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Letter From Ernie About Mourning Pinky's Death - 1 September 2008

My name is Ernie.

Yours is a great site for me for on the 28th of August I love my most beautiful companion. Though I am married to a wonderful wife, itís hard to believe that I could love a cat so, so much.

I hurt every time I come home, hoping to hear her meowing at me. You see, she thought she was a dog. She would meow at the back door when she wanted to go out and eat her grass. At bedtime she would wait right there by the side of the bed for me to get in and then she would cuddle next to my chest.

I so loved my cat Pinky and while Iím writing this, Iím crying. I miss her more than I missed my parents when they passed way. I donít understand it. I had two other cats beside her, but they passed away at the ripe old ages of 23 and 24. Yes, that old. But my cat Pinky who just left me was only ten years old. It wasnít time for her to go. Now when I get home I just sit there crying my eyes out, not knowing what to do with my hands.

When my Pinky was alive, she would wait for me at the front door when I got home from work. Then would run into the den and wait in the easy chair for me to pick her up, rub her belly till she fell asleep.

Iíve decided not to get any more pets. Itís too hurtful to have lost such a great compassion. Am I thinking wrong? Iíve never cried this much for anything.

You see, Iím a construction worker. Iím six feet tall and 260 pounds. Men at my job fear me! But when it came to Pinky my cat, I melted away, I loved her so. I was just asking God that I was hoping this was just a nightmare, but I donít believe it. This is nature at its worst. Thought I do thank God for the time He gave to me with my beautiful little cat Pinky and I still hope that sheís with God right now!!

Thank you for your time, thank you for your website. God bless you guys and the other lady who wrote about her dog passing away.

Reply from Frank and Mary Hoffman

Dear Ernie:

We are sorry to hear about Pinky's passing, and we know the pain and emptiness that you are feeling, as we've been there ourselves. Pinky is now in the arms of the Lord.

Love is a very wonderful thing, and the more perfect that we allow that love to become, the deeper it seems to get. When these loves of our life die, it often hurts more than we can understand, but that is a part of life. This is why it's so important to allow yourself to mourn naturally, but as time goes by more and more of the pain will be replaced with the memories of your happy times together.

If you would like, we'd be happy to publish a memorial story for Pinky with a few photos.

May God comfort you and bring you peace.

In the Love of the Lord,

Frank and Mary

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