July 29, 2017

Queen Mitalee HoneyBee.






I wanted to let you know that we said good-bye to our baby girl, Mitalee HoneyBee, on the morning of Friday, July 28th, 2017. 




Mitalee passed away at home , quietly, peacefully, gently, very much as she herself led her life. Both Peter (Daddyman) and myself were by her side, stroking and talking to her. Peter wanted to tell you that on Thursday evening, the night before Mitalee left us, she summoned all her remaining strength and very matter of factly jumped off her favourite cat tree into Peter's lap. He was reading the newspaper and she seemed to be telling him, as she had done countless times in the fourteen years we shared with her, that petting and admiring her were far healthier a pass-time than filling one's head with the monstrosities taking place in the world that are deemed newsworthy. It would be the last time she jumped into his lap while he attempted to read his newspaper ;  her melodic, sweet-sounding, content purring filled the empty space, filled his entire being with delight as he happily indulged her small demand. She was, right to the very end, a Daddy's girl. Rest in peace Mitalee HoneyBee, our beautiful LeeLee Bee, our gentle BumbleBee, our exalted, Queen Bee. You will be forever loved and missed by family and friends but especially by me, who loved you dearly.

Sophie








93 comments:

  1. Oh Sophie! I am so very sorry to hear this news about your precious girl, Mitalee. Sending you and Peter a big hug....

    Sue

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  2. Oh dear, we are so sorry to hear about dear Mitalee. That beautiful gal sure knew love and sure knew how to love back. Thank you for sharing her will us, ours lives are better for it. Dang, I just hate it. Hugs and love from all of us.

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  3. We're so sorry for your loss. Sending big hugs and purrs.

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  4. We are so sorry to hear this sad news.
    We are glad her passing was peaceful,but know how much you will miss her.
    We send comforting purrs and hugs.
    Purrs Georgia,Julie and JJ

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  5. So sorry for your loss of your sweet girl Mitalee.

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

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  6. Dearest Friends ... and little Critters,
    Sending love to you, rest well sweet Mitalee, forever.

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  7. We are so very sorry to hear that Mitalee HoneyBee has gone, we are sending purrs of comfort and paws of sympathy to you at this very sad time.

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  8. I'm just heartbroken for you. She was such a beauty and obviously adored. We'll miss her precious face so much.

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  9. Very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and purrs are with you.

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  10. Our hearts are breaking for you over the loss of your sweet little HoneyBee. RIP sweet one. (((hugs)))

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  11. Oh Sophie, (and Daddyman) we are so saddened to read this. We are so glad she was loved until the end. What a good life she had with her family. Your pretty girl will be greatly missed. Sending purrs and head bumps to all of you. XOXOXO

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  12. I am so very sorry. My heart is breaking. There are a few cats in the Cat Blogosphere that really stole my heart and caught my attention - and Mitalee is one. She was the very first of your crew that I fell in love with - closely followed by them all. I've remarked before - and I will again - that you capture your babies personalities in your pictures and we can't help but love them as you do. Mitalee was one-of-a-kind and I will NEVER forget her or how my heart was touched by her. I know there's nothing I can do to ease your pain ... but I want to so badly. At least know that we love Mitalee too and that we will miss her.

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  13. Oh, no. Sophie and Peter, we are so sorry to learn of sweet Mitalee's final journey to the Bridge. She was so special. And what a wonderful, love-filled life she had there with you all. Gentle, loving purrs to you all, dear ones.

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  14. My human and I are heartbroken that your lovely, beautiful girl is gone. We feel the empty space all the way here in California.

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  15. Mitalee was so very special and wonderful. I knew you will miss her more than words could ever say. My heart has a little empty Mitalee-shaped place now, too.

    Sending hugs to you and Peter and all the critters who loved her so,
    Lily

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  16. Farewell, lovely curly girl...we will miss you. Codspeed.

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  17. We're so sorry for the loss of your beautiful Mitalee. Sending you hugs and purrs.

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  18. Oh my, I am so so sorry that your dearest Queen Mitalee HoneyBee has had to leave you, Sophie and Peter, and take the road to the Rainbow Bridge. My heart and mind and soul share your loss and weep with you and prayer all the happy memories will drive away the sadness so you can see the light and joy in the days to come.
    Soft gentle purrs to you all.
    ERin

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  19. Dearest Sophie and Peter, I am so saddened by this news. Mitalee was always my favorite of your gang. (I hope it is okay to say that. ) I wish I had seen this sooner as I would have dedicated today's Sunday Selfies hop to her, but I will plan to do that next Sunday. I have prayed for Mitalee and Esme every night since you let us know they were ill. I will continue to pray for Esme and for the entire family as you grieve your sweet angel. Sending my love, sympathy and warm hugs. Rest in Peace Mitalee. You were truly and always will be loved. Janet Tom, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo and Cooper Murphy

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  20. We a so sorry for your loss,we have kept her in our thoughts since finding out how poorly Mitalee and Esme were.Esme will remain in our thoughts as will you all.Run free Mitalee...till we see you again,xx Speedy and Rachel

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  21. Oh sweet Queen Mitalee, we are so sorry to see you leave us. Your gracious presence and beautiful looks have always filled us with happiness when we visited, so, knowing you are gone grieves us.

    Miss Sophie and Mr Peter, we know you grieve at this loss. We assure you that you do not grieve alone.

    Marjorie and the
    Dash Kitten Cats

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  22. Oh, no, we are so deeply sorry to hear about the passing of Mitalee. We knew this was coming, but it came as shock when we just read about it. Fly Free beautiful Soul <3 <3 <3 Sending Soft Pawkisses to comfort you all <3 <3 <3

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  23. Dear Sophie and Peter, we are so sorry for the loss of your sweet Mitalee HoneyBee. Claire and us are heartbroken. We send you comforting purrs and gentle headbonks. Purrs and hugs

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  24. I am so sorry for your loss of Mitalee. She was always such a sweet and pretty little girl. Her looks stole my heart with the first photo I saw of her. Even though you knew her time was coming, it makes it no easier and I know how your heart is hurting. My thoughts are with you and Peter.

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  25. We knew it was just a matter of time for sweet Mitalee, but one always hopes that time will be longer than it is. Sweet Mitalee, you enchanted us all, and will be so very missed.

    Soft Purrs and Woofs, Gentle Neighs and a Big Hug,
    Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan, Bibi-Chan Gen-Chan, Tommy, Vidock, Vioette and #1

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  26. Because we are not blogging much, this has come as a shock! Me and mum are heartbroken for you! Sweet Mitalee will be very much missed. We are sending our gentlest purrs and hugs to you, Sophie and Peter ❤️❤️❤️❤️

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  27. I am deeply sorry to read this today. I have enjoyed and loved all of your babies since I started coming here. Mitalee was one who slipped into my heart too. I know I showed a lot of love toward all of your pets, and Mitalee was a smile in my heart when I saw her. Bless her and please accept my condolences.

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  28. I'm heart broken for you all. I'm so sorry you've lost your beautiful queen bee. Sending love and hugs and purrs

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  29. I am so sorry for the loss of your purr fur-iend. Sam, Elsa and I send oodles of poodles thoughts your way with the hope that tender memories of your fur-baby provide some measure of comfort. She sounded like one very remarkable kitty. 💔

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  30. So very sorry for your loss. She watches over you now from the Rainbow Bridge.

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  31. I'm so very sorry for your loss. RIP Mitalee HoneyBee.

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  32. We sadly did not know your gorgeous Mitalee but what a sweet and precious face...we are so very sorry for your loss though as we know the pain of losing a loved furbaby. All the Angels at the Bridge have taken her paws to show her the way I'm sure including our Angel Sammy. I know she will be missed by all who knew her but most specially, you and her Dad.

    Love, Pam (and Teddy too)

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  33. Oh Sophie my heart is just broken reading this. I am so deeply, deeply sorry to learn about Mitalee HoneyBee. We loved her so. Our hearts are broken. She was so lucky to be loved so deeply. I wish I could be there to give you (((hugs))) of comfort. Sending our deepest sympathy and much love. Caren and Cody.

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  34. We are very sorry to hear Mitalee HoneyBee has left for the Bridge. She was such a special girl.
    Purrs and hugs,
    Angel Normie, Angel Mika, Sasha & Grady Lewis

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  35. I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I am sure she is sorely missed. She was abeautiful kitty.
    Yael from PlayingInCatnip.com

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  36. I am so sorry to hear that sweet Mitalee has gone to The Bridge. Sending you love, purrs, prayers and warm, gentle hugs.

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  37. I am so sorry for the loss of your beautiful Mitalee.My heart is broken for you and Peter and all your critters who I know will always miss her. XO

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  38. Our hearts are with you. So very sorry for your loss.

    Hugs,
    Lily Belle & Muffin

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  39. We are so very sorry that Queen Mitalee HoneyBee has crossed over. Many hugs to you from all of us at Forty Paws.

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  40. Oh Sophie and Peter, I'm so sorry for the loss of your sweet Mitalee. We knew she was not well, but it never means we are ready for her departure. My heart is broken but goes out to you hoping to be able to support you. Sending warm hugs.

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  41. Sending kitty purrs and Mom hugs to all at the Critter Cottage
    Mitalee was a beautiful kitty on earth and we know she is twice as lovely as an angel.
    Hugs madi and mom

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  42. Godspeed your journey to heaven Mitalee, we are truly sorry. We know how hard this is on mom, dad and your family. We will miss you; we will never forget you. Sending hugs and love from all of us, daisy, tuna, dude, sauce and boomer♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️

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  43. I am so sorry for your loss. How special that she was with you both at the end so she could know how much you love her. Sending purrs and hugs.

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  44. Sophie, I'm so very, very sorry. There aren't any words, all of us who have lost beloved companions know that words can't ease the grief. But please know my thoughts and prayers are with you both, and Nicki and Derry send soft purrs to you all. Peace to you.

    -Kim

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  45. So sorry to read Mitalee has crossed The Bridge - but glad it was on her terms, surrounded by all the love. Obviously she was a fighter, little Honey Bee !

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  46. So sorry to hear about Mitalee. She was clearly a cat with spirit until the very end. You are in my thoughts and my heart. I'll light a candle for Mitalee this evening.

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  47. So so sorry, that Mitalee had to go. Just know that she knew lots of love while she was there with you. She was a very lucky girl. Sending lots of hugs.

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  48. Although we didn't know Mitalee,we feel for those left behind. We've been left behind a few times. Good luck to you and yours.

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  49. Dear Sophie, I'm so sorry to read this, but it sounds like Mitalee passed peacefully. It is so hard on us humans when our beloved pets leave us.
    Sending big hugs your way!
    Noreen

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  50. Sophie, I'm so sorry to hear about Mitalee. She had a long life with you and I know you wish it could be longer. My thoughts are with you.

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  51. My heart goes out to you. The loss of your darling beautiful Mitalee is a sad chapter. She will be so missed.

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  52. What a sweet, loving post for your Mitalee. I can tell she was greatly loved and, thus, will be greatly missed. I'm so sorry. Hugs for you and her daddy.

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  53. I'm so sorry. Keep all the good memories safe in your heart.

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  54. We are sending love and hugs to you and your family...What a beautiful girl who was so very loved.
    xoxo
    Jakey & Arty

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  55. Oh our heart is breaking, and we don't even know you. Rest assured that we are sending your are best purrs. Your angel is watching over all of us.

    Emma and Buster

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  56. Sophie, I am so very sorry to read this. Mitalee was a beatiful girl, inside and out. She will be missed by so many. I loved the story of her jumping in Peter's lap one final time. What a cherished memory. Sending love to you, Peter, and the whole furry family.

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  57. So sad to hear this. Hugs and purrs to all of you.

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  58. It's heart breaking news. I'm so sorry for your loss. Sending you soft purrs for this difficult time.
    Hug

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  59. Please accept my condolences on Mitalee's passing. It is a terrible thing to have to say good-bye to a loved one; no matter how many times we must do it, it is never easy, and always terrible. I am glad that Mitalee was able to make one last jump onto her daddy's lap. What a wonderful memory to have. Godspeed, Mitalee.

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  60. Sending love and kind thoughts of your sweet Mitalee.

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  61. We know words do not sooth the heart break you are feeling. Purrs and hugs

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  62. We feel sad, knowing your pain and sorrow at loosing your dear sweet Mitalee HoneyBee.
    We send our hugs and love.


    We made a card for you too:

    http://kimages.imikimi.com/image/1qtzM-27a.jpg?height=640&scale=max&width=640

    Just copy that code, then you can save/post it wherever you'd like.

    ((((( ♥ )))))

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  63. Dear Sophie and Peter, we are very sorry for your loss. Your post really touched us as it captured "just" a small moment in your everyday life, but yet so important and highly missed now when Peter gets to read his newspaper in peace.

    You and Mitalee are in our thoughts. <3

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  64. I am so very, very sorry to hear your sad news. We will miss sweet Mitalee. Sending you all lots of luffs and hugs
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

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  65. Saddened to read this. Sending you hugs during this difficult time.

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  66. Oh no, we are so so sorry to learn of Mitalee's departure offur the Rainbow Bridge... sending mew many many gentle hugs, purrs and purrayers.

    Basil & Co xox

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  67. We are very sorry to hear of your loss.

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  68. So sorry to hear about your loss! It's nice you had that last happy memory with her and the newspaper.

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  69. Sweetest Mitalee, we know you were very, very loved and we will miss you terribly. Run fast and free, little bee.

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  70. Deerest Mitalee mee will miss yur sweet face...mee not know you long butt mee admired you a lot! LadyMum an mee are teery eyed as wee type this commint. Lady Sophia pleeze accept our sympaffiess fur thee loss of yur 'honey bee' gurl...
    *hangsss head*
    Sayin "Goodbye' iss diffycult issn't it???
    ***nose rubsss*** Siddhartha Henry an (((hugs))) LadyMum

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  71. We are so very sorry fur your loss. We're sendin' lots of hugs and purrayers.

    Luv ya'

    Dezi, Raena and mommy A

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  72. Godspeed, Mitalee. We didn't know you very long, but we grew to love you very much. We will miss seeing your sweet face. Please use your beautiful angel wings to flutter by your mom and dad to bring them comfort. We're sending healing purrs to them.

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  73. Rest peacefully, Mitalee. Sending purrs and healing thoughts to your family as they grieve your passing. It is never easy to lose a beloved family member, I know you hearts are in pieces. May you be comforted by the knowledge that she loves you eternally. Such a beautiful girl...Laura and the Squeedunk Cats

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  74. I am so very sorry to hear about Mitalee. Sweet, pretty girl. Sending you purrs and hugs.

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  75. Dear Sophie and Peter, I was so saddened to see this news about your precious Mitalee. I was among those in the blogosphere who were truly pulling for her and can only imagine the heartbreak you both feel and all the Critters feel as I know that she was the Queen Bee and foundation of the Cottage and will be so very missed by all. Your post is so very touching as is the act of Mitalee jumping one last time to her Daddyman. Clooney & Neytiri send you their gentlest purrs and I hold you all in my heart and thoughts...

    Be Well Sweet Queen Mitalee HoneyBee

    Love from Clooney, Neytiri & Karyn

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  76. Coming by again today to say that you, Sophie, are very much in my thoughts, as well as everyone one at the cottage. Esme is also being held especially close. May you receive strength from the love and support of friends.
    Love,
    Lily

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  77. Dear Family at the Cottage, we are so sorry that Mitalee finally had to take her journey. Please know that we love you all and are sending our support in this sad time. We will miss seeing sweet Mitalee and are so glad she had so much extra time with you all.
    Luv
    Marty, Mom and the Gang

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  78. We just read the news not having been online for a few days. To lose beloved Mitalee is a huge loss indeed, an integral part of your cottage family and I cannot imagine your grief for this sweet furrball. As you know, we love reading about the critters - all of them! May the loving thoughts of friends support you, both humans, fireballs and your woofies in this difficult time. Love, Carol, Peaches & Paprika

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  79. So so sorry for your loss, prayers, POTP and purrs to all.

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  80. Just wanted to stop by again and let you know we're thinking of you and we care. I wish there was something I could say or do to ease your pain and heartbreak ... but other than telling you that we loved your HoneyBee too ... I'm at a loss.

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  81. What a sweet and beautiful kitty, And such a beautiful tribute. I could not read it through without a lump in my throat--and tears. I am so very sorry for your loss...

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  82. I'm so very sorry for your loss.

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  83. Such a lovely, lovely tribute. Perfect for your darling Mitalee. And such a gift she gave beloved her Daddyman as she shared one last purr with him. RIP darling girl... Purrs from the Zee/Zoey gang

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  84. We are so sorry to hear about Mitalee. It was about a year ago that our beloved Shakespeare went over the Rainbow Bridge so we know how hard it is to say goodbye to our beloved fur people. Maybe Mitalee has met Shakespeare by now and they are running through the catnip.
    Purrs from Hemingway and Steinbeck
    Hugs from the Mom, Pam

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  85. oh no, oh dear ... where did our comment go? We were absolutely certain we had come over and commented when we heard about sweet Mitalee. We don't want you to think you have been ignored, especially at this heartbreaking time!
    We send you all our love and many comforting purrs ~ we're just broken that your sweet girl has left. But we're so very glad she spent her last evening cuddling with her Daddyman.

    Love and purrs to you both ....

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  86. Hi Sophie & Peter, I am so sorry to hear that Mitalee passed away. So heartbreaking. Rest in peace, Mitalee.

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  87. Sophie e Peter lamento a perda de Mitalle, com certeza ela se sentiu amada e segura até o último momento.
    Um abraço carinhoso para vocês.
    Adri

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  88. We miss you and all the Critters. We know we've commented on this post a lot ... but we miss you and we care!

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  89. Sophie, I saw the pretty header yesterday and now there is a new one again but without Esme. I am sorry if she is now gone. I like the photos on the side bar of each critter. So beautiful.

    You all are ever in my heart and thoughts.

    I love you all there at the cottage and send you hugs,
    Lily

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  90. Sofie and Peter we are stunned to hear that dear Mitalee has gone over the Rainbow Bridge. We saw this post after reading about Esme so we are sending all the support we can to you all. Looking over the comments we see so many who we know and love who we are sure are doing the same.
    Fly Free Dear Mitalee
    Timmy, Dad Pete and Family

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