Daily Photo: Once You Were a Stranger

black cat in silhouette
Slender Lucy looks out the basement door.

Once you were a stranger who filled my hand.
Now you are a memory who fills my heart.

Remembering Lucy.

Original poem, “Once You Were a Stranger” © 2016 Bernadette E. Kazmarski

. . . . . . .

She was here, and so quickly gone.

Also read Lucy.

For my first annual presentation at Pet Memorial Sunday I told the story of my loss and redemption.

You can also read Mimi’s perspective on all this.

Browse some rescued cats and kittens!


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Weekly schedule of features:
Sunday: Essays, Pet Loss, Poetry, The Artist’s Life
Monday: Adoptable Cats, TNR & Shelters
Tuesday: Rescue Stories
Wednesday: Commissioned Portrait or Featured Artwork
Thursday: New Merchandise
Friday: Book Review, Health and Welfare, Advocacy
Saturday: Your Backyard Wildlife Habitat, Living Green With Pets, Creating With Cats
And sometimes, I just throw my hands in the air and have fun!



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4 thoughts on “Daily Photo: Once You Were a Stranger

  • July 22, 2016 at 1:16 am

    Love you Lucy! I hope you will better in heaven! I know how you feel when lost someone so inportant but… We have to move on and Lucy will stay in our heart forever.

    • July 22, 2016 at 2:09 am

      Dianna, she is still with us with her mom and her four wonderful kittens born the year after Lucy. I wish her mom hadn’t still been outside and having more kittens, but I’m glad I could take them all in. Thanks for visiting.

  • July 10, 2016 at 1:13 pm

    Lovely picture and verse.
    Aptly describes how we feel about pets that have gone.

    Nancy and the kitties


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