Lend Me A Kitten

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I will lend to you a kitten, God said,
for you to love while it lives, and mourn when it's dead.
Maybe for 12 or 14 years, or maybe 2 or 3,
but will you, 'till I call them back, take care of them for me?
They'll bring their charms to gladden you, and should their stay be brief,
you'll always have their memories as solace for your grief.
I cannot promise they will stay for all from Earth return,
but there are lessons taught below I want this kitten to learn.

I've looked the whole world over in search of teachers true,
and from the folk's that crowd life's land I have chosen you.
Now will you give it all your love, nor think the labor vain?
Nor hate me when I come to take my kitten home again?
My heart replied, "My Lord, Thy Will Be Done",
for all the joys this kitten brings the risk of grief I'll run.
We'll shelter it with tenderness, we'll love it while we may,
And for the happiness we've known, forever grateful stay.
But should you call it back much sooner than we planned,
We'll brave the bitter grief that comes and try to understand.
If by our love we've managed your wishes to achieve,
Then in memory of it whom we loved, please help us while we grieve.
When our cherished kitten departs this world of strife,
Please send yet another needing soul for us to love all it's life.

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Thank you so much for that beautiful poem of comfort, Les26, the tears fall as I read the beautiful words and know the truth of it in my heart.....May the good Lord bring comfort to hearts that grieve, to replace the pain with the joy that comes from experiencing a love that will have no end.
 

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I miss my little Sheleg. I can't believe its already a month. It still feels like yesterday, and my heart still feels shattered. Thank you for this x
 
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I miss my little Sheleg. I can't believe its already a month. It still feels like yesterday, and my heart still feels shattered. Thank you for this x
I am glad you found it and I hope that it comforted you and others even just a little, the pain of losing them is at times unbearable, but we do carry on, slowly, somehow we make it....:rbheart:
 

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It is said that for one minute only in his or her entire life, a Cat is allowed by the Law to speak human. The Cat can say anything to his or her human guardian during that minute. But no Cat ever used that opportunity, for the Cat loves his human to much to bother him or her with his or her pains and wishes.

Instead, the Cat shows up in the human's dreams after crossing, and describes the wonders of the Other Realm. Only cat's guardians have this privilege and they can never tell the others what the Cat told them. When the End of the human comes, the Cat wait at the entrance and help him or her to cross as well.
 

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Lost my darling cat this time last year, was so distraught but on a few occasions I have felt him on my lap and heard his collar bell, he adored me and I him, I know that he is still with me, love like we had doesn't just disappear
 

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Hello,

Thank you so much for this. 2 days ago I lost my beautiful boy Yoshi, he was 5 months old and had the wet version of FIP. Reading this made me feel so much better already. He slept on my chest every day and night. He always followed me around and asked for pets. Although I had him for a short time, I'm glad that he did not suffer and that we filled him with as much love as we could. This just made me feel so positive about him being happy and watching over me, and waiting for me. Once I clean up and wait a couple of months, I can't wait to give the same love I gave to Yoshi.
 

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I will lend to you a kitten, God said,
for you to love while it lives, and mourn when it's dead.
Maybe for 12 or 14 years, or maybe 2 or 3,
but will you, 'till I call them back, take care of them for me?
They'll bring their charms to gladden you, and should their stay be brief,
you'll always have their memories as solace for your grief.
I cannot promise they will stay for all from Earth return,
but there are lessons taught below I want this kitten to learn.

I've looked the whole world over in search of teachers true,
and from the folk's that crowd life's land I have chosen you.
Now will you give it all your love, nor think the labor vain?
Nor hate me when I come to take my kitten home again?
My heart replied, "My Lord, Thy Will Be Done",
for all the joys this kitten brings the risk of grief I'll run.
We'll shelter it with tenderness, we'll love it while we may,
And for the happiness we've known, forever grateful stay.
But should you call it back much sooner than we planned,
We'll brave the bitter grief that comes and try to understand.
If by our love we've managed your wishes to achieve,
Then in memory of it whom we loved, please help us while we grieve.
When our cherished kitten departs this world of strife,
Please send yet another needing soul for us to love all it's life.

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Thank you I lost my Harry and feel as if my heart is broken and cant move on at all but these words are very comforting.
 
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Thank you I lost my Harry and feel as if my heart is broken and cant move on at all but these words are very comforting.
I am so sorry for your loss, I know how much it hurts when they pass.

"Their last breath on Earth is their first breath in Heaven" :rbheart:

Hang in there.....:alright: :grouphug:
 

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I will lend to you a kitten, God said,
for you to love while it lives, and mourn when it's dead.
Maybe for 12 or 14 years, or maybe 2 or 3,
but will you, 'till I call them back, take care of them for me?
They'll bring their charms to gladden you, and should their stay be brief,
you'll always have their memories as solace for your grief.
I cannot promise they will stay for all from Earth return,
but there are lessons taught below I want this kitten to learn.

I've looked the whole world over in search of teachers true,
and from the folk's that crowd life's land I have chosen you.
Now will you give it all your love, nor think the labor vain?
Nor hate me when I come to take my kitten home again?
My heart replied, "My Lord, Thy Will Be Done",
for all the joys this kitten brings the risk of grief I'll run.
We'll shelter it with tenderness, we'll love it while we may,
And for the happiness we've known, forever grateful stay.
But should you call it back much sooner than we planned,
We'll brave the bitter grief that comes and try to understand.
If by our love we've managed your wishes to achieve,
Then in memory of it whom we loved, please help us while we grieve.
When our cherished kitten departs this world of strife,
Please send yet another needing soul for us to love all it's life.

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