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    In the Netherlands there are actually a few pop songs that are love songs to cats. I sometimes listen to them when I need to mourn — let go — allow myself to cry for the feline companions I have had who now frolic somewhere beyond the Rainbow Bridge.

    By the Dutch kids' chorus "Kinderen voor Kinderen":
    http://www.youtube.com/...

        Frederieke lies there sleeping
        In her little basket green
        Her eyes are tightly closed now
        As her head rests on the rim
        She hasn't touched her food bowl
        Or her water dish for days
        Frederieke lies there sleeping
        And no longer meets my gaze.

        Frederieke lies there sleeping
        With the sunlight on her coat
        I remember how she came here
        So many years ago
        She never wants to play now
        All she feels is pain
        She lies there simply waiting
        Till all is past and done.

        Dearest Frederieke
        Whom I love so much and will mourn
        No longer able to eat now
        Feeling so old, sick and worn
        Tomorrow you'll get an injection
        And if my wish could break time's spell
        Poor dear sick Frederieke,
        We wouldn't have to say farewell.

        Frederieke lies there sleeping
        In her window wicker den
        I gently stroke and pet her
        While whispering her name
        My arm around her body
        Face nuzzling her fur
        The whole long night beside you
        Not from your side to stir.

        Dearest Frederieke
        Whom I love so much and will mourn
        No longer able to walk now
        Feeling so old, sick and worn
        Tomorrow you'll get an injection
        And if my wish could break time's spell
        Poor dear sick Frederieke,
        We wouldn't have to say farewell.

        Look how her little ear twitches
        She gives her head one shake more
        Why couldn't you now just get better
        And stand up and walk like before?

        Dearest Frederieke
        Whom I love so much and will mourn
        Not even able to drink now
        Feeling so old, sick and worn
        Tomorrow you'll get an injection
        And if my wish could break time's spell
        Poor dear sick Frederieke,
        We wouldn't have to say farewell.

    (my translation)

    "Een doodgewone kat / Just an ordinary cat" by a 13-year old singer, Joël:
    http://www.youtube.com/...

    And the same song in a different, sort of Joan-Baez-like version:
    http://www.youtube.com/...

    Love and peace.

    The Dutch kids' chorus Kinderen voor Kinderen wishes all the world's children freedom from hunger, ignorance, and war. ☮ ♥ ☺

    by lotlizard on Tue Sep 10, 2013 at 01:39:25 AM PDT

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