Sweet Little Sophie

by Richard Arthur
(Canton, Georgia)

Sophie in Sunshine

Sophie in Sunshine

She was a rescued animal who lived in the parking lot at work. We brought her home in Spring of '08 and she stayed sequestered in my studio for about a month until she wanted to explore the rest of the house.

Being semi-feral, it took her a while to get accustomed to living indoors (and in luxury). She did, however, and even came up on the bed and laid on my chest purring one night. I felt such bliss, and I'll never forget that peace we shared.

Eventually, she even learned to play and interact with our old dog, Winston. She taught us gentleness, and her graceful innocent beauty was a blessing to our eyes and spirits.

In June of '09 I discovered a growth on her neck which turned out to be cancer of the lymph nodes. By mid July, she was listless and not eating, among other bad signs.

On July 11, we had her euthanized and now she is with other beautiful pets awaiting us in heaven. We cried, to be sure, but eventually came to find peace in knowing she no longer suffers. Her memory is with us always in the many pictures we have. Above all, she taught us to be gentle, and that is a great treasure.

Richard and Karen Arthur
Canton, Georgia

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Oct 12, 2012
Sweet Little Sophia
by: Linda

What a beautiful cat she was! I know how you miss her, but someday she will greet you at the Rainbow Bridge!

Oct 05, 2009
Sophie was beautiful.
by: Anonymous

You both were very blessed to be together. We just put our Kit-Kat to sleep. My daughter really didn't want to let her go but we did it for Kit-Kat, not us. I am just reeling at how sad I am. I knew it would be bad, I just didn't realize how bad. It helps to read others' experiences.

Oct 01, 2009
This a hard time
by: Anonymous

My cat recently died of throat cancer. She was suffering so much we had to put her down to stop her suffering. It is comforting to hear that I am not alone. I am sorry for your loss and am glad to hear that you are at peace with your loved one departing. I am still working to get there but know our beloved pets are happy in heaven without being in any more pain. I miss her so much but know that I will see her again one day.

Oct 01, 2009
We could learn a lot from animals...
by: Chuck E

I'm so thankful that you were able to show Sophie the love she deserved before she had to leave this mortal world. In turn she was able to give you a gift as well. I wish more people could be in tune with this, that every creature has something valuable to teach us.

Sep 28, 2009
sophie cat
by: Anonymous

Sophie cat story was moving for me to tears and it is good she is heaven now. Our pets love us like no human can love us back.

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