Loving Memory of
the Kitty with the Heart of a
Died May 23rd 2012
Sadly missed by Diana, Tesoro &
It is with great sadness
that I write of having to release my kitty Shane's spirit on May
23rd. I know he will be met by many a Berner on the other side.
Shane was with me for over 13 years...it feels so strange for him
not to greet me at the door when I come in.
Both Shane and his
sister, Rambo, came from a friend's ranch in Nevada and were dubbed
the Cowboy Kitties. He was my little Cowboy...and Rambo, well, she's
one tough gal, but she really misses her brother.
As a little tyke, Shane
did all the kitty sillinesses, suffered thru the wet head from
Cooper licking him all the time and ran around like a little
buckaroo. Shane learned from Cooper how to properly behave with
dogs, but most importantly he learned how to love them. Cuddling up,
licking their nose, Shane would welcome every Berner into our home.
He truly loved his Berners. In his life, he would teach 3 more
puppies...Fidelio, Donato and Tesoro how to properly behave and love
Shane moved with me five
times, climbed to the top of many a huge tree scaring me to death,
chewed bones with Fidelio, lovingly gave doggie massages and was a
poster pet for the Animal Care Center.
Shane and Rambo got me
thru the toughest of tough times when we lost Cooper and Fidelio.
And the worst of times when we lost little Donato. Shane, bless his
heart really showed he was a kitty with the heart of a Berner. He
even let me hook him up to a cart for our Christmas card that year.
Life without Shane is
quite an adjustment. Rambo cuddled up with him every night for her
entire life...so she's become very clingy to me at night now. Tesoro
doesn't quite know what has happened. He keeps bonking Shane's
collar that I have on my wrist with his nose and whining. When he
attempts to play with Rambo the way he did with Shane...well, if you
know Rambo, you know that's not working. But in time, maybe they're
relationship will grow. And me...I miss that sweet little face and
the tiniest of meows from my big Cowboy Kitty.
Here is a link to a video
of Shane's life...I know it's a tad long, but I want to remember it
all. When I drove away from the vet office last Wednesday, I looked
up and asked Shane, "Are you okay?" And just then,
Somewhere Over the Rainbow started to play.....
Please raise a glass and
toast a most amazing kitty.
Diana, Tesoro &
Rambo....and our spirit friends, Diablo, Cooper, Fidelio, Donato &
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