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Thursday, March 12, 2009

Didn't See That One Coming

We expected the Calico to not make it through the winter, but we had no idea that our second oldest daughter's beloved Monique, the faux Turkish Van cat, would go so soon and so suddenly.

She made it to about thirteen fourteen, I'd have to go look in the print archives to determine her age, but there abouts.

My daughter, Michelle, even used her for a couple of years as a show cat for 4-H. But I will let Anna tell you all about her life.

Dirt and I were disturbed around two-thirty last night, Dirt from sleeping, me from writing, to an awful noise in the dining room. It was a bad scene. All night, I tried to comfort her, which seemed to make it worse, I tried to leave her and go back to bed. There all I could do was to say, "Poor kitty, poor sweet kitty." I would get up every so often to see if there was something I could do or if she was indeed doing better. The convulsions and the writhing was awful to watch. I am completely worn out.

Poor Michelle, she and her husband have Thursdays off, so I called him to tell her, so he could comfort her and be tender. He called back twice to give me instructions for what she wanted me to do with her dear old kitty. I could hear her sobbing in the background, and my heart broke for her. Can I turn in my mom badge, I will never get used to bearing burdens for my children, little or huge. I cry when I think of the cat, I ache all over when I think of my girls.

Busy day tomorrow, and busy weekend, I'll most likely see you on the other side of the weekend.
I'm gonna go plant onions, and other things.
God Bless.

12 comments:

deedee said...

I am so sorry!

Mildred said...

I am very sorry also. Pets become such a part of our lives.

Carol............. said...

Oh, Lanny, I'm sorry this happened to you and your family.

Karen said...

That is so sad. I am sorry for your loss.

Sparky ♥ ∞ said...

Gosh, I'm so sorry that y'all lost your kitty. That breaks my heart too. We've lost so many beloved pets and it never gets easier. I'm tearing up now as I 'pen' these words. If y'all don't already have one, make a pet cemetery with a nice little marker. That's what I do and it helps ease the pain. You'll feel gut kicked for awhile but then it eases up. God loves all creatures great and small.
((Hugs)) to you and your daughter. Get some rest. Yer pal. ♥ ∞

LindaSueBuhl said...

I'm so very sorry - losing a 4 legged member of the family is very hard - doesn't matter how old they are or what species. Bless you Lanny - it is just dadgum hard to say goodbye sometimes!

Marla said...

Sorry about your old cat. Happy planting, no where near that in Nebraska!

Susie said...

I'm sorry for your loss. Poor baby.

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

oh honey how awful. i am just so sorry...

hugs, bee
xxoxoxoxoxoxo

Shellmo said...

I have tears for that poor sweet kitty! I know it must be hard for you & your daughter - so sorry!!! Pets become such an impt part of our families.

Far Side of Fifty said...

I am so sorry, never easy to lose a friend ..animal or human:(

Daisy said...

Oh, Lanny, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of a beloved pet. It is such a heartbreak to go through that. My sympathy to you and your daughter.