July 10, 2016

Thank You and Memorial for Our Domino

First, thank you all, our wonderful and dear Friends for all your love and kindness, thoughts, wishes and words.  It all helped far more than we could express, especially right now.  With teary eyes we’ve read memorial posts of friends, but never had any idea it’d be so hard for us to write one of our own.

Thank you Mrs. Ann (https://zoolatry.blogspot.com) for this wonderful image you made for us.  That she used some of my own art for the background made it all the more special.  Domino often snoopervised my artistic endeavors offering his opinions as I worked.

Domino OTRB by Ann

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“No, really…it looks just like a tree."

Domino was a proud Cat Scout.  On days he was feeling good, he loved hanging out with his wonderful Brother and Sister Cat Scouts in his beloved Den, Raz’s Rumblers.

Domino Cat Scout

He and his brofur, Oliver were very close, even on days Domino was not feeling so good.  After earning his own Laserbeam Eyes Badge, he helped Oliver earn his too.

Domino Oliver Laser Eyes OTRB POST

As Domino made his way to his Rainbow Bridge, Oliver sang The Song of His People to guide him.  Like Oliver, who joined us after Domino had, Domino was a stray that came to make his home here with us.  At about the same time Domino joined us, Schubert also joined us.  Schubert had run away from a terrible home where the humans were arrested for manufacturing meth.  Schubert’s health had been affected by the fumes.  But he was with us long enough to be very loved and a brother to Domino.  We have no doubt Schubert and many other friends were at the Bridge to welcome Domino and show him the way.

 He loved rolling in cat nip!

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 He drooled over chick-hen till I finally just HAD to share mine with him.

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He’d play Hide-N-Seek with his little sisfur, Piewhackits.

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….and sometimes with me.

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He was handsome, sweet, loving, and a most wonderful companion - good days and bad days, for either of us.

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He had a cancer we could not do anything about.  My focus, especially in the past weeks, was on keeping him eating and as comfortable as I could.  After he left for the Bridge, I focused on tending to him and my son as we laid him to rest in a grave my son, Chris, dug for him on family land.  It was not until I began my going-to-bed routine and was refilling the big kibble bowl the kitties share that I really felt Domino’s absence.  As I scooped kibble into the dish, he’s always head-bump my arm spilling it all over the floor.  Friday night, no kibble was spilled and it hit me like a ton of bricks.

Domino OTB 2016 Jul 8

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Domino was a lot of things to each of us.  Too much to even try and include it all here.  Missed is what he will always be - missed, and our Angel - Angel Domino KweeCat.  I believe he chose to go first so he’d be there to help show the rest of us the way.

Thank you everyone for visiting our memories here today.  We’ll share more in days to come - for now, just thank you.  Hugs and love to all our wonderful Friends.  Its amazing how empty life would be without you all, and without the fur-members of our families.

=^~^=

26 comments:

Marg said...

What a great tribute to Dominio. He sounds like he was a wonderful cat. Sending the peeps some gigantic hugs.

Brian said...

That was such a loving tribute, hugs sweet friends.

Mickey's Musings said...

Such a lovely tribute to Domino.
We are so sorry for this loss and we send you comforting purrs.

Purrs Georgia and Julie,
Treasure and JJ

Alasandra, The Cats and Dogs said...

What a lovely tribute to Domino. We are so very sorry for your loss, may your wonderful memories of Domino bring you comfort. ~Socks, Scylla, Fenris, Tuiren, Yin, Yang & Chimera (and Mom Alasandra)

Laila and Minchie said...

What a beautiful, heartfelt tribute to your little man. Keeping all of you in our prayers and thoughts. (((hugs)))

Laila, Minchie and Mom Peggy

Annie Bear said...

I'm so sorry about Domino. This is just a wonderful tribute to such a special guy. I really enjoyed reading about him.

ANGEL ABBYGRACE said...

A beautiful tribute to your Domino who will always be missed but forever in your heart. It is the small day to day things that do hit as you say, like a ton of bricks. The everyday mundane things, like the food bowl. It takes some time to 'unlearn' those small acts because they are like breathing. You just normally do them. But soon new habits will inhabit the old ones, soon being a matter of what one determines. I will keep you in my prayers as I understand how your heart feels. Big purrs from all the kitties.

Team Tabby said...

So sorry to hear you have lost Domino, we send you lots of purrs and headbumps.

Mindy & Mike

THE ZOO said...

This is a great tribute. WE are so sorry for your loss.

Caren Gittleman said...

this was a beautiful tribute...and Ann's graphic is so sweet (((hugs))) and love to all of you xoxoxo catchatwithcarenandcody

Summer at sparklecat.com said...

What a lovely tribute, and I can feel the hole Domino left in your household, and your heart. Again, purrs to you.

onespoiledcat said...

Such a sweet tribute to your Angel Domino.....it leaves such a HUGE hole in our hearts and our lives but you really did have one special boy there for a long time didn't you. Such a handsome guy he was and I'm sure, as you say, he will be right there by all of you to help you make your journey one day to join him when your time comes. I've always known that Sam would be my "guardian angel" when I leave this earth too......cats are incredibly special little beings. What a blessing Domino was to you - I know he's there by your side still.

Love, Pam and Sammy

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

That was a beautiful tribute to your boy. We never forget those we love.

Flynn said...

This is a beautiful tribute to your Domino. Cherish the memories you have made together. They will help you through your sadness.

Melissa, Mudpie and Angel Truffles (Mochas, Mysteries and Meows) said...

What a beautiful tribute. It is so, so true that the little things bring all the memories back. He will live in your heart forever, but it's still so unfair that we have such a short time with our precious babies.

The Island Cats said...

What a beautiful and loving tribute to Domino. We hope all these good memories you have of him helps to ease the sadness you feel. Purrs....

Jans Funny Farm said...

What a sweet kitty. And those little routines really hit us hard when they are suddenly missing. Domino will always live in your heart and memory.

John Bellen said...

I didn't know anything about Domino, I'm sorry to write, but I too have lost feline friends, and had to come and give my condolences, when I read about Domino's passing on the Cat Blogosphere site. He was clearly a wonderful cat, loved, loving and grateful to have such a home as he did. God bless you, and godspeed, Domino.

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Maxwell Faraday Richman said...

Sending you many comforting purrs and hugs...
We can only imagine the ache in your heart right now - our thoughts are with you.

dezizworld.com said...

We are so very sorry fur your loss. We totally know da emptiness dat comes when you realize they're truly not here anymore. Mommy says she feels dat each day. Her and sis Lexi had a special thing they did and no one else. We're sendin' hugs and purrayers.

Luv ya'

Dezi and Raena

Kitty Cat Chronicles said...

What a beautiful tribute and memorial. it brought tears to my eyes. Domino was obviously well loved and had a wonderful home and family. He was lucky to have you, and you him. I hope you can take comfort in the many happy memories you all shared with him. Sending love <3

meowmeowmans said...

What a lovely and poetic tribute to your Domino. Your memories of him are beautiful, and we hope that they help ease the grief you are feeling, if even just a little bit.

Purrs, hugs and much love to you, dear friends.

Dragonheart, Merlin, and Devi said...

What a beautiful tribute to Domino. We are so sorry for your loss. You have wonderful memories of him that will live in your hearts and minds forever.

Clooney said...

Dear Mumsy and Kwee Kitties, We are so sorry to hear about the loss of your precious Domino. Sending you all our gentlest purrs and much love. This is such a wonderful tribute to him. Thinking of you...

Nancy said...

Domino is such a beautiful boy! I am so very sorry for your loss of this sweet and beautiful kitty. But know that he will always walk at your side! Prayers and hugs.