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Journal Entry: Mon Apr 4, 2016, 8:41 PM


I live in the constant state of worry with my boy Handsome who will not come inside my home and insists on roaming.  I know my days with him are numbered and it breaks my heart.  If I could afford to move or set up a cat fence to keep him in, I would do it in a heartbeat.  But, it just isn't possible while I financially support my folks.  So, everyday I try to make sure I give him tons of affection so he knows he is loved.
With that said, I wanted to dedicate this feature to all our furry friends that we have loved and lost.  I have always felt it so cruel that they are taken from us always too soon.

Loving Eyes  - BW by JocelyneR 

 Rest In Peace, Coquin. by JocelyneR

Orca 0282 by WayneBenedet

  Casper RIP 2005-2012 by Yankeestyle94

Shadowfax by Elsouille

R.I.P. Amor by DaXXe  

R.I.P. Dear ponyo by EliseEnchanted 

 Unconditional Love by LeashaHooker

RIP my Guardian Angel by DawnFrost 

 R.I.P. Cookie by MonsterBrand

Baby Kiki by LiberumEqua

Ginger Garfield by XxXLipsOfAnAngelXxX 

Dearly Beloved by DiamonEyes

 She's my beauty by Anclin--RAWR

Boo 2011 - 2015 by Scooby777

Itty Bitty Precious Kitty II by Scooby777 

 RIP Beautiful Girl by Scooby777

Lobo 1997 - 2006 by Scooby777 

 RIP Cammy Girl by Scooby777

A lot of these were my own pets, fosters or my families pets and I miss them always.  I wanted to honor or dearly departed and hope you found comfort in knowing you are not alone in your loss.    

The painting of the horse is of Blanco who played Shadowfax in Lord of the Rings. He passed in 2014. 




Skin by tyleramato (modified by Scooby777)
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Guard-of-the-Citadel Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2016   Photographer
I wondered it that was Blanco when I was scrolling down and then thought "No, that's just crazy" but then you said it at the bottom!  See, I knew Blanco.  I was friends with his owner and I photographed him.  I never posted those photos at the request of his owner.  But I dearly loved that horse....more than you can imagine!  Actually touching him was one of my greatest joys!  He truly was magnificent!!!! 
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Scooby777 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
He was a most beautiful creature and I am so sad he is no longer here.
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Guard-of-the-Citadel Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2016   Photographer
I agree!  Most wholeheartedly!  Losing our own pets is so difficult; I know you and I have been through it so much!!!  But loving an animal like Blanco and not being able to say a final farewell....well, it just breaks the heart even more.  I knew his health was failing and I knew that he was up in age, so you logically reach the conclusion that you never want to come to but all must eventually reach.  Unfortunately by now, I've lost touch with his owner.  I really do need to reach out to her again.  Anyway, thanks for bring up such wonderful memories for me.  Getting to lead him was a true thrill for me and being able to photograph him and see him at shows was too!  For a brief time, I was part of team Blanco! :love:
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Scooby777 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
We have to be grateful for the brief time we are given with them.
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Guard-of-the-Citadel Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2016   Photographer
True....
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LiberumEqua Featured By Owner Edited Apr 19, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you for including my Kiki in this lovely feature. It still hurts when I think of how I lost her, but I take comfort in that she was loved and got to live a life many rabbits don't have a chance to experience.
I'm sorry to hear about your Handsome. I think the hardest part about having animal companions is that we see them go before our own time. Make the most out of every day we have with them, always. :heart:
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Scooby777 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
You are so welcome, Yasmine.  Yes, it is awful that they leave us so soon.  Everyday I have with Handsome I count as a blessed day.  He is not the only one of my boys (kitties), but I give him extra often of love, food and kindness and hope each morning to find him curled up on my bench on my patio.
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DiamonEyes Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2016
I've been away for way too lone. Thank you SOOOOO much for this :iconkissingplz:
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Scooby777 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Your welcome, L.A.!
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DaXXe Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Sorry hearing about your pet and i know that feeling of sorrow when beeing around them for a long part of your own life and then gone all of sudden.
Thanks for featuring my Amor :heart:
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Scooby777 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
It was my honor and thank you.
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JocelyneR Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2016
What a heartfelt journal, Sheri!  :heart:

Thank you for having included Poupi and Coquin, my beloved cats, I miss them so much!
At our country cabin, we made a kind of cat cemetery: the seven much loved cats I lost are buried there under the trees.

I see that you lost beloved pets too, Sheri, I am so sorry about that!  :hug:

It is a beautiful tribute to our dear animals!  :heart:
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Scooby777 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you, dear.  It is so hard to lose our babies...that never changes.
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MonsterBrand Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2016  Professional Photographer
Thank you :heart: :hug:
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Scooby777 Featured By Owner Edited Apr 5, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
It was my honor.  Wonderful capture of your dear Cookie.
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lucytherescuedcat Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
What a wonderful tribute! Beautifully done! :hug:
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Scooby777 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you, Michelle!
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lucytherescuedcat Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
You're very welcome!: hug:
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StephGabler Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2016  Professional Photographer
Oh Hun, this is really beautiful! You do so much for your fur babies and I know Handsome knows he is loved. Perhaps he is truly a gypsy and his spirit needs to roam. ((Hugs)) my dear friend
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Scooby777 Featured By Owner Edited Apr 5, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you, Steph!  It is just so hard when there isn't anything I can do but patch up his wounds.
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lil-Mickey Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful and touching feature Sheri. With Mr. Handsome, love, cherish and enjoy the time you have. I am starting to worry about our two girl cats, Sasha and Whisper as they are 13 now and starting to slow down. But I hug and kiss them each day and tell them both how much they are loved and appreciated. :love:
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Scooby777 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you, Michael!  Cats age at different rates, take my old boy Meow who is 16 and still acting like a teenager and health like one, too. Remember my Christmas photo "Meowy Christmas", that is him.  My vet says he is going to be one of those that lives to his 20s.  I am sad that your girls are slowing down at 13.
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lil-Mickey Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks, Miss Sasha had to have radiation treatment last year because she had a benign tumor on her thyroid. She is a little less spunky after that, probably because her thyroid levels are where they should be, instead of off the charts high. Her sister, Whisper seems to have a bit more spunk to her, but not overly so. But I hug and kiss them both every day and enjoy them fully while they are here. :aww:
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Scooby777 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Lucky kitties!  So sorry Sasha had to go through that.
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Yankeestyle94 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you for featuring my drawing of our precis dog Casper...we miss him a lot...:heart :heart:
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Scooby777 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
You are most welcome!  It is a wonderful testament to you love for Casper.
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Okavanga Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2016
What a lovely Journal, Sheri. Thank you for reminding us that the time we have with our animal friends is too short. 

David :heart:
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Scooby777 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you, David!  It is indeed too short.
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Deb-e-ann Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2016
As long as you feed him and fuss him he will stay with you  :hug:
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Scooby777 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
I think they all stay with us in our hearts.
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Deb-e-ann Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2016
:nod: Most definately!
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