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                merry sleeping

The legend of Merry the cat begins sometime in 1999, when he was born. Details in his first year are obscured, but he was given up for adoption with his brother sometime in the year 2000.

On September 22 2000, a human male named Darren Enns decided that it was time to re-devote his life to the service of cats. Merry and his brother Pippin were adopted from the Winnipeg Pet Rescue Shelter that day.

Merry passed away quietly the morning of January 25, 2019. He was 19 years old, and loved very much. He will be missed dearly by Darren, and also his cousin Theo.  He was predeceased by his brother Pippin in 2009. Darren is a Christian, and as such is confident of Heaven one day.  He hopes that the Lord will see fit to re-unite him with Merry once he is there!


Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.
When an animal dies that has been especially close to some-
one here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows
and hills for all our special friends so they can run and
play together. There is plenty of food, water, and sunshine
and our friends are warm and comfortable.

All the animals who have been ill and old are restored to health
and vigor; those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong
again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times
gone by. The animals are happy and content, except for one small
thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be
left behind. They all run and play together, but the day comes when
one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are
intent; his eager body begins to quiver. Suddenly, he begins to run
from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him
faster and faster.

You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend
finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to
be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your
hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more
into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your
life but never absent from your heart.

Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together...

-- Anon. --

Here are the things that I will miss about Merry:
  • His curiosity
  • His gentleness
  • Laying my my lap
  • His meowing encouragement to pat his butt
  • Meowing to acknowledge me
  • Running to the door to greet me
  • His sudden bursts of running energy
  • Putting up with my prodding, annoying, and playing
  • His love and affection for me!
  • Aging with contentment and always keeping a good attitude

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