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Here I would love to share with you our travels and adventures as international mushroom consultants. MEMOIRS about husband Pieter Vedder, who was a SCIENTIFIC PIONEER in Mushroom Cultivation Education. His practical handbook is in 9 languages and is called the MUSHROOM BIBLE: https://mariettesbacktobasics.blogspot.com/2020/08/modern-mushroom-growing-2020-harvesting.html

Friday, January 19, 2024

R.I.P. Sweet Speckie Girl

 0n January 8 of 2010, my Pieter drove all the way from Atlanta where we stayed at the Hyatt Place, to Waynesville in North Carolina... It was icy when we arrived and with snow on the ground.
Had to be very careful on my crutches...
January 26 of 2010 our new tuxedo kitty girl Speckie
Yes, this was our mountain tuxie! 
She rode home inside a carton box, on my knees, while Pieter did all the driving as I was on crutches and in pain, without any muscle power...
It took us nearly 5 hours to reach home and we both were too tired for introducing Speckie to the rest of the kitties. 
So I stayed with her in the Rose Suite downstairs.
Next day, on January 9 of 2010, I ended up in the hospital due to being almost totally paralyzed.
January 26  of 2010, showing her stunning whiskers and eyebrows...
Jan 26 of 2010, her white underbelly and booties while on her windowsill pillow in the kitchen.
June 28, 2010, Speckie outside after she got spayed...
She also wore short white gloves.
July 27 of 2010, Speckie and Dido on my lap at breakfast time... 
Both are Angels now!
Speckie dreaming on top of the retainer wall on June 26, 2012
Fall of 2012, our feisty Speckie girl found a bluish snake...
A cute bluish snake... Don't know what it is—any idea?
See more images here: {Our Speckie girl with Snake} ←click link
Speckie in her favorite spot, adjacent of our kitchen bay window on August 6, 2013
Speckie on the window sill in office being LAZY... on August 1, 2015
Mami why did you capture my MOUTH?
On August 4, 2017 Speckie confronted me in front of my iMac: Mami, you don't go away AGAIN?!
We just got back from our trip to Miami, visiting friends and our stay at the Hyatt House, Miami Airport.
A serious and hard working Speckie girl on April 8, 2020
Speckie inside basket pet carrier at vet Amanda's for her 3–annual Rabies shot on March 24, 2021
Speckie on June 27, 2021 in our fresh made bed.
Our kitties always help us with that!
Speckie talking to us on February 27, 2022
Talking Speckie Girl ←2 second video of our Tuxie girl...

Speckie is now again with her mentor Barty boy, who taught her everything when I was paralyzed and in the hospital. R.I.P. Sweet Barty Boy ←click link

Speckie died because of kidney problems... She rallied several times after getting some steroid shots to perk her up. Her breathing got worse and worse.
So today, after I went to Mass and picked up Pieter from Rotary lunch, we both went back with Speckie inside the basket pet carrier. 
We both agreed that she did not have to suffer more... she had not eaten for over a week.
Around 2:00 PM she became an Angel and I was petting her and talking to her and her Papi sat on a chair near her...
Never easy but this was the best after having had her for 14 years and some days.
We LOVED her and her siblings by adoption LOVED her, she was an easy kitty.

Speckie Forever | The Cat Blogosphere with beautiful memorial graphic made by Ann from Zoolatry
Speckie Girl OTRB | Blogville Power of the Paw
I'll Be Darned - I DID IT AGAIN | post from where Speckie's image for Speckie Forever came from
{Pipe under Brick Walkway & Trench for Water Control} | Speckie was such a hard worker too...
Once more mentioned on The Cat Blogosphere ←click link
Speckie on Our Rainbow Friends ←click link
Speckie shown top left on The Cat Blogosphere's sideline ←click link
Speckie mentioned here on Our Rainbow Friends – January 2024 ←click link

120 comments:

  1. So very sorry.
    Farwell, Angel Speckle.
    Hugs and purrs.

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    1. Dearest Eastside Cats,
      Thank you and yes, two Angels that close together is tough...
      But she is freed from pain.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  2. Oh dear. I'm so very sorry to hear that news. Speckie was such a beautiful girl and I send many hugs and tons of love your way.

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    1. Dearest Brian's Home kitties,
      Thank you so very much and yes Speckie was a true beauty and oh so sweet.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  3. I am so sorry for the loss of your beautiful girl.

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    1. Dearest House Panthers,
      Thank you and yes, it is hard for not having her around any more...
      Hugs,
      Mariette + Kitties

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  4. Mariette, Pieter, I am deeply sorry. Terribly so. I know how you both love Speckie. All of your little ones. Speckie, fly freely and play with all your siblings and all the other kitties you know. Remember your Mami and Papi's great love and care for you. I send you love, precious beautiful girl. I will miss you. Your Mami and Papi will miss you terribly as they do all the babies.
    XO

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    1. Dearest Katie Isabella,
      Yes, a very heavy and sad day... but it was the best to let her go and stop her fighting. She barely could breath and when she received her sedation + shot, she was forced on her side. She could not breath and kind of wrestled and Amanda thought she had a stroke... It breaks your heart and I hope she heard my voice and felt my strokes!
      Hugs,
      Pieter, Mariette, Spooky boy, Spunky girl and Tiggy–Tiger girl

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  5. It’s so hard when we have to say goodbye to our fur babies. My heart hurts for you. 💔

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    1. Dearest Debby,
      Indeed it is hard and especially so short after Dido boy, not even two months since November 28.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  6. There's nothing harder than saying good-bye to someone like Speckie. What a wonderful cat - and what whiskers! Godspeed, Speckie.

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    1. Dearest John,
      You are so right about it being oh so hard...
      Speckie was a beauty with exceptional whiskers.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  7. Mariette, I am so sorry for your sad news, and so soon after Dido. It is a hard decision to make, but when we love our pets unconditionally, we know it is the only and kindest decision. I send my condolences to you and Pieter.

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    1. Dearest Jackie,
      Yes, as you know yourself, it is very sad for having to let your loyal companions go...
      Hugs,
      Pieter & Mariette

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  8. Hello Mariette and Pieter, I am so sorry that you had to give up your loved pet. She certainly was an unusual and striking-looking cat. You both have given the love and support for your pets to provide an ideal home for their time with you.
    --Jim

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    1. Dearest Jim,
      Yes, Speckie was a striking–looking beauty and she was so happy here.
      We did what we could for them and they showed appreciation and loyalty.
      Hugs,
      Pieter & Mariette

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  9. Jeetje, wat verdrietig Mariette. Zo kort na het verlies van jullie Dido. Dikke knuffel van mij!

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    1. Beste Willy,
      Ja, dat was inderdaad erg kort na het verlies van onze Dido...
      Liefs,
      Mariette

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  10. I'm so sorry, Mariette, she was a beautiful, special girl. (And those whiskers!!) My thoughts and prayers are with you both. ♥

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    1. Dearest Kim,
      Yes, she was indeed a beautiful girl with lots of expression in her face! Will miss that inquisitive look...
      Thanks for your support!
      Pieter & Mariette

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  11. Dear Mariette, I am so saddened to see you have lost another lovely fur baby. So soon after another. This will make a big hole in your life even bigger. She looked to be a sweet and loved tuxedo kitty. You will have wonderful memories but it is never the same as holding them in your arms. Lynn

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    1. Dearest Lynn,
      Yes, very sad times for our family... it is shrinking way too fast!
      The memories will last forever but I miss seeing her walk into the bathroom for cuddles and scritchies during the night—even when she was so sick herself.
      She often slept beside me on the down duvet, making me do acrobatics for getting out from underneath for not wanting to push her away...
      We love our fur babies for as long as we're granted time to have them! And they love us...
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  12. Speckie, we did not have the honor of knowing you, yet still
    wanted to say how sorry we are. We understand how difficult
    the decision was your mom and dad had to make. We know
    you are in heaven, ready to start your tenth life, and you are, and
    always will be, a beautiful girl. with hugs to all 💙💚

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    1. Dearest da tabbies o trout towne,
      Yes, yesterday was one of our toughest days but it was the best for Speckie girl.
      The memories stay with us forever.
      Hugs,
      Pieter & Mariette + Kitties

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  13. Sad to know she is gone - but I'm sure is in a lovely place. We had a kitty named Kit Kat years ago, he resembled Speckie, black and white with great whiskers. So glad you have so many wonderful photos of her over the years.
    Mary x

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    1. Dearest Mary,
      Yes it was very sad for letting our youngest go... but she deserved to be free from pain.
      Photos and short movies are a great thing to have indeed.
      Hugs,
      Pieter & Mariette

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  14. Deeply sorry for the loss of your Speckie! She was a beauty with an intelligent look. May she rest in peace! May God strenghten you in ths time of grief!

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    1. Dearest Duta,
      Yes, Speckie was a beauty and very intelligent.
      We miss her!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  15. Mariette
    I am so very sorry to read about Speckie's passing so close to Bandido's. Speckie was a beautiful Tuxie Lady. Your two precious kitties are reunited as Angels
    Warm Hugs
    Cecilia

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    1. Dearest Cecilia,
      Yes, Speckie's passing was too soon and indeed too close to Bandido's.
      Knowing that they both don't have to suffer anymore is helping us a little...
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  16. We are so very sorry that you lost your beautiful Speckie. It is clear that ahse had a wonderful life with you.

    Comforting Purrs,
    The Chans

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    1. Dearest Chans,
      Thank you for your words and all of our fur babies live forever inside our hearts.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  17. My heart certainly grieves for all of you, Mariette. As you probably read my recent post about the loss of Henry, my daughter's family's cat. We feel the loss of a beloved pet so deeply.
    God bless and comfort you!

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    1. Dearest Martha Jane,
      Speckie was a true family member!
      Thank you for your words.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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    1. Dearest Anne,
      Yes, it is very sad after fourteen years having had such a loyal family member...
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  19. So very sorry for your loss. It's so hard to lose a pet. RIP Speckie!

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    1. Dearest Peter,
      Thank you and yes it is sad for quite a while but the memories stay with us forever.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  20. We are so sorry you have lost another beloved member of your family. We send purrayers and purrs for good memories to sustain you.

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    1. Dearest Catladymac,
      Thank you and she indeed was a beloved family member.
      All three remaining kitties were off for a couple of days as they knew what she was going through...
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  21. Me parece adorable la gata. Ahora tu gato tiene buena compañía.
    Un abrazo.

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    1. Querida Antónia,
      Era realmente adorable y ahora está con Sacha, Barty y Dido...
      Abrazos,
      Mariette

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  22. Ach, wat jammer nou. Ik vind het heel erg voor jullie maar zoals jij nu over de poes schrijft is heel lief en waardevol. Wat een geluk dat er plek in jullie hart was. Sterkte met het verwerken met dit verlies xxx van mij.

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    1. Beste Aritha,
      Ja, zo schrijven is voor mij de eerste stap in het verwerken en Speckie verdient het zeker om herinnert te blijven. We hebben van haar gehouden en zij van ons...
      Liefs,
      Mariette

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  23. I am so very sorry for your loss. Huge hugs♥

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    1. Dearest Molly,
      Thank you so very much for your visit and words!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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    1. Dearest Melissa and Kitties,
      Thank you and she sure was a sweet beauty!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  25. I am sorry you lost Speckie, she sounds a wonderful cat and looks a beauty.

    Marjorie and Toulouse
    DashKitten.com

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    1. Dearest. Marjorie and Toulouse,
      Thank you for your visit here and yes, Speckie was a beauty and such a sweet, loyal girl.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  26. You are undertaking the long journey through grief. While others may share that grief we all walk it alone. There are no right or wrong paths, no proper way to carry oneself, no set amount of time to complete it. Some steps will come easier than others. There will be rogue waves of grief that you won’t see coming, and knock you back days. But you will come through it. If you get lost let us know. We have been through it before and we might be able to help you find the way out.

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    1. Dearest Ruby Rose and the Big Little Angels 3,
      Thank you for your wise words by experience.
      Yes, we do have years if experience and we know it can be rather rough.
      But unconditional love received from our fur babies is worth the rogue waves of grief!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  27. I'm so sorry to hear about your loss of sweet Speckie. Run young and pain-free once again at the Bridge.

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    1. Dearest Angels Amber and Max DaWeenie and Mom,
      Thank you for your comforting words!
      Guess my Mauzie–girl is with your Angels Amber and Max...
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  28. So sorry to read you have lost your beautiful Speckie. The photos are lovely, and she had a wonderful life with you. Now with the Angels.

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    1. Dearest Patricia,
      Thank you and yes, those photos are a treasure we have left from beautiful Speckie girl.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  29. We're so sorry for the loss of your beloved girl, Speckie, Mariette. What a beautiful remembrance post. Fly free beautiful Soul✨Soft Pawkisses to comfort all of you🐾😽💞

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    1. Dearest Peachy, Stippie and Granny,
      Yes, our Speckie is now with Angel Binky and many others that were so loved during their life here with us.
      Hugs,
      Pieter & Mariette

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  30. Dearest Mariette, I'm deeply saddened to hear about the loss of another beloved fur baby. She was a beauty! Those whiskers!

    Sending you lots of hugs, my dearest friend.

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    1. Dearest Veronica,
      Yes, it has saddened us both but knowing that they no longer suffer is a solace. She was exceptionally beautiful indeed. Daring to love is also coming with a downside of grief but we will live through that!
      Hugs,
      Pieter & Mariette

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  31. We are so furry sorry for your loss. We did not have the honour of knowing Speckie, who was clearly a truly sweet furbaby, as well as beautiful. May she run free now in the endless sunshine beyond the Rainbow Bridge, safe in the Loving Paw of the Great Cat in the Sky - until the day when you and she are reunited.

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    1. Dearest J–Cats,
      Thank you for your words and yes we look forward to being reunited with our beloved fur babies! They were part of our lives and we truly loved them and miss them.
      Hugs,
      Pieter & Mariette

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  32. Querida Mariette, linda sua postagem, o maior amor
    que podemos ter pelos nosso bichinhos de estimação
    é não deixa-los sofrer, ficar atenta...
    Também passamos por isso com nossos pets, foi tão dolorido,
    sofremos muito, mas o importante é que eles não sofreram por muito.
    Tentamos muito, mas quando vimos que não tinha outro jeito, acabamos levando
    ao veterinário, viveram muito tempo e foram muito felizes.
    Forte abraço para você e Pieter!
    Uma ótima semana!

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    1. Prezada Taís,
      Sim, tem toda a razão quando afirma que não devemos deixá-los sofrer.
      Claro que é uma decisão dolorosa, mas com todas as boas lembranças ao longo de muitos anos, vai acalmar nossa dor.
      Abraços,
      Mariette

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  33. My heart goes out to you. It's tough letting go. ~hugs~ Thank you for sharing these adorable photos.

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    1. Dearest Darla,
      Thank you and yes it is very tough.
      Feel grateful for having slept so well for the first time in a long time, also a good nap.
      Need that for regaining my strength and weight! Have 16 more pounds to go...
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  34. Quanto mi dispiace per la perdita della bellissima Spackie!Stammi bene-

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    1. Cara Olga,
      Davvero molto triste per aver perso la nostra bellissima ragazza Speckie.
      La vita continua...
      Abbracci,
      Mariette

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  35. Such sad news when we lose a beloved pet like Speckie who was a pretty kitty

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    1. Dearest Jo-Anne,
      Yes, very sad for losing her.
      But with all the fond memories we still have, this period of grief will fade out a bit...
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  36. Oh dear friend, how sorry I am to read of your precious Speckie's passing! She was such a beautiful cat, and I know all too well how precious our kitties are to our lives! So many beautiful pictures you took of her, and she will always live on in your memories! Many prayers and hugs for you!

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    1. Dearest Marilyn,
      Yes, it has been rather hard to live through the final stage of Speckie's life. She loved us and was loved by both of us and her siblings by adoption.
      Sure, all fur babies live on in our memories! Thanks for your words.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  37. I am so sorry for yet another loss, so close to the loss of Dido.
    May all her memories sustain you, now and forever.

    I made a memento for her, and I put it in a message to your Facebook page. I will try to get it up in. my blog soon.

    Sending love and hugs,🥰❤️🥰

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    1. Dearest Ingrid,
      Thank you so much for your consoling words and yes, so close to the loss of Dido...
      You are so kind and generous for creating yet another memento—such things do sustain us.
      Hugs,
      Pieter & Mariette

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  38. I am very sorry for your loss. She made your days brighter. And you loved her for a long time.

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    1. Dearest RTC,
      Thank you for your wise words and yes, we loved her for a long time but such mutual love hurts when it ends...
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  39. We are so sorry Speckie was needed at the Bridge. Thank you for sharing her with us and the world, and for loving her so much. Hugs and purrs.

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    1. Dearest Colehaus Cats,
      Thank you for your words and indeed such an ending is not easy—she was so much loved...
      Hugs,
      Pieter & Mariette

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  40. From Helen ~~ I know how much you and Pieter loved Speckie, sending gobs of love.

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    1. Dearest Helen,
      Yes, we both loved Speckie very much and miss her dearly.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  41. Lieve Mariette,

    Wat is het een schattige poes
    je hebt mooie herinneringen.
    Wat zullen jullie haar missen.

    Alle liefs,
    Hilly

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    1. Lieve Hilly,
      Ja, Speckie was echt een schattige poes en we missen haar elke dag.
      Maar haar herinneringen blijven!
      Liefs,
      Pieter & Mariette

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  42. www.onceuponarosehaven.blogspot.comJanuary 22, 2024 at 5:13 PM

    I am so sorry for your loss, dear Mariette! Our pets are family.

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    1. Dearest Wendy,
      Yes, it sure is a loss and they are family members.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  43. Olá, Mariette, muito interessante e bela essa sua postagem na qual
    você mostra imagens da sua gatinha, que viveu bastante e foi muito
    feliz com você, com Pieter e com os outros gatinhos.
    Nós também já passamos por esse tipo de despedida com nossos pets.
    Um grande abraço pra você e Pieter, muita paz e felicidade.
    Uma ótima semana.

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    1. Prezado Pedro,
      Obrigado e ajuda a compartilhar com outras pessoas que viveram tamanha perda.
      Nossos gatinhos são membros da família e nós os amamos muito, assim como eles.
      Abraços,
      Pieter & Mariette

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  44. Mariette, I'm so sad and sorry to hear about the loss of your Speckle. What a beautiful kitty girl. I know it's terribly hard to lose kitties. Purrs and hopes for comfort to you both, from all of us.

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    1. Dearest Leah,
      Thank you so very much and yes, it is very hard and every day we miss her.
      Grateful for the memories of photos taken and some videos.
      Also it is uplifting to get such support from like minded kitty lovers world wide.
      Hugs,
      Pieter & Mariette

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  45. So very sorry for your loss of a sweet kittie. May all your shared wonderful memories provide comfort where today's present sorrows reside. ❤️‍🩹

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    1. Dearest Monika,
      Thanks for visiting from the Mile High City!
      Yes, memories soften the grief and our loss.
      Hugs,
      Mariette + Kitties

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  46. When a soul leaves its mortal body, it is lifted by the wind unseen by adult human eyes, which have been cleared of the ability to experience magic. The soul floats to the nearest river, then rides the current until it enters the River of Life, which gently carries the soul to Rainbow Bridge. The new angel emerges from the water, having discarded all the pain and sorrow of mortal life (often transferred to those mortals nearest to them,). The soul then crosses the River of Life via the Rainbow Bridge and is reunited with their predecessors who loved them while they were mortal; then, a glorious reunion takes place. Their predecessors teach the new angel how to dream visit, to inhibit the bodies of furry and winged creatures so the angel can watch over their loved ones. So, if you see a bird or little animal watching you, or wake up from a dream feeling light of heart, know your angel has been with you. Death is not the end, it's a temporary separation, and if you never stop loving the angel, you will be together again in a place called Rainbow Bridge

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    1. Dearest Ruby Rose and the Big Little Angels 3,
      Death for sure is not the end as our souls live on and I'm convinced that our furry family members also have a soul.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  47. I'm so sorry you lost your sweet baby girl!

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    1. Dearest Andrea,
      Thank you for your words!
      Hugs,
      Mariette + Kitties

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  48. Lovely photos and memories of Speckie. May her furry little soul rest in peace. Hugs and blessings to you. Hope you are doing well.

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    1. Dearest Tammy,
      Thank you and she has joined our other Angel kitties.
      Yes, I'm now one month pain free. Life feels different and prayers by so many helped.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  49. Oh! I am sorry. You will miss her so, I know. You gave her the most beautiful life. I had a cat that resembled Speckle. We called her Mittens.

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    1. Dearest Billie Jo,
      Thank you and sure, we miss her every day!
      Mittens sounds like a perfect name for your kitten.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  50. Siento mucho tu dolor, y entiendo perfectamente el que le echéis de menos, ya que es tanto el cariño que se les tiene porque siempre nos regalan su compañía, y nos colman de alegrías viéndoles jugar y haciendo travesuras.
    Muy bonito el homenaje que le haces.
    Un abrazo, Mariette.
    Manuel.

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    1. Querido Manuel,
      Gracias por sus palabras aquí. De hecho, Speckie era una gatita dulce y juguetona, incluso traviesa.
      Los dos la echamos de menos...
      Abrazos,
      Mariette

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  51. So sorry about the loss of sweet Speckie. Kidney disease is such a devastating sickness in cats. Our Fluffy also died with kidney disease and he lost so much weight :( We are lucky to have such great memories with them. Big hug Mariette

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    1. Dearest Sami,
      Thank you and yes, for kitties and for humans it is devastating...
      The memories are what remains and slowly the raw pain ebbs away.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  52. Very nice tribute to your kitty Speckie, I hope time eases your pain! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Dearest Katerina,
      Thank you for your visit and yes time will in the end ease the pain of such a loss.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  53. Liebe Mariette,
    es ist so traurig, dass Eure geliebte Speckie über den Regenbogen gehen musste. Dank der wunderschönen Fotos, die Ihr gemacht habt, wird sie immer in Erinnerung bleiben; sie war eine ganz Schöne 😻. Alles Liebe für Euch.💗
    Traudi.💗

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    1. Liebe Traudi,
      Ja, es war wirklich sehr traurig und auch zu schnell nach Dido's Tod...
      Aber so kann das Leben sein—Erinnerungen werden immer warm im Herzen bleiben!
      Liebe Grüße,
      Mariette

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  54. Revendo as fotos dessa linda e mimosa gatinha e desejando que vocês estejam muito bem
    querida Mariette!
    Uma ótima semana pra você e Pieter!
    Abraços!

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    1. Prezada Taís,
      Muito obrigado e a realidade está se estabelecendo sem a nossa doce e bela garota Speckie...
      Abraços,
      Mariette

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  55. Olá, Mariette, passando por esse excelente blog para desejar a você
    e Pieter, uma ótima semana, com saúde e paz.
    Forte Abraço para o distinto casal.

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    1. Prezado Pedro,
      Nós dois apreciamos você passando por aqui.
      Obrigada e a você e Taís também uma feliz semana pela frente!
      Abraços,
      Pieter & Mariette

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  56. The kittens are so cute... a lovely tribute.
    Lots of love for you both.
    Hug from Viola

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    1. Dearest Viola,
      Thank you so much and yes, they were very cute and so are the remaining 3 siblings by blood...
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  57. Hola, Mariette.
    Paso de nuevo para ver si habías publicado, y al ver que aquí ya había comentado, voy a aprovechar para decirte que soy el director y autor único de mi blog, y mi nombre es Manuel; me imagino que me llamas Antonia, quizás, confundida por la primera visita que me hiciste, donde le pedí a mi amiga Antonia de Córdoba, que me enviara cuatro o cinco fotografías en color de los patios de allí, ya que no tenía tiempo yo para desplazarme a Córdoba, y ella me las envió gentilmente. Por eso la nombré y le agradecí el que me las enviara, pero ella no tiene que ver nada con lo que publico, ya que ha sido una cosa puntual.
    Un abrazo, y disculpa que te lo haya explicado por este medio, pero no tengo otra forma de hacerlo.

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    1. Querido Manuel,
      Perdón por haber cometido este error al llamarte erróneamente por tu nombre...
      Después de haber estado dos días en la carretera, estaba agotado y no presté suficiente atención.
      ¡Borré mi comentario y lo publiqué de nuevo con tu nombre correcto!
      Abrazos,
      Mariette

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  58. I am sure I left a comment about Spekie! I am so sorry! I am also sorry to hear about your Kidneys. How frustrating. Having lupus myselft, I hate that my body doesn't want to do the things I want it to do. I felt this more than ever in Costa Rica when my body just couldn't do some of the things I wanted to do.

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    1. Dearest Kelleyn,
      You have been so busy—no sorry necessary here!
      It is not easy dealing with health issues like yours or mine, or even of our beloved pets as they too are not exempted.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  59. I have known Speckie and her siblings a long long time, and I had heard so much of her that she became a favorite of mine. I was stricken when she had to fly away to the Bridge. Rest peacefully beautiful girl.

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    1. Dearest Katie Isabella,
      Yes, we think that Speckie has smelled you on our clothes after visiting and petting you... It still is so unreal that she is no longer here with us.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  60. Con mis mejores deseos de que todo vaya bien, aprovecho para enviaros un cordial saludo.
    Manuel.

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    1. Querido Manuel,
      Gracias y deseándoles todo lo mejor.
      Abrazos,
      Mariette

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