Yesterday, my dear, sweet cat, Tootsie went to the Rainbow Bridge. (She is the one on the left in my avatar pic.) She was about 9 and was diagnosed with congestive heart failure over a year ago. She recovered, went on medication and managed to do well for quite a while. She was on many medications and they began to take their toll. Recently she began to have more and more issues and I felt that the quality of her life was just not good. The vet and I decided yesterday that it was time to let her go. She was such a special, gentle cat! I will miss her so much. I am thankful that my other cat, Holly, is here!
Despite being very upset, it never even crossed my mind to smoke. I know, without any doubt, that smoking would give me nothing! My sadness is something I will just have to get through - I can't go around it, I can't avoid it - I will just need to move ahead.
The poem below is one I have shared with others before...I love it. I found it when my cat, Scooter, died 6 years ago.
Poem For Cats
And God asked the feline spirit
Are you ready to come home?
Oh, yes, quite so, replied the precious soul
And, as a cat, you know I am most able
To decide anything for myself.
Are you coming then? asked God.
Soon, replied the whiskered angel
But I must come slowly
For my human friends are troubled
For you see, they need me, quite certainly.
But don't they understand? asked God
That you'll never leave them?
That your souls are intertwined. For all eternity?
That nothing is created or destroyed?
It just is....forever and ever and ever.
Eventually they will understand,
Replied the glorious cat
For I will whisper into their hearts
That I am always with them
I just am....forever and ever and ever.