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Love for Lizzie

by Lynne

My cat Lizzie was a truly unique cat. She acted like a dog, in that she ran to you if you called, she followed you or strangers down the sidewalk, visited the neighbors, she followed commands, and jumped from the ground into my arms. She was very vocal, and responded in meows when I spoke to her, so much that people commented that it sounded as if we were having a conversation. She was a very important part of my life.

Lizzie was an indoor/outdoor cat, and I thought she didn't go into the street. I had her for 8 years until the day that an ex-boyfriend curiously showed up at my work, with a strange look on his face. He said he had bad news for me, and held out his hand. I couldn't fathom what in the world he was doing with her collar, as he knew she needed to be wearing it. He described finding her on the road, hit by a car. He had taken her to a vet, but she was dead.

My head began to spin, my heart began to pound, and I felt the most indescribable pain and sadness that I can still remember to this day, if I allow myself to go there. (This was 8 years ago.)

He didn't seem to understand why I would want to get her body from the vet. Of course I want to bury her, I told him. I was unable go retrieve her, to hold her lifeless body when just that morning she was the epitome of life.

I asked my sweet Dad to get her for me. Unfortunately, the ex-boyfriend who admittedly was upset by the situation had not given any thought to the probability that I would want to bury her, and didn't give the vet my name or contact information. Without that info, the vet called the city to dispose of the body.

My father spent 2 hours trying to locate her for me, with- out any luck. Talk about added pain to an already agonizing day. The bright spot of the day was when a co-worker came to my house with flowers, and a card signed by almost all of my co-workers, and a granite marker with Lizzie's name on it. I may not have been able to bury her, but I was able to honor her in a beautiful garden setting at my mother's house. I will never stop missing her.


I am a pharmaceutical rep and I live in North Carolina, USA.

Heartfelt thanks for the excellent care you gave out cat. Your thorough examinations and expert treatment surely saved his life.
— P Family —

I appreciated the excellent care and kindness you had for our pet, through all the years.
— LH —

Thank you so much for the tender loving care you provided out dog and your professionalism and concern for out pet and us.
— MT —

We really appreciated the care you provided to our pet.
— AT —

Thank you so much for taking care of our pet and saving her life.
— AR —

Such a professional and caring pet clinic for emergencies is available it truly a great asset for Tucson.
— C Family —

Thanks to you and your great staff for the loving care you gave.
— Merlyn M —

A heartfelt thank you for your excellent care and treatment for our beloved pet.
— Harold D. —

Many thanks for your compassion and excellent care.
— KS —

Knowing that he was in such good caring and professional hands means so much to me.
— JM —

You are a wonderful group of people and I appreciate all your kindness.
— SW —

The staff is great, I appreciate the friendly and excellent care.
— J —

Pima Pet are the very best and I can’t thank you enough.
— SV —

We would like to thank the staff for their very kind care.
— BW —

I wanted to say thank you for everything and the kindness you showed us.
— CC —

Thanks to all of you for the thoughtful caring care given.
— PC —

Thank you so much for the years for care you have given over the years.
— SH —

Thank you for your professional, thoughtful help and mostly the love you all show for your jobs.
— JV —

The care starts at the front desk and simply follows through everywhere at the clinic.
— MM —