Thursday, February 17, 2011

ABSENCE

Today is a sad day here in the land of PEA.

We had to say goodbye to our cat Chloe. She was part of our family for almost nineteen years. Yes she was almost nineteen years old.

As a kitten she survived a fall off our third floor apartment balcony unscathed.

The year we had three hurricanes in three weeks, she accidentally got outside and survived Hurricane Charlie.

I keep looking for her on the screened porch where she lived.

I know she's at peace.

She will be missed.

So long old girl...

29 comments:

Tarnished and Tattered said...

Shelley,
It hurts so damn much losing a pet. They are like a child & their absence is most defiantly felt. Wow, what a life (sounds like she lived a couple). I'll be thinking of you sweet friend.
Lisa

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

I am so sorry for you loss. How wonderful to have such sweet memories of your precious kitty!!

Ashley said...

Awww I am so very sorry to hear this sad news....sending warm wishes and caring thoughts your way Xoxoxo ~Ashley

Kim~HomeIsWhereTheHeartIs said...

So sorry for your loss...

My Blessed Serendipity Life said...

So sorry about your kitty Chloe. I just very recently lost my kitty who was 18. I know the pain hurts so much of losing a loved pet. Hope you can take some comfort in the sweet memories you had with her.

Danielle

Isabel said...

Im sooo sorry for ur loss you where blessed to have her for so long, sending hugs

lifespassion said...

So sorry about your cat.....I adore mine - all my pets - and it's so difficult to lose one, but you know you gave her a wonderful life and lots of love

My Shabby Roses said...

Oh, I know that can be hard.
Those little guys just work their way into our hearts don't they.
Big Hugs,
Debbie

Debra@Common Ground said...

I'm just a kitty lover, so I know how you feel. it sure hurts.
Sending hugs and love your way,
Debra

Karen said...

I'm so sorry, losing a pet is awful a terrible hurt. It seems she was well loved and had quite an adventurous life.

The Feathered Nest said...

Oh Shelley....I'm so very sorry about Chloe ~ these precious animals become such important members of our families. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers as I know your heart is hurting, hugs and love, Dawn

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Oh I hate to hear this, I know what you mean you keep thinking you see them out of the corner of your eye. It just is not fair that pets die before us, 19 years is a pretty good kitty life!

Carol

Tammy said...

Shelley- I'm so sorry about your sweet kitty. My Allie ( her pic is on my blog) is 14 this year...I love her so much I can't imagine life without her. I've always had dogs and cats my whole life, its never easy saying goodbye. We have the memories of them, and the fact that we gave them a wonderful life when they were with us...so many furry friends don't have that. Thinking about you tonight!
Tammy :-)

JUNK WILD

Anne Lorys - Fiona and Twig said...

I'm so sorry, Shelley.
She lived a very long life, and I'm sure she was very much loved.

Big hugs to you,
Anne

Nana's Fun Stuff said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your sweet pet. She lived a long long life and gave you many joys and memories and know that she loved you very much. Big hugs sweetie!

Linda said...

I'm so sorry to hear this...our pets bring such love into our lives...I know she will be missed! XO

Pilgrim at Kerjacob said...

So sorry that you have lost you precious cat.
The sadness and the loss is difficult - I'm sure that you will remember many happy times together.

Pattie said...

I'm sorry for your loss, I know about all that I have been though that many times, sending warm wishers and thinking of you.

Pattie

" SHABBY JUNK" said...

You are lucky to have had her in your life so long. I am so sorry she has gone. judy

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

Shelley, I had a cat I was really close to, she survived many things, and when she was gone I so missed her. While I've had many cats through the years, they can't replace her. So sorry, I know it hurts.

CaraRose said...

Sorry to hear about your sweet Chloe. Sending healing hugs your way.

High Street Cottage said...

Shelly that is one of the hardest things in life. We all know when we decide to have pets, that day will come eventually, and it hurts. The only thing that helps is all the great experiences you had and recalling all the joy an animal can bring to your life. Sending big hugs your way, xoxo tami

AshTreeCottage said...

I am so sorry! I know that nothing I can say can ease your heartache right now. Many of us have shared your sadness. Our dear pets give us so much pleasure, comfort and love. It's so very hard to say goodbye. Your Chloe had a very good life with you and knows that she was loved so very much. I'm sending you lots of hugs!!

Love,
Susan and Bentley
xxoo

trash talk said...

My broken heart is crying with yours.
Debbie

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

So sorry to hear about Chloe...she was a pretty kitty. Our Starla is getting up there in age too...I can only imagine how sad you must be to lose your sweet friend.

Abby's Paperie Garden said...

So sorry for your loss:(

Abby

June said...

Shelley I am so sorry! After nineteen years it would be extra hard to have her gone. I think losing a beloved pet is hard, and especially when they've been with us for a long time. I still miss some of our now gone fur family members.
Sending you hugs today...

I am so glad you got to have your picture taken with the boys. How exciting to get to meet them!

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry about your kitty.
Losing a pet is excruciating. My dog passed away last September and he was 18 years old. I will always miss him.

Tess

Daisy Cottage said...

((((Shelley))))

I am so so sorry to hear this about Chloe..she was absolutely beautiful.

Thinking of you...

Love,
Kim

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