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My Girl by GothicNarcissus My Girl by GothicNarcissus
I don’t know what to do,
I can’t even turn to God,
His stupid laws would keep us apart anyway.
Sixteen years with you
And I can’t resign,
Accept that so soon you’ll be gone.


[ My Girl ]


Back in October, when I wrote the lyrics above (yep, they’re mine, I’m working on the whole song), I was really afraid I wouldn’t see her again. One of my greatest regrets was not taking a photo of her since 2011, and not having a photo of us since I was twelve or something. I felt like I had foolishly taken her for granted.
Fortunately, she’s a strong cat, my mother has been adamant in the past few weeks at making her get better, and we’re spending the holidays all together like we always do. And I immediately took my chance to have some more pictures of her, who was always shy in front of the camera but today accepted to pose without throwing a tantrum. It won’t be forever, but for the time being it’s alright.
Murka, I love you much.

Photo: *DamaInNero
Model: Murka and Me
Editing, styling: Me
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:icongothicnarcissus:
GothicNarcissus Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks, I'm going to have a look!
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MoonpawNight Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014
Im very sad today and this made my cry in a good way. Beautiful picture! ♥♥♥
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GothicNarcissus Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Aww, I hope it was some sort of cathartic cry. :hug:
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moonfairy1999 Featured By Owner May 16, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
You're both just beautiful.
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:icongothicnarcissus:
GothicNarcissus Featured By Owner May 17, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! :hug:
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moonfairy1999 Featured By Owner May 17, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
No problem.

Nommy smile 
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moonfairy1999 Featured By Owner May 8, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Love it!!

Siamese Cat Hug 
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:icongothicnarcissus:
GothicNarcissus Featured By Owner May 15, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! :hug:
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moonfairy1999 Featured By Owner May 15, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
:D (Big Grin) 
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Shirley-Agnew-Art Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014
This is just gorgeous, I am so glad you got to get some more
photographs with beautiful Murka :hug:
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:icongothicnarcissus:
GothicNarcissus Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much! :hug:
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Shirley-Agnew-Art Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014
You are very welcome sweetie! :huggle:
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Babou-Shka Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014
Lovely portrait, she's beautiful. I wish you all a lot more moments together.
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:icongothicnarcissus:
GothicNarcissus Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much, truly! :hug:
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Babou-Shka Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014
You're very welcome :hug:
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AliceSacco Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014
Che bella. Di solito non mi piace il pelo rosso, a meno che non abbia un colore vivo.
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:icongothicnarcissus:
GothicNarcissus Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Grazie! :hug:
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405MethodNotAllowed Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013
So cute ^_^
No, really. Both of you. It would be such a loss if she...
And, by the way: Murka is a bit unusual name for a non-Russian cat, isn't it?
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:icongothicnarcissus:
GothicNarcissus Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much!
Unfortunately nobody knows how much time she has left, but we're cherishing each day she's still with us. We try to comfort ourselves thinking we tried our best to make her happy all her life, and she does the same to us.
Oh, and yeah! But my mom's Belarusian, so we took the name from the Russian tradition. :D
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405MethodNotAllowed Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014
That's a pity... =(
Oh, then it is clear to me. Actually, there are almost no differences between Russian and Belarussian customs and traditions =)
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cjl1610 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013
But not as cute as the one laying next to that cat ^_^
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:icongothicnarcissus:
GothicNarcissus Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Well, thank you! =P
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cjl1610 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013
Normally I hate cats, but that one just looks cute.
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:icongothicnarcissus:
GothicNarcissus Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Why? They're so adorable! XD
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cjl1610 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013
Cats are evil, they plot against us and want to be the dominant species on the planet XD
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:icongothicnarcissus:
GothicNarcissus Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
No, they're not! I've never met anyone who loves me more than my cat does. _
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cjl1610 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014
I know the feeling, my dog was the same way. But thanks to a cat I am currently COVERED IN FLEA BITES!!! They're driving me crazy >=O
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GothicNarcissus Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
That's the fleas, not the cats! XD
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cjl1610 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014
The fleas are off the cat XD you're supposed to take my side in this >.< lol Before I forget dear heart, in the Astaroth picture of you in the Infernal Lords set, you're wearing a choker. Where did you get that from?
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GothicNarcissus Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Of course not, I'm taking the cats' side! :D
That choker? I had it custom made at a stall in an open-air market some four years ago. I didn't really like any of those which were up for sale because they had too much stuff in them, so the lady took a piece of leater and made it there and then, as simple as I wanted it. =P
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RJTrinket Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful!  Both of You and your great Mom too. I wish you health and happiness in 2014! RJ
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GothicNarcissus Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much! I wish you all the best for the new year too! :hug: :heart:
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CarolynYM Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013
Handsome you and gorgeous Murka:)
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GothicNarcissus Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! :heart:
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LucyFaerie Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013

How incredibly sweet.  Thank you for sharing.


We recently lost our cat in October of this year.  We had him for twelve or thirteen years and he was two or three when we got him.  He got me through a year of chemo, so I was absolutely devastated and cried for days because he was my buddy and hung out with me.


We were so lost without having a cat around that my husband found us one on the internet at a shelter, so we went and got him.  Then we decided to acquire another cat from another shelter closer to us.  The second one greatly resembles our original cat, but in looks only.  She has a completely different personality.


Almost every day, we mention how much we miss our original cat, but we are glad to have the two we have now.


Thank you again for sharing.

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GothicNarcissus Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh, I'm so sorry for your loss, really! I can totally relate with you, I'm trying to get ready to something similar – she has cancer, which can't be cured because she's 16 years old and the treatment would be more painful than useful. I know I'll never will be ready, but at least I can try to get used to the idea and, in the meantime, enjoy the time I've got with her. :/

I'm glad you're doing well with your new cats, and hope they'll help you recover from your loss. I don't know what my mother will do when Murka's time comes, but unfortunately I won't be able to get another cat on my own in the next few years, at least until I'm done with my studies and settle down to a place of my own.
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LucyFaerie Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013

Thank you.  There is not a day that goes by that I don't miss my cat.

I hope things go well when the time comes for your cat.  It's not easy.  I cried the entire time--I stayed with him and even kept his blanket with him.

Thank you, the new cats are good to have around. 

Will your mother be able to get another cat eventually, even if you have to wait?

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GothicNarcissus Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Well, we're very firm in that, as long as she does fine, we will keep taking care of her the best we can. Right now she's able to do all the things, play, clean herself, cuddle and comfort us and everything, but when there is more pain than anything, we'll ask that they put en end to her suffering.

Right now mom doesn't know what will happen aftermaths. She just can't think of that, so we'll see. :)
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LucyFaerie Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013

That's the approach we took with our cat.  The last few weeks, we let our cat eat anything he wanted to, when he would eat.  He got lots of deli meat and cheese because that's what he wanted, but he was declining so much that we didn't want him to be miserable.


Years ago, I knew someone who had a dog that she "loved" to death.  She had got the dog when she was a child and had it for about twenty years.  The dog was incontinent, blind, deaf, toothless, arthritic, etc.  But she just loved that dog so much, she couldn't bear to have her euthanized.  I swore I would not do that to my cat.  He wasn't getting any better, though, and he was happy, but we still miss him dreadfully.


I hope your mom is okay.  I said at the time I couldn't deal with being attached to another cat, but then we were all so lost around here without a cat that we couldn't stand it, so now we have two.  We miss our original cat so much, although these two are adjusting well to life around here.

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NetSeawolf Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
great !! Is an good idea I'll do the same with my cat netseawolf.deviantart.com/art/…
 
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GothicNarcissus Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Whoa, what a cutie! :D And she seems much more tolerant to the camera than mine. It's always difficult to have her pose. =P
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NetSeawolf Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
About pose I understand you !!
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Asashin-kun Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
She's so cute. *w* I hope she'll live long because I know how devastateing the death of beloved animal can be. Noone can get that close to you like a pet does... 
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GothicNarcissus Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks! :heart:
Well, that's unpredictable at the moment. She has recovered from a severe breathing crisis last October, but she still has lung cancer, and givem she's 16 there's nothing we can do. We just try to spend as much time as we can with her and give her all our loving while she's still with us, then we'll see...
Well, let's not spoil the festive mood, anyways. Merry holidays, and thanks for your concern! :hug:
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Righteous-Scalliwag Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great lighting! Also, the orange/ gray colors go excellent together :).
The story is sweet & inspirational; Murka is an adorable cat. 
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GothicNarcissus Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! :hug: And yeah, she's just adorable! :heart:
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Righteous-Scalliwag Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome :) :peace: :heart:
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DamaInNero Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013
Vi voglio bene! :kiss:
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GothicNarcissus Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Anche io! Sia a te che a Murka! :heart:
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