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June 6, 2014

Forever In Our Hearts

This week we had to say goodbye to our beloved cat Riley. 

 Riley, a Tonkinese (part Siamese and Birman) was a darling from the start and a wonderful companion.  He loved my husband the most and would follow him like a dog and even jump from the floor up to his chest when invited. 

In early May 0ur little Riley was diagnosed with a large tumor in his lung.  For the past month we did our best to keep him comfortable.  His last few days became very difficult, so we had to make the decision to put him to rest.

 His companion Carmen will miss him the most and already does.  They hardly did a thing without each other.  She's looking for and getting a lot of extra attention.

Oct. 20, 2006- June 3, 2014
~Forever in our hearts~

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  1. "It is finished" John 19

    Such a lovely being deserves to rest now and play on Eternal Life. It's amazing how they become ours and us theirs.

    It's a sad day when one has to say goodbye. Take Care,


    "No heaven will not ever Heaven be
    Unless my cats are there to welcome me."
    ~Author Unknown

  2. What a lovely tribute to Riley! It's always very hard to say goodbye to a beloved pet. They truly give us unconditional love.

  3. What a beautiful tribute to Riley, Liz! Cherish the memories! xo

  4. I am so sorry, Liz! I know this is hard for you. Big hug, Maria

  5. So sorry Liz. Riley will be missed! Our fur babies are such a big part of our families. I can't imagine making that decision, but we have to consider their comfort and what is best. Carmen will be missing Riley big time. Hugs

  6. Oh Liz, I am so sorry for your loss of Riley. What a beautiful tribute. I know this pain as these precious fur babies are our family. It is never easy to make this hard decision. My heart goes out to you.
    Cherish the memories!!
    Sending you a big HUG!!

  7. Oh Liz, I'm so sorry. What a beautiful creature Riley was. I've had to make that decision too, and it is unselfish decision to make. When we'd rather keep them with us, and we have to weigh what is best for them against what we want. Saying prayers for you and your family. Hugs, laurie

  8. It's so hard to give up a member of the family, especially when we have to make that final decision. We did it five years ago with our beloved dog, and my daughter just had to do it with hers last month. Hurts a lot.

    Take care,

  9. Liz,
    A precious tribute to a family pet, dear friend.
    Pets enrich our lives in amazing and wonderful ways.
    Our beloved Maurice left us far too soon, also. . .
    like you, we are grateful for all the years of loving her.
    Riley was fortunate to have had you and your sweet hubby as owners.
    Blessings. . .and in time He will turn your sorrow into joy.

  10. Run free sweet kitty Riley.

    Linda C Seattle

  11. I'm so sorry to hear the news about Riley. Cinnamon sent us over. I know he has left many good memories behind that will always be safe in your heart.

  12. WE are so VERY sorry for your loss. Riley will be running free and fast in fields of Catnip. You will have your CHERISHED memories. May that sustain you.

    Cinnamon's Friends Frankie and Ernie

  13. Oh, Liz- I have tears in my eyes. I am so so sorry that you had to make that decision. I think losing a kitty leaves such a big hole in your heart. You have some wonderful photos and memories of Riley here, Liz.

    This might ease your heart a bit....one day out of the clear blue SweetCheeks said to me---(she was FOUR). Do you know about PET HEAVEN? No..I said. Pet Heaven is next to our heaven. You can go visit in PET HEAVEN but they can't come into People Heaven. She was so earnest and sincere about it, Liz. I asked her Mom if they had talked about it at all and she had no idea where she came up with it. I do- I think she knows something we don't know.

  14. I've read the sad news at Cinnamon's blog. I'm so sorry you had to say good bye to your beloved Riley.

  15. Thank you for sharing your sweet memories of Riley. I'm so sorry for your loss.

  16. I'm so sad for you both. Riley was beautiful. I had a Siamese and she was the most beautiful kitty, personality too, that I ever had. They really do have a dog like quality in those breeds, and they are such wonderful companions as was your RIley. xoxo

  17. So sorry about Riley. Beautiful photos Liz.

  18. You know my heart is just breaking for you guys. I'm so, so sorry.


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Welcome to Home and Gardening With Liz. I have combined my previous blogs “Infuse With Liz” and “Sit With Me In My Garden” into this new blog. I love interior decorating and gardening. I enjoy redefining interior spaces by moving things around and reusing decorative items already found in the home. I also enjoy creating tablescapes and an occasional crafting project. I'm so pleased you've stopped by. I invite you to follow me and I do hope you will keep coming back! Liz
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