One day Anni was twirling and singing one of her original compositions.
"It's my gift!" she declared.
Dizzy, she fell with spectacular gracelessness.
Laying on her back on the tile floor she began flapping her arms and legs
as if she were making a snow angel.
"Falling down is also a gift!" says she.

Saturday, May 20, 2006

all things

frankiewithhepburn.JPG Hepburn, well-loved kitty 1990-2006 Good-bye


Anonymous peripateticpolarbear said...

Oh, oh. Poor Frankie. Poor Moreena.
I hope there's a kitty heaven with lots of little girls to play with. and treats. yes, there would obviously be treats.

5/21/2006 5:29 AM  
Blogger Moreena said...

I always have that hope, too. Thanks, PPB

5/21/2006 7:13 AM  
Blogger corndog said...

I'm so sorry.

5/21/2006 7:49 AM  
Blogger Casey said...

Oh, no. I'm so sorry.

5/21/2006 8:38 AM  
Anonymous jamie said...

Of course there is kitty heaven. How could there not be. Dog heaven too, for that matter. :o(

5/21/2006 1:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

they are so a part of a families life aren't they.....

5/21/2006 2:48 PM  
Blogger CLMama said...

Oh my dear, that is terribly sad. I am so very sorry, Moreena.

5/21/2006 4:00 PM  
Blogger Kim said...

so sad. i'm sorry.

5/21/2006 6:27 PM  
Blogger susan said...

Oh, I am so sorry. that sunshine post has stayed with me....I am glad you have such lovely photos, and memories, of the happiness you shared.

5/21/2006 7:50 PM  
Blogger Songbird said...

Moreena, I'm sorry for your loss. Blessings to Hepburn on the journey, and a basketful of catnip mice, the charming rabbit fur kind, on the other side.

5/21/2006 8:02 PM  
Blogger Marla said...

How sad. I'm sorry.

5/21/2006 9:04 PM  
Blogger Liesl said...

I'm so sorry. I love animals to pieces, and it's just so hard to say good-bye to a furkid.

5/21/2006 9:12 PM  
Anonymous Nikki said...

I'm so very sorry, Moreena.

5/22/2006 6:51 AM  
Blogger DevilMacDawg said...

Awwww.... Yes, there is totally kitty heaven (and doggy, and rabbit, and horsey, and all other good pets!).

I'm sorry Moreena.

5/22/2006 7:52 AM  
Blogger ccw said...

So, so sorry.

5/22/2006 8:35 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh no! My heart goes out to all of you. I had my baby kitty that I dearly loved for 14 years. I have never been able to get another cat. This past November, we did, however get a puppy. The very first dog my hubby and I have ever had (together) in almost 25 years of marriage! LOL Needless to say, she is a joy and we have fallen head over heels in love with her.

I know that Hepburn was dearly loved and lived a long, happy life. Hold that thought close to you. Again, I'm so sorry. My heart breaks for Anni and Franki too!


5/22/2006 8:37 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry, Moreena. For grief and the shadow of grief that darkens your heart. I still miss our cat who died when I was pregnant with Ben.

And forgive my ill-timed mercenary-ness, but I have to say: you could market that photograph as a greeting card and make your fortune. I would surely buy a box myself. What an amazingly sweet and comical and moving picture.

xo Catherine

5/22/2006 8:51 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm sorry! We too lost a kitty last week, our 16 year old P.K.
It's scary how much Danny and Annika have in common.
Mary O.

5/22/2006 2:36 PM  
Blogger Sarahlynn said...

Moreena, I am so, so sorry.

5/22/2006 11:38 PM  
Blogger Eileen said...

I'm so sorry.

5/23/2006 7:34 AM  
Blogger Jenn said...

So sorry to hear about Hepburn, Moreena. It's terrible to loose a pet. Before I had my baby I worked in Veterinary health, and it was never easy for us to see people lose their pets. We used to send this poem out to everyone who had to say goodbye.

The Rainbow Bridge

Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.

When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge.
There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together.
There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.

All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor; those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by.
The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.

They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent; His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.

You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.

Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together.

Author unknown

5/23/2006 10:39 AM  
Blogger elswhere said...

I'm so very sorry. What a loved and loving cat.

5/23/2006 3:20 PM  
Blogger cmhl said...

I'm so sorry!!!

5/23/2006 4:35 PM  
Blogger kirsten said...

I am sorry to hear about Hepburn's death, but it sounds like she had a hell of a life.

I cried during "right again, little one" (this blog) and also again when describing Frankie's first rub of affection (new blog). This really is good enough to be a book.

Take care, and also, I have two real cute bunnies if you want them!

5/24/2006 10:23 PM  
Blogger seasonalkat said...

I am so very sorry for your loss. My own special cat friend died 2 years ago in March and I still miss him every single day. Comfort to you all on the loss.

5/25/2006 3:51 PM  
Blogger Tara Marie said...

Rest in Peace sweet were a beloved kitty.

5/25/2006 7:04 PM  
Blogger Wendy Boucher said...

It's never easy. Sorry for the loss of your kitty friend.

I just read the incredible story of Annika's transplants. What an amazing family she was born into. You are all very lucky to share each other's company.

5/29/2006 8:09 PM  
Blogger Chana said...

i'm sorry...i hope the girls, specially, are okay...death of a loved pet is hard on anyone but specially to kids...hugs to all.

5/31/2006 11:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is everything okay???

tina (the worrier)

6/01/2006 2:30 PM  

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