Saying Farewell To My Dear Feline!

Her picture says so much!

Her picture says so much!

I realize that I am off the topic of Parkinson’s Disease, but I feel this should be shared–my next posting will be back on topic–Thank You!

It is National Dog Day but I am writing for my cat, Shadow, who has left us. For 15 years, she looked after us. She taught us trust, patience, determination, and displayed a sense of grace, right up to her death. She lost an eye to Cancer almost 6 years ago and bounced back an hour after a life-altering surgery. Resilient. Resilient. Resilient.

She returned every bit of love that we ever gave her. Her confidence and ability to adapt never ended, even when she faced her final struggle.

She willed be missed, but never forgotten. Rest in peace, Shadow, dear.

About Karl Robb

Karl Robb has had Parkinson’s disease (PD) for over thirty years. With symptoms since he was seventeen years old, Karl was diagnosed at the age of twenty-three. Now fifty-one, he is a Parkinson’s disease advocate, an entrepreneur, an inventor, an author of two books (A Soft Voice in a Noisy World: A Guide to Dealing and Healing with Parkinson’s Disease and Dealing and Healing with Parkinson’s Disease and Other Health Conditions: A Workbook for Body, Mind, and Spirit) with his wife and care partner, Angela Robb. He has blogged for ten years on his website, ASoftVoice.com. He is a Community Team Member to ParkinsonsDisease.net and is a contributor to PatientsLikeMe.com. His blog, ASoftVoice.com, has been recognized four years in a row by Healthline.com as one of The Best Parkinson’s Blogs of 2018, 2017, 2016, and 2015! Healthline.com also listed the book A Soft Voice in a Noisy World in their list of Best Parkinson’s Disease Books of 2017! FeedSpot.com has recognized ASoftVoice.com for 2018 and 2017 as a Top 50 Parkinson’s Disease blog. Karl was a blogger for the 2016 World Parkinson Congress in Portland, Oregon. He is a frequent speaker on Parkinson’s disease issues as well as an experienced advocate for Parkinson’s issues throughout the United States. He is also an advisor and consultant on Parkinson’s disease. Karl is a board member of both the Parkinson Voice Project and Parkinson Social Network based in Virginia. He was an active board member (6 years) and an advocate (18 years) with the Parkinson’s Action Network (PAN). In his free time, he is a photographer, constant writer, longtime magician, and a practicing Reiki Jin Kei Do master. Karl received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He has been featured by The New York Post, BBC Radio, CBS News, National Public Broadcasting (NPR), in The New Republic magazine and NHK World Television, as well as several Washington, D.C., television stations. You may reach Karl via email at asoftvoice@gmail.com, on Facebook, or contact him via Twitter @asoftvoicepd. I’m available for speaking engagements to share my experience living with Parkinson’s disease. Please contact me at asoftvoice@gmail.com if you are interested in having me speak to your group, conference/symposium, or would like me to write an article for your newsletter or blog. I am not a medical professional and this information is my personal view. I am just sharing my medical journey with you, the reader. I encourage you to seek all avenues that can benefit your condition.

Posted on August 26, 2016, in Education, Education & Support, Health, Philosophy and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. Part of the family. We have two dogs who are both around 10 so hopefully we have a ways to go but I dread the day. I can’t tell how many I have had to put down in my life but none were easy. However, memories are precious.

  2. Dear Karl and Angela, my heart aches for you for I know so well the pain you feel. You were and are the best parents to your sweet baby. Now Lilli must get your undivided attention and love. Praying for acceptance and peace! Love always, Reka

  3. So sorry to hear that Shadow died. What a loss. Hugs to you both. Love, Anne

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    From: A Soft Voice In A Noisy World Reply-To: A Soft Voice In A Noisy World Date: Friday, August 26, 2016 at 10:20 AM To: Anne Aden Subject: [New post] Saying Farewell To My Dear Feline!

    WordPress.com Karl Robb posted: ” I realize that I am off the topic of Parkinson’s Disease, but I feel this should be shared–my next posting will be back on topic–Thank You! It is National Dog Day but I am writing for my cat, Shadow, who has left us. For 15 years, she looked after us”

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