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Memories of Monroe "Monnie"
In memory of Monroe "Monnie" a.k.a "My Girl" 03/16/00- 04/10/20
The year 2000. The year when we all thought the world would end because of Y2K. For me, it would turn out to be the year that my life would be enriched in ways that I never would have imagined. It was the year that you and Jillian came into my life! You were named after Marilyn Monroe, as I was obsessed with her in my teens/early twenties. Your human daddy and I were just beginning our life together. We had gone away for the weekend, and I asked him to please stop at your foster mom's house. You see, "my girl", you and Jillian were already in my heart and plans and if he wanted to be, he would accept you as part of the package. When we walked in, Jilly Bean curled up in Dad's lap...you in mine. You were "my girl" right from the beginning.

We began our life together at my studio apartment on West Pine. An apartment made for one- and two kitties! Then when it was apparent that your human Daddy was all in, we moved into a bigger apartment and married. The four of us- a family! One more move to our home on Cecil where we began adding to our number four.You were so patient and understanding when the crook of my arm, where you loved to lay, was replaced by a nursing baby boy. You were still patient, although perturbed, when we added another! You were pleasantly surprised to learn as these little humans grew, that they were also capable of loving on you, too, "my girl"! You loved the little humans, but you always preferred to be with me....always patiently waiting in your regal way, with your front paws crossed for my time.

The years passed on as they do, and you aged so gracefully. Your sweet little lady-like "meowww" became more of a loud "REEEOWWW!" I didn't know that it was possible, but your eyes became greener every year. They were the most beautiful eyes I've ever seen, and you loved to get right in my face and stare into my very soul with those mesmerizing beauties. My soul cat- that's what you were, my girl. Our connection was like none other that I've had with a cat- so wise you were. You always brought me comfort over the years as I grew from a selfish young adult to an all-giving mother. You were there providing comfort when Jillian passed at 15 years old. And when we moved into our new home a year and a half ago, I worried that it would stress you out. "My girl", you took it better than any of us, including your much younger kitty sisters, Prim and Cora. Oh yeah, you accepted them so beautifully five years ago after an initial hissy-fit. A simple explanation to you that they had no where to go and no one to take them, and you were perfectly accepting after that. I swear you always understood every word; you were the smartest girl I knew. How honored I am to have been your human mommy.

*"My girl", we picked up your ashes today, and you are back home with us. Thank you for choosing me for the past 20 years as "your girl." Run free at The Rainbow Bridge with Jilly. We love you!


05/12/20 - Monnie, Hi, my girl!! I can't believe it's been a little over one month since you left us for the beautiful meadow where you now reside! I hope that you are finding the prettiest flowers for mommy and having fun with Jilly and others that you've met there! I'm not going to lie, my girl...It's been so sad without you. Cora has been especially sweet, though,and helping my heart. You two were good buddies. We all miss you very much. Mommy has had a hard time with the fact that I didn't get a snippet of your beautiful fur. Maybe I'll find some by chance in a spot that I haven't looked. I hope that you might come to me really clearly in a dream soon...to let me know that you're at peace, my girl. I'll love you forever, Monroe!


07/10/20- Three months today. It was a Friday, like today, that your precious little heart stopped beating. I try to remember the good times and that I made the best decision for you, but I'm not convinced of that. I hate COVID-19. I came across a Facebook memory yesterday from one year ago where you were curled up in my lap. I could almost feel your beautiful fur in the picture and wished that I could press my face into it. I miss you more than I could ever express and wish that I had more time and patience with you as you got older. I didn't always make time....I have to live with that. What I would give to have more time with you, my girl. I don't feel that I even deserved such a beautiful and lovely girl as you. Please give mommy a sign that you're happy and at peace. I love you so much.


07/21/20- Missing you so much this month. How the world seems so different and to think I won't see you anymore here in this earthly life...the thought is unbearable at times. I wish that I could have a sign from you, but you're probably busy running and playing. How do I keep functioning without you? I love you so much.


10/10/20- Six months today, my girl. It's Fall now and another season without you. I'm still working from home and life is so different since the pandemic. I would've had so much time with you, Monnie. I still hope to dream of you someday....a dream that will give me some peace. You were such a sweet and loyal girl to me and I will never forget you, my precious girl. My friend told me that she really believes that God loves us so much and that he will let us see our precious fur-children again when it's our time. I believe that, too. Have fun until then, my beautiful Monroe and momma will see you when it's time. Until then....I'll be here taking care of all the boys and Cora and Prim. Love, Momma.

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