Monday, January 5, 2009

Losing My "Kitty Baby"

Just wanted you all to know that very unexpectedly today, I had to lay to rest my dearest old cat, "Kitty Baby." She was one of a kind and one of the sweetest cats I've ever had the privilege to call my friend. She was 18 1/2 and had definitely shown signs of aging but went downhill and into kidney failure today, followed by a seizure. She became blind and deaf very suddenly and was disoriented. But, as always, she sought comfort in my arms and was not panicky. It was a great sorrow and loss and I can't write any more about it tonight. Those are just the details of her death. Her life deserves description far more because she was an incredilbe cat and I will do that tomorrow. For now, I'm just sitting with empty arms and a very full heart. I loved her more than should be possible.....unless you've loved a pet like that, and then you know, without a doubt.

And I know a pet is not a person so please don't feel as though I'm equating the two. I have experienced that type of loss as well in losing a sister, uncle, babies I was carrying, and friends. But our pets are special gifts from God and they can be difficult to part with. However, the grief of goodbye will never outshadow the joy of relationship on any front. She was a blessing and she reminded me in many dark times that God loves me. Thank you, Kitty, and thank you my friends for listening tonight.

9 comments:

  1. Oh Robynn, I'm so sorry to hear this and I want you to know that my thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Love is love, no matter what... So I know how badly you're hurting right now. I wish I could give you a big old cuddle and you could tell me all about your sweet girl and the good memories you have of her.

    R.I.P. sweet "Kitty Baby"

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  2. Oh TM, you get it and your words were a balm. I'm crying while I'm reading them. Who knew when I started this blog a little over a month ago that I could receive such warm comfort from so far away. The internet, and hearts, erase miles. I am so grateful for my new friends. Thank you for understanding.

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  3. Good morning sweetie- I am so sad to hear about the loss of your Kitty Baby. I love you and will be praying for you today!

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  4. Robynn, I too am sad for you in the loss of your little friend. Pets are special and you had her a very long time...my 18 1/2 years! Take care as you mourn and I'll say a prayer for you today.

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  5. I'm so very, very sorry. May you be comforted with sweet memories.

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  6. Thanks everyone...I know we all love our "babies." I appreciate all the thoughts and prayers. She was here before my kiddoes. The house is feeling a little empty today without her. Nice to know you're all here.

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  7. A painful time..I know. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.
    Thankfully, we were granted the capacity to remember.....Memories are so important to carry us through.
    ~Hugs~
    Barb

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  8. I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your special pet. You really were blessed to have her as long as you did. That part is incredible. May you remember all the memories with fondness and smiles through the tears. Take care now.

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  9. Ohhh... darn near boo-hooing here. I know where you're coming from ...I'm sorry for your loss. Am sitting here trying to catch up reading on your blog to get to where I started -am almost there (does that make sense?) ...and here I read about your kitty. Yes, I was editing my kitty post when you happened to be at my place. It's scheduled to post Wed. or Thurs (don't remember). Anyway, this post is another testament to why I like you ...you love animals.
    What a good life that kitty must have had.

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