Friday, 12 December 2008

Leaky Eyes

I had an altogether different post planned but I'm too sad. I switched on the computer and TV this evening, settled down to watch Deal or No Deal and check my emails, hoping there would be one from Pinky attaching photos from the Algarve so I could show you where he is and what he's up to. There wasn't one, so I went on to visit blogs. The first one I clicked on was PB&J, only to discover that three kitties had been called to the Bridge on Wednesday! Well, as I read their post my eyes started leaking and as I went to visit the families they leaked more and more... Well, you all know how this is! I'm sure most of you have heard the news, but I'd just like to express my condolences to the families of Skeeter, Cloud Chaser and Kelly. I know how they are hurting. The hurt never really goes away but with time the happy memories come more often than the sad ones and let's face it, would we really want to live without any furbabies in case we suffer heartache when they have to leave us? I don't think so. They enrich our lives and bring us so much joy.

It took me a long time to realise that without the heartbreak, we would not have been able to fully recognise the joy they gave us (and hopefully vice versa).

Oh! I've just received an email telling me that John and Pat of The Good Cats have signed my guestbook. Thank you! I feel really blessed that you would do this at such a time!

My life has been changed by the Cat Blogosphere. There may be heartache, but that just proves how much love there is in this Community. I am honoured (and so is Bozo!) to have been accepted. Thank you!




Grahamn Kracker said...

Lots of sadness this night - I find it on so many sites that I visit - and look, people from all across the globe, mourning the loss of three cats.

Daisy said...

It is so very hard to say goodbye to our furry friends. Thank goodness for the cat blogosphere so we can celebrate their life, and help mourn their passing.

Dennis the Vizsla said...

So true.

Jan's Funny Farm said...

What a lovely tribute to those we have just lost. It is always hard to say good-bye!

We're glad you're part of the community.

Cheysuli and gemini said...

We were so shocked and saddened to learn about so many of our friends. We really didn't know Cloud Chaser but Kelly Cat was an institution and Skeeter a good friend.

Rupert said...

Yes, it is very good that our People have support here in the Blogosphere, during sad times as well as happy ones.

Acceptance of death as part of the Life cycle is one of the biggest challenges. Hopefully it reminds us to live each and every moment as fully as we can.

Paws 'n Claws,

Evie/VampyVictor said...

Such a very wise post and a wonderful perspective :))


StandTall-The Activist said...

This is so touching!

Forty Paws said...

Yes, it was indeed sad that we lost 3 wonderful poodin brudders this week. Very sad.

Luf, Us

Max said...

It was indeed a hard week in the cat blogosphere. *I* know we'll all see each other at the Bridge someday, but I also know it hurts our people alot. Those kitty-sized holes are hard to get a band aid over.

Evie/VampyVictor said...

PEs:Ms Black Cat I would love to hear your Love In story, but not at the expense of making you upset:))
What I really wanted was peoplez to remember and feel the warmth of the story by telling, re-living that special moment :))

kind puurs

Everycat said...

It's been a sad week indeed. Too many cats gone or poorly.

Thank you for your kind comment about Gabbi and Ash, things may be looking up on the home front, I'll update next week, hopefully with some good news.

Whicky Wuudler

Christine and FAZ said...

We are sorry to hear you were so sad, but at least many of the cats on the Blogosphere have pretty good existences before they go the bridge. You have a very kind heart. FAZ

p.s. we've tagged you for a photo MeMe love us.

Grrreta said...

It has been a very sad week, but you are so right that it makes us appreciate the joy our furry friends give us.

Cafe Cats said...

Sweet Ms. Black Cat, thank you so much for remembering Cloud Chaser and knowing the loving memories that we have of him.

It was a tough week for us all, in the Blogosphere and personally, but knowing how much love and support was directed our way helps more than we could ever express.

Thank you and purrs, the Cafe Cats, Mama-Ann and Daddy-Randy