Service Cats: Ode to Lexi: Letter to Heaven

MeOW Welcome to Service Cats and Everything Feline. We’re takin’ a small detour today fur mommy to pay tribute to an amazing Service Cat, me’s sis Lexi. A lot of you remember her; but fur those who don’t, she was mommy’s Service Cat fur 17 years. Sadly, kidney disease took her from us 2 years ago today. You can read more ‘bout sis Lexi, here, here and here. We’ll be back next week with our regular Service Cat posts. Fanks fur letting us honor sis Lexi’s amazing life and her memory.

 

Lexi forever badge from Ann

 

 

 

My Dearest Sweet Lexi,

Hello my sweet angel. I miss you more than words can say. My heart aches, each and every day. Today marks two years since I last saw your beautiful face; and felt your paw resting on my hand, or the look in your eyes when they met mine. I’ll never forget the purr that could be felt and heard from across the room when our eyes met and we shared a slow blink. In that moment, no words were needed to express the love we shared.

 

Lexi and her littermates the day they were born

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I’ll never forget the day you were born…So tiny and yet so loud. You must have been terrified from the horrors that had brought you into this world. But, what I remember most is how you immediately quieted your screaming and started to rumble all over the minute I held you in my hand for the first time. You seemed to know, everything was going to be okay. You seemed to know you were home. You would have been happy to lay in my arms all the time. You never really needed a space of your own. I remember all those every 2 hour feedings when you preferred sleeping in my arms over eating. I remember when I would try to lay you down to sleep afterwards and you would wriggle your little body up under my shirt or arm or whatever you could so that you could stay close to me just a little longer.

 

3 week old Lexi waddling through the house

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Lexi at 3 weeks

 

 

 

I remember the look on your face the first time you heard me call your name. And I remember the love I saw in your emerald green eyes as they focused in on my face for the first time. I remember seeing the world in a whole new way through your eyes as you experienced everything fresh and new. Each day was a wonder and every experience a welcome challenge. I remember the fear when you thought you might have to leave me and the utter joy when I told you we’d be together forever.

 

 

Lexi rides in her travel carrier home from BlogPaws Nashville

 

 

 

I remember the perseverance and utter determination you had when learning each new task. And, the pride you felt when you mastered those tasks. You would strut around and chirp loudly as if announcing it to the world. I remember each night as I laid my head on the pillow and you began to massage my head and purr away the stresses of the day. I remember waking each morning to find you curled up next to me and how you would gently put your paw on my cheek and purr.

 

Lexi at 16 years old in mommy's lap

 

 

 

 

I remember each day that we spent together and never gave a thought to how it might end. I never imagined a day without you. Through all the ups and downs, you were always there. I remember how you fought the disease that wore your body down. I remember when you could no longer stand, but still managed to massage my head as I laid on the pillow each night. Near the end, I remember seeing that fear in your eyes once again when you thought or maybe knew, our time together was coming to an end. You had been my reason for living and the heart that beat in my chest. Maybe you wondered how I would go on.

 

Lexi with outstretched paw rubbing head in mommy's hand

 

 

 

 

I can tell you, it isn’t easy, and each day I miss you more. From an abandoned kitten to Queen of the Service Cats, you were that and so much more. Saying that final good night to you hurt me to my core. But, I wouldn’t have missed sharing your life for anything in the world. Dezi and Raena help me now, and fill my life with love. But no one or anything will ever fill the space occupied by your memories, your devotion and love. Those I cherish and think about every day with a smile.

 

Lexi with mouth open meowing on 3/9/2016

3/9/2016 One of the last photos ever taken of Lexi.

 

 

 

I take some small comfort in knowing you’re pain free and happy again. I will always love you and miss you till the day we meet again on heaven’s beautiful shores. Forever here didn’t last very long, but someday it will have no end. Until then my sweet, my Lexi, enjoy your hereafter and think not of my grief or sorrow. Only think on and remember my love. I know you’re in the best of hands, those of our Lords’.

 

 

 

Loving You Always,

 

Mommy  

 

Lexi sitting on cat tree in paint

Till the next time………………………….Be Blest

 

 

 

Luv and Hugs and Kitty Kisses

 

Deztinee and RaenaBelle

with Mommy A

About Deziz World

My name is Deztinee. I am a Ragdoll. I was born 11/1/2009. I am a service cat along with my sisfur RaenaBelle, also a Ragdoll, for our disabled human mommy. My sisfur Raena was born 4/21/2016. In March of 2016, mommy and I had to say goodbye to my mentor Alexandra (Lexi), a black tabby born 4/29/1999. This blog is about our daily life from the kitty's point of view. We were both rescued from bad situations and our mommy raised us and trained us to be service cats. I want this blog to be interactive and get to know all of you, so comment and visit often. I will also offer advice, training tips and education when possible. Copyright © 2014 - 2020 {Audra High via Deztinee High and RaenaBelle High} All Rights Reserved All personal content (story's, poetry, etc., videos and music) are the property of the human behind Deziz World, and may not be used, copied or otherwise re-published without prior written permission/consent from the author (A. High-the human behind Deziz World). We have an amazon.com wish list and a PayPal account if you would like to help/donate to us.

Posted on March 9, 2018, in Human Speak, In Memory Of, Mommy Speaks, Service Cats and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 30 Comments.

  1. There are no words to describe how touching your letter to Lexi is. She was a special girl and it breaks my heart that you’ve had to find a way to live without her. Of course, you wouldn’t have Raena – and she brings her own blessings. Sending love and hugs ❤

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    • Thank you Kat. You’re so right. I miss Lexi so much each and every day. But, had she not left, I wouldn’t know the blessing that is Raena. And now, I can’t imagine my life without her. I wouldn’t change a thing if I could.

      Hugs

      Mommy A

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  2. That beautiful letter sure made my whiskers weepy wet. Love and hugs from all of us.

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  3. What a beautiful tribute to Lexi. I didn’t get to know her much, as I only found your blog right around the time of her passing. But she lives on in your heart and everyone who knew her. Sending lots of hugs!

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  4. That was so beautifully written. Lexi was a very special kitty and your bond with her was special too. She will always be loved and you will be reunited again someday. XO

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    • Thank you Ellen. Yes, she was amazing. I’ll never stop missing her, but I wouldn’t give up a moment of my time with her to stop the hurt. We will be together again.

      Hugs

      Mommy A

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  5. We truly never stop missing our “heart cats”……….Lexi was indeed a very special girl and I know you will always miss her.

    Hugs, Teddy and Mom Pam

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    • I don’t understand the term heart cat, as I miss them all equally. It’s unfortunate that no one ever got to know my Shad, or Devon or Lucky or Ransom. My letters to them go unpublished here, but they get written just the same. Someday, I’ll see them again, and they with Dezi and Raena will all grace my lap. As I’m sure you feel about Sammy.

      Hugs

      Mommy A

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      • We picked up the term “heart cat” from several other bloggers who refer to a cat they had a special connection with. My Mom has loved every cat she ever had too – they were each unique and special….but Mom says she had a “beyond special” connection to Sammy and one other kitty named Ricky. She knows that she will get to see ALL of them again one day…….just as your Mom knows she will with all of hers.

        Hugs, Teddy

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        • We’ve heard the term Teddy, we just don’t unnerstand it. Sometimes it seems that the only luv they had was this “heart cat”. Maybe it’s cuz mommy gets kittens so young or that we’re so tightly bonded cuz we’re servuce cats, but mommy says fur her, we’re all heart cats that she shares an extraordinary bond with. We’re just happy we’ll all be together again someday. Big hugs

          Luv ya’

          Dezi and Raena

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  6. Beautiful tribute to a very remarkable and gorgeous girl. Luvz, Patzy

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  7. What a beautiful and heart-rending post. It made my dad cry, as he remembered the precious friends who have gone to heaven ahead of him. We love you all,

    Pete, The Girls and The Formerly Feral Kitties.

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  8. this is a beautiful tribute for Lexi and we know she read it and loved; and is as thankful to have had you and her sister dezi in her life; and sends her love back ~ we send hugs; we know it’s hard ♥♥♥♥♥

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  9. What s beautiful tribute to Lexi! Mummy had leaky eyes as she read it to Us.
    We remember Lexi, although We didn’t have much time to get to know her before she got her angel wings.
    You will be together again, We know.

    Purrs and pawpats,

    Trixie, Caspurr and Shimshi

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  10. Poignantly beautiful. Your moma has a way with words that go right to our hearts. Thank you for sharing this. ❤

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