Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Love and Loss (almost)

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.

20 comments:

Shama-Lama Mama said...

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...

http://tinyurl.com/2m34ok

bleeding espresso said...

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:

Letting Sleeping Dogs Lie

Happy Love Thursday!

Jessica New said...

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.

Jeanine said...

So sad. I lost my dog and my cat over the past 16 months and it's so crushing. Take care.

FireMom said...

Oh, cats. I miss mine so much.

Happy Love Thursday.

alli said...

I hope you get many more days with your black kitty.

Maya said...

I feel your pain. I hope that your last moments together are precious and will be cherished.

Mama Drama Jenny, the Bloggess said...

You're making me cry here.

nikkipolani said...

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.

tracey said...

Thanks everyone. She's still not doing well and so good-byes have been inevitable. Now, it's just a heartbreaking waiting game.

Cassie said...

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.

HipMomma said...

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... said...

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!
Love,
D.

O said...

Savor each & every moment with your kitty :) The love you get from a pet is so sweet. Hugs to you.

krystyn said...

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:

http://www.hoperevo.com/main/2007/6/1/grace.html

I have a blessing candle lit for you and your family. Take care.

inspired knitter said...

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.com said...

Our family has had a lot of this kind of stuff lately... hugs. The kids are still processing the whole thing.

melody is slurping life said...

Sweet hugs.

cheeky said...

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.
xo

Molly said...

It's so tough when you've had them for so long, through so many of your journeys. The best companion indeed.