Service Cats: Ode to Lexi: Letter to Heaven

MeOW Welcome to Service Cats and Everything Feline. We’re takin’ a small detour today fur mommy to pay tribute to an amazing Service Cat, me’s sis Lexi. A lot of you remember her; but fur those who don’t, she was mommy’s Service Cat fur 17 years. Sadly, kidney disease took her from us 2 years ago today. You can read more ‘bout sis Lexi, here, here and here. We’ll be back next week with our regular Service Cat posts. Fanks fur letting us honor sis Lexi’s amazing life and her memory.


Lexi forever badge from Ann




My Dearest Sweet Lexi,

Hello my sweet angel. I miss you more than words can say. My heart aches, each and every day. Today marks two years since I last saw your beautiful face; and felt your paw resting on my hand, or the look in your eyes when they met mine. I’ll never forget the purr that could be felt and heard from across the room when our eyes met and we shared a slow blink. In that moment, no words were needed to express the love we shared.


Lexi and her littermates the day they were born
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I’ll never forget the day you were born…So tiny and yet so loud. You must have been terrified from the horrors that had brought you into this world. But, what I remember most is how you immediately quieted your screaming and started to rumble all over the minute I held you in my hand for the first time. You seemed to know, everything was going to be okay. You seemed to know you were home. You would have been happy to lay in my arms all the time. You never really needed a space of your own. I remember all those every 2 hour feedings when you preferred sleeping in my arms over eating. I remember when I would try to lay you down to sleep afterwards and you would wriggle your little body up under my shirt or arm or whatever you could so that you could stay close to me just a little longer.


3 week old Lexi waddling through the house
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Lexi at 3 weeks




I remember the look on your face the first time you heard me call your name. And I remember the love I saw in your emerald green eyes as they focused in on my face for the first time. I remember seeing the world in a whole new way through your eyes as you experienced everything fresh and new. Each day was a wonder and every experience a welcome challenge. I remember the fear when you thought you might have to leave me and the utter joy when I told you we’d be together forever.



Lexi rides in her travel carrier home from BlogPaws Nashville




I remember the perseverance and utter determination you had when learning each new task. And, the pride you felt when you mastered those tasks. You would strut around and chirp loudly as if announcing it to the world. I remember each night as I laid my head on the pillow and you began to massage my head and purr away the stresses of the day. I remember waking each morning to find you curled up next to me and how you would gently put your paw on my cheek and purr.


Lexi at 16 years old in mommy's lap





I remember each day that we spent together and never gave a thought to how it might end. I never imagined a day without you. Through all the ups and downs, you were always there. I remember how you fought the disease that wore your body down. I remember when you could no longer stand, but still managed to massage my head as I laid on the pillow each night. Near the end, I remember seeing that fear in your eyes once again when you thought or maybe knew, our time together was coming to an end. You had been my reason for living and the heart that beat in my chest. Maybe you wondered how I would go on.


Lexi with outstretched paw rubbing head in mommy's hand





I can tell you, it isn’t easy, and each day I miss you more. From an abandoned kitten to Queen of the Service Cats, you were that and so much more. Saying that final good night to you hurt me to my core. But, I wouldn’t have missed sharing your life for anything in the world. Dezi and Raena help me now, and fill my life with love. But no one or anything will ever fill the space occupied by your memories, your devotion and love. Those I cherish and think about every day with a smile.


Lexi with mouth open meowing on 3/9/2016

3/9/2016 One of the last photos ever taken of Lexi.




I take some small comfort in knowing you’re pain free and happy again. I will always love you and miss you till the day we meet again on heaven’s beautiful shores. Forever here didn’t last very long, but someday it will have no end. Until then my sweet, my Lexi, enjoy your hereafter and think not of my grief or sorrow. Only think on and remember my love. I know you’re in the best of hands, those of our Lords’.




Loving You Always,




Lexi sitting on cat tree in paint

Till the next time………………………….Be Blest




Luv and Hugs and Kitty Kisses


Deztinee and RaenaBelle

with Mommy A

30 thoughts on “Service Cats: Ode to Lexi: Letter to Heaven

  1. (tears falling) Oh Miss Audra, that was such a beautiful tribute you wrote to your dear Lexi kitty. I know that Lexi loved you as much as you loved her. Mom’s white kitty before me lived a long time until he succumbed to kidney disease, too. It broke her heart. She still thinks about him all the time as you do your Lexi, ’cause love like that is truly forever. XOXO

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    1. Yes it is Valentine. And I can assure you, your mommy loves you with just as much passion. I love Raena and Dezi differently than I loved Lexi or Lucky or Shad, but I love them with my whole heart and never want to imagine my life without them. That’s the way your mommy loves you too. Hugs to you and your mommy.


      Mommy A


  2. Beautiful and heartfelt post about your sweet sister Lexi. We remember her so well and we will never forget her too 😥 While reading we heard the song of Celine Dion, Goodbye’s the saddest word, on the radio, so now we have to go to wipe our tears…Soft Pawkisses to comfort you all ❤ ❤ ❤

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  3. What a beautiful letter. Lexi would be so proud! She and Dezi were some of our first friends from Show Me Cats. I know how much you loved her and miss her, just as I miss my A. Maggie Meme. I like to think they are up in Heaven playing like 2 young kittens again. We are so proud and happy to be in your lives and enjoy learning so much from the girls. God bless. Love, hugs purrs and head bonks. 😺😻😺

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    1. Fank you awnty Cindy. We ‘member meetin’ you and angel Maggie Meme. We luvved her anhd miss her too. We agree, that she and sis Lexi are rompin’ ’round and leavin’ fur all over our mansions in heaven. Fanks fur bein’ in our lives. We don’t ever wanna think ’bout you not bein’ there. Big hugs

      Luv ya’

      Dezi, Raena and mommy A

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