Friday, June 26, 2009

In Loving Memory

We recently had to put one of our loved ones to sleep. We acquired Arlene when our son, Matt, was 6 years old. Our local vet knew we were interested in getting another cat and called us on a cold, rainy fall day. When Matt seen this cute black & white baby kitten he picked her up and hugged her. She actually seemed to hug him back! That's how she joined our family. Back in 2002 when we moved from Powell, WY to eastern MT Matt stayed in Powell and got an apartment. Unfortunately there was a no pets clause so Arlene moved with us. We moved again in 2004 to eastern WY then again in Oct. 2007 to southern AZ. After a few months she seemed to change. The only thing obvious was she drank more water. Finally in April this year, while I was visiting friends, she went into convulsions. Dean built a coffin and, as humanely as possible, put her out of her misery. He and dad dug a hole in the corner of our property and buried her. Dad purchased the memory tile and he and Dean built the frame for it, painted it, and cemented it over her grave. She was 19 1/2 years old! She was not a hunter, had no interest in mousing. She loved to sit on our laps while we watched TV. My lap is empty now and there is a quietness in our home that she left. Arlene, we miss you.

If you are in the Tucson, AZ area here is the info on the gentleman who made the 12"x12" ceramic tile:
Mr. Robert Kit
2829 East Weymouth Circle
Tucson, AZ 85716
He is a tremendous artist with etching as his medium. He does not have a blog or website so you can't really look at his art on line. But call him for any questions or information.

Stamps: Cat-titude (retired), With Sympathy
Paper: Too Spooky (retired), white and black cardstocks
Ink: Noir
Other: paw print brads

As you know, I'm in Wichita at this time. I wrote this post a week ago and scheduled it to post today. If you have left any comments since the 24th I cannot moderate/post them until I get back. Please be patient! And wait until you see the goodies I'll have for you!

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