Thursday, September 26, 2013

Heartbroken ...


It is with such a heavy heart that I write this post. Last night, we lost Mr. Earl Gray not even 15 minutes after playing with him on our bed where he appeared to be feeling just fine. When I went back into the bedroom to check on him, he was gone! Just passed away for no known reason to us. In fact, "shock" does not even begin to describe what I felt!

We immediately took him to the vet to be privately cremated and the vet told us that she thinks he had a heart attack. Imagine, a two year old cat having a heart attack?? It makes absolutely no sense to us but, unfortunately, we have no other explaination for it. I can't tell you how much both my husband and I have cried so many tears of sorrow last evening for the loss of our beloved boy who came to us only a year ago and had been our sweet little house kitty since then. 



I will miss so many things about him. I will miss how he followed me around the house and snuggled with me at bedtime, I will miss his soft, sweet personality, and I will even miss him waking me up every morning insisting I feed him his breakfast. But most of all, I will miss the fact that he loved me so much. We may have given him a warm, cozy home in which to live and loving care, but he gave us back so much more.

15 comments:

  1. My heart goes out to you. I know what it is to lose a pet. Pets are a part of our family. We love them, and they love us. The bond is so strong.
    At the present time, my Miss Minga is in her 22 year and most of the time I live in denial. When thoughts come and tears start to flow, I tell myself that instead of mourning, enjoy the time that I have with her.

    A few years back when a beloved pet had a stroke, and I had to put her to sleep, I found a wonderful website that helped me through the pain. PetLoss.com. They have a Monday evening candle ceremony which people participate in from around the world. It was so healing. Maybe it will help ease your pain a bit.
    Mary

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    1. Thank you, Mary. I, too, had a beloved pat who suffered from a stroke as a result of her age. She was my Maine Coon cat Sabrina. Turns out, unknown t me at the time, that that is a common health issue with that breed. She was 17.

      Anyhow, I also want to thank you for sharing the link for PetLoss.com. I plan on visiting it sometime today. :)

      Kim

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  2. Kim, my dear, this is terrible terrible news. I am heartbroken for you too!! Such unexpected shocking circumstance. You and Brett hug each other really hard.

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    1. Robin, I know how much you understand what we are going through and you know exactly how difficult it is. Believe me, Brett and I have hugged each other several times already. I know that in time we will get through it.

      Many thanks and blessings to you my drear sister,

      Kim

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  3. : ( I'm so sorry to hear this. Sending much love and comfort to you.

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  4. i am so very,very sorry! so tragic..such a young darling. you have such beautiful memories and i hope they bring you comfort. let the tears flow,they will help you heal.Mr. Earl Gray will be with you in your heart.

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    1. Ann, you are so right! Mr. Earl Gray will ALWAYS be with us.

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  5. So sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to you and your husband.

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    1. Many thanks and much appreciated, Vivienne :)

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  6. Kim, I am so sorry!! I know nothing I can say, will ease you and your hubby's pain. Hold on to each other! You know Mr. Earl Gray is thanking you, for the short time he was with you! xoxoxo

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  7. Hi I came to your blog from Jans, Oh my heart goes out to you for your pain, I too am going through loss of pets so I know the pain you feel and the love they give in return. sending you big hugs at this sad time.

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  8. warm thoughts and love to you and swift breezes to journey mr. gray onto the summerlands. xo

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