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We lost my cat Koji to renal failure last night.

One of my friends was right when she said that Koji was a great "kitty angel" as he made me smile when no one else could. He was only six years old so losing him like that was such a heartbreaking, unexpected shock.

I wanted to do a little tribute for him but had little energy for it. I sort of had a folk art look in mind, but to be honest I think I kept things so simple because I just wasn't ready to work on something that actually looked like him.

It isn't quite real yet. He was always great company and got me through a lot of difficult and scary moments when I was living alone with a very uncertain future. He was often curled up in my lap or batting at my tablet as I worked on many of the pieces you see in my gallery, and as I walk around in the darkness of the house I still carefully watch for him so I won't trip. It about kills me when I realize he isn't here to beg for treats, sleep at the foot of my bed, or share quiet moments with.

I can't tell you how much I already miss him.
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wheatman3 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012
beleave me i know how you feel.
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Skoshi8 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
The poor little fellow.
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FenrirBralor Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm so sorry for your loss. I can tell you from experience that it doesn't matter if it's all of a sudden, or many many years, it still hurts all the same. Take comfort in the good times you had, and know that he's in a better place now.
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zreality Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012
I am sorry for your loss.
This is a lovely and beautiful tribute to your kitty.
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RuppRider73 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012
It's always hard losing a pet, especially when you have to make the decision to end their suffering out of mercy. My friend had to put down both of her dogs and one of her cats over the last couple of years. It was very hard for both her and her little girl. You're also in my thoughts and prayers.
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FoxyKayleigh Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012
I'm so sorry for your loss, honey. He will be in my thoughts and prayers.
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DHos Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I just lost my cat of the same age two days ago. I know how you feel. My condolences.
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Rainetheemptysoul Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011
I lost my Squiji, my BABY when he was only nine months old... it was absolutely devastating. It takes a long, long time to heal. I am so sorry for your loss... but it does eventually get easier. Just remember to celebrate their life, not mourn their death. <3
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JohnZScott Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011  Student General Artist
I'm sorry for your loss.
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qwertypictures Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awww...I truly am sorry. Speaking as a dedicated cat lover, I know how it feels. Not nice at all... :(

It's a wonderful tribute, though. Wishing you all the best right now.
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Jose-Ramiro Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sorry about this. It`s always hard when you lose a pet; the little guy or gal is pretty much another relative.
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curbany Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2011
I can totally relate. We suddenly lost our kitty charlie at only 6 years old. I was on my way out of town for a three-day business trip & I cried every moment I had to myself. Very soon therafter, I became pregnant with our second child. :-)

You have absolutly amazing art!!!
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rababco Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm s sorry, he looks like my kitty Butler, he's very precious to me. Pets shouldn't die that young it's just not fair. :(
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allstar20032 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2011
My condolences to you on your loss.
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FanArtFantast Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2011
Losing a pet is, in many ways, equal in pain as to losing a family member. Because they become family.
*Hat off*
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razamatzu Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2011
My condolences miss
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gaijin347 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2011
im very sorry for your loss ive had to put a few cats down cause of illness, you will always have your memories and their love. :)
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babystarshinelolita Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2011  Student Filmographer
im sorry for your loss
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ccmaster6qzl Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2011
I am sorry for your loss. They become a member of your family the short time that they are here.
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The-She-Cat Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
My sincerest condolences E. Though he's gone he has given you a gift to carry with you for all time. The wonderful memories you've shared with him. He'll live on in your heart.
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IslandheartStudio Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2011  Professional General Artist
So sorry for your loss. :( This is a beautiful tribute art. :hug:
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Timinithis Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2011
My deepest condolences. I never had the chance to actually meet, Koji, but I am saddened to hear of his loss, especially at such a young age.
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turbolover175 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
We just lost our family beagle of the past 10 years on the 23rd. I know exactly what you're going through.
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StarDragon77 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2011
My heart goes out to you, my friend.
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Fairy-Slayer Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2011
Awfully sorry about Koji. I know you have been through a heck of a lot over the past several years and I can't imagine losing one who kept you comforted all that time.

Peace and best wishes. :hug:
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AmericanGecko Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
If he was here and could understand the meaning of tributes, I'm sure he would love this. The loss of a close pet is a hard blow for anyone, and it always did seem to me and I'm sure many other that you and Koji were close.

Take all the time you need, E.
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Chopfe Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sorry about that. May he rest in peace.
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Walnutwilly Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm sorry for your loss
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Zage56 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2011
Beautiful tribute to Koji. :silentkitty:
I'm sorry for your loss of a special friend. :rose:
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AppleDanish Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
I'm so sorry :c
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MarkFanboy Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm so sorry for your loss, E. Though I've always been more of a dog person, I do like your sweet tribute to him.
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JadtheDog Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2011
I'm so sorry.
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MJBivouac Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2011
This is perfect just the way it is.
Sorry about your kitty.
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MightyMorphinPower4 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2011
Aw sorry to hear that
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Luigilady95 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
may he rset in peace above the heabens, im sure the man up in the sky will take good care of him :nod:
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Darth-BAW Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Oh no. :( I'm so sorry about Koji, E. In all these years I've known you you alway had him and he always made you smile. You have my condolensces, dearest.
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EvilMariobot Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2011
Yeah, you do tend to miss your cat when they're not there doing the things they used to do. The other day, I was looking under the christmas tree and missed my cat, who would often sit underneath it.
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Solace-in-Shadows Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm so sorry...
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Master-0f-Puppets Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Awwww :'( Hope he is fine.....
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