Friday, February 22, 2008


I want to thank the blogger Anonymoses and all who've comforted me at a time of sadness. I lost my beloved cat Cora yesterday. She was my constant companion for thirteen years and life won't be the same without her.

Lulled be the dirge in the cypress bough,
That tells of departed flowers!
Ah! that the butterfly's gilded wing
Fluttered in evergreen bowers!
Sad is my heart for the blighted plants --
Its pleasures are aye as brief --
They bloom at the young year's joyful call,
And fade with the autumn leaf..

Ah! may the red rose live alway,
To smile upon earth and sky!
Why should the beautiful ever weep?
Why should the beautiful die?

- From: "Ah! May the Red Rose Live Alway" by Stephen Foster


Elayne said...


My deepest sympathies. I just hugged my Datsa a little harder.

Jude Nagurney Camwell said...

Thanks, Elayne. Hug Datsa for me, too, would you?

benny06 said...

Blessings to you and Cora. I am hugging my kitties more too.

Barbara said...

Oh NO!! Not the CORA-NATOR!!

Dang - well shes with Megan & Mikey...

how's E taking it?

Yes this has been one heck of a February...