Friday, January 20, 2006

Gratefulness



I am grateful that he came to us and for his short life he knew nothing but kindness and love.
I am grateful that I spoiled him rotten with every kitty toy made and he played with them all.
I am grateful that I let him go outside on his own even though I was terrified something would happen to him and he got to have a secret wild cat life and the security of a loving home.
I am grateful that I let him eat Fancy Feast sometimes even though I thought it was junk food, because he loved it.
I am grateful for the little snacks he loved.
I am grateful that we adopted Silas who is gentle and kind, because Fergus needed a friend.
I am grateful for the tears of our vet when she told me he had heart failure.
I am grateful that his death was not worse.
I am grateful that he did not die on the road or in the woods alone.
I am grateful that it was not my fault.
I am grateful for the gift of his spirit and his love for me.

6 comments:

Les Trois Chats said...

Beautiful tribute, Zuleme.

~ tammara

George, Tipper, Max & Misty said...

What a wonderful tribute to a fine, furry boy.

Crew's Mom

Patches & Mittens said...

This is just so touching.......helping you get through this terrible time.....

Edsel/The Pooch said...

my Mom and i are cryin'. we are so sorry you lost such a young, loving boy. but his short life was filled with joy and love and zest and eagerness for each thing he approached. he was very lucky to live like that and to be loved.

William said...

I made a private little altar box after I lost Sophie. Behind its little doors is her picture, a few blades of cat grass, and a sprig of catnip...doing that helped me to deal with the grief, and I always know where to find her when I need to say hello.

William's mom

The Whippy Curly Tails said...

Many sweet kitties in heaven to greet your furry pal.
Not to mention many humans in my family that I know are up there to hug and snuggle all the kitties!

Purrs to you and your kitties!

The Whippy Curly Tails in the Toasty South!

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