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Oh, Roo, it's been a year since you left... by ibjennyjenny

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I can shed tears that he is gone
or I can smile because he lived.
I can close my eyes and pray that he’ll come back
or I can open my eyes and see all that he has left.
My heart could be empty because I can’t see him
or I can be full of the love we once shared.
I can turn my back on tomorrow and live for yesterday
or I can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday.
I can remember him and only that he’s gone
or I can cherish his memory and let it live on.
I can cry and lose my mind, be empty and turn my back
or I can do what he would want me to do:…
Smile, open my eyes, love and go on.

— Author Unknown

This poem changes a person’s perspective. I don’t want Roo’s memory to be about those final days because those last days don’t represent the time that we shared together. We had many years of such good times, watching him live his second chance life was an absolute pleasure. Those are the days that I want to remember when I think of my Roo, it would not be fair to only remember the pain.
So on this one year anniversary of Roo’s death, I am choosing to celebrate his life instead,

Note: Roo was put to rest on November 28, 2011 due to a complicated but short lived illness. He will however, remain a part of me for always.

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  • Josie Jackson
    Josie Jacksonabout 2 years ago

    You never forget them do you Jenny, they are always in your mind and all their different personalities, god Bless them all :o)x

  • I remember them all but this little Roo guy, I couldn’t forget if I tried. I have done rescue for so many years now and have seen so much but I had never met a cat that had been as neglected and close to death as Roo was. The vet recommended euthanasia after his first exam, she said there was just nothing left of him. Oh, but she was so wrong because he was in there and I could see him and he wasn’t ready to go yet. His will to live and his sweet sweet nature despite how he had been treated taught me so much more about life than I ever anticipated. We had over 4 years together, he spent every single day appreciating his second chance, His eyes said thank you so many times.
    He is missed and will be for as long as I stay alive. Thank you.

    – ibjennyjenny

  • Dawn M. Becker
    Dawn M. Beckerabout 2 years ago

    precious sweetie :o)

  • He was such a good boy. Thank you.

    – ibjennyjenny

  • Christina Backus
    Christina Backusabout 2 years ago

    Thinking of you – I always remember mine, still missing them.

  • © Kira Bodensted
    © Kira Bodenstedabout 2 years ago


    CONGRATULATIONS! Your beautiful work can be viewed on the

  • Thank you.

    – ibjennyjenny

  • Chris Gudger
    Chris Gudgerabout 2 years ago

    I will gladly join you in celebration of Roo’s life. He was a thoughly well loved kittie. Both of you shared the blessings of his life.

  • Thank you.

    – ibjennyjenny

  • Marie Sharp
    Marie Sharpabout 2 years ago

  • Thank you.

    – ibjennyjenny

  • Marsha Elliott
    Marsha Elliottabout 2 years ago

    My girl rescue was with me for 14 years & has now been gone for 2 years….I still mourn her passing as if it was yesterday. They leave permanent paw prints on our heart. Maybe Roo & Hannah are playing together across the rainbow bridge.

  • Oh, I hope they are playing together, wouldn’t that be so wonderful? Thank you.

    – ibjennyjenny

  • PatChristensen
    PatChristensenabout 2 years ago

    A beautiful remembrence and tribute to your dear friend. They may leave our mind for a short time but never our hearts. Lovely image hugs :)Pat

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  • MaryStewart
    MaryStewartabout 2 years ago

    little Roo was soooooooooooo lovely.beautiful portrait

  • Thank you.

    – ibjennyjenny

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