What’s Going On…
Yesterday was one of those shitty kind of days that keeps it real. Anytime life gets a little too good, you can count on one of these reality check days to knock you back in line.
My mother has two kitties. Toby who was a stray that she took in and Madison who is the half sister to my Lexie. Yesterday afternoon we sent Toby on his journey over the Rainbow Bridge. He had been battling illness off and on for awhile and in the past few months his body could not keep up. Most likely, he succumbed to intestinal lymphoma.
Though it is a very hard thing to do – I believe my mother was able to give her Toby a gift by being strong enough to let him go. While it broke our hearts, my mom gave Toby a pain free and peaceful goodbye.
It’s something that many of us have struggled with – and as pet parents – it’s a place we will all find ourselves again. Though the pain of losing them will never outweigh the joy and love they bring into our lives for so many years.
After the emotional trauma of the afternoon, I had grocery shopping to get to yesterday. Word to the wise – don’t fight holiday traffic and crazy people when you are emotionally distraught. No good comes of that….at all. And don’t grocery shop lest you bring home complete garbage to feed your soul.
In any case – it’s the time of year I seriously try to avoid going out in public any more than I have to. I do as much shopping as I can while in my pj’s at my laptop. I’m seriously slacking though this year. I’m about down to the wire when I can expect ordered items to arrive in a reasonable time. Something I got today was guaranteed by Dec 23 – yikes.
The hubby returns tonight after a very chilly week in Pittsburgh. Sorry to say, he was less than impressed with the area he visited and will be happy to return home. I’m always glad when he says he’ll be glad to get home. Better than the alternative.
So with that, I need to begin my Cinderella duties. Laundry is going and there are some very neglected chores that need doing.
I’ll leave you all with this…
Poem For Cats
And God asked the feline spirit
Are you ready to come home?
Oh, yes, quite so, replied the precious soul
And, as a cat, you know I am most able
To decide anything for myself.
Are you coming then? asked God.
Soon, replied the whiskered angel
But I must come slowly
For my human friends are troubled
For you see, they need me, quite certainly.
But don’t they understand? asked God
That you’ll never leave them?
That your souls are intertwined. For all eternity?
That nothing is created or destroyed?
It just is….forever and ever and ever.
Eventually they will understand,
Replied the glorious cat
For I will whisper into their hearts
That I am always with them
I just am….forever and ever and ever.