Monday, September 19, 2011

farewell little one



the sooner I write this
 the sooner it will sink in
that today
there are just
two of us in the house
this morning we had to call the vet to come
and now we are two





she lived with us for 17 years
almost as long as the boys
and she  took their place when they both left
she kept me company when the husband was still working
and he adored her just as much as I
he is the one who found the strength this morning to call
and he is the one who oh so gently wrapped her in a big fluffy yellow towel
that he insisted I give him
even though he's had pain in his feet recently
he managed to make a place for her outside
and he bid her farewell
as he covered her up
it already feels so strange with out her
and it's going to take a long time to get over this

bye bye baby girl
we loved you so much
and we are so sad to have to let you go

13 comments:

Debi Y. said...

I am so sorry for your loss. ((hug))

Debbie said...

So sorry for the loss of your beloved girl. I have lost a few over the years. They will always hold a special place in your heart..

Baban Cat said...

It's always so sad to let them go.

Anonymous said...

Marilyn it is always so heartbreaking for me to loose a family pet, as to me they are a part of my family. I feel your pain. I am so sorry for your loss.
cathy

CrochetBlogger said...

Sending warm thoughts your way.

Andi said...

Oh nooo...M! Ironically I was just thinking of her when I commented last. Because I was looking at her picture on the sidebar. I remembered telling you I was going to steal her. I am sorry M, I can only imagine the emptiness you are feeling with your little lady gone. Sending you love my friend!

NillaK said...

Oh no... I'm so sorry Marilyn! I once lost a cat we had had for 12 years, and it was so empty... And he wasn't even friendly! So sorry to hear this!

The Butterfly Bush Diaries said...

I'm so sorry M. Pets aren't just pets, they are family. Thinking of you.

Allyson said...

What a hard time you're having lately :(

Cats are such good company :)).Thinking of you

madhu said...

I have not been around and I did not know this heartbreaking news!! You poor dears! 17 years....but you know what..she is around... in cat heaven and in your hearts..you may not see her, oh but she is totally with you..hugs and more hugs to you, Marilyn..

Teresa said...

Dear friend, somehow I missed this... and I can understand you perfectly, just as I write my dear 13 year old Pantera (all black, of course) is sitting on the couch arm, reading this too. Before that it was Smartie, and I cried like a baby when I had to let him go, 2 years ago.
They are special... and though the hurt fades a bit, they always keep their special place in our hearts! I'm so sad for you, my dear...
xxx

MrS. :d (eLLeN) said...

Oh Marilyn....my eyes are full of tears. I am so sorry & sad that your dearly beloved is gone. My heart is with you. Sending you a great BIG huGGGGgggg.

un arc-en-ciel dans le lavabo said...

Marilyn, as you know i learned this today, i didn't visit blogs at all this past week.
as a cat mom myself, i feel your pain, and i can imagine the emptiness for both of you.
17 years means a lot of love shared, and an incredible connection. i'm so sad for you, my friend & sending much love your way xx