Friday, October 7, 2011

Saying Goodbye

I had a post lined up for today.  It involved the discovery of a strange smell.

In a house full of boys I will let your mind wander about all the possibilities.

Scary isn't it??

I promise that I will solve the case of the strange smell tomorrow.

But today?  Today we are remembering a furry family member.

We had to say goodbye to our sweet Sabrina yesterday after having her for 15 years.  She was the most amazing cat imaginable. 

She was loving and caring.  If you were sad she came to comfort you.  She was so very gentle with the boys and let them climb all over her and pull her ears and tail with her only reaction being a gentle purr.

So today, while we still look for her in the morning to say hello, and while we can still hear her purr in our ear.  The boys and I are looking at pictures and talking about how wonderful she was to us and how much love she brought to our family.

Today we are crying tears of sadness, but also tears of joy from all the memories she gave us.

So please bear with me today.  I had Sabrina before I had my husband, or my family and it's just strange that she isn't with us anymore.  She saw me through so many things in my life and was a constant companion especially when things were tough.

So today is about her.

Tomorrow, well tomorrow we will get to what that smell is.

23 comments:

Sarah @ It's a Vol said...

Gentle hugs for you and your family. The loss of a furbaby is heartbreaking. They are truly family members!

Hopes@Staying Afloat! said...

Sarah,

Thank you so very much. They definitely are part of the family!

Alison@Mama Wants This said...

I'm so sorry for your loss, Hopes. Hugs.

Nenette AM said...

Hope, I'm so sorry for your loss. I can't imagine what life would be like without our little crazy Mittens. We consider ourselves so lucky that she chose us.
I'm happy that you have so many good memories with Sabrina that you can look back on and remember.

Missy said...

I am so sorry. The loss of a beloved pet is so hard. I still miss my first "grown up" dog and we lost her 3 years ago.

My thoughts are with you tonight.

Kelly K @ Dances with Chaos said...

I'm so sorry about Sabrina.

I know I curse about the cat puke and why one cat started peeing in the shower, but they were my first babies, before I had my babies.

I just did the math while at the pet store tonight and realized my two kitties are over ten years old - elderly cats now.

It just doesn't seem possible.

I remember once I stumbled onto a site: rainbowbridge.org where you can memorialize your pet in cyberland as they cross the rainbow bridge. It's a free site and it always makes to smile to think of all the cats lounging together on the other side, commanding their world.

Hugs to you.

CarmenH @QueenieCarmen said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. Your post is a beautiful testament to how much pets add to our lives. They absolutely are family.

CarmenH @QueenieCarmen said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. Your post is a beautiful testament to how much pets add to our lives. They absolutely are family.

Jessica said...

Sorry about your loss. It is difficult to lose a pet, especially when you've had it for so long.

I'm Jennifer. said...

I'm so sorry you lost your dear kitty. It's so hard to lose a pet who gave so much love. Glad you have lots of pictures and happy memories of her.

Optimistic Mom said...

So sorry to hear about the loss. It is truly losing a member of the family.
I know the day will come when our dog leaves us, and I know it will be a sad day.
Sendings lots of hugs to your family.

@katefineske said...

So, SO sorry for your families loss...

The Woven Moments said...

So sorry for your loss, friend. Thinking of you.

Hopes@Staying Afloat! said...

Alison,

Thank you so much.

Hopes@Staying Afloat! said...

Nenette,

After 15 years of her being around, it's definitely a huge adjustment to be without her.

The memories are many, and I'm thankful for them.

Hopes@Staying Afloat! said...

Missy,

Thank you so very much.

Hopes@Staying Afloat! said...

Kelly,

Thank you.

It was rare that Sabrina made a mess and when she did it was always on a hard floor. Never the carpet. She was a very proper kitty! LOL!!

Hopes@Staying Afloat! said...

CarmenH,

Thank you so very much. They do add so very much to our lives don't they?

Hopes@Staying Afloat! said...

Jessica,

Thank you. It is very difficult, but necessary. Her quality of life was not what it should have been.

Hopes@Staying Afloat! said...

I'm Jennifer,

Thank you. Visiting the pictures and memories will help to keep her alive in our hearts!

Hopes@Staying Afloat! said...

Optimistic Mom,

Thank you. Pets provide so much love while there are here that there is a huge hole when they leave. But I'm grateful for the 15 years we had with her.

Hopes@Staying Afloat! said...

Ryan,

Thank you so much my friend. Your support means more than you know.

Jamie said...

Sorry for your loss. Did someone guide you to the rainbow bridge poem? It's helpful, at least it was for me when our dog passed away.