Tuesday, September 04, 2007
To LG (March 10, 2005 - August 29, 2007)
I'm so terribly sorry - to a depth that I can't even begin to convey in any suitable manner.
I really don't know how to say the pain I share with you.
I'm so sorry.
She was an albino who used to meow at our door when I lived with an ex-girlfriend.
We let her in and looked after her and named her Bowie. She was albino with different coloured eyes. Real name: Colchester, as we found out when the owner came round and demanded her back one day.
"You can call her, and if she comes, you can take her" said Stanley.
The cat didn't go anywhere.
When we left for Australia, she didn't understand. We said goodbye to her n the street but she just didn't get it.
I remember pulling away in the taxi and seeing her sat there at the end of the lane just watching us.
I never saw her again.
Sorry for your loss, Benji. LG sounds like a good cat.
I'll bet Bosh misses LG too.
Oh, that's so sad.
Okami: i really appreciate. you're very kind for understanding.
toast: yeah, they can be finnicky beasts sometimes. she probably misses you.
josie: isn't crazy how attached we become? but they really are the best of friends. they never bitch and complain (except when they're hungry), they never try to change you, they don't smoke or drink too much and embarrass you in public.
All: i was a bit hesitant to post this. i was afraid people would think i was nuts for being so broken up over a cat. thanks for understanding. i'm not surprised though; i knew there had to be other cat-lovers out there reading this.
Benji if I could find a pet with these vices I would always have a friend because the old lady would throw us both out of the house.
But I do know your loss and second hand feel the pain of it through what my wife went through when Chrissie passed from old age.
Getting hit by a car though nope that's driver ass whooping time. Even though you're a peaceful educated man sometimes a fist to someone's face is the best tonic for loss' pain.
Next cat you have make it a Siberian tiger or something along those lines. They don't appreciate speeding asshole drivers.
TWM: thanks for giving me a very good laugh, i needed that. ironically if the driver had stopped i'd have forgiven him and not hit him. it's only because he didn't stop that i wanna hit him.
but to be really fair, on that road at night, he might not have even seen LG at all, sad to say.
God bless you all,
hugs and love.....
i am so very sorry
Now if people could only learn that it's more than the death of domesticated animals that should be considered sad, and horrible. (http://peacefulprairie.blogspot.com/)
I agree with you: All animals deserve humane treatment. It's strange when you think about how we arbitrarily decide what species to befriend.
It's not that I'm not opposed to eating meat though. In many ways eating meat makes a lot of sense in a northern climate. But things we eat also deserve kindness. They deserve respect too, even in that eating.
I've also read several interesting accounts of farm-folk falling in love with their livestalk, especially the young members of farming families. Interesting how that empathy has to be 'trained' out of us, until we don't feel it any more.
Premature death always saddens me at least a little, and obviously more so the closer the person/animal is to me.
LG's passing has raised some weird intellectual questions in my brain about human-animal friendships. I'm only starting to process now now that the initial shock has worn off and I've come to accept that he's gone, and to be grateful for what was.
I think one of the hardest thing is trying to convey how much of a piece of your life is missing when a loved pet passes away, as there's so many people who seem to view it as nothing more than a close friendship.
My little guy, who we found cowering on the side of the road (such a survivor!), died unexpectedly after three years. I have his urn on my windowsill.