Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Henry Finlay (May 1, '95 - May 5, '09)

Henry Finlay


My wonderful, wonderful cat, Henry, died "the good death" peacefully in my arms around 12:30 PM today.

His kidneys had failed and he had stopped eating and drinking. It was time.

Henry was magnificent in every way - beautiful, possessed of great dignity, and more affectionate than any other cat who has ever shared my life. He specialized in nose kisses and ear nuzzles! He was the "old man" of the family and never lost his "top kitty" status --- even after he got sick.

I am, of course, grief stricken - especially losing him so soon after my beloved Izzy.

But I am grateful and always will be. Grateful to have had the opportunity to give him a forever home when he needed one and even more grateful for all the emotional and spiritual support he has given me for thirteen years now.

Rest in peace my sweet boy. You are purring for the angels now.

~~~

7 comments:

  1. I feel for ya. Warm thoughts from us down in Oz, and Baggles sends lots of purrs your way.

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  2. Ellie, I am very sorry. Henry sounds like he was a WONDERFUL cat. What a beauty he was. Thinking of you.

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  3. Ellie, I am so sorry for your loss of dear Henry. He sounds like a magnificent cat. I know what it like to lose such a loved one and so my heart goes out to you at this difficult time. My four cats and I will be keeping you in our purring prayers.

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  4. Ellie, I'm so sorry. I know that you will miss Henry's sweet, affectionate ways terribly. He is a beauty.

    My prayers for your consolation and healing.

    At least, Henry and Izzy will be together until you all meet again.

    Love and blessings.

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  5. Oh, Ellie, my prayers are with you. He was such a fine cat. It comes right through just from his photo.

    Boo and Doc send along their purrs and nuzzles as well.

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  6. How wonderful that you were able to give Henry a loving home. He's a real beauty. May angels attend you in your grief.

    Lindy

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  7. Thank you so much, BooCat, Lindy, Mimi, Whitecat, Nan,and Alaskan Dave for your thoughtful and compassionate words of sympathy. I miss Henry horribly. He was truly a class act. One of a kind.

    But he and my beloved Izzy (my Anatolian Shepherd who died in January of bone cancer) are together again and we will all be together soon (according to cosmic time!) as I promised Henry right as he was dying.

    "Grief is the price we pay for love."

    Yes, it is.

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