Sunday, October 4, 2009

Four Years Ago Today~

 

~she came to live with me October 4, 2005.  They said she was about 2 years old so this is the day I declared was her birthday.    No one really knew her background other than that she was rescued from the streets of Seattle, in August 2005.  When found she was matted, flea infested and starving.  Fostered by a lady who raises Exotic Shorthair cats, she was deemed healthy and ready to become a member of a loving family by the end of September of 2005. That’s when I first saw this picture and feel in love with this precious little girl. Gabi

For about 3 ½ years she brought me so much joy, she loved me unconditionally and I loved her little 5 pound sweet self back.

Sadly on March 12, 2009 she suffered complete renal failure and went over the Rainbow Bridge.  I think of her daily and still miss her presence around the house, especially at night when she would snuggle up to me.

Happy 6th Birthday, little Gabi Lin……I love and miss you.

gabi at meghannes

Gabi checking our crow on roof

gabi on back of recliner

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grey and white owl

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HPIM6162 gabi taken by meghanne

22 comments:

ADB said...

Linda,
I know only too well the pain that follows the death of an animal, which was a close member of the family. I realise how special Gabi was for you, and you did the right thing by her by allowing her to cross the Rainbow Bridge to prevent her suffering any longer.

Robin said...

Awwwww sitting here with tears in my eyes. I miss her too, miss her pictures, her sweet stories, etc...what a special kitty she was.

Melanie said...

((((((Linda)))))))))

She is in a special place


Melanie

My Buddy will take care of her

Lisa said...

Awww Linda, I am crying with you. I felt as though I knew sweet Gabi and I loved her too. I am so happy to know her years with you were filled with lots of love, attention and Fancy Feast! I know she loved you and is waiting patiently to be reunited with you again. Happy Birthday Sweet Girl Gabi from Lisa & her gang.
Hugs to you Linda.

a corgi said...

Happy birthday Gabi! I know you brought your mom so much joy in the short 3-1/2 years you graced her with your presence

what a lovely tribute to Gabi, Linda

hugs to you, I know you do miss her so

betty

Joyce said...

What a special tribute to your little Gabi. I know you miss her. I think about Smokey every day. I hope you will recue another little furr baby someday.
Hugs, Joyce

Linda :) said...

Oh I miss Gabi Lin....
Special Birthday wishes to Gabi....
Raisin would have been 10 this past July...
Hugs...

garnett109 said...

my roscoe has been gone 6 years come nov.
I miss him alot.
he is now resting with my debbie.

Barbara said...

Happy birthday Gabi. Special hugs to linda, I know how hard it is to love a family member, fur or otherwise. I am so glad she was one of the lucky ones that had a loving home and know she will always have a special place in your heart.
Hugs
Barbara

Barb said...

Awww special wishes for Gabi in the Garden past the Rainbow Bridge. I hope she has found 3 special doggies that past that way from our home. Gabi was an extraordinary cat. I'd never seen on like her and only having had a cat in our house for a couple years-and a cat that doesn't like people, I can just feel the love you got from her. Just last night I got to spend time with this big fluffy cat, Hammy, a rescue that my son has. That cat is the sweetest cat. I don't know how our cat can be so mean. She got so mad at me trying to hold her the other day, she swiped her clawed paw across my face and knocked my glasses off and left me with 3 not so lovely scratches. I bet Gabi wouldn't hurt a fly. Unless she could catch it-then she'd let it go. LOL I know how much you miss her. Have you considered another pet? She sure was a cutie. Thanks for sharing your beautiful tribute to Gabi Lin.
Hug from chilly Texas, Barb

Beth said...

This is especially poignant to me because Cousin Shane had to say goodbye to one of his cats today...Peanut. I've been sad all day about it, and I know how hard it is to lose a wonderful companion. RIP Gabi, and RIP Peanut.

Jan said...

How you must miss her ,what a lovely tribute to your dear friend ..love Jan xx

Jeannette said...

We all loved Gabi through your writing but nobody could love her as much as you do. She was beautiful. You gave her a wonderful life in the time she had, you were blessed to have her and SHE was blessed to have you. Love never dies. Hugs.

Sugar said...

i know she's having a HB at the RB with all the furrs there. my angel & sweet pee loved BD parties, so i'll bet they're making sure her BD is special!
HB dear little gabi. (& love to my angel & sweet pee)

Traci said...

What a sweet girl. I know you miss her!

Jeannette said...

I miss hearing about Gabi and I know Katinka and Nina miss her emails to them. I'm sure she loved you so much as you gave her such a good life in her short life time. Jeannette xx

Julie said...

I miss Gabi and your stories and photos of her also, what a special cat.

Marlene said...

You made me cry.

Jimmy's Journal said...

I miss her too, Linda. I don't deal too well with death but my heart aches for you and Gabby.

Jimmy

Joann said...

She was such a cutie.... a spoiled cutie... LOL!!! I know you still miss her, I'm sorry! That a wonderful tribute!! Thanks for sharing her with us.

Maria said...

Such a cute kitty! Sorry to hear of your loss...but what memories! :)

Wish on a Whisker said...

Precious! I know your sadness and appreciate your kind thoughts. There is something special about animals. ~Mandy