Monday, August 11, 2008

Summer is back

Well, we are back to summer - the mosquitoes are so big they cast shadows on the wall and although it is no where near the heat that some have been having, it's too hot for me. It was, at least, blissfully cool this past weekend for the fair. And as I watched the raindrops fall onto the pond on Saturday morning after we buried Neelix, I could only think that Mother Nature was as sad as we were -

I will be posting some pictures and stories about our fair adventures in a couple of days. It doesn't seem appropriate just right now. And, I need to take a little break - It is still so hard - coming home from work, there was no fluffy buddy to meet me at the gate - when I went thru the cat food aisle at the grocery store tonight I got this wave of sadness - I had to do some deep breathing in order not to make a spectacle of myself!

We've had over 250 visitors in the last couple of days. The kind words from everyone who left comments are so appreciated and comforting. There is much sadness in The Cat Blogosphere right now as several kitties have crossed over the bridge recently and Monty Q's "bean sprout" Violette died as a result of a fall. As sad as we are over losing Neelix, I cannot help but think that the pain of losing such a sweet child would be incapacatingly immense...

Take care, all. T.

7 comments:

Yvonne said...

Oh, Tina, and John. I'm so sorry to hear of Neelix's passing. You are in my thoughts.
Hugs,
Yvonne

Michelle at Boulderneigh said...

Like you, I can't imagine losing a child; losing my beloved furry and feathered friends is incapacitating enough. Too soon, they are gone; so often, we are reminded of them. Shedding tears here, for both of us....

Kathy said...

I'm with you and Michelle and...it did help to talk to you. I still miss the hearing about the ShepherdCat.
I pray that with the passage of time, these heart-breaking feelings will soften and be replaced by warm, fond memories of your beautiful Friend.

Sharon said...

I lost my big boy, Carson Kitty, over 15 years ago, and while I've had other cats since, I haven't stopped missing him. I don't think we replace our cats with other cats. We just have new cats, and they enjoy us too. Charlie is very different from my other kitties. That's how it is, but I'm just glad for the opportunity to be able to share my life with cats. There are people who are allergic to them!

Jan's Funny Farm said...

We can't imagine the pain of losing a young child but we know it has to be worse than losing a furry friend. We do know how painful that is, so our thoughts are with you too.

I need orange said...

I am so sorry. Even when they are ailing, and failing, and we know we don't want them to suffer, it is still very very hard to help them go on without us.

sharing your tears, Vicki

Leigh said...

One of the blessings of the blogosphere is the community of support and caring, even in our saddest moments.

Now, I'm very excited about your blue ribbons. When can we expect pictures!