8/1/98 - 30/10/00






Arnika fostering 8 of Elva's 10 kittens born 30.10.00.  In memory of the 9 little ones who didn't make it.   They have now gone to be with their mummy - Elva.


Tribute to Elva

Elva the first day I saw you you stole my heart, I gave your breeder every cent I had just so I could take you home with me.  It was the best thing I could have ever done.   You settled at your new home with me well and enjoyed the night times best when you got to snuggle in bed with me.  It wasn't long before you learnt to fetch and run around with things in your mouth, like my hair tie that I could never find or my watch that I left on the cabinet beside the bed.  You gave me lots of joy and we had many good times together.  In August 98 I took you to your first show at age 7 months, I don't know who was more nervous you or I.  The judges thought you were beautiful and you were placed in the top 10.  This was the first of three shows in 1998 that you did very well in, I already knew that you were beautiful in every way and now others did too.  You went on to become a mum and made us all proud of your beautiful kittens every time.  You made many people happy with the gift of your perfect babies.  You were my first ocicat, my best friend and we shared a very special bond together.  When you were taken from me suddenly and so unexpectedly, it broke my heart.   I thought you and I would be together forever.  Now I find it hard to face each day without you but I console myself in the fact the you are now safe in the arms of God and no one can ever take away the love that we shared.

Rest in Peace precious one, love forever Jody.


1 year Memorial

Elva - you have been gone for 1 year today & I miss you so much!  There isn't a day that goes by that I don't think of you.     I am still hurting and I often think of you & cry.  I know that you will always be in my heart and I am looking forward to the day that we will get to be together again.   It has been difficult for me to watch your only surviving daughter grow up & just recently have kittens of her own.  She has followed in your footsteps and is a wonderful mother.  Your daughter "Ezrah" has had a baby who looks a little like you, she is so beautiful.  I have named her "Esme" in your memory.  

Thinking of you ~ Love forever Jody.


2 year Memorial

Elva, it has now been 2 years since you've been gone, but you have never left my heart or thoughts!

Like falling leaves, the years drift by, but the treasured memories never die, sunshine passes, shadows fall, but our love & remembrance will out last them all.

Missing you ~ Jody


3 year Memorial

Remembering you is easy, I do it every day, missing you is the heartache, that will never go away.  My heart still aches with sadness and secret tears still flow, for what it meant to lose you, no one will ever know.

Loving you forever ~ Jody


4 & 5th year Memorial

Elva, time has gone by but I will always remember you & wish you were here!!

"Someone still loves you, Someone still cares, Someone still whispers your name in their prayers, You are not just a memory, Or part of the past, You are part of our family, As long as it lasts.  Miss you heaps!"


6 & 7th year Memorial

A little tribute, small and tender,
Just to say we still remember.


8th year Memorial

It's hard to believe it's been 8 years since we lost you.  I still remember that day like it was yesterday :-(

It only takes a little space,
To write how much we miss you,
But it will take the rest of our lives,
To forget the way we lost you.


9th year Memorial

Thoughts wander as daylight fades
To the land of long ago.
Memory paints the scenes of old
In the gold of the twilight glow.
We seem to see in the dim light
A face we loved the best,
And think of her when sunís ray
Goes down in the far-off west.


10 year Memorial

Elva, 10 years has now passed by without you and will always be missed

Your legacy still lives on through your grand daughter Eva

Sweet memories will linger forever,
Time cannot change them it's true,
Years that may come cannot sever,
Our loving remembrance of you.


 11 year Memorial

No length of time can take away
My thoughts of you today


 12 year Memorial

Elva, a long time has passed but you will never be forgotten.  You are remembered dearly as my 1st Ocicat & we talk about the legacy you left behind.

Tenderly we treasure the past
Memories that will always last
When we cease to think of you
Will be when God has called us too


13 Year Memorial

Words are few, feelings deep,
Memories of you are mine to keep.