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Charlotte, a beloved cat
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This is an epitaph I wrote for my daughter and her husband's cat Charlotte (notice that the poem spells her name read vertically down the left side), who died of kidney failure (actually, old age) about a year ago. My daughter had to take her to the vet to be put quietly and peacefully to sleep. She was a very loving pet, and I tried to put into words what she might have said from beyond the grave.

by Nick Gordon

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