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I miss your beautiful big eyes
And the way they blinked when you were surprised;
I miss your warm breath on my skin
As you rubbed your nose against my chin;

I miss your cute little snores,
The ones you made with the runny nose;
I miss the way your head would tilt
And how you slowly fell asleep just for it to wilt;

I miss the way you meowed when I woke you up to eat,
The way you lighted up when you got a treat,
I miss your tiny teeny paws
And how they scratched my hands with their small sharp claws,

I miss your furry tummy
And how it hugged my neck as you slept against your mommy,
I miss your ears and tail and all the little things,
But I miss you more than anything.

And I’m sorry, I’m so sorry
For all the times you’d wait,
For leaving you again
And coming back too late.

I’m sorry, ‘cause I loved you,
I loved you all nine lives
And I know how it feels to wait
For someone who just won’t arrive—

And I’m sorry, I’m so sorry
Because I promised and I swore
And I did my best, I know,
But I could’ve loved you more.

I miss you and I’m so, so sorry
And I hope you can forgive
‘Cause I miss you and I’m so, so sorry
I couldn’t get you more days to live...
I'm sorry I let you die...
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11560345 Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Student Traditional Artist
aww...i just had to put my kitten down last month
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MargozMidnight Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2017  Student Artist
I'm sorry for your cat.
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MargozMidnight Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2017  Student Artist
I hope you feel better now.
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Iepaij Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2016  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
beautiful 
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Iao-Kamirru Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you! <3
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jacsch71 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist

This poem is heartbreaking. It moved me to tears.
I am so sorry for your loss.
To love is not limited to humans. Sometimes I think our pets know so much more about unconditional love.
I look into the blind eyes of my "Puffi" and all I can feel is an endless love to that innocent soul.
May your darlings rest in peace.
 

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Iao-Kamirru Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you so much again! <3 (Also, I already love Puffi too :) )
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jacsch71 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
My pleasure. (I will tell her) :-)
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bubblegumoflove Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I felt the same way when we lost our cats... I am sorry for your loss.
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Iao-Kamirru Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
And I'm sorry for yours, and thank you :hug:
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EveningStar713 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Awwww... you've given me cat feels. So sorry about your loss.
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Iao-Kamirru Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks :)
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EveningStar713 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
No problem. I love my cats. Cats are adorable. It's really sad when pets die. 
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ncgirl Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is heartbreaking, how many times have I said the same?  What a lucky kitty though, to have someone love him and miss him so.  My condolences, it's such a sad time when you lose an innocent one.
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Iao-Kamirru Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you so much! It's heartwarming when so many people choose to take their time to support someone else <3
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AvengerQueen Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
See sorta looks like my kitty.
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Iao-Kamirru Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
I hope she has a long and happy life <3
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AvengerQueen Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey I cried when reading this😓
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natsumihanaki20 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2016
Did you put the cat to sleep? By the way, I love the poem.
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Iao-Kamirru Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
No, I found him dead, and even though I had them do an autopsy, they couldn't figure out what caused his death...
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natsumihanaki20 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2016
That's terrible....
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Iao-Kamirru Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Yes, especially when the same thing happened again with another of my cats, 5-month-old Kamirru, just half a year later. With them both dead, and my dog Sirius, AND my ferret Ferra, it was a terrible year. But, there's no point in dwelling on that now--it's passed and all I can do now is do my best for the pets I have left and hope I see the ones I lost someday again.
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natsumihanaki20 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2016
Hopefully, they died happily, knowing they had a wonderful owner like you! Animals have feelings; I'm sure the thought of ever meeting you and dying in your arm provided them with enough comfort! Hopefully, you'll meet them in heaven!  May they rest in peace! :)
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AvengerQueen Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
she sounded like a very sweety furr ball.
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LamboMan7 Featured By Owner Edited Oct 8, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
My god that was beautiful. But I'm so sad now. That itty bitty little kitty in your poem and the image remind me of my own. She's 13 now. But she's always been at home with my parents and I've been living all over my country and the world over the last 7 years. So I miss her all the time, funnily sometimes even more than the rest of my family. :P I dream about my cat and I wish she was with me and now I'm missing her too much for me to bear, after reading this. I don't want to feel the same way, I want to be there for her as much as I can. Ugh, I hate life sometimes. Waaaah! 

Amazing poem btw, thank you for writing it. Makes us appreciate that special little someone in our lives a lot more. :) Btw, I'm so sorry for your loss. Take care!
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thewalkingmetalhead Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Beggin' ye pardon,but may I make a suggestion?
You say your cat lives with your parents....Maybe get your parents to make a skype account,and then skype with them,so you can see you cat that way?
idk,just a thought.Hope you see your kitty soon!
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LamboMan7 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, haha, thanks for the suggestion, but we did that already long ago. The thing is it's still not the same as actually being there. Yeah, I go home once in three months now, and get to see my cat, just went last weekend. :)
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thewalkingmetalhead Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
:) glad to hear that.Its always sad to be away from your furry ones.
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LamboMan7 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
True, true! :/ Anyway, take care and cya.
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Iao-Kamirru Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Being in college myself, I absolutely understand your situation. But I bet that even though you're seldom around, she knows you love her very much and she definitely loves you back! And thank you so much!Hug 
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LamboMan7 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha yeah, whenever I go back home she always acts like I never left. Even though she takes a second to realise who it is that's just walked in, as soon as she does, it's like I was always there. :)
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sevvysgirl Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
This is as beautiful and tender as it is heart breaking. As a cat owner myself (I've currently got two), I'm dreading the day when this will inevitably happen. All that matters is that your cat was loved (and loved you in return) - that, to me, is what life is all about. :-) Please don't feel guilty or blame yourself for not being there more often - cats are very forgiving and you have no reason to feel bad or sorry; you did your best. :heart: :+fav: :hug:
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Iao-Kamirru Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you! You're very kind. I have two cats, too, including the brother of the one the poem is about, and two dogs on top of that! I strongly believe in the "the best way to get over a death of a pet is to get another one" rule :D
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Pengwin8r Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2016
Beautiful and emotional...I think too many people underestimate the bond between pet and owner. They are so much more than just an animal, they become a part of your family and losing one can be just as devastating or potentially even more devastating than losing a human family member. This is a beautiful expression of the love between pet and owner!
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Iao-Kamirru Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you so, so much! That is exactly the reason why I wrote it, as a way of mourning and showing how important he was (and still is) to me. I was in no small part pushed by members of my family who couldn't understand why I was so devastated after his death, and when I tried to explain to them he was like a son to me, they'd say, "You never had an actual son, so you have no idea what that feels like". Anyway, thank you for the comment, it brightened my day :)
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Pengwin8r Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2016
Good, I'm glad :)
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SP07 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
They know when they are loved...
And they live inside our hearts, as long as it beats Heart 
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Iao-Kamirru Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you! <3
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smith4891 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Beautiful. Thank you for sharing this beautiful piece. :heart: :)
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Iao-Kamirru Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks for reading :heart:
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Lotusflower22 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014
Rest in peace little angel.
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Iao-Kamirru Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you so much for reading; and yes, I am perfectly sure my little baby is at peace at last, waiting for more of his family to come. :heart:
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SmilePuppy Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
My eyes are watering. I have two 14 yr old cats, and luckily they're still with me. I'm sorry to hear about your cat. I wish the cat luck in Heavan. 
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Iao-Kamirru Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I have two other cats as well. They're barely 3 years old at the moment, but I believe they'll live to old age, mostly because they're healthy. Nei was five years old when he passed away, and in those five years he'd lived through many different diseases, including neurological problems and possibly the beginnings of leukemia. He was a fighter... until he gave up.
Thank you, sweetheart :heart:
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SmilePuppy Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:)
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Shema-the-lioness Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This brought a tear to my eye. I lost my cat a few months back. She was 20 years old. So much I wish she could have stayed with me forever, but she was tired and ready to go. I miss her so much :(
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Iao-Kamirru Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Well, Nei was barely five years old when he died, and I think it was much, much too early. Everybody tells me that it was good for him, because he was sick his whole life, but I've raised that cat and I know he was happy with his life, even if it sometimes hurt. But I think everybody who'd ever lost a pet or someone otherwise close will understand this poem just too well. Thank you for reading, honey :heart:
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Shema-the-lioness Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It sounds like you did a wonderful job raising him and keeping him happy. It's not easy to raise a sick cat and you did well to keep him going. He certainly looks happy sleeping in this picture :)

I am very sorry for your loss. Rest in peace Nei :heart:
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Iao-Kamirru Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
:tighthug:
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Shema-the-lioness Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
^^ :hug:
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