"Abyrose Shekarnah"

6.12.99 - 9.1.06


Tribute to Shekarnah

I wasn't expecting to have to be writing this for at least another 10 years!

Shekarnah 'nitty' our precious green eyed girl... so unexpectedly taken from us in the prime of your life... just 6 years old.

Since Grandma Sanjarna left us, you and I had a bond so strong and an amazing understanding with each other.   As a house cat for all your life we shared so much.  You touched the lives of so many... with your personality, expressive green eyes, your successes on the show bench & your awesome kittens...  You were an asset to my breeding program and through the generations your legacy will remain.

Life won't be the same without you, I'm not sure how we'll cope, but just one day at a time.   BJ misses you terribly... now who will beat him up ;-)  But Sanjarna will be so pleased to see you.  We all love you so much! 

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We knew little that morning that God was going to call your name, In life we loved you dearly, in death we do the same, It broke our hearts to lose you, you did not go alone for part of us went with you, the day God called you home.  Our family chain is broken, and nothing seems the same, But as God calls us one by one, the chain will link again.


1 year memorial

Shekarnah the past year has been SO hard without you.  I think of you every day and the pain of loosing you is still so strong.  We all miss you so much!

As life goes on without you, and days turn into a year, memories keep you so so near.  Silent thoughts of our time together, hold memories that will last forever.  Until the day we meet again, Be Safe, Take Care, Our Bestest Friend.

Love you always, Jody, Mike and BJ.


2 year memorial

Shekarnah, you are still such a big part of our lives, I think of you every day!  Our dear friend Rach painted the wonderful portrait of you and though it took a while for me to be able to put it up, it took pride of place on our lounge wall.  Rach said she felt she wasn't alone when she painted that very special portrait, that something was making her get it right ;-).  It certainly brings us comfort being able to see you up there.

Just like last year we've made your memorial (9th of January) a special day and Daddy takes the day off work and we go away for the day.  It seems to be easier than staying at home and that way we can remember you in a special way and talk about our fondest memories of you.  We have each dedicated a song or two to you, they are songs that talk about how we feel.  It helps to listen to them too.  As I type this, tears are rolling down my face.  Precious nitty we miss you so!!


They say there is a reason,

 They say that time will heal,

But neither time nor reason,

Can change the way I feel,

My heart still aches with sadness,

My tears at times still flow,

For what it meant to lose you,

No one will ever know.


3 year memorial

Precious nitty, So many times I think of you as the long hours go by, sometimes those thoughts make me smile,
sometimes they make me cry... I miss you so much.

Sad was the parting, no one can tell,

So sudden on earth the sorrow fell;

The blow was hard, the shock severe,

To part with one we loved so dear.

Dearer still as years depart

your memory lives within our hearts


4 year memorial

Just a thought of sweet remembrance,

Just a memory fond and true,

Just a token of affection

And a heartache still for you.

More each day we miss you,

Though our thoughts are not revealed,

Little do they know the sorrow

That is within our hearts concealed


5 year memorial

Shekarnah, loosing you still hurts so much!  I think of you every day & often listen to the songs we dedicated to you, there are many.  Your daddy and I still do something special each year on your memorial.    BJ still misses you I am sure of that :-(  Missing you always... with love


There is a family who misses you

And finds time long since you went.

We think of you daily and hourly,

But try to be brave and content.

Tears that we shed are in silence,

And we breath a sigh of regret,

For you were ours, and we remember,

Though all the world forget.


6 year memorial

My precious Shekarnah... you will already know what happened 7 months ago... BJ came to join you :-(.  I hope you're not beating him up too much!  It's comforting for me to think of you two together again.  I think of you often & miss you always.  I'd give anything to have you back again!  With all my love...


So much has changed since you've been gone,

Through ups and downs our lives move on,

But as time rolls by one thing remains true,

We'll always have memories of you.


7 year memorial

Even though you are not with us

Your presence is still strong

Because in your heart we'll always find

The love for which we long.


8 year memorial

No space of time, no lapse of years

Can dim the treasured past

A loving memory keeps it dear

Affection holds it fast.


Miss you and will love you always Shekarnah xxx


9 year memorial

I hold you close inside my heart

even though we are far apart

you will always be apart of me

with all our beautiful memories.


I love you nitty xox