Sunday, October 25, 2009

I cant imagine life without my furry friends.

I hesitate to write a post today. My intention has been to keep this a very positive and place for ideas and inspiration. But I have decided I think my subject today is important to me. Actually the subject of my furry friends is one of the most important things in my life. For those of you who dont know me well, I am a huge animal lover. I love ALL animals. I have worked at a wild life park, I own a pet sitting business and have owned about every domesticated pet. But cats speak to me and my heart. The strays will find my door and walk right in. Cats who supposedly hate people love me. I have one cat Lucy that I believe must have been an artist in another life. (she is also my office manager) But when I am working she is right there watching every single move I make. Its like she is taking the stitch with me or stroking the paint brush with her eyes. She loves watching me bead. So I have taken to asking for her opinion. lol But my heart is so sad this week for my little Tigger. She is almost 17. She stopped eating and she seems to be having some horrible bad dental issues. The last cat I had dental work done for was $1.200.00. And for the reason she is 17 and I am unemployed I cant do this and its the worst thing I have been through in a long time. She was eating baby food and kitten formula for awhile, but since friday I cant get her to eat or drink anything. I have given her some drops of water with a syringe, but it makes her very agitated. But I have to do that much at least. So we have just been sitting together and waiting. Tomorrow morning I will have to take her to the vet and say good bye. I have had her all her life and actually lived with her longer than my parents, my ex husband and even my two daughters. And havent gotten anywhere near the grief the others have caused me. lol :(

So,,, I have come to realize something else. Try as you may to be positive and work for the best in your life. Sometimes inspiration is sad. You have to grieve and know its ok for a few days to just go on auto pilot. Because when you come out on the other end the wonderful memories will be so worth it. Animals are so much support and happiness. Especially for people who have struggles that make their day a little harder to get through.


  1. Oh Gail, I so feel your pain and cry big tears with you. I know just how you feel. It is the saddest of the sad. They are our life and our love. As important as our children and the pain is so impossibly hard to bear when you have to let go. Sweetie, I will keep you in my heart all week. Know that one day you and Tigger will be together again forever . Hugs, Tedi

  2. Gail, oh hon, I am so sorry! They are our furry children and losing them hurts like heck! I wish I could be there to hug you...I read once that our beloved pets are waiting on the Other Side to greet us when we go Home...I have to believe that is true...much love going to you!

  3. Gail I feel for you so much at this time and grieving for a furry baby is just as hard as a person. Tigger has had a brilliant life with you as her Mum and you are being brave for her. Your treasured memories will last and she will never be forgotten in your heart,

    Hugs x

  4. My heart breaks. Truly breaks for you. I know all too well how you feel. Animals are the most magical loving creatures that not only touch our lives, but help to shape it. I'm here for you sweetness. Sending a hug. A big hug! I'm so sorry.

  5. Gail,
    Words can't even express how so sorry I am about your sweet Tigger. Sending hugs your way!


  6. Gail,
    My heart goes out to you. I wish I could help ease your pain. Positive thoughts of peace and loving kindness are coming your way.

  7. Gail,

    I am so sorry. I also love animals and have had to make that hard hard decision more than once. But, your parting will be short....she will be on the other side of that rainbow bridge, waiting for your return. And I know that sounds kind of corny, but it is the absolute truth! I believe it with all of my heart! It is nice meeting you, sorry it is under such sad circumstances...I will keep you and Tigger in my prayers. Sandy

  8. I am so sorry. I had a wonderful cat who lived to be 19 and it was so hard to lose him. I still think of Woodie fondly and miss him. Animals are our fur kids - and I don't know what I would do without mine.

  9. Gail,
    I know this is terribly belated - I just came across your posting. I just 'celebrated' my 1st anniversary w/o my bloved Mags (Magdeline VanCat). I got to enjoy her presence for 10 years. She found me by falling into the skylight of my van. We found her when we were driving to a 'gig'! She met me at the door each day after work and slept with me faithfully every night. I still miss her so much. I have adopted another black cat that I named Secret Ivy Rose - that is slowly filling that void in my heart. Take care and God bless your work and loving heart.^_^