Tuesday, April 7, 2015

good night

17 years ago a feral kitten appeared in my backyard. My roommates and I called it "Tom" cat. It was not tame, but I trapped it and got her fixed. 


And she never left. Until I had to let her go last week. It was the right choice, and the hardest thing I've ever done. 


I do not believe there is anything past this world. But for 17 years I was her world, and she made mine whole. And that will have to be enough. 

Good night, Thomas. 



11 comments:

  1. I'm so sorry. It's always so hard even when it's right.

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  2. I'm so sorry - it is amazing how much our animals enrich our lives and how devastating it is to have them leave. May time ease your pain.

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  3. I hope your memories help ease your pain.

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  4. Beautiful cat, and beautiful goodbye. So sad for you.

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  5. My sympathies. It's never easy to let them go even when you know it was the right thing. Thomas was a gorgeous cat and you gave him 18 years he may not have otherwise had if you hadn't let him adopt you.

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  6. So sorry, so hard to say goodbye. We have multiple aged pets and nearly thought we were headed that way with my faithful Georgia a few weeks ago. We are just so blessed to have all this time with them.

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  7. It's so hard to part with them. Happy trails Thomas!
    - The Equestrian Vagabond

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  8. She was beautiful. I'm so sorry for your loss.

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  9. So sorry about Thomas. Some people find another pet to love right away; some need to wait. But at whatever time you feel ready, I think you will find a new window cat. Everyone needs a window cat.

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  10. So sorry for your loss. Thomas was clearly a special friend and saying goodbye is always so hard,even when we know it's the right time.

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  11. Thank you everyone. I know you all understand the loss of furry family members. Hug your pets and appreciate them every day.

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