My beloved Oreo died suddenly 5 months ago. It’s been a difficult loss. Losing a pet is never easy. The depth of this grief surprised me. The following is excerpt from Geneen Roth’s blog. Thank you, Geneen. The healing has begun.
“Do not grieve for me. I am in a place where tuna fish juice flows like water, where I can jump like the wind and every place is soft and sunny. If you must, grieve for what you won’t allow yourself to have. Grieve for all the ways you separate yourself from this radiance: from laying down in a patch of sun at two o’ clock on any old day, from knowing you are beloved on the earth.” — Geneen Roth
Know that while he was with you, you gave him everything he desired, love, a soft shoulder to drape across, food and a warm home. Smile when you remember how well he trained you to cater to his every whim and remember the good times. For what is life all about but that we make it a better place while we are here.
I’m sorry to hear about your loss. Oreo looks so much like our kitty, Lainy. Her Flickr page is here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/theprone