Pepper

by abbie
(new york)

If I could say one thing to Pepper now it would be that if love could have saved you, you would have lived forever! He was honestly more than a pet, more than family, more than a best friend.

He knew when I was upset and would know somehow exactly what to do to cheer me up. We had a routine in the morning. It started out as his way of waking me up in the beginning, but by the end I anticipated anxiously and waited patiently and would not get out of bed until then.

I would hear him backing into the little house I made for him as a kitten but he still would try to squeeze into, when all of a sudden he would charge into a run, across the room, over my pillow, over my head, and back to the other side of the room, making the craziest meowing sound.

He would do this several times until my sides hurt from laughing so hard. When he was done he would slowly stroll on over, jump on the bed, plop himself on the other pillow and start to groom himself as if to say "now get up it's time to groom yourself too."

He and I were inseparable. He would follow me into the bathroom when I took a bath but he didn't want to just wait there. He would come next to the tub, lay down and dip his hand in the water moving the water back and forth for me.

Pepper wasn't just loving with me but with everyone. He would welcome everyone in our home. He loved and was great with children. He was the most sensitive and intelligent animal I have ever known.

Sadly he was taken from me on August 27, 2008 by a jealous ex-partner who drowned him in our bath tub one day while I was out. I have pressed charges but my ex was never caught. I know I will never love another pet like him, he was definitely one of a kind. He is severely missed and still very much loved...

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Jul 15, 2010
Blessings for Pepper and Abbie
by: Anonymous

In reading about your sweet Pepper and his relationship with you, I can't help to believe that Pepper was protecting you from the wrath of your ex . Pepper is a "hero", just as one who would lose his life saving someone from a burning building.

I, too, was involved in a very dysfunctional relationship years ago. My cat at the time suddenly 'went missing' after an argument. I never saw that cat again. Unfortunately, I was a "slow learner" and kept the guy around years longer, but never got past the suspicion.

When I got another kitty, and noticed how afraid she was of him, I knew HE (ex) had to go !!!! SO... it took 2 sweeties to save me ! My Spooky girl just passed away on June 23, 2010 at age 17 years. I'm still struggling with her not being here.

I know we will see our sweet kitties at the Rainbow Bridge one day----- for it would not be HEAVEN without them! I pray for your healing and 'forgiveness' if possible. Your ex took something very precious away from you---- don't give him another second of your time in hating him ! Peace and Love to both you and Pepper.

Jul 15, 2010
Your Beloved Pepper
by: Mary

I just read your tribute to Pepper and I am so sad to hear about not only his death but the terrible way he died.

I hope you know about the Rainbow Bridge where there is no suffering and all animals are healthy and run and play. I hope you believe that you and Pepper will be united again and this will give you some comfort.

Please take good care of yourself and be sustained by the incredible love you two shared.


Jul 14, 2010
R.I.P. Pepper
by: Kurt (Admin)

I'm very sorry to hear about Pepper's passing, Abbie, especially since it happened in that way. People can do some horrible things sometimes. I can feel your enthusiasm for Pepper in your writing, however, and I'm glad that he was loved so well. R.I.P little Pepper.

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