I just lost a dear online friend at age 42

@mcat19 (1357)
United States
November 25, 2008 11:08am CST
She had an animal rescue in Kileen, TX, and was a wonderful, caring person. I wrote this in her memory. Kim’s Poem So many animals are bright-eyed now as they all turn as one to watch the light. They stop their romping play, softly meow, as Kim Thunderwolf comes into their sight. They run to greet her; she is all their friend; she saved so many from a horrid fate; they knew she’d come at her earthly life’s end; they didn’t know they’d have so short a wait. They purred and rubbed her ankles with soft fur; they stood up and put their soft paws on her knee; they had no words, but spoke with rumbling purr and told her about all the joy to be. Dear Kim, you’re missed more than my words can tell, but you’re now with all those cats who loved you well. ©2008Margy
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@ElicBxn (61051)
• United States
25 Nov 08
Isn't it amazing that I only live 90 or so miles from Killeen, but the first I ever hear of this person is from you. I'm sorry that the rescue world has lost this good person, and you have lost a friend.
@mcat19 (1357)
• United States
26 Nov 08
Her husband is closing the shelter. It's too much for him and has too many memories he can't handle right now.
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@Cammeel1 (372)
• United States
26 Nov 08
I am very sorry to hear about the loss of your friend. It is those like her we all have so much to learn from. She may have only been here such a short time but she left a legacy of love and nurturing that will follow all those who she loved and those that loved her in return, whether human or animal.
@ElicBxn (61051)
• United States
26 Nov 08
Yeah, what she said! I'd say the same thing, but how can I beat such a well said comment?
@Katlady2 (9920)
• United States
25 Nov 08
I'm so sorry for the loss of your dear friend hon. That is a truly wonderful tribute to her in that poem. I'm sure she's smiling down on you right now.
@mcat19 (1357)
• United States
25 Nov 08
I like to think that she is looking down at all of us and urging us to care for our animals and love them to pieces.
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@Katlady2 (9920)
• United States
25 Nov 08
I'm pretty sure she is doing that too.
@Darkwing (21588)
25 Nov 08
Awwww.. that's a beautiful poem, my friend, in memory of such a loving and caring lady. I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. It must have been devastating. I have written a couple of poems for lost friends, and the latest one, I'm going to frame and lay beneath the tree which was planted in her memory. Naturally, the frame will have to be sealed against the elements, but that might be an idea for you too, to show your appreciation of a wonderful lady, whose life was brought to such an abrupt end. Maybe a cat's paw print or two would add sincerity to it. Brightest Blessings in Love and in Light, that your friend's journey to the Otherworld be a comfortable and happy one. xx
@mcat19 (1357)
• United States
25 Nov 08
That's a very beautiful idea, thank you. I sent the poem to her dear husband; maybe he will do this for her. She is with her beloved cats now and at peace.
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@Darkwing (21588)
27 Nov 08
Thank you both. I sent mine to my friend, in e-mail, but I saved a copy in my word processor, changed the text to Black Chancery which is a neat text, and printed it off. My friend went in October, the first anniversary of his Mother's passing, to plant some bulbs under the tree, so I've asked him if he'll take me in spring, when the bulbs have flowered, to place the poem under the tree with them. I think perhaps your friend's husband would like to keep his copy, so maybe you could do something similar... then go with him to stand it at her place of rest?
@mimpi1911 (25475)
• India
25 Nov 08
I am sorry to hear this, this is sad and the loss is irreversible. words are poor comforters and I do not know hat to say but your tribute to your friend is the testimony to the love and friendship that you two shared. May her soul rest in peace. Blessed be.
@mcat19 (1357)
• United States
25 Nov 08
Thank you. It comforts me to know she is reunited with all the cats she saved at the Rainbow Bridge. She was one of a kind. Your kind words mean a lot at this time.
@mimpi1911 (25475)
• India
26 Nov 08
That's so good to know!
@TessWhite (3147)
• United States
26 Nov 08
I'm sorry to hear of the loss of your friend. And what a lovely poem you wrote for her... I had visited the online site for this shelter several months ago, and was pleased to see how well it seemed to be doing. Your friend saved many lives, and I'm sure many of her fur babies were there to greet her when she passed. Blessings, Tess.
@mcat19 (1357)
• United States
26 Nov 08
Thank you so much. She was a very special person and will be missed.
@up9nine (38)
• China
26 Nov 08
that was sad,but donnot fell down!someone leave then someone come,,there must be more friend come to you,,just keep faith!!
@mcat19 (1357)
• United States
26 Nov 08
Thank you for your words.
• China
26 Nov 08
all things will be ok,good man,good luck
@mcat19 (1357)
• United States
26 Nov 08
Thanks, good luck to you, too.
@Pose123 (21666)
• Canada
26 Nov 08
Hi mcat, I am very sorry to hear about your friends passing, and I really like your tribute to her. I am a great lover of animals, especially cats, and consider them not just pets but friends. I am sure that she will be greatly missed. Blessings.
@mcat19 (1357)
• United States
26 Nov 08
Thank you. Cats are the very best of friends.
25 Nov 08
Hi mcat19, I am so sorry that you have lost your dear online friend, and yes she will be missed but she is with all the people that love and all the cats that she cared for that passed is with her now, you said in your beautiful poem. We hust have to picture he smiling and petting the cats. Tamara
@mcat19 (1357)
• United States
25 Nov 08
I do picture her with cats on her shoulders, in her lap and at her feet. She has a huge smile on her face as she is reunited with those beloved cats who have gone before her. Thank you for your kind words.
• United States
25 Nov 08
I am sorry that you have lost a loved one. I know that this is a hard time and that you miss her. Just understand that she will always live in your memory and that she enjoyed the time as much as you did :)
@mcat19 (1357)
• United States
25 Nov 08
Thank you for your kind words. Time will ease the pain, I'm sure.
• Netherlands
25 Nov 08
Beautiful poem. I'm so sorry for your lose. She must have been wonderful for rescueing animals.
@mcat19 (1357)
• United States
25 Nov 08
She was one rare person who will be greatly missed.
@Grandmaof2 (7603)
• Canada
25 Nov 08
Margy you did a nice kob of this and I'm deeply saddened to know you have lost such a dear and caring friend. It just seems she had to leave at such an early age. I am very sorry. We all ask ourselves why? Was Kim on myLot as well? I also wondered if you ever got to meet Kim as I see you refer her as an online friend. Take Care.
@mcat19 (1357)
• United States
25 Nov 08
I never did get to meet her. We exchanged email; I sent contributions to her shelter and cat food to her husband when he was in Iraq. He had rescued some cats over there and couldn't get food for them. She was not on MyLot; all she had time for was her animals.
@nanajanet (4436)
• United States
25 Nov 08
I am very sorry for the loss of such a caring and loving person. We need more like her in this world. What a beautiful poem!! She is smiling.
@mcat19 (1357)
• United States
25 Nov 08
We all need to be a little like Kim, passionate for her animals and caring for her friends.
@tutul0045 (2630)
• India
25 Nov 08
Hi mcat, I dont know what to say but iam really sorry for your friend. I read your poem and its just wonderful. U loved you friend a lot and i sincerely hope her memories stays with u forever. Cheers, Tutul
@mcat19 (1357)
• United States
25 Nov 08
She was one of those people who is truly unforgettable. Her memories comfort me. She had a very tough life, but gave her all to the cats she loved.
@hildas (3031)
25 Nov 08
I am so sorry to hear about your online friend. The loss of someone you got to know is heartbreaking. I think your poem is excellent and well writen and a really nice gesture to her. It helps to ease the pain and brings back good menories when we write things down. My thoughts are with you at this time. Rest in peace Margy.
@mcat19 (1357)
• United States
25 Nov 08
Thank you for your kind words. It did ease the pain of her passing to write it. I hope it can bring peace to those who knew her as well.