Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Farewell, faithful friend

Our 19 1/2 year old cat, Belle, passed away during the night.  It wasn't completely unexpected-last night it was obvious we didn't have much longer with him-but I am so thankful that we all had a chance to say goodbye.  In fact, we've had four bonus years with him that almost didn't happen, which I am very grateful to have had.

So many memories run through your mind-how he'd come and sit on my feet when I sat down in the living room...the way he'd lay down and nap on the back of the girls' legs whenever they laid on the floor while we were doing school...how much we'd laugh at our algebra-loving cat because he'd sit with the girls and seem to watch their algebra video with them-we just knew he enjoyed, and understood, their algebra lessons...the way he'd meow so loudly in the middle of the night if he ran out of food or water-or if we'd had the nerve to leave him home alone while we went out of town...the not-so-subtle hints that he wanted us to start a fire in the woodstove because he liked it toasty.

He was the best of cats.  We will miss him.
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  1. Oh no! I am so sorry to hear Belle passed away. I know how much cats can become a part of tha family. So sad:>(

  2. I am sorry...I understand having just lost our dog.

    I hope your hearts will be comforted.


  3. ((((Karen)))) I'm so sorry. Pets have such a special place in our hearts.
    Love, Trish

  4. I'm so sorry. :( It's like losing a family member and takes a long time to get over. :(

  5. :-( aww I'm so sad about this. I can't believe he was 19!

  6. I was sorry to hear that Belle was gone. He had a great home. What a handsome kitty he was.

  7. I'm so sorry for your loss of your sweet kitty. I know what it is to lose a loved pet.

    I loved the photo of your daughter walking the chicken!
    Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful Christmas.


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