Friday, November 03, 2006

Sometimes, life just sucks.

The bad thing about pets is that they don't live forever. After having George with me for almost 18 years, the only bad thing he ever did in his lifetime was pass away, and he did that today in my arms, and I'm just crushed.

It's really hard to explain how I feel right now, I mean I could go on and post about everything I'm feeling and make you all raise and eyebrow and look at me like I'm nuts, because sometimes people just don't understand how other people can get attached to their pets, but it kind of feels like someone ripped my heart out of me and jumped up and down on it. Iin the last 17 years, he's been the one constant thing I've had in my life every day and he went through every wonderful and every horrible thing in my life right along with me and still liked me despite it all. He went from one coast to the next and then back again and I don't think he minded one bit. The way he was, it was clear that he loved me back, right up to his last minute when he wrapped his paws around me before he died.

I knew that someday, today would come, but it doesn't make it easier to realize that he's not going to be around anymore.

I will say that if it weren't for my friends, that I don't know what I would have done today.

A short post tonight because I'm just having a hard time wrapping my head around everything that happened today.

If love could have kept him alive, he would have lived forever.


vegas_andi said...

I, George, being of poor health, do hereby bequeath to my Dear Master my Last Will and Testament, to be recalled fondly whenever you think of me.

My time on this earth has been a happy time, full of joyful memories and carefree hours. I take with me no worldly possessions because possessions and property are not my primary concerns. What was important to me was earning your trust and your praise, being obedient and always faithful. But the possession I will cherish above all else is my Master’s love, for no one could have loved me more.

When I am gone and you have occasion to think of me, do not feel sad, for I am at peace and no longer feeling any discomfort. All the maladies that age and circumstance had thrust upon my physical being are no longer a concern to me. I am now free to romp with the wind blowing in my face and the grass tickling my feet. I nap in the warmth of the sun and sleep under a blanket of stars. Because we shared so many happy times together, I know you feel like I cannot ever be replaced and that you should live the remainder of your life without a Kitty as your faithful companion. Don’t try to replace me, for what we shared is irreplaceable, but don’t deprive yourself of the warmth and the love another kitty can bring to you. I would not want you to be alone.

Remember, dear Master, I will always be with you, in your heart, in your mind and in memory. For what we shared is special today, tomorrow and always.


lkmanitou said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your keetums, Lorr. (((hugs)))

Annie said...

I'm so, so sorry.

Nicole said...

Thanks guys :)

You are all so sweet to post, it really helps. <3