Blossoms’ Cheer

We had to put down our 17 year old cat two days ago. I haven’t been able to see straight ever since. I feel shaky. Kind of lost.

“It was just a cat” are the words I think I see when people find out what our week was like.

Pain is pain. Period. Of course, if it was between a child and a pet, there would be no contest. I shouldn’t have to think or even write that, but….

Some folks just don’t get the place animals take, the pet thing, the corner of your heart they’ve seized and won’t let go of, if ever. Because they are family.

I sit here with tears flowing, and some may think it’s weak, but I heard my heart crack two days ago. Doesn’t the world need more animal lovers? Isn’t there enough animal abuse? Just last night I saw a news clip about two women who rescued 17 dogs from the streets of Puerto Rico. Some had been so neglected, skinny-starved, barely alive when found.

When my heart hurts, I find comfort in the outdoors, in the springtime life now bursting forth. I have been especially drawn to the blossoms in our yard. There are many types, shapes, many colors; they are beautiful and life-giving. They signify promise.

So yes, I’m gonna wander today, with camera in hand, and try to capture the life-giving essence of the days to come from the blossoms I see.

And, I’ll say goodbye to our beloved pet. Her name was Blossom. ❤

April 2016_Blossom summer of 2012_sunbathing with me

❤ Born April 1999, passed April 2016. ❤


  6 comments for “Blossoms’ Cheer

  1. April 23, 2016 at 10:06 pm

    Oh honey girl, I’m sad to hear she passed. It’s so hard when we lose pets and it seems almost unbearable when we’ve had them a long time.

    When my dog suddenly passed a few years ago, we were heartbroken. The thing I remember most was when I realized TEN YEARS of life with her were over.

    I’m sending you love and prayers. Hugs!

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    • April 24, 2016 at 9:42 am

      Thank you, Sweetie! I am so glad that so many people can relate, that I am one among many kind souls who take this pretty hard. Blessings to you! ❤

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  2. April 23, 2016 at 11:07 am

    What a long life for a cat. She must have been extraordinarily loved to live that long. It isn’t JUST a cat, it’s family. I feel the same way about animals. My first dog I named Blossom. Her mother’s name was Clover. Sweetest dog on the planet. You never get over the loss. My dog Shatzie has been gone for 5 years. Still miss her. You can tell a persons character by how they treat their animals.

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    • April 23, 2016 at 11:40 am

      My goodness… I have never heard of another pet named Blossom. This cat was our daughter-in-law’s cat which we agreed to take care of when she and my son moved to Virginia three years ago. We had Blossom only these past three years, but, OH, MAN, did she ever take over my heart. She is the only cat I ever had that never scratched us, never hissed at us, never snarled or got mean. She was just the sweetest. Yeah…it is so hard when they leave. Thanks for your kind comments. 🙂

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  3. Amy
    April 23, 2016 at 11:06 am

    Your post made me cry. Such a beautiful cat, and she reminds me of one we had for eighteen years. Our pets are family. They steal a huge part of our hearts, but they give back so much more. And even though we always know we won’t have them forever, it is just always a devastating shock when they’re gone. My sincere condolences.

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    • April 23, 2016 at 11:38 am

      Aw, you are going to make me cry all over again. 😦 Thank you. ❤

      Liked by 1 person

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