Saturday, February 05, 2011

It's Time -

April 21, 1990 - February 5, 2011

Sadly, Sinda's health and spirit have plummeted in the past week. I made one of the hardest decisions in my life yesterday as I called my friend who has a mobile veterinary service to arrange for her to come out this afternoon and help Sinda cross over the Bridge.

I was thinking of the words to Jim Croce's song "Time in a Bottle" this morning

"If I could save time in a bottle, The first thing that I'd like to do
Is to save every day Till Eternity passes away Just to spend them with you

If I could make days last forever, If words could make wishes come true
I'd save every day like a treasure and then Again, I would spend them with you"

Sinda has been my companion for almost 21 years - I can't imagine life without her - I will be catless for the first time in 35 years.

You can read about her birthday last year by clicking here
or click on "Sinda" under labels to see more.

Hold your loved ones close today and Thank you for your kind thoughts. T.


Kathy said...

Tina, it was a year ago we lost our Ziggy...I so know how hard this is for you.
Although I never met Sinda in purrson, I felt as though I came to know her well through our chats and your blog.
I know that in time you will remember the better times with Sinda and just how much she loves you.
And I know Neelix will be there to meet her as she crosses the Bridge.
With all my heart, Kathy

Val said...

Kathy has told me of your loss. Sinda will have a place in your heart forever and my thoughts are with you

Franna said...

Oh Tina. These are some of the hardest times in our lives. You and Sinda had each other for such a long time... all I can say is
HUGS!!! as my eyes are leaking.


Lois said...

Dear Tina, my heart goes out to you today; I understand much too well the grief of losing such a dear friend.

But even though you will only see her beautiful body in your mind's eye, I am sure that Sinda will never leave you. You and she are part of each other; that will never change.

Nancy K. said...

To love her enough to let her go is truly a testament of how much she meant to you. For to end her suffering is to magnify yours, a thousandfold!

My heart goes out to you Tina. How kind to have the vet come to your house so that Sinda could step onto the Rainbow Bridge from the comfort of her own home.

How I wish that we could do for our human loved ones that which we do with love and much sadness for our beloved animal friends.

Let yourself cry. This was a HUGE loss!


Anonymous said...

Hugs from us

Tammy said...

My heart aches for you. You and Sinda have shared your lives and hearts for much longer than many human relationships. I understand your pain and my prayers are with you as you continue without her.
Take care and hugs,

ABBY said...

There are no words to say
you can only feel
my deepest sympathy on the loss of your furry companion...
Friend, please don't mourn for me
I'm still here, though you don't see.
I'm right by your side each night and day
and within your heart I long to stay.

My body is gone but I'm always near.
I'm everything you feel, see or hear.
My spirit is free, but I'll never depart
as long as you keep me alive in your heart.

I'll never wander out of your sight-
I'm the brightest star on a summer night.
I'll never be beyond your reach-
I'm the warm moist sand when you're at the beach.

I'm the colorful leaves when fall comes around
and the pure white snow that blankets the ground.
I'm the beautiful flowers of which you're so fond,
The clear cool water in a quiet pond.

I'm the first bright blossom you'll see in the spring,
The first warm raindrop that April will bring.
I'm the first ray of light when the sun starts to shine,
and you'll see that the face in the moon is mine.
~Author Unknown~

When we light our candle tonight we will send purrs to Sinda and you.

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Very sorry to read this and know how hard this is for you.

MISS PEACH ~(^.^)~ said...

Oh dearest Tina and Shepard....our hearts are so so sad for you right now. No words can help right now...only tears and memories will ease the pain of loss. It is the price we have to pay in the end for both loved each other for a lifetime. How glorious that gift was...
Sinda's shadow will follow the Shepard on his rounds of the flower beds...and on HIS rounds of the Heavens...
Be hugged and know how much we care for you. I thank Kathy for letting me know about your loss...she is a dearest friend to you....
with love and tears from the cozy cottage of Miss Peach

The Island Cats said...

We are so sorry to hear about Sinda. Even though we didn't know her, we know how hard a decision this was. We send you comforting purrs to help you through this sad time...

Freya's Staff said...

My heart aches for you, as it IS a very hard decision.

But take peace in the fact that it's one way where animals are treated better than humans. It's the most unselfish act we can ever do for our furbabies, to send them on their way to the bridge.

Imagine the alternative, and you'll know you made the right decision.

You'll miss Sinda, but she's in no pain at all where she is.

There's a poem on this post, that I hope gives you some peace.



vlb5757 said...

I am very sorry for your loss. I know you will miss Sinda. It's never easy having to make that decision but I am sure it was made with love in your heart for your faithful companion. My Trixie and Sadie will be there to meet Sinda and show her the way.

Diane Hagen said...

My dear Tina, in the year 2010 we lost two dogs that were important to our lives. They gave us love, companionship and entertainment.
I smile when I think of Rosey and Sammy waiting at the gate for sweet little Sinda.
My heart goes out to you both.

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry Tina. My eyes are leaking too. Sinda had a great and long life with you. I am having a hard time imagining you catless.

MISS PEACH ~(^.^)~ said...

My post today is dedicated to your sweet old girl....from my sweet old girl Miss Peach.
We are so sad and wanted you to know how much we care...

Kea said...

We came from Miss Peach's blog to offer our deepest condolences. We know there are no words that will comfort you at this time, but we're sending soft purrs and universal Light, keeping you in our thoughts and purrayers.

Blessings and Peace.

-Kim with Annie, Nicki, Derry and "angel" Chumley

Everycat said...

Tina, we are so sorry, we only dropped by yesterday to see that Sinda was doing ok. Sinda had a wonderful life with you, it's so hard to lose such a beautiful friend and it's the hardest but kindest gift to give them, an easy passing. Sinda will always be with you, always be your friend, always in your heart.

We send you love and rumbly purrs

Whicky Wuudler
& Jane the ape.

Stacy Hurt said...

Dearest Tina, though we've never met; we share the heartbreak of loss with you. This time is soooo very hard and in the months to come as well we will keep you in our thoughts, hoping that each day by the tiniest fraction you might find some solace for your loss.


Roberta said...

I am so sorry for your loss. I know how hard it is to lose a precious furry baby. Sinda is a true angel now. She will always be in your heart.

I need orange said...

I'm so sorry. Even when they are very old, and have had a good life, it is still so hard to send them on without us.

Mickey,Georgia , Tillie said...

We are sorry to hear about Sinda. What a long and happy life she had.Still, it is hard to say goodbye.
Purrs Mickey,Georgia & Tillie

Michelle said...

Oh Tina, I was so saddened to hear of this when we got back from our weekend! I have never had the privilege of sharing my life for that long with any four-legged creature, but know how my heart has been broken after shorter "love affairs." They leave such huge holes in our lives.... ((((HUGS))))

Chesney Cats said...

We are so very sorry for your loss.

Tina T-P said...

Thanks so much to everyone for your kind words of support - it means a lot to The Shepherd and me to get your messages. XOX T.

Leigh said...

Tina, I am so, so sorry. Gosh, 21 years. That leaves a big empty place in your heart and in your life, I know. I know Rascal was waiting on the other side of the Bridge too. Hugs to you.

Tiki, Kirby, and StanLee (and Kesey) said...

We are so very sorry about Sinda. Sending you purrs of comfort. Purrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr