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Mother's Day by ibjennyjenny Mother's Day by ibjennyjenny
Mikey's green eyes captured me as soon as he first opened them as a baby; his heart captured me during a very difficult time in my life - when my newborn son was born still. Mikey was a baby himself and he was born deaf but he knew....he knew that my heart was broken in two and he was on a mission to mend the broken pieces. Mikey followed me everywhere once I returned from the hospital and I was not alone, he slept right next me and made sure my arms were not empty.
There is no doubt in my mind that Mikey helped to pull me through that time and gave me a reason to want to wake up each day. It was the darkest time of my entire life but with Mikey and his little light, we found our way together.

Mikey is seven years old now, he continues to be source of support for me even today. Our lives are much happier now than they were then but nothing has changed with how he looks after me, Mikey loves me and he makes sure that I know.

I took this photo on Mother's Day 2008 and as beautiful as he may be on the outside, it doesn't even compare to how beautiful he is on the inside.

This is Mikey......and he is my friend.
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JoyfulHeartDesigns Featured By Owner May 2, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is stunning!  Those eyes <3
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:iconlucytherescuedcat:
lucytherescuedcat Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
So cute! Such a handsome boy!:-) 
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:iconibjennyjenny:
ibjennyjenny Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015  Professional Photographer
He is my guy. Thank you.
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:iconlucytherescuedcat:
lucytherescuedcat Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome! :-) 
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LeliaTheNightFury Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014
<font><font>Oh... beautiful eyes, beautiful cat... </font></font>
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Hitomii Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014  Professional Photographer
Beautiful image, and so sharp, well done :)
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FlyingFox-Bat Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
this is Mikey....and he is your Angel.....
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:iconibjennyjenny:
ibjennyjenny Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Professional Photographer
Awww! Thank you.
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FlyingFox-Bat Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
of course! my Angel is my Service dog, Rosey. so i completely understand animals being Angels. especially those who get us
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UnityBeing Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful cat.
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:iconrainou-38:
Rainou-38 Featured By Owner May 16, 2013
wonderful!
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AnnemiekedW Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Beautiful picture :iconflyingheartsplz: and what a beautiful story as well :tighthug:
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ghost13warrior Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
god sometimes makes miracles :)
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ValerieLynnPhotos Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Lovely shot! The eyes are beautifully popped!
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Happytown124 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012
Lovely story!
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Mirk217 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012
:) COOL EYES! MY FAVORITE
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:iconkargroth:
Kargroth Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
featured in my gallery as most of his shots :D
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JasiJabby Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011
the story of you and his eyes are both beautiful *__* i almost started crying because of the history you two share, just an amazing bond <3
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:iconibjennyjenny:
ibjennyjenny Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thank you for such kind words.
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Lenuki Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011
So beautiful cat!!!!
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drawforever41 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011
cute, and the green eyes are magnificent !
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SilkSpectreII Featured By Owner May 10, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
aww... it's amazing how animals just happen to know everytime you're down... I once had a dog and we literally grew up together. every time I was sad or depressed, she just walked up to me, rested her chin on my lap, looked at me and her eyes told me 'I'm here, I know and everything is going to be alright' :aww:

- I was so terribly sad when she passed away!!

But your kitty seems to a lion at heart always caring for his mommy! I hope you will have as much time together as possible!! :aww:
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PixieKiller Featured By Owner May 6, 2011
He looks just plain amazing<3
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mirasravi Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2011
<3 <3
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leanne-reynolds Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
what a beautiful cat
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:iconibjennyjenny:
ibjennyjenny Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2010  Professional Photographer
Oh, thank you so much.
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Chelseearth-Vader Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2010
welcome(:
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zella-de-venus Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2010
A very beautiful, healthy looking cat! I too, lost a baby boy 19 years ago. He was born 3 months too soon, and only lived for 12 hours.
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BenChislett Featured By Owner May 27, 2010
So cute, great story.
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iNSOMNiAC013 Featured By Owner May 25, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My goodness, he's beautiful. :heart:

I find it strange how people always comment on how dogs are better than cats because you can't form the same knowing, loving relationship with a cat that you can with a dog.

Stories like this prove that wrong in so many ways. :(

While cats are not as outwardly emotional as dogs, then can still "tune in" to a person like a dog can. Cats can tell when you're happy, sad, angry, etc. I would know. My darling, Ying-Yang, isn't the most social of felines, but if I'm upset, he knows it and won't leave me alone until I'm happy again. :)
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insanecatlady Featured By Owner May 25, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
He has amazing eyes and looks at you with such love. They bring us so much for the little they ask.
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Akamar Featured By Owner May 25, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
:( That captures much of of my feelings towards my Bonbon... He's a beautiful boy. ;3 Many more happy years to the both of you.
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kerriswift Featured By Owner May 25, 2010
:hug:
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Mouseleaf Featured By Owner May 25, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
You brought tears to my eyes! :sob: That's such a touching story.

He's such an adorable cat(with amazing eyes I might add!), and I'm sure he's acts just as sweet as he looks. It's great how animals can sense our emotions and are there when we need them to be. I'm so sorry for your loss, although I'm happy you found Mikey to comfort you :)

Congrats on the DD on the other photo of him as well~
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Suabeth Featured By Owner May 25, 2010
Gorgeous and touching. :) :heart:
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MeltedSculpture Featured By Owner May 25, 2010
Awww such an emotional heart-touching story. I fell in love with this cat when I saw this gorgeous pic but after reading the story, I am more in love with this amazing cat :love:
You are lucky to have someone who helped you through tough time and I hope you dont ever have to go through any thing that difficult ever again.
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ibjennyjenny Featured By Owner May 25, 2010  Professional Photographer
Thank you so much for your words, they mean a lot to me. I am truly blessed to have him in my life and will always be grateful for his friendship.
A bit of good news is that 2 years after my son was born and died, I gave birth to his little sister Haley who is now almost five years old. She was born tiny but a survivor...

Thank you so much.
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MeltedSculpture Featured By Owner May 26, 2010
You are welcome Jenny :) and Im very happy to hear of Haley, May she live a long healthy life - amen
enjoy your adorable blessings :aww:
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opal-moon Featured By Owner May 25, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
he sounds adorable. very emotional story..
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ibjennyjenny Featured By Owner May 25, 2010  Professional Photographer
Thank you
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Laoquis Featured By Owner May 25, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aw, your story touched me deep within... I almost cried! I bet you two are a really cute team. He's very beautiful and I believe in his inner beauty, too.
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ibjennyjenny Featured By Owner May 25, 2010  Professional Photographer
Thank you so much
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spannergirly Featured By Owner May 25, 2010
a wonderful story thankyou for shareing it ^^

i have asperger syndrome and none of my close freinds are human but are cats and chickens. i wouldn't be the girl i am now without them.

animals like these make our lives Complete.
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ibjennyjenny Featured By Owner May 25, 2010  Professional Photographer
They really do bring on a feeling of completeness. I am a better person because of Mikey. Thank you.
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spannergirly Featured By Owner May 26, 2010
np. good luck
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iytj Featured By Owner May 25, 2010
awesome shot!wonderful story!!
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:iconibjennyjenny:
ibjennyjenny Featured By Owner May 25, 2010  Professional Photographer
Thank you so much
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iytj Featured By Owner May 25, 2010
u r very welcome!=D
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Dixi-Chan Featured By Owner May 25, 2010  Student General Artist
This story touches my heart.
And it reminds me of my own cat, which Is in my life for already 7 years. She never EVER fails to make me smile, and she is the biggest friend I can ever have!

This shows how strong friendship between a human being and an animal can be!

Great picture, beautifull story. Thanks for sharing!
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