Sunday, August 31, 2008

Peace At Last

The last week has been particularly hard as our 21 year old cat has been ailing. Basil died on Friday and I really can't begin to tell you how awful it feels without him. He slipped away in our arms and we truly could not have asked for a more beautiful day. It was sunny and mild and the whole family was with him - sitting around him in our garden and trying to cry silently.

Only yesterday someone on the radio said -
"Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened." I am trying to remember this.


  1. I'm so sorry for you loss. Our furry friends are so important and so giving that their loss is hard.

  2. Only a cat lover would understand how you feel..and I do.

  3. I'm so sorry about your cat...
    I also wanted to tell you that I put you on my links list. I don't know how I forgot about it!

  4. I lost my friend of 20 years Harry - I feel your pain.

  5. I fully understand this,
    I was the last person who was with our little dog Joe.
    After being with us for 14 years he decided it was enough (not bad for a rescue dog that was given 6 months to live) i stayed with him all night until the morning when i took him to his favourite spot in the garden, where the sun hits the fence, he gave one final sigh and he was gone.
    Our pets are family and as such the pain is as great. Give it time you decide the time, and one day you will be able to talk and think of the good times that you had and the ending is just that, a chapter of the whole.