07 Feb Love and Loss (almost)
Posted at 05:17h in Uncategorized 20 Comments
We almost lost her today. Almost.
We’ve spent eighteen years together. That’s a long time to have a cat like companion as a part of your everyday life. And a lot of Love. When she does have to leave us, we will miss her terribly. Just like we miss her mother and her sister. I felt that ache of loss today and it hurts.
I will be spending this Love Thursday loving a big black cat like there’s no tomorrow.
Shama-Lama MamaPosted at 06:15h, 07 February
Oh, I totally understand. My kitty Hailey was nearly 19 when I chose not to have her revived after a surgery had begun and things were found to be worse than believed.
Enjoy your time with your kitty. I wish I had had a little more…
bleeding espressoPosted at 07:55h, 07 February
Oh I hear you too. There’s just nothing like the love for a pet. They truly make the world a better place.
Speaking of which, I wrote a bit about my pooches today:
http://bleedingespresso.com/2008/02/love-thursday-letting-sleeping-dogs-lie.html“ REL=”nofollow”>Letting Sleeping Dogs Lie
Happy Love Thursday!
Jessica NewPosted at 08:30h, 07 February
Okay, that is too sad…. It just doesn’t feel right to have to be the one to make “that type” of a decision, does it? Sorry for your heart ache. Life sometimes really hurts.
JeaninePosted at 12:01h, 07 February
So sad. I lost my dog and my cat over the past 16 months and it’s so crushing. Take care.
FireMomPosted at 14:24h, 07 February
Oh, cats. I miss mine so much.
Happy Love Thursday.
alliPosted at 14:42h, 07 February
I hope you get many more days with your black kitty.
MayaPosted at 14:47h, 07 February
I feel your pain. I hope that your last moments together are precious and will be cherished.
Mama Drama Jenny, the BloggessPosted at 15:03h, 07 February
You’re making me cry here.
nikkipolaniPosted at 16:37h, 07 February
Oh Tracey. I was in your place three months ago and I understand that ache. I did lose my cat, who was going to turn 20 this year. I hope you get to spend lots of time with your little furry dear one.
traceyPosted at 21:00h, 07 February
Thanks everyone. She’s still not doing well and so good-byes have been inevitable. Now, it’s just a heartbreaking waiting game.
CassiePosted at 21:15h, 07 February
Thanks for your comment. I hope that your goodbyes aren’t too painful.
HA! That’s funny. Cats are the best ever, and all leave a special mark in our lives.
Keep the love up! I think the best way a cat could pass is with a purr and a nap.
HipMommaPosted at 22:06h, 07 February
We consider our dog our first child and would miss her terribly. I so understand. I hope Cat gives you some more smiles for awhile.
Left-handed Trees...Posted at 00:01h, 08 February
Aww…we lost our cat (had him for 18 years too) two months back…somehow we thought we’d have him always, so I understood this post!
OPosted at 23:55h, 08 February
Savor each & every moment with your kitty 🙂 The love you get from a pet is so sweet. Hugs to you.
krystynPosted at 04:09h, 09 February
Tracey, I am sitting here with my puppy at my feet and my heart breaks for you.
I’ve never lost a pet like this — I had a cat that ran away and I fretted over her — but nothing like this. I can’t imagine.
My dad fosters for a rescue and this brings to mind an email he sent me when he lost a cat in his care. It’s positive and may bring some light to you:
I have a blessing candle lit for you and your family. Take care.
inspired knitterPosted at 23:58h, 09 February
it’s so hard to lose a pet…especially one that has been part of your life for so long! last summer we lost lu who was only 2…so sad! our animals keep us real and grounded and kind. sorry!
susiej.comPosted at 01:19h, 11 February
Our family has had a lot of this kind of stuff lately… hugs. The kids are still processing the whole thing.
melody is slurping lifePosted at 16:22h, 12 February
cheekyPosted at 01:44h, 21 February
I just found you blog via Shutter Sisters which I found via another blog. Really lovely!
Came to have a peek as I was drawn in by your profile pic at SS. I love that shot.
Hope your cat is resting and well. They are a part of the family and their absence is difficult. I know. The love they give remains forever in our hearts. Sending warm wishes your way.
MollyPosted at 00:10h, 03 March
It’s so tough when you’ve had them for so long, through so many of your journeys. The best companion indeed.