Thursday, December 11, 2008

Ten years of LOVE

Holding her to my bosom today, I am surprised to feel each rib sticking out painfully. The vertebral column seems ready to snap. Poor thing, it took 10 years of patiently feeding only to have her loose it all in less than 3 months. Holding her now is breaking my heart but I don’t know what else I can do but hold her to show my love. Every trick has failed, treatments have also failed ....she seems to have decided to fade gracefully and without much fuss.

When I hold her in my arms now, she is lighter than the puppy she was when we first brought her home yet scarily enough she is the same size. It is so sad to see her necklace dangling loose like something that should not be there. But when she looks at me with those soulful eyes I know deep inside she is still the same just very weary and terribly sick.
She comes and snuggles next to me everynight and I have to be careful lest I squash her by mistake.

Why do we always need to loose those we love most? Her life has not been scrape free and she gave me lots of white hairs since the last time here. But I’ve found that cats are very proud animals and like going away with dignity, somehow I've resigned myself to this and at the same time feel guilty about it.

At this rate the end is soon, but a tiny corner of my heart is still hoping that this is but a bad dream as miracles have been known to happen. A pet is also a member of the family... so pray with me.

9 comments:

programmer craig said...

So sorry, dear :(

MusicLover said...

Al Stewart - Year of the cat

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QM7LR46zrQU

Sorry to hear about your cat.

Rose Bud said...

I'm sorry about your cat! That is sad.

Highlander said...

Thank you Programer_Craig, Music Lover and Rose Bud ( and the others who wrote emails as well or offline messages).Sad indeed .

Chris in MB said...

Sorry to hear that. :(
Last summer I lost one due to bladder stones, but it was a fast process. Makes it easier in some ways when it's fast.

Chris in MB said...

By coincidence I'm also having cat troubles now. It's been -40c with windchill lately and have several stray cats hanging around, not looking so good. I can't take them in so building a "cat house" tonight. An insulated box, with bedding, heated with a light bulb, and a scrap of old carpet as a door.

Highlander said...

Sorry for your loss Chris and bravo for building that cat shelter!
We still have not figured out why the cat is wasting away like this :(

Maya M said...

I am sorry that your little friend isn't well.

Highlander said...

Thank you Maya !