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« on: January 27, 2013 02:14:37 AM »



Two and a half hours ago, I awoke in the middle of the night. For no apparent reason. I told my husband that I was unusually wide awake and if I could not get back to sleep in 10 minutes, I would get up and do some things.  Within 5 minutes I was up. The first thing I do when I get up or come home is look for my cat Gabe, who has been "on his way out" for several months now, just to be sure he is ok.
He was nowhere to be found. I woke my husband up and we looked together. We found him wedged in a tiny nook in the kitchen where he had gone to die. He was still warm. I am convinced he woke me up somehow to retrieve him and say goodbye.
I will miss this cat like no other. He was amazing.  I even wrote a children's novel based on him.
My husband, after drying my tears, went back to bed. I needed some art therapy so did this ATC of my beloved.
I will always love you, Gaberlin.
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« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2013 02:36:13 AM »

I'm so sorry for your loss, I know how hard it is.  Your ATC is a wonderful way to express your love for Gaberlin, it's lovely.
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« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2013 02:38:35 AM »

I'm so sorry for your loss, I know how hard it is.  Your ATC is a wonderful way to express your love for Gaberlin, it's lovely.

Thank you. Yes, art is a good way to express a lot of things.
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« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2013 02:51:37 AM »

So sorry to hear of your loss.  It is a lovely card
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« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2013 03:32:40 AM »

I'm sorry for you loss Sad My kitty is just a year younger than yours. I know my time with her is short. I'm planning some crafts of her this year to help me remember how much I love her. Love your ATC! It's a wonderful memorial to your friend.
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« Reply #5 on: January 27, 2013 06:04:01 AM »

I am so sorry to hear of your loss.
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« Reply #6 on: January 27, 2013 09:27:45 AM »

It all ways makes me cry to hear of folks loosing their fur babies.  Your cat was lucky to have a human who loved him so much
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« Reply #7 on: January 27, 2013 09:32:33 AM »

Sorry also for this big loss. My two brothers passed, and I found their kitty pics. May try to do something with that.

Your pic memorial is the first step. We all are hugging you here on craftster.
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« Reply #8 on: January 27, 2013 09:56:35 AM »

I'm sorry for your loss. You have found such a beautiful way to grieve and remember him.
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« Reply #9 on: January 27, 2013 11:32:55 AM »

Ahhh my little angel. I love the card!
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« Reply #10 on: January 27, 2013 05:24:19 PM »

RIP Gaberlin <3 beautiful ATC in memory of him! Art is a great approach during times of grieve.
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« Reply #11 on: January 27, 2013 07:43:45 PM »

I'm so sorry - it's really hard that we love them so deeply and their lives are shorter than ours.  I still sometimes cry over cats that died years ago because I miss them so much - and yet I'm so grateful for the time I had with them.  I know you will never regret loving Gaberlin, and being loved in return.

You created a beautiful memorial.
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« Reply #12 on: January 27, 2013 08:42:33 PM »

Aw!   Cry  Such a sweet memorial to a dear friend!  Sending hugs your way!   Kiss
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« Reply #13 on: January 28, 2013 07:16:31 AM »

Oh, I am so sorry! It's always hard when a furry family member goes. Your ATC is beautiful. I am sure he was a happy and greatly loved friend.
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« Reply #14 on: January 28, 2013 05:53:20 PM »

What a wonderful token of your beloved Gaberlin.  So sorry for your loss.
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« Reply #15 on: January 29, 2013 06:01:03 AM »

Sorry for your loss. It is hard loosing fur babies. I think it is a beautiful tribute.
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« Reply #16 on: January 29, 2013 11:12:50 AM »

Oh, I'm sorry for your loss.  It's wonderful that he had you to care for him up to the end; I'm sure that that helped him pass peacefully.  This is a beautiful ATC, and a beautiful way to commemorate your faithful companion.
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« Reply #17 on: January 29, 2013 01:08:50 PM »

I'm very sorry for your loss. I know how important furry family members can be, and your post choked me up. Awesome atc.
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« Reply #18 on: January 29, 2013 04:58:23 PM »

I, too, am sorry for your loss- it's so hard to lose the ones you love.
I totally believe he woke you up, love is an incredibly powerful force.
Your ATC is a beautiful reminder of your sweet boy.
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« Reply #19 on: January 30, 2013 05:37:20 AM »

Thank you, everyone for your kind words. THey are really helping me get thru this...
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« Reply #20 on: January 30, 2013 06:08:57 AM »

I'm so sorry for your loss.
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I'm so terribly sorry.
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« Reply #22 on: January 30, 2013 09:00:43 AM »

I'm so sorry for loss! That ATC is such a perfect way to memorialize your baby!
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« Reply #23 on: January 30, 2013 10:52:47 AM »

I'm so sorry for your loss. They are truly family members and its never easy losing a loved one. No matter the hardest losses I remain forever thankful for getting to spend that time with them. For the memories and love shared. I absolutely love this painting its beautiful and a lovely ode to him. I also use art to help me cope with pain. Hugs!
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« Reply #24 on: January 30, 2013 07:32:43 PM »

Fur babies find places in our heart that no one else can reach, don't they?  Sending big hugs your way.
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a very lovely card to remember your sweet kitty
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« Reply #27 on: February 02, 2013 08:03:28 PM »

I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your fur baby.  He reminds me of my kitty, Kia, who is only about 2 years younger than Gaberlin was.
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