March 23rd 2011 8:25 pm
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Like so many others here, we morn the loss of Hazel Lucy. Every person who adopts a cat knows there will come a time when their friend will go. That will happen in every relationship, human or animal. There will be a visit that will be the final visit and you'll never see each other again. Maybe they passed on or moved or the path your lives have taken will no longer intertwine. That is the nature of things. Even the stars will go out one day (depending on how much dark energy is in the universe of course, but you're not here for a talk of theoretical cosmology).
If you think that is sad, consider the alternative. The only way to avoid being saddened by the loss of a loved one is to have no loved ones at all. You just stay in your home with no friends or family, keeping everyone at arm's length to avoid emotional attachments. That's worse. That's not living. Being sad when someone is missing means you cared about them and want them in your life. Love will hurt when it ends, but I would rather have love knowing it is finite than avoiding it.
One day Sarge will no longer jump up on my pillow and rub my head. I will weep and morn and probably make myself sick with grief. I will remember what he added to my life and wish he could have been with me longer. It is what he, and all our loved ones, have have done to make our lives better is why we cannot just hide away. To know love is to know loss. With everything love has given us, I'd say we're getting it at a bargain price.
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I couldn't agree more Sarge, and we give and receive so furry much out of every realtionship it is so important what we leave behind, and of course us kitties leave behind the awsome memories such as the pillow time you talked about and other fond memories our pawrents will always hold dear. Mom will always think fondly of my funnny sounding quick little "merow" that made my upper lip quiver.
Well said, Sarge!
This is so true and so beautiful. Me and mommy agree, we wouldn't stop loving one another no matter what sadness it might bring. The love is worth it!
Sarge you said it perfectly. Mom knows that I may not have as long to be here as a kitty without heart disease, so she enjoys every day with me, and we celebrate that I am keeping stable. Love is such a gift to cherish, and the nice memories of fun times together is what helps get you through. That is what Mom has been thinking of since we lost Aunty Rose in September. Not the sadness & watching her get so sick, and having to tell her goodbye, but the funny things she did and how infectious her laugh was, and her recipe for the best darn spaghetti sauce on the planet. So I say give that loved one an extra scritch today, and tell them that you love them...