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05 April 2013 @ 02:35 pm
I've seen happier Fridays...  
I'm trying to think about what to write for my Idol prompt, which is "What goes around, comes around."

But since I'm working at home today, and my husband's actually out of the house, I mostly find myself crying over losing our cat. It's probably a combination of having the privacy to reflect on it, and the fact that her absence is so much more noticeable at home.

I can't believe we were on vacation a week ago—all that happiness and relaxation have just been wiped away. It's been a long, long week since then, and I really still just want our kitty back. :(

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a rearranger of the proverbial bookshelf: Dean & Sam - hugembroiderama on April 5th, 2013 09:42 pm (UTC)
*many hugs*
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on April 5th, 2013 11:34 pm (UTC)
Thank you. It's just been so heartbreaking. :(
With grace in your heart and flowers in your hairlilycobalt on April 5th, 2013 09:50 pm (UTC)
*hugs*
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on April 5th, 2013 11:44 pm (UTC)
*hugs back*
ecosopher: cooperecosopher on April 5th, 2013 09:54 pm (UTC)
I'm so, so sorry about your beautiful girl. Give yourself time to grieve; of course you miss her terribly!

If you want to throw some ideas around to try and help write (if you were wanting to write about something other than her) then I have a few? Big hugs.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on April 5th, 2013 11:46 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much for the kind words. I put pictures up on Sunday, because I hadn't the strength for words, and sometimes I have to scroll past them. She was such a very sweet girl, and there's no way to fully capture that, but the pictures remind me that she's gone.

I'd love to kick some ideas around-- PM me via LJ if you're still on your daytime? That would be a huge help. *hugs*
heliokleia: POOH IC - HUGSheliokleia on April 5th, 2013 09:57 pm (UTC)
Ah, I'm so sorry, my poor Mme Venus; believe me, I know exactly how' you're feeling now...
*nods & hugs MmeV close*
SMILEYS - blowing kisses photo SMILEYS-blowingkisses-1.gif
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on April 5th, 2013 11:47 pm (UTC)
We lost our last kitty more suddenly, though he'd lived to a good age too. Somehow, we thought it would be easier knowing this was coming (we've been expecting it any time in the last two years). But in the end, it just isn't. *sigh*
Kizzyxo_kizzy_xo on April 5th, 2013 10:13 pm (UTC)
:hugs and more hugs:

I still sometimes get teary-eyed whenever I find one of Jack's hairs :sigh:
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on April 5th, 2013 11:49 pm (UTC)
I knew that would be problem with Tigger's hairs, too-- they're fine and striped, and so recognizable.

It gets a little easier as time goes by, but months later it still hurts, doesn't it?
(no subject) - xo_kizzy_xo on April 6th, 2013 02:09 am (UTC) (Expand)
michellecertainthings on April 5th, 2013 10:30 pm (UTC)
:hugs:
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on April 5th, 2013 11:49 pm (UTC)
Thank you. *hugs* I so miss her.
alien_writings: Heart Readingalien_writings on April 5th, 2013 11:51 pm (UTC)
*hugs*hugs*hugs*
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on April 6th, 2013 12:39 am (UTC)
Thank you. *hugs back*
similiesslipsimiliesslip on April 6th, 2013 12:23 am (UTC)
Man, I am so sorry! We have other dogs now but I still miss mine that died...wow, I guess..13 years ago now.

Hugs! I'm sad for you.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on April 6th, 2013 12:41 am (UTC)
I still miss our previous family cat, who was every bit as sweet (and who trained this one well). We lost him 8 years ago.

But knowing that it will get better over time doesn't make losing this one ache less. :(

Thanks for the hugs and kind thoughts.
whipchickwhipchick on April 6th, 2013 01:20 am (UTC)
Still miss the two cats I've lost. A lot. We planted a flowering tree in the front yard that I put my cat's ashes under, and my ex-husband is bringing his cat's ashes back to put there, too.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on April 6th, 2013 07:26 am (UTC)
We buried her in the backyard, in a shady spot behind an azalea where she liked to nap. We'll make a plaque to put on top, and someday that will probably help. But right now, it just seems even sadder.
Destinadestina on April 6th, 2013 02:12 am (UTC)
Aw, I'm sorry about your kitty. *hug!*
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on April 6th, 2013 07:29 am (UTC)
Thank you. *hugs back*
cindy: chocolate mousetsuki_no_bara on April 6th, 2013 04:46 am (UTC)
i'm so sorry about your kitty. *hugs* (is it any comfort that she no doubt had a good and happy life with you?)
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on April 6th, 2013 07:36 am (UTC)
It helps on one level. But on the other, she was with us longer than either of our children, and we'd reached that point where we could almost imagine she'd live forever. :(
jeyhawkjeyhawk on April 6th, 2013 07:48 am (UTC)
*HUGS*

Somehow it always hurts so much more than you think it will. :(
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on April 6th, 2013 06:51 pm (UTC)
It sure does. Even after months/years of being semi-prepared, it's just always too soon. :(
Maz (or foxxy!): Brothers huggingtuesdaeschild on April 6th, 2013 09:01 am (UTC)
Oh sweetheart, I saw your post about Tigger and I just want to say I feel very sad for you. She looked like an absolutely adorable girl and of course you'll miss her very much. But at least you had the pleasure to be her pets for so many years with all the lovely memories that come with that honour so hold those close to your heart.

*hugs you tight*
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on April 6th, 2013 06:54 pm (UTC)
She was such a wonderful kitty, and it's impossible to show how sweet she was, or happy just to be with her people. Christopher made a Powerpoint presentation of her with a bunch of photos that describes more of who she was, and that's been a great comfort to all of us.

*hugs*
be: contemplativebeascarpetta on April 6th, 2013 12:11 pm (UTC)
Something would be very wrong indeed if you didn't grieve for your cat.Just give yourself time for grieving.
I've found that I've actually come to rely more and more on the company and friendship of our dog now that the boys are about to leave the nest.*hugs* ♥ ♥

Edited at 2013-04-06 12:12 pm (UTC)
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on April 7th, 2013 07:53 am (UTC)
I miss holding her, and listening to her purr with happiness, and the contrast of a week ago with now is just very stark.

I'm not looking forward to our kids leaving the nest! Before we had kids, I thought that transition would be easy, but now I know how wrong I was.
brigid_tanner: boys-ties that bind hugbrigid_tanner on April 7th, 2013 12:19 am (UTC)
I'm so sorry for your loss. There's a hole that takes a long time to heal when you loose a pet. I know how you feel. *hugs*

Edited at 2013-04-07 12:20 am (UTC)
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on April 7th, 2013 07:57 am (UTC)
It sure does. The house and yard seem so much sadder now, knowing that we won't find her curled up on the sofa or in the sun or snoozing under a bush, or waiting to get on our laps. We buried her in her little blanket from the sofa, and the other cat's is still there by itself, just another lonely reminder of her being gone.

*hugs*