Cleo what can I say? I always promised more for you. I swore that together we would overcome all of life’s problems and turmoils and with God’s help we would prevail over all things. I will never forget the day I met you. I was skipping school that day and went with my parents to take my sister somewhere for a college class. It was on the drive home I saw the sign “Free Kittens”. I had never liked cats before but for some reason I wanted a kitten more than anything. My dad said “no” and we travelled on. Later on in the day I was told I could get a kitten so my brother drove me back to your house. The teenage boy led us to the backyard where a pet taxi full of seven little kittens waited. You were the third one he pulled out. All the other kittens came up to me to be loved on but you ignored me. You stole my heart at that moment. They told me your name was Rosey. But I renamed you Cleo. It wasn’t until later I found out you were a boy. Cleo I love you so very much and each day my heart aches from losing you. Ten years was a short time to know you but I will never forget you. I pray to my Lord every night that He has you in His care and perhaps someday I will see you again. Cleo in one way or another you are always on my mind.
|13, Oct 2000|