Remington
April 9, 2002 - February 12, 2008

Cat Heaven by Cynthia Rylant: a beautiful poem about kitties and Heaven. Very helpful if you, like us, have lost your beloved darling.

Remmy went on ahead on February 12, 2008, from a sudden blood clot that halted blood flow to his hindquarters. There was nothing that could be done...so I had to let my precious baby boy go after just five short years.

We miss him terribly; he was such a big part of our lives. Sometimes the "smallest" blessings leave the biggest imprint upon our hearts.

"“I am not resigned to the shutting away of loving hearts in the hard ground.

So it is, and so it will be, for so it has been, time out of mind:

Into the darkness they go, the wise and the lovely. Crowned

With lilies and with laurel they go; but I am not resigned.

Lovers and thinkers, into the earth with you.

Be one with the dull, the indiscriminate dust.

A fragment of what you felt, of what you knew,

A formula, a phrase remains, — but the best is lost.

The answers quick & keen, the honest look, the laughter, the love,

They are gone. They have gone to feed the roses. Elegant and curled

Is the blossom. Fragrant is the blossom. I know. But I do not approve.

More precious was the light in your eyes than all the roses in the world.

Down, down, down into the darkness of the grave

Gently they go, the beautiful, the tender, the kind;

Quietly they go, the intelligent, the witty, the brave.

I know. But I do not approve. And I am not resigned.

– Edna St. Vincent Millay, “Dirge Without Music”


Remington is a Birman. His penchant for being super-active, not to mention his affection for the camera (manifested by walking toward it and rubbing himself against it) make him difficult to photograph!

He is the sweetest kitty in the world. These are some of my favourite pictures of him - he is probably the most challenging subject ever.
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