In loving memory of our Mo who we love so much. Mo will be greatly missed and be in our hearts forever.
I shall walk in the Sun above,
Whose golden light you loved.
I shall sleep alone and, stirring, touch an empty place.
I shall write uninterrupted.
Would that your gentle paw could stir my moving
pen just once again.
I shall see beauty, but none to match
your living grace.
I shall hear music, but none so sweet as the
droning song with which you loved me.
I shall fill my days, but I shall not, can not, forget.
Sleep soft dear friend, for while I live
You shall not die.
by Michael Joseph
Mo, the last two years were rough. I'm happy for the good days and feel sad about the not so good days. I hated poking you with that needle so you could have fluids, but for a very long time, they helped. I thought I was going to lose you so many times and then you would rebound. When I brought little Cinder home, you were not doing so great. I thought you'd be jealous, but instead she perked you up. This past month, you kept right on going, but sometimes it felt like your will not to give up was for me more than for you. You were the toughest kitty ever. You calmly sat on my lap and got poked day after day and you never fought me until the last month. The last month was a struggle, far more bad days than good days. It took mom the entire month to do what was right. The last week, the signs were more obvious, but you kept giving me a sense that you weren't going to give up. By yesterday, you were miserable, but still trying to hang on. I knew it was time to end your suffering and time for me to let go.
Yesterday, I knew you were suffering and I couldn't let that happen any longer. It was a difficult day, but when I saw you looking so peaceful, I felt some comfort. Today, I feel lonely and empty. I had reached a place where I thought of Ceese less often, yet today both on you are in my thoughts. I remember bringing you both home and how much joy you both gave me for so many years.
I've loved ever cat I've ever had, but you and Ceese were the best cats ever! I miss you both,
You were diagnosed before Ceese and I always expected to lose you first. Instead, despite the vet's prediction that if I gave you sub-q fluids you'd have 4-11 more months, you gave me two more wonderful years. I think you know how much that meant to me.