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I am going to concentrate on what's important in life. I'm going to strive everyday to be a kind and generous and loving person. I'm going to keep death right here, so that anytime I even think about getting angry at you or anybody else, I'll see death and I'll rememberDiane Frolov and Andrew Schneider

This memorial website was created to remember our dearest Pumpkin on September 1, 2004 and passed away on October 8, 2018. You will live forever in our memories and hearts.

The kindest cat anyone could ever ask for. I know it hurt a lot, but we sent you gently. We will never forget you.

When I got you, you were barely a handfull. My grandma wanted to put you outside, I thought that was incredibly cruel to leave a defenseless kitten to the streets. I wanted to protect you. I had just gotten paid from my minimum wage job, working 15-20 hours a week. I spent everything on supplies for you. New toy, kitten food, and litter. Your cat box was an old shoe box because it was the only thing low enough for you to reach. 

You slept beside me until you got to your "teenage" years, then you started to get more selective about it, but everytime you did it was special. We moved to the country not long after, and you enjoyed the views, watching the horses, chasing the giant bugs. 

I spent all my time trying to protect you from the outside, making sure you wouldn't die prematurely to coyotes, or wild dogs, or people who drove too fast at night. 

Later on in life, things got so hard, but Jake and I, we always made sure you were fed. We sold games, books, anything we could get our hands on, even if we didn't have the funds to eat anything but rice ourselves. Our shelves were empty, but your belly was always full. Life is hard and cruel at times, but you made our home a sanctuary from it all.

You always cheered us up. It took awhile, but finally I had a good job. I could do better to take care of you, and then you got sick. They told us chemo, but we knew how it ravaged bodies and didn't think you would hold up. I finally had extra money, not even a whole lot, to buy you so many new toys, and it just took too long to get there and give you everything I wanted to.

I knew it would be time when you hit the last day of food you had. I bought a box of your new, inferior, wet food splitting the cost with Jake. You wanted your old food, but your tender belly just wouldn't allow it. I paid no mind to the food you had as the days went by. I just saw you getting sick, and I wanted to eat my words knowing that a lifetime with you meant I knew your limits.

Your last day you had one can of food left. We fed you chicken breast instead. Even before that, a week of small bits of the forbidden foods, just enough to be gentle on your now smaller body.

It felt like hours before we had to go in, and the hour before was spent petting you, I didn't want to stop. My arm was cramped but I know you were begging us to be with you. I wanted to be with you longer at the office, but I knew if I did, it would only prolong the pain. You finished the last of your treats in the clinic, then we called them in. We set you free, I hope you can forgive us for making the decision for you, but I just couldn't see you hurt anymore. We will love you forever. Thank you so much for everything.

-Krystal & Jake
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