I know this post is a bit out of the ordinary of my writing updates; however, I’ve always said that this is still a place where I want to come and share a bit of my world with you. This also means allowing myself to be vulnerable in some of my personal life in order for you to get to know me.
While, I don’t like to make excuses for my lack of writing, sometimes life hands us situations that prove to be difficult, and we just need to figure out how to overcome them.
I just recently lost my precious fur baby, Jessie to Squamous Cell Carcinoma – which is a common but incurable cancer in cats over the age of 10.
No one ever tells you how it feels to lose a pet. Of course, how can someone explain that pain, angst, and heartbreak to someone who’s never felt it before? We imagine what it could possibly feel like, especially if we have lost a loved one in the family or a friend. Well, while I can’t speak for everyone, I’m pretty sure most, if not all, people whom have lost a pet will agree that the loss is gut wrenching. They become family, and when you lose them, it’s like losing a piece of yourself. I had my kitty, Jessie, for 13 years. Sending her over the “rainbow bridge” as they say (whoever “they” are), was one of the hardest decisions I have ever had to make. My heart is broken; I miss her very much, and the pain from the loss will take a while to heal. There’s nothing more that I can possibly say than that.
Yesterday, I received this beautiful, unexpected gift from the animal hospital. Upon opening it, I see Jessie’s name imprinted next to an imprint of her paw, and I lost it. In the end, though, I love it. It’s better than a sympathy card, and now I have a keepsake of my beloved fur baby. I didn’t get her ashes because I couldn’t afford it, and I had mixed feelings about it anyway, so this is perfect.
If any of you have lost a pet and want to share any stories, please do. I would love to hear them! I know it is a hard thing to go through. Thank you for listening to my sorrows and I will update again soon!
God Bless and Happy Reading and Writing!