3.01.2007

good-bye dear friend


8 years ago I was just a single girl, living in my quiet city, in the little apartment with the big spiral staircase. All was fine until I came home one night to find a few bats circling around my living room. I ran out of there faster than you could say "Eeekk!", down to my friends' who often fed the stray neighborhood cats. And, there he was, wise beyond his years, but clearly neglected, in need of a good home. We called him Gypsy.
Through the years he protected me from bats, mice, and probably a few large Texas bugs I don't know about. We moved 3 times, and added another cat, husband, and 2 kids to our home. He never asked to go outside again. He grew content, fat, and happy, with a PURR louder than any cat I have known. He was the best. The gentle giant, my husband called him.
So suddenly, is empty and sad without him here. On this day of snow, ice, fog, thunder and lightening, nothing seems right.
Good-bye dear friend, you will be greatly missed.

6 comments:

Elizabeth Ruffing said...

I'm so sorry for your loss, Alicia. It's been a week and a half for me, and I'm still trying to adjust to the same feelings since the loss of our kitty. I just try to be thankful for the time we had with her. I'm sure Gypsy's life was a thousand times better for having found you. Be well and take care.

Swede at Heart said...

Oh I am so sorry. I have cats too and can't imagine how we'll cope when one passes.
Ann

lauracrow said...

So sorry, Alicia.
Sending you warm hugs.....

Alicia said...

Thank you everyone for your kind thoughts.

mohairpink said...

Sounds like us, added another cat, 3 time move, added 2 kids...and still the kitties are faithful. I will give mine a bit of extra love - thank you for reminding me that they are not here forever. So sorry for your loss.

cupcakedesigns said...

I'm not really a cat lover, dogs are more my thing but I feel for you loosing a special animal friend. I can relate to it in some way. I've lost some special dogs so far..