Wednesday, April 27, 2011

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Losing a pet is never easy.   Our housecat Peter was an integral part of our crazy family. 

I knew he was old.

But I didn’t know what it would feel like not to have him at my feet each day.

He was a well traveled cat, often sitting in his cage beside me on cross Atlantic flights as I nursed a baby in one arm and balanced a book in the other.

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Through each move and each new child, Peter was there… a constant companion.

I just miss him so much!

12 comments:

Andi said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. Isn't it weird how we may think of them as "just pets" (at least that's how farm folk think) until they are gone? Then we realize what a void is left.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Oh, I'm so sorry! I know how hard it is to lose a family pet! They become such a big part of our lives and we miss them so much! Hugs, my friend! ♥

Dawn said...

I'm so sorry about your cat! It's hard to lose a pet that is so much part of our daily life. We recently put our dog to sleep and I keep thinking I need to go let her out.

Kathy in Vietnam said...

KD, I'm so sorry about Peter. You were blessed to have him for so many years. I remember you telling me that he thinks he is a dog. He has traveled all over the world! He was a great cat and will be missed. Thinking of you and your family.
Love you!

Dina said...

So sorry to hear about your kitty. Constant shadows that follow us all day, I know what you mean when they are no longer at your feet. He had a good life and was lucky to have a family.

Barbara at Oodles and Oodles said...

:(. So sorry ... the photo with the cat and baby kind of says it all - what a friend.

UJ said...

We're sure your whole family will feel the loss. Family pets with proper care really do become a family member....so sorry,
UJ&AJ

Jemm said...

Oh, so sorry. Our inside cat is 13 years old. We've had her since she was about a year old. Her health is failing lately and you can tell she's in pain sometimes (arthritis I think). It will be a sad day. It's just been me and her at home during the day for years. So sorry.

Prairie Rose said...

I am so sorry.
Pets are very important parts of our lives, I do believe that God put them here as quiet,sweet,furry little companions for us.
Peace be with you and your family in this time of mourning for Sweet Peter.

LB's Sewing Sanity said...

Oh, I am soo sorry. We always love hearing your Peter stories. Hang in there and cherish the memories you have. He will be missed.

Shann said...

So sorry for losing your beloved kitty. :(
We just lost our doggie of almost 14 years. I have had her longer than my youngest daughter. It leaves a hole in your heart, doesn't it? Sending you a hug. :)

Briana said...

Ah, I'm sorry.