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September 8th, 2008

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08:25 am - Sad cat post, again ...
The trouble with pets is, they have a short life span. You love them, but you know they'll probably die before you.
Is the grief felt when losing a pet reason enough never to have one?

That is what I discussed with my daughter yesterday, after the dierenambulance (some sort of Animal Rescue) called that they had found our cat Clio, who had been missing since the day before. She appeared to have been hit by a car. Thanks to the chip all our cats have implanted, she could be identified straight away. I have seen Clio. She looked unharmed, but the driver of the ambulance showed me how he could tell she'd been hit, and not 'just died'.

I know a cat is not a person, but cats do have personalities you get to love. So we are sad. Not to distraction, but still ...
Hiro, her son, who at nearly eleven months still was allowed to drink occasionally from his mother, misses her too.

As I told my daughter, the grief of today is not greater than the joy we have had of having her with us for nearly three years.
So, because City has decided he definitely wants to stay in his old neighbourhood, I have already decided that in a few weeks, we will be looking for company for Hiro.
I do not want him to become 'a lone cat'. Two cats keep each other company, and they stay more cat, if you kow what I mean.

Well, that was it for the sad cat post. I hope it will be a long time before another one.

(5 sneezes | Add a pinch of pepper)


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Date:September 8th, 2008 11:18 am (UTC)
The good thing about pets is that they heal much more than they hurt. For every tear, there are at least two smiles. It's worth it to open yourself to love, even though you lose them sooner than you would like. My sympathies to you and your daughter in this time of sadness.
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Date:September 8th, 2008 01:56 pm (UTC)
Thank you, that's a sweet thought.
That's a very sweet cat you have on your userpic.
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Date:September 8th, 2008 06:31 pm (UTC)
That's our newest one, Watcher. cuz that's what she does. Just sit and carefully watch everything and everyone. She's become my guardian angel and my special buddy!

I love all the fur in your icon, too!
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Date:September 8th, 2008 08:01 pm (UTC)
hugs all around.

IMO, my cats are just as much my kids as the tall skinny hairless (except for the mullett) wonder is.

And just like kids, they're worth every second of grief when you loose one.

Do you know about the Rainbow Bridge?
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Date:September 9th, 2008 07:01 am (UTC)
I didn't know about Rainbow Bridge. I have looked, and I think it is a wonderful way for people to remember their beloved pets.

But I have my own cat page on my site. It started as a page on cat food, but has grown through the years into a page on which I portray my cats (past and present).

Lovely icon!

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