Sunday, 14 November 2010

Sad Sunday


Tom
: We are all feeling sad today as we had to say goodbye to our friend, Polka Dot, last night. She was the neighbours' pet sheep and #1 knew from the time she was born. She was a runt and had to be bottle fed (with her mother's milk) the first 24 hours. But she was a real little fighter and she eventually returned to her mother who raised her to be a very fine little lamb.


#1 nicknamed her Polka Dot for obvious reasons:



Her end was sad in that she broke her leg so badly, probably slipping in the grass that has become incredibly soggy and slippery as a result of the incessant rain if the past week, that she could not be saved and had to be helped to the Bridge.

I of course knew her and always treated her with the great respect she deserved. #1 often took her pieces of really hard stale bread which she adored. None of our current kitty siblinsg ever met her but Sen-Chan did actuually make friends with her:


We buried her this morning in her field. Rest peacefully, sweet Polka Dot, and enjoy the lush fields at the Bridge where you are doubtless happy to be reunited with your Mama.

40 comments:

  1. We're so sorry you've lost your friend, Polka Dot. We bet her Mama was right there to welcome her to the Bridge.

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  2. I am very sorry for the loss of your sweet friend. Rest in Peace, Polka Dot.

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  3. Oh, I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. I hope that Polka Dot and her Mom are happily reunited right now.

    lotsa licks, Lola

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  4. Oh that is so sad about Polka Dot. We are sending lots of hugs to everyone. We are also sending lots of purrs to help everyone and we hope Polka Dot is happy up there in sheep heaven.

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  5. That's sad - you have had some very sorrowful times at Poupounette central recently. Purrs and headbonks x

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  6. Very hard for you to lose a nice sheep friend that way. Poor Polka Dot. You will all miss her sweet face.

    Your friends,
    Niamh & Ambrose

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  7. We are very sorry that Polka Dot had to be helped to the Bridge. We are sure that she had a happy reunion with her Mama and with Sen-Chan.

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  8. Oh noes, that's very tragic. Many purrs to all of you. She looks like she was a very fine sheep and that name is so spot on. Lovely pic of Sen-Chan witth her too!

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  9. We are sorry fur the loss of your beaWOOtiful furiend -

    Thanks fur sharing her with us along with the great pikhs!

    Hugz&Khysses,
    Khyra
    PeeEssWoo: Hi Tommy!

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  10. I had sheep when I was younger, and look forward to having them again some day - I always loved how quiet they were and peaceful. We are sorry for the loss of Polka Dot.

    Sam

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  11. Oh no. That's sad. Run free Polka Dot. (Do sheep run?)

    Bolo

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  12. There is something especially tragic about the untimely death of someone who fought so hard for her life. It doesn't seem quite fair, does it?
    We hope she managed to cram a lifetime of love and joy into the few years given to her. God bless her.

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  13. What a shame Polka Dot broke her leg slipping on the wet grass. It is always sad to lose a friend.

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  14. We are so sorry about Polka Dot. We are sad for you and for Polka Dot's family.

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  15. We're sorry about Polka Dot. How lovely she was! We like sheep, they always seem so tranquil. Rest in peace sweet Polka Dot.

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  16. Sorry to hear about your friend Polka Dot. She is probably having a nice v isit with her Mom now.
    Wags
    Ernie,Sasha,Chica

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  17. We send our sympathetic purrs and hugs to you. May Polka Dot find peace with her mama

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  18. Oh no so sorry you lost your friend. I am sure that she will be running free with friends at the bridge.. Hugs GJ xx

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  19. Oh I love lambs and sheep, at least she was a pet and was looked after so lovingly.
    love
    Lyn
    xxx

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  20. We are so sorry about Polka Dot. She was a cutie, and we imagine she will be missed very much.

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  21. We are so sorry to hear about Polka Dot. Purrs to you and her family.

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  22. What a sad end for Polka Dot. She will be in my thoughts today for the Worldwide Movement, when we remember those we have lost, and purr for those who are in need.

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  23. We were very sorry to read about Polka Dot. Hugs to everyone.

    - Clive and Murray

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  24. :( that is so sad. Sorry to hear about Polka Dot.

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  25. It is one of the downsides of having lambs but they do bring a lot of joy - watching them spring and play is priceless.

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  26. Farewell little Polka Dot! You fought so hard to have such a short life.

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  27. that is very sad. we are sorry for your loss. little Polka Dot is in heaven now.

    sad sad woofs.

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  28. aahh goodbye Polka Dot
    Benny & Lily

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  29. Tommy, we are sad with you. Poor Polka Dot, that was just such a shame. Mom worries about TD and Ciara when there is a frost on the grass these past few mornings. They race doing zoomies all over the yard. She worries about them hurting their legs too.

    Our hearts go out to Polka Dot's family.

    Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

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  30. We are so sorry to hear about Polka Dot. We send comforting purrs to her family and all of those who are missing her so much.

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  31. I wish we could have met sweet Polka Dot. I think I would have liked her a whole lot.

    We will purr for her as she reunites with her momma at The Bridge.

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  32. we are so sorry to hear of Polka Dot's unfortunate accident. You will miss your very cute friend. We are sending our thoughts and comforting purrs.

    Mindy, Moe, BonBon, Cookie & Mike

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  33. i'm so sorry for your loss my friends, you've had a rough year so-far.

    RIP sweet Polka Dot.

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  34. so sorry about lovely Polka Dot.

    When and how did Polkadot's mom went over the bridge?

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  35. So sorry to hear that Polka Dot has gone to the Bridge. Sayonara, sweet Polka Dot.

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  36. Oh how very sad. Please accept our purrs of condolance. At least PolkaDot will be happy now wiv her momma.

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  37. I am so sad to read this. She seems like a nice gal and her little dot was adorable. It must have been hard to help her over the bridge but it sounds like she was ready. Poor thing.

    Slobbers,
    Mango

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