Dear Mutchmi, My heart goes out to you today. I was where you are four weeks ago tonight after saying goodbye to my Bengal Cat, T.J. (my avatar). He was the Heart of My Heart, a guy who came to me when I needed him most, and who bonded to me the instant we saw each other (he actually ran across the room and leaped in to my arms). He and I were like one unit, always here for each other, no matter what. You are in shock, so please be gentle with yourself and allow the tears to flow. When I came home from ringing the bell at the gates for T.J., I had to immediately clean up all the signs of his illness. I couldn't rest until the pillows and blankets were where they belonged. I wanted this house to remind me of his days of youth, health and vigor. I refused to give any respect to the insidious brain tumor that took his balance and navigational abilities from him. That really helped a lot to bring back the memories of happier times. When we say goodbye to special needs furs, there are so many times a day that remind us of them. We instinctively reach for their meds or their special foods, etc., before we realize that nobody needs those things now. I hope the memories of the best of the best times will come to you quickly. Abbey was so blessed to have found her way to you home and heart where she was loved the way every animal deserves to be. You and your sweet Angel Abbey are in my thoughts and prayers and I'm sending you virtual hugs tonight.
My heart is battered and bruised, but I will not let it break. It holds such precious cargo, I must protect it now. (Susie Squillions)
"Memories of loved ones are like songs in our soul." Margaret Wakeley
BUDDY GUY AYRES~LYNCH'S RESIDENCY:
KING BING THE GOD CAT'S RESIDENCY:
In one of the stars, I shall be living.
In one of them, I shall be laughing.
And so it will be as if all the stars were laughing when you look at the sky at night.
~ The Little Prince, Antoine de Saint-Exupery