I am glad there is a place for this. Here are some postings I have left, thinking about my Bodie.....a great friend, almost my son.
For so many years you were there for me.
Through so many good times and
bad times you were there for me.
You were my baby for sure, everybody knew your name and you helped me keep good people in my life.
I cannot think what I will do without you driving me nuts, and sleeping on my bed at night.
You fetched for me, you followed me around,
even in the street.
You never left my side.
Only if you could come back to me.
I love you Bodie.
Always on my mind and in my heart,
Your Daddy Rob
It has been two days since my cat passed. It is hard, but I know he was not himself and old and had to go. It has been difficult because he died in my arms, it took a while for him to pass and it seemed really hard on him. I went from "God please don't let him go" to "God take him now this is enough". Death is only pretty in the movies or when someone or something is under the influence of drugs. Ah, it kills me to think about it. I buried him the same day. I wanted to keep him around, but I know I would have never got rid of him and the neighbors would begin to wonder what that smell was. I miss Bodie a lot. My feet are cold at night, I don't hear him meow for me. I open the door to silence. Thank you Bodie for being my friend and like my kid. People think pets are dumb. They never had one I am sure. He was a "person" all to himself. An individual, with likes and dislikes. Expressive and aloof. Most of all, he was nothing but love.
I miss you my friend,
Your Dad Rob
Today I woke up in grief. I miss my cat badly. It is funny how no matter how much you realize that nothing lasts forever, you still have some things that you feel are undone. I wish I would have petted a bald spot on you, I'd have a patch of your fur. Squeezed you til you scratched me, at least I'd have a reminder. Carried you around til you forgot what the ground felt like, at least I would feel you warm against me. My poor kitty. I saw my boot on the floor and thought it was you. Full well knowing, it could not be. Ah, it made me miss you, the tightness grew in my throat, I could not help the burning of my eyes. I miss you Bodie.
Love you my friend,
Your Dad Rob
Needless to say this is hard on me I had him nearly 20 years. Most of my adult life. What a comfort, he will be sorely missed.