Monday, April 23, 2007

A Love Note to Shadow

Certainly not the most artistic layout or anything, but that wasn't really the point of it. It was just time. I know the journaling is almost impossible to read at this scale and level of compression, so I have it listed below with the credits as well.



A Love Note to Shadow
  • Font is Guttenberg MF
  • Everything except large swirl flourishes from Half Past Midnight by Misty Cato at Scrapbook Elements
  • Large swirl flourishes from Starting in Style by Misty Cato at Scrapbook-Bytes
  • Completed April 23, 2007
  • Journaling reads:

    "A Love Note to Shadow

    Dear Baby Girl,

    We had no idea we would lose you so early. You were with us for almost 9 years, our faithful companion, The Good Kitty. We saved you from the pet store in September after we got married. You were sick, though we didn't know it, and it took $1000 worth of care to save you. Your sister was sadly not so fortunate. We still miss Gypsy. I can't imagine how long we will miss you. You slept on our pillows, you climbed the Christmas tree. You got lost in the shadows your first night with us, earning your name. You ate an entire Arby's roast beef sandwich all by yourself when you were just a kitten. You faithfully served as a fantasy baseball GM, Wall Spirit Shaman, Dragon Ninja, and President of the Kitty Financial Committee. You took on two new kittens in your domain with virtually no protest, and you all became fast friends, though there was no denying that you were Queen Bee of the house, keeping both "the kittens" and the new Orange Kitty in check. Without you, Bengal and Tigger would never have accepted Cleo as a member of the team. You also paved the way for The Red Kitty's acceptance. You worried about him and guarded him as an infant, and you generally tolerated him as a toddler, even after he snatched your tail right out of mid-air during a jump. You sure loved your milk and your Blizzards, and your mind powers were amazing, because just by staring, you knew you would get at least a sip or a bite. I had never heard the term "pastel tortoise shell calico" before we had you. All we knew was that you were beautiful. Your bright green eyes, your tiny head, your cute little black nose, and your too-long tail that wrapped around your paws as you sat.

    Goodbye, Baby Girl. Thank you for being with us. We miss you terribly.

    With love always,
    Steve, Erin, Luke, Bengal, Tigger, and Cleo"

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  • 1 Comments:

    Blogger Jennie said...

    What a lovely tribute Erin. Love the layout and the journalling (had to laugh at the bit about Shadow eating a roast sandwhich when she was a kitten!)

    4/26/2007 3:37 PM  

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