Two years since Patricia crossed the bridge

CatMom1994

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I know the exact time and date. Saturday, January 2, 2016, at 2:30 p.m. I have a permanent reminder of it in a corner of my back yard. But here I am, two years after D-Day, wondering how it could be 2 years ago. My 6-year old nephew asked me what Patricia was and if she died. He knew her - the brown and white classic tabby with a brick-red nose and green eyes. Now he seems to have forgotten the girl I sometimes let him pet with supervision. After beling left alone, I asked myself, "Has it really been two years?"
 

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linda2147

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I know how you feel, it will be four years may 9th I had to have my first bengal put down due to cancer. I still have the oil painting my daughter had given me of him the Christmas before. It hangs on the wall and I feel he is looking down at the others. I still miss him. We never really get over loosing them, we just learn to live without them
 

Esme

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It is rough no matter how long they are gone. I believe I will see them all again someday.
 

CatMom1994

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For several months the second day of the month was hard. February 2, one month; March 2, two months. etc. Does that happen to you?

I spent hours organizing cat pictures to get rid of the bad ones and duplicates. It was good to see Patricia when she did not look and feel old.
 

CatMom1994

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I don't have any pictures of her before she started looking old. Why couldn't we have digital cameras in the 20th century?
 

Esme

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If you have a scanner you could save them to your computer. We did this for older photos of our cats who passed away. Sometimes when I look at these photos I start crying because I miss them so much which does no good because they all had happy lives with us...just wish they could live forever.
 

CatMom1994

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I put a picture of Wilbur to my heart and told him, "I love you forever. You are the best cat."
 

Alpha1

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If you have a scanner you could save them to your computer. We did this for older photos of our cats who passed away. Sometimes when I look at these photos I start crying because I miss them so much which does no good because they all had happy lives with us...just wish they could live forever.
That's true Esme, you can scan them. I used an instant Polaroid camera for a long time years ago, the kind that developed instantly and you kind of just waved them in the air to dry for a minute or two. Unfortunately, many of those photos have since faded from age. I also used to use a 35mm camera and get the pictures developed in the drug store.
 

CatMom1994

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Even if I scanned pictures I could not edit all of them the way I want. For example, how would you make messy blankets look neat or remove an object that is directly behind the cat?
 

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