"Those that think that you are gone because your face, no more they see...are wrong...for in our hearts you live and always will in memory"
"Floppy" Simon Keydle, was born on 3-11-94. His mom was a pregnant calico that kept hanging around my steps. I brought her to the vet and he said she had a few kittens ready to join the world. So I brought her inside and one night at 2 am she had Simon, Sage, Nikki and Amber. I found good homes for two but kept Simon, Sage and Mommy Cayenne. Simon was close to his Mom and quickly became larger and older but still tried to nurse, lol.
His Mommy cat would give him a friendly smack every once in awhile to get him to quit.
The babies were born at my home the same time my boyfriend was diagnosed with cancer and they kitties were of great comfort to me.
Simon was the nurturer, always cleaning the other cats, like his Mom.
His Mom died a year ago of liver cancer on May 15th and he was depressed for awhile as he was a Momma's boy.
When I took him to the vet on April 25th, (and I saw 3 vets)--they all said he had heart failure and possibly liver cancer and that I should put him down as he was not eating with them. I felt so bad and wished I could have known but my younger sister had been hospitalized for the prior two weeks and I was with her day and night, as I am all she has.
When I took Simon home a miracle happened. He was eating, playing and acting normal.
Until Mother's day when he had trouble breathing so I raced him to the vet where he stopped breathing, even though he was given air.
Before he died I asked him if he was ok and he let out a little meow, as if to answer me like he always did. He then passed.
Tomorrow the 15th and ironically anniversary of his Mom's death, we are having a funeral for him at the pet cemetary. I got him a casket and will put him in his favorite pink blanket with his fav. pink bowl. My sister will read a prayer as we say our good byes.
I will always love you, Flops. You are the nurturer of all "Keydles". Everyone in the family loved you especially my Mom who is in Heaven too. Now you are with your Mommy, "Cayenne Peppers." We miss you very much, all ur buds at home. I know you tried to hang on for me but now there is no more pain and you are one of God's Angels, watching out for us. I will hold u close in my heart forever, u r part of my family , keydle. It has been so hard watching my pets get older and pass on but I feel good about the fact I could spoil you kids and you did not end up a street kitty. Thank u for 14 years and two months of love and kisses. Love u.
Floppy “Simon” Keydle
March 11, 1994 – May 11, 2008
Remember, I will still be here
As long as you hold me, in your memory
I am the one star that keeps burning, so brightly,
It is the last light, to fade into the rising sun
I'm with you
Whenever you tell, my story
For I am all I've done
I am the one voice in the cold wind, that whispers
And if you listen, you'll hear me call across the sky
As long as I still can reach out, and touch you
Then I will never die
Remember, I'll never leave you
If you will only remember me………
The peace and joy you gave me, no words can ever tell,
The lessons that you taught me, in my heart will always dwell,
Your purrs brought me such happiness, to comfort, heal and bless,
I’ll love you little keydle, in peace now you shall rest