Dear Sasha,

Molly FinneganMolly Finnegan Spring Lake ParkMember Posts: 36
It has only been a few days since your passing. I of course miss you terribly, and have been looking for signs from you. 8 years of life isn't long enough for a cat! I will treasure the memories you left me with, especially the last 2 years when I finally was able to properly care for you again. You're with my mom now, so I know she'll take good care of you, as she did back when she was alive when you were younger. I found one of your whiskers today, and kept it. Arthur misses you too, even though you didn't appreciate his company as much as he did yours. I found some peach yogurt in the fridge at work today. I remember when I bought it, I was going to share some with you. I still feel guilty that I didn't do enough for you in your fast decline last week. Also, that I missed your signs that you were ill long before you got past the point of no return. I'm sure you are with me. I just need time to accept that it was you time to go. While I'll probably never understand why, I'm sure you had good reason. Matt said that through the whole thing, you seemed to not have the fight in you. Please give my mom some hugs from me, and Shadow too. I will see you again someday. I miss you! Love, Molly


  • Lowell VincentLowell Vincent ChildersburgMember Posts: 219
    edited 16 September, 2009
    I'm sorry you're in pain. I have some idea of what you're going through. I lost Brandy on May 3rd and it hurts so much to think that perhaps I could have saved her if only I had acted faster or if I had done something different. We just don't know. I hope you can take some comfort in knowing you gave her much happiness while she was alive.
  • Patricia HodgePatricia Hodge WatertownMember Posts: 14,819
    edited 16 September, 2009
    Living Love If you ever love an animal, there are three days in your life you will always remember... The first is a day, blessed with happiness, when you bring home your young new friend. You may have spent weeks deciding on a breed. You may have asked numerous opinions of many vets or done long research in finding a breeder. Or, perhaps in a fleeting moment, you may have just chosen that silly looking mutt in a shelter--simple because something in its eyes reached your heart But when you bring that chosen pet home, and watch it explore, and claim its special place in your hall or front room--and when you feel it brush against you for the first time-- it instills a feeling of pure love you will carry with you through the many years to come. The second day will occur eight or nine or ten years later. It will be a day like any other. Routine and unexceptional . But, for a surprising instant, you will look at your longtime friend and see age where you once saw youth. You will see slow deliberate steps where you once saw energy. And you will see sleep where you once saw activity. So you will begin to adjust your friend's diet--and you may add a pill or two to her food. And you may feel a growing fear deep within yourself, which bodes of a coming emptiness. And you will feel this uneasy feeling, on and off, until the third day finally arrives. And on this day--if your friend and God have not decided for you, then you will be faced with making a decision of your own--on behalf of your lifelong friend, and with the guidance of your own deepest Spirit But whichever way your friend eventually leaves you---you will feel as alone as a single star in the dark night. If you are wise, you will let the tears flow as freely and as often as they must. And if you are typical, you will find that not many in your circle of family or friends will be able to understand your grief, or comfort you. But if you are true to the love of the pet you cherished through the many joy-filled years, you may find that a soul --a bit smaller in size than your own--- seems to walk with you, at times, during the lonely days to come. And at moments when you least expect anything our of the ordinary to happen, you may feel something brush against your leg--very very lightly. And looking down at the place where your dear, perhaps dearest, friend used to lay---you will remember those three significant days. The memory will most likely be painful, and leave an ache in your heart--- As time passes the ache will come and go as it has a life of its own. You will both reject it and embrace it, and it may confuse you. If you reject it, it will depress you. If you embrace it, it will deepen you. Either way, it will still be an ache. But there will be, I assure you, a fourth day when ---along with the memory of your pet--- and piercing through the heaviness in your heart---there will come a realization that belongs only to you. It will be as unique and strong as our relationship with each animal we have loved, and lost. This realization takes the form of a Living Love---like the heavenly scent of a rose that remains after the petals have wilted, this Love will remain and grow--and be there for us to remember. It is a love we have earned. It is the legacy our pets leave us when they go. And it is a gift we may keep with us as long as we live. It is a Love which is ours alone. And until we ourselves leave, perhaps to join our Beloved Pets-- it is a Love that we will always possess. -Written by Martin Scot Kosins I hope this helped me when I had to say goodbye to my Bear..
  • jennifer viscontijennifer visconti queensMember Posts: 2,157
    edited 16 September, 2009
    Thanks for that Bear, you can always be counted on to be so kind to everycat....To Sasha's family - Our thoughts are with you. We understand how you feel and wish we could make it better. My Mother beat herself up for months because she didn't realize how sick I was at the end of my life ( I kept telling her, Mom- you're not a doctor, how would you know I had cancer?) Eight years is not long enough...I don't know if eighty would be enough with our beloved angel cats. We are so very sorry for your loss. Know that Sasha is so loved now. I am showing her the ropes and am teaching her how to use her wings. Love Always, Bobbi PS- When and if you are ready, please know that you are welcome to join my group =^..^=Angel Cats=^..^= Bear is there, and so are a lot of wonderful angel cats. We try to be a really positive force in cats and their families lives.
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