Tonight we put down our cat, Sydney. She had stomach cancer. This afternoon she was sitting in my lap and now…she’s gone. It’s amazing the emptiness a pet leaves when they are gone. The house feels empty, her food bowl sits there undisturbed, her catnip mouse lies in the corner. I miss her so much. She was a shy kitty. I mostly saw her at night, once Grace was in bed. She would come and sit with me, quietly purring. A warm weight on my legs. But tonight…nothing. I’m left only with warm tears running down my cheeks.
My only comfort – she is with my other kitty, Gabriel. They used to sleep together. Now, I hope they lay once more, in each others arms…
Today, my family lost Jake to cancer. He was 9 years old.
I was there the day we picked him out of his litter. A dirty, stinky, lovable, big pawed pup. So full of life. We took him home and gave him a bubble bath. That day he captured our hearts.
A little prayer for our dear friend…
Jake, I pray that you will always gaze upon the Montana mountains…
I pray that you will roll in every patch of heavenly snow and jump into every shimmering puddle, stream and river…you always loved the water.
I pray that you will come back and visit your horse buddy, Corky.
Most of all, I pray that you know you were adored, loved and cherished.
Silly, goofy, sweet, playful, trusting, loyal – Jake you will be sorely missed. I love you. Goodbye…
To my parents, who had to be the ones to put him down today, I’m so sorry I couldn’t be there with you.
To anyone who has lost a special animal…I send you my love and my sorrow.