Monday, July 11, 2011

Dear McCartney

McCartney The Cat -- March 1997 - July 11, 2011 Our one-person cat: Thank-you for making me your one person. But oh Cartey, how will I make the bed each morning without your help? Good-bye, Sweetheart. I'll miss you.



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Of course, the temptation at times like these is to vow, "I'll never, ever get another cat. This just hurts too much!"

But no, Tom and I are not making such vows, for Grace is still here to enable us to love again. The most joyful, loving relationships will always involve a risk of hurt, a volunteered vulnerability, but oh Grace! Grace comes along in the center of the pain and heals whatever's been broken.  If we receive her.

Our Lennon and McCartney Era is over, but ah! What a remarkable era it was. Even with this pain, I wouldn't have missed those fourteen fun years with those two cats for anything else you could offer me.

And so I will tweak the saying at the top of my blog... I'll change it, here today, to this:

"After you've cried because it's over, smile because it happened."

For we are human, after all, and tears will fall.




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We so appreciate your condolences. They mean so much.




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13 comments:

Kristi in the Western Reserve said...

We are human.........Grief is real. But it's not the end of anything.

Morning's Minion said...

The funny things cats do with their special person--each one just a bit different in personality.
We've had several bed-making cats over the years.

Odie Langley said...

Grief is so very real but it too will pass. Sorry for your loss.

Laurie said...

So very sorry for your loss.

Jammie J. said...

I'm so sorry. :( (big hugs)

Saija said...

((hugs)) ... i hope the memories will help heal the heartache ... in time ...

Rita said...

I have two cats. One is 14 the other 15. The 15 year old has always been aloof and indifferent. But now her persnickity self will sit at the bottom of my chair look up asking for help onto my lap so she can lay in the pile of papers on my desk. :) I'll get short hair cats next time but these are dear to me and like you I will morn the loss of the joy they have brought to us and their sweet sweet ways. Bless you Debra. I'm sorry about your Cartney.

Miss Sandra said...

Dear Debra...
My heart cries with you. Hugs and wishes for memories that will always bring a smile to your face, and warmth to your heart. xo
Sandra

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Pearl said...

Amazing what our animals do for our lives, I bet the animals think the same way about us. God bless your kitty.

Tracy said...

I am so sorry for your loss, Debra. RIP sweet McCartney! {{hugs}}

Robin in New Jersey said...

So sorry about your precious cat. :(

Hugs for you today.

Julie soon no longer in Texas said...

I'm sorry about your sweet, beautiful McCartney, Debra. I can commiserate because a couple of months before we moved into the home we are in now, our 14 year old cat died suddenly of cancer. Amazingly, not but one month after we moved, a Tuxedo short-hair 3 month old was left by a neighbor that moved, and this cat is now sleeping by the window as I type. God does look out for all of us and make up for our losses.