 09:15 AM

Oh Winston, I am so sorry! :grouphug:. You've had your share of heartbreak over the last few years :cry:.

:rip: Run free sweet Tabitha, Winston & Bomber will be there to great you.

Barkingdog August 28th, 2013 01:15 PM

[QUOTE=Winston;1061067]Thank you everyone for your kind words. :cry: It is very raw right now and I am sure with time our pain will get easier. Our biggest adjustment is our home, it is very different and quiet without her. Sophie seems to have noticed she is not there anymore and has been looking for her....:(


:( Poor Sophie

Winston August 28th, 2013 01:36 PM

Thanks L4H yes it has been horrible to loose them all in such a short period but I do feel blessed to have had them for 12, 15 and 18 yrs!
As they say time will heal.......:( BUT its never easy.

Winston August 31st, 2013 06:08 AM

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Just had to post this pic as it is one of my favorites of my baby girl.
Still waiting for her ashes to come home. :angel2:

Love4himies September 4th, 2013 07:36 AM

Winston, Rainbow would like to pass on her condolences to you. :grouphug:

Winston September 4th, 2013 12:24 PM

Thank you for passing the message on to me L4H. Please thank her so very much for me! I hope her babes are doing okay too.

Dee-O-Gee September 4th, 2013 10:15 PM

Wish there was a "like" button for L4H's post and a ray of [COLOR="Red"]R[/COLOR][COLOR="Olive"]a[/COLOR][COLOR="Blue"]i[/COLOR][COLOR="Purple"]n[/COLOR][COLOR="DarkOrchid"]b[/COLOR][COLOR="DarkSlateGray"]o[/COLOR][COLOR="DarkRed"]w[/COLOR][COLOR="DarkGreen"]s[/COLOR]. :grouphug:

Sincerely sorry to read of the sad news Winston.

:candle: Sweet Tabitha girl. :candle:

Winston September 5th, 2013 05:37 AM

Thank you Dee-O-Gee...

I picked up my baby girl's ashes last night. I pray that she is at the bridge playing with all the others that have gone before her. :candle:

Koteburo September 5th, 2013 09:51 PM

Perhaps you'll find a bit of comfort and hope in the following story.

Heavenly Encounters: Animals in the Afterlife
By Laura S.

My husband and I had identical dreams on the night we brought home Lofu’s ashes in a little wooden box. As we slept, our beloved tabby cat climbed through the landscape of our unconscious minds with familiar purrs and face bumps and paws in our laps. He was strong and young again and there was no denying that he was utterly content. When we talked about it in the morning, we realized that we had experienced the exact same vivid dream at about the same time during the night.

We had found Lofu many moons ago when he was a feather-weight kitten. He had been wandering down a sidewalk near Fenway Park in Boston. We were college students at the time, and after a fruitless search for a mother cat or other kittens, we swept Lofu inside our apartment and set off for the grocery store to buy cat food and litter and all the usual goodies. He was our very first rescue and the first cat I ever shared my home with. The loss of Lofu was devastating for both of us, yet the synchronized dreams of his well being in the afterlife gave us great comfort.

For anyone who has ever grieved the loss of a pet, there are inevitable questions. Did I do the right thing in letting him go? Is he OK now? Is he in heaven? Does he know how much I love him? The sorrow and longing we feel during such moments is so universal yet our understanding of what comes next is not. And while there are many theories on the existence of an afterlife, many experts swear that animals who have left their physical bodies are very much alive at a soul level.
Our Pets Carry On In Spirit

Daria Justyn is a psychic medium who earned accreditation from the prestigious Windbridge Institute for Applied Research in Human Potential. She is widely regarded as one of the top psychics in America, and although her primary focus in on human relationships, she explains that it is not uncommon for pets to drop by to say hello.

"“Animals come through all the time,” Daria explains. “In fact, it’s not unusual for a pet who died 20 years ago to make themselves known during a reading. An opportunity to reconnect with a departed pet has such a healing affect on people and instills a sense of reassurance about our loved ones, both man and animal, on the other side.”

“The most charismatic animal I’ve connected with to date is a pig,” Daria continues. “I saw this pig sleeping happily, quite comfy and cozy in a kitchen. That image completely baffled me. I admit that I briefly wondered, ‘Are they going to eat him?’ But sure enough, the woman I was reading for explained that she had once taken in a pig from someone who had foolishly bought it on a whim and then couldn’t care for it. The woman who rescued the pig knew nothing about raising it, and especially about keeping it in her house, but she soon educated herself and found that the emotional rewards were worth every moment of caring for her new pet. The pig, which ultimately was given the name Queenie, took the opportunity to appear during the reading to show her gratitude for the life of love she’d been given.”

Talking With Pets Who Have Crossed Over

Oephebia is a French-born animal communicator living in London where she uses her gifts to engage in telepathic conversations with pets. Her loyal clientele from Europe and the United States rely on Oephebia to act as a translator of sorts. She helps them through health crises, behavioral problems and, yes, even death.

“Death often plays a part in my work with animals and their guardians, from helping an animal to go to the light during euthanasia or contacting a departed animals,” Oephebia explains. “Messages from beyond the veil are so varied. For instance, some animals seem to know what their guardian have been up to. They relay affirmations about things their humans are doing such as having a baby, changing their hairstyle or moving to a new home. Other animals express their wish that their guardian give a new animal a home.”

Yet one of Oephebia’s most extraordinary conversations was not with a pet, but with a wild animal in Africa.

“My most powerful animal communication from beyond the veil was with a wild female hippo that was living in Zimbabwe,” Oephebia recalls. “Not only did the hippo give me details about the life she had lived, but also about the tragic way that she was killed. She conveyed that she wanted her guardian at the Turgwe Hippo Trust to continue her wildlife protection work. And she went on to portray the afterlife as a place of great peace and serenity, where all species are in perfect harmony, a place of pure love.”
What Does the Animals’ Afterlife Look Like?

In a new book titled, “Interviews from the Ark,” interviewer Joy Ward teams up with animal communicator Missa Dixon to talk with dozens of animals in this world and beyond. They meet a Bernese Mountain Dog who helps children learn to read to repay a karmic debt, an opossum who wants to be human and a chinchilla working hard to keep his household calm.

“The animals who have passed all described the same place,” Joy said. “It’s a green, warm, soothing, comforting place where they go between each life to recoup and plan for the next life. We have translated it as Mother Ooze. Almost all of the animals talked about previous lives and even what they wanted in future lives.”

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