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Friday, February 3rd, 2006
11:41 am
The Rainbow Bridge
OK, I know two posts are a bit much, but I just found this on my computer, don't know where it came from or who wrote it...
The Rainbow BridgeCollapse )
I hope it gives some comfort for a anyone who’s lost a pet.

Current Mood: hopeful
Thursday, February 2nd, 2006
9:14 pm
My Rat
This may sound stupid but I still haven’t got over the death of my pet rat Marco.
I’m sorry if it’s a bit long,
It’s been like 2 years and I still miss him terribly.

Marco. March 10th, 2001 – April 6th, 2004Collapse )

Sorry it was so long.
But I still miss him completely and know I’ll never have another like him.

Lady Twilight.

Current Mood: crushed
Monday, January 23rd, 2006
11:19 pm
Today, at 3:40pm EST, Dryfus was put to sleep at the vet. A few weeks ago, he was diagnosed with lymphnod cancer - two tumors were found (one by me) in his throat and right back leg.

His health had deteriorated quite fast as he began to lose muscle mass. He ended up looking gaunt in his final days. Yesterday, I had the traumatizing displeasure of watching him have a seizure and it was quite possibly the worst thing imagineable. It's the suffering that I can't stand. Mum, dad, my brother and I decided that it was time. We didn't want Dryfus to suffer anymore.

So, first the vet gave him a sedative, and he began to sleep. And then, she didn't even have to administer the whole amount of the injection, barely half. That was how weak he was. The vet told us that he was sicker than what we believed, and we did the right thing. The cancer had already began to spread.

I didn't get much of a goodbye...I did give him a big kiss before I left, told him I loved him. But I didn't want to go to school like that...crying and torn. So I kept it short. And now, I kind of regret that. I didn't get a proper goodbye.

When I came home, he had already gone.

The one thing that scares me is that, I'm not as torn as I thought myself to be. I'm not saying that my eyes have been dry, for they haven't...but is it just self-restraint? Control? Acceptance?

I'm not sure. I know that I will never see him again, but I'm reassured that I will never forget his impact on my life. He was my first pet, he's been with us for more than half my life.

My parents are absolutely torn - they've been crying a lot. And they keep coming to me, asking me if I'm okay. My mum's convinced I'm torturing myself, because I'm not shedding tears. Am I just grieving in another matter? Am I even grieving? Yesterday, I did my fair share of crying - I'm affected. I've always been sensitive to animals, much more than humans. But why aren't I as torn as they are?

I'm just a little worried about that. Deep down, have I not understood that, he's gone?

I know it might be hard, but for those willing...what was your reaction?

Thanks for listening.
Friday, January 6th, 2006
9:15 pm
Lost loves
I thought fate had dealt me a nasty kick to the head when my father died this summer. (The day the underground got bombed in London.) I was on the verge of handling that well, then my cat Mozart died. That's like kicking a girl when she's down.

He was a large (20-25lb) siamese mix. He had the gorgorous blue eyes of the breed, and that rich fawn color with the seal points. He also had that Siamese voice, rich, strident, loud. As he got older the seal points spread until he wound up looking like a cape wearing bandit.

He'd been living with my father for years, and in the last months of his life it became apparent that I couldn't take him with me (I was moving) so I found him a good home with a nice older lady. That broke my heart, but not nearly as bad when I stopped by to visit and learned he had passed on.

He was very upset, the look on his face when he walked around the apartment after they took my father away, you knew he knew he was gone.

I do get very upset with people when they say he was just a cat. To me he was one of my best friends. I especially get upset with my mother when she says that. She wasn't there to heard Mozart walking around the apartment crying for my father, who was never coming back.

I guess he just missed my father too much. I miss the pair of them alot.

Current Mood: depressed
3:25 pm
I lost a beloved cat last week, and a good friend posted this poem in my LJ. I thought posting it here might be helpful to others. (Above link is my memorial post for Zuzu.)


From the silence of your pain I heard my name
and on the wings of light I have come
to see the sadness in your eyes
that cry without tears

Can you see me, I am here
I will always be near you
to calm your shattered heart
and to make you smile at the memories

Do you feel me, perhaps a soft brush of fur
You ache to believe it's real
but you are afraid to hope
You brush away a strand of hair
But it was I, whispering.....

I am only here for but a moment
The silver thread gently quivers
I will leave behind my love in a dream
When you awaken, and without really knowing why

Your heart will know at last
That it is all right, for now
to say good-bye

Copyright © Lisa Carmel Singer
10:41 am
This is my first community so bear with me.

I lost my much lost pet cat, Fidge, a few months ago and I found that people who don't have pets were'nt really that sympathetic.

Anyway, I thought it would be nice to have somwehere where people could talk about their beloved lost pets to people who know exactly what they're going through.

I intend for this to be a place where people can feel comfortable expressing whatever emotion they're feeling. Whether it's pictures and funny stories or screaming, yelling and crying, or just a quiet little memorial, please feel free to post.

There is only one rule: respect at all times. No insults or flames will be tolerated and those responsible will be banned from the list - there will be no warnings and no second chances. This is a place of remembrance, not of hatred.

If you're posting pictures or making a particularly long post, please put it behind a cut for space reasons but, apart from that, you're free to do pretty much whatever you want.

Oh, and if anyone feels like making a nice banner or heading or whatever you call it for the top of the page, then please feel free to do so. As I said, this is my first community and I have no idea how to do anything like that.

Emma (your friendly comm-mum)
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