Loss is never easy to fathom, no matter the form of “loved one.” But, the difference between having human loved ones especially children is that you won’t hear a parent say, Well, they’ll probably only live 15 or so good years. Naturally parents want their kids to live longer than themselves. When you have pets, however, especially sick ones, one must be merciful, not selfish. It is not about “you,” it is about the quality of life or lessoning pain to bring the animal to a peaceful ever after.
Pets see you through life-altering events, through childhood, adolescence, single life, adulthood, etc. You bond, you depend upon them as much as they depend upon you. And when it is time to free them…you must let go. In my case, he outlived my beloved mother. Matter of fact I only adopted him when mom was first diagnosed.
Goodbye to Najee Zaire, my nearly 16 year old diabetic Tabby, my baby boy, was the sweetest male I have ever in my life known. (My heart is truly broken having to put that boy down). He was euthanized and his ashes were spread with other pets’ ashes along the Santa Cruz mountains. (I watched him being Euthanized, but I was not there when his ashes were spread; it was done by a pet memorial service).
7/2002 – 3/22/2018
First, yay! It’s a great morning because I did not wake up with an eighteen pound Tabby on my neck! He left my bed before I got up. Yay!
Second, sample copies of my fiction novel, Girl With the Upside-Down Guitar, is pressed and is ready for review by my management team.
Girl With the Upside-Down Guitar is a fiction story about Sex; lies; rock and roll; adultery; hustling; delusion and social media. The story centers on one woman, Joy, an attention-starved lonely little girl who grew up with an alcoholic mother and her well-liked philandering musician father who taught Joy, “the world is yours long as you use the right hustle.” I hope to have Girl With…edited and ready for final review by mid summer 2013. Will show a picture when it arrives.
Third, my fiction novel, Spoiled Beyond Recognition, is almost ready for review, about a spoiled adopted alpha male cat, it is of course based on my own boy cat. So far my demographics looks very small, there are plenty of people who simply do not like cats. Sad. But, I will prevail as the book is about much more than a feline as it is about FAITH and hope.
Last, thanks to everyone who follows my blog. I will do my best to return the favor as soon and as much as I can.
Well, it’s Sunday which means, morning stretch; coffee; writing, breakfast; writing; gym, back home writing, eat; writing, bathe; eat again; in bed knitting. Jealous? Tee, hee! Cheers!