June 30th 2011 11:10 am
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Hi everyone, I just read this on msncb.com and really wanted to share it. It's so beautiful and speaks volumes about how we turn to each other on the web to help us grieve the loss of our furry families. What a "lucky" dog Lucky was to have someone that loved him this much. He's been an inspiration to so many. Read the entire article if you can. Everything this man feels and has felt is what we've all experienced. Kudos to him for sharing this lovely and painful chapter in his life.
When Lucky died: A grief observed, on social media
thank mew for de link alex, that wuz a very pawsum storee N tribute ta lucky from his dad mr. sullivan
Your welcome Tabbies. Wasn't that lovely to read? That poor man really loved Lucky so much and no one knows that loss better than we all do here. What an inspiration though for him to share his story. Very nice to see a man opening up about his love of his furchild.
Is sush a good writing. WE (catster/dogster moms & dads) unnerstan's. Fur dem dat doesn'--Pfft. You doesn' knows what youse missin.
No truer words were ever spoken Ingen! Peoples that don't love animals and have them in their lives are missing out on the greatest love affair of the heart that exists on this planet.
Thanks for sharing great article, with some great links in there too. :)
You're welcome Shadow!!!
We can always count on you to bring us stories that tug at our heart strings. Thank You!
PS- we will never be without a fur.
Thanks Zoe and Jezzy! Mom really loved this one. We can all relate to what this man is going through.
Yeah, we can.
Mama loved that article! Sometimes her friends and family make her feel a little crazy because she gets upset about things related to her furry children. One of the reasons we love our Catster friends so much is that they GET it and understand what a special connection there is between a pawrent and a furchild. Mama knows that when my time comes to go to the Bridge, she will have many fellow Catster parents to lean on for support and that knowledge gives her a lot of comfort.
We love you sweet Alex! And your momma, Finney and Lacey too!
We love you too Sally Maria and your mommy and family. You know that is so furry true. We'll all be here for both of you, no doubt about that. You're such a wonderful girl and have been so brave and strong. All your momma needs to do is ask and we'll be there asap!
Thank you, Alex. How very true this writing is.
Mommy had her own kind of awkward experience after I went to the bridge. In an e-mail she sent to an outside vendor, she explained that she was slow in doing something that was needed for the professional organization she belongs to because there was a death in her immediate family. (I am immediate family, aren't I?)
By force of habit, she cc'd the president and treasurer of her organization. No sooner had she sent the e-mail than she realized that they were going to want to know who died. She found herself having to get on the telephone to explain that it was me.
Mommy says she doesn't know what she would have done without effuryone's support on Catster.
Marrakech, beautify angel, Mom isn't known for being the greatest support giver. Sometimes she just doesn't know what to say but we are always here for everyone and everyone is here for us. That's the Catster way.
PS- When Joe escaped form the house and Mom couldn't find him she called her Lead man at work and said she wouldn't be any good to them till she found him. She's sure there was some people that made fun of her that day but she didn't care. Unfortunately, he had walked a half of a mile through the woods to the road and got hit. Mom grieved him for weeks till Dad made her go to the shelter. He figured she needed to heal and a new cat would help do that. That's when we got my bratty brother Zach. He thinks he's the local sheriff around here.
Oh my Marrakech! You're poor mommy.