by Ron

Cleo has a home in my heart and she brought happiness, love, and was a bright light into our lives and we will miss her. Cleo is at the Rainbow Bridge.

With Love For Cleo

If it should be that I grow frail and weak
And pain should keep me from my sleep,
Then you must do what must be done,
For this--the last battle--can't be won.

You will be sad I understand,
Don't let grief then stay your hand,
For on this day, more than the rest,
Your love and friendship must stand the test.

We have had so many happy years,
What is to come can hold no fears
You'd not want me to suffer, so.
When the time comes, please let me go.

Take me to where to my needs they'll tend,
Only, stay with me till the end
And hold me firm and speak to me
Until my eyes no longer see.

I know in time you will agree
It is a kindness you do to me.
Although my tail its last has waved,
From pain and suffering I have been saved.

Don't grieve that it must be you
Who has to decide this thing to do;
We've been so close--we two--these years,
Don't let your heart hold any tears.

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Jun 13, 2015
by: dee

My heart hurts for you; it is so hard to say good bye.

May 29, 2015
My kitty is in heaven too
by: Nancy J

I share your feelings as I too lost my kitty Oreo so they must be in kitty heaven chasing each other and having fun.

May 29, 2015
by: Anonymous

She was a gorgeous cat.

May 29, 2015
by: Anonymous

Sorry for your loss. That is a beautiful poem I was almost in tears when I read that. It reminded me of my beautiful cat Puffy I miss her too.

May 29, 2015
by: Anne

So sad for your loss -- but what a beautiful poem. I recently lost my dog, and it was such a hard decision to make. Your poem helped me a lot. Over the years many of our pets have crossed that rainbow bridge, and we have been there for all of them -- and for some friends' pets as well, when they couldn't face it.

Blessings to you.

May 29, 2015
Comments for Cleo
by: Odile

Yes, it made me cry too. It has been almost two years since we lost our beloved Charlie Chaplin. The pain is less acute but still there all the time; not a day goes by that I don't think of him and miss him.

Your poem is beautiful. Our cats depend on us to do the right thing for them, even if it means ending their lives to prevent additional suffering.
There are not many things in life more painful than that but you presented a very powerful and important message. I ask myself all the time if I waited too long to end Charlie's suffering.

I remind myself every day that our animals do not belong to us - they are only on loan to us. When their time comes we must be able to let them go
regardless of the hole their passing leaves in our hearts - they would do the same for us.

May 29, 2015
My kitty is in heaven too
by: Nancy J

Cleo - please look for my kitty Oreo who is black and white and went to kitty heaven about 6 months ago and I miss the darling dearly - no longer do I wake up with my cheek or nose being licked and a snuggle from my darling - be sure to find Oreo and play fun times with him.

May 29, 2015
by: Lina Mahmassani

Loved the poem. May Cleo RIP. I have a cat named Casper. He's the joy of my life. My Minoush is now about 25 yrs. old and has begun showing her age. She is the apple of my eye. I am afraid she doesn't have much more time.

May 28, 2015
thoughts go out to you and prayers too
by: Mary Antaya

My dear Casper passed 23 months ago. They say it gets easier with time, last year on the 1 year anniversary I wasn't ready. Hope to go this year on the 2nd anniversary. Still will be emotional.

Casper was the heart and soul of our house. I hope our babies find each other and pass the time together waiting for us. Casper was a very loving cat with his brother. Our job is to miss these babies like hell. We will never forget them. RIP little one we will pray for you and your owner to make it a little easier for them to handle. Not easy to do.

May 28, 2015
by: Connie

I am crying because I just lost a kitty named Cleo.
It hurts so bad. He was only 15 months old.
Yes. Rest in Peace my Sweet, funny Cleo.

May 28, 2015
Beautiful Cleo
by: Little Bit's Mom

Condolence on your loss. Cleo was beautiful and u gave her a beautiful life. That poem is great, it made me cry. I lost my Little Bit and I know how u feel, I feel your pain.

May 28, 2015
I'm sorry
by: Kurt (Admin)

I'm sorry for your loss. RIP Cleo.

May 28, 2015
by: VIVA

You never need put a cat down for being in pain. Ours was dragging his back legs so we put him on aspirin therapy and he went back to his old playful self and began running and jumping again. He was 12 pounds so it was half an aspirin every 4 days. It goes by the weight.

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