Hands hold her, stroking her fur - for a moment
Cat eyes look forward ... gurgled sigh seeps from throat
Steel table glistens. Another hand inserts needle
Head turns up ... Head drops ... No more sigh.

Spirit detaches from gentle cat
Rises and rests
Hovers over form of previous shape
Then gathers in twirl of kitten dance chasing tail.

Free now!
Floats up to ceiling, then out to sky
Floats higher, higher and ...
Gathers speed
Leaps into layers of goodspirits covering earth.

Dances with the grace of freedom and wellbeing
Looks down at the place she came from
Hears the heart breaking in you
Gives a lil feline smile and send these thoughts to you ...

"freedom - - kitten dances - - friends - - fun
no more pain - - no more hurt - - no more uncertainty
sweet smelling grass to romp in - - butterflies to chase
soft bed to curl up in - - many brothers and sisters for warmth
miss you - - think of you - - but free of hurtings now -- free"


Weep not for me though I am gone
Into that gentle night.
Grieve if you will, but not for long
Upon my soul's sweet flight.

I am at peace, my soul's at rest
There is no need for tears.
For with your love, I was so blessed
For all those many years.

There is no pain, I suffer not
The fear now all is gone.
Put now these things out of your thoughts
In your memory I live on.

Remember not my fight for breath
Remember not the strife.
Please do not dwell upon my death

with love and thanks,
... muffiecat

August 28, 2002

(author unknown)