In loving memory

~~On behalf of the staff at Northern Paws Animal Hospital, we are honored to pay respect to our beloved animal friends who have passed.  We also welcome you to create a lasting tribute for your beloved pet or animal friend on our website's Pet Memorial page. Please send an email to [email protected]


You were just a young kitten,
When you showed up that night,
And for 17 years,
You stayed by our side.

You brought joy and laughter,
There was fun everyday,
Everyone you met,
Loved your soft gentle way.

Then suddenly, one day,
You looked up at me,
With dull tired eyes,
That begged to be free.

So I held you and cried,
My heart broke in two,
I dropped my tears on your head,
So you could take them with you.

That day, when we came,
Back home from the Vet,
Your blanket was still,
In your bed where you slept.

I lay down upon it,
I could still feel you there,
I thought I'd never stop crying,
It all felt so unfair.

Now you don't meet me,
As I come through the door,
I can't see you playing,
Or hear you, "Meow" anymore.

I can no longer hug you,
Or feel your soft fur,
the touch of your paw,
Your comforting purr.

Yet sometimes I still need,
to look up and see,
If you are Ok,
Are you awake or asleep

Then I remember,
You're not here; you're gone,
Then the house just feels empty,
And lonely, and wrong.

There's a box in the closet,
With your toys and your balls,
There are marks on the tree,
Where you sharpened your claws.

Your St. Francis Medal,
Is tucked safely away,
That you wore to protect you,
When you went out to play.

My dear little Casper,
Sweet kitty of mine,
You left with the Angels,
And left me behind.

But our Father in Heaven,
Promised, "Love is Forever!"
So I know that one day,
We'll again be together.

For now I still sleep,
With your blanket at night.
Knowing you are alive,
In God's Holy Light!

We'll always be together Casper!
We'll be together forever and ever! I Promise!
We love you and miss you so much!
Your Mom and Dad, Jeanie and Steve


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