26 January 2012

Sometimes Loving Hurts

Star, Janie, and Sophie 
They posed for me like pros... first all turning one way...

...and then back the other.

Middle Sister
Janie is her cat.

Little Sister and Star

The Teenager with her much loved cat Sophie

These cats began their life as all cats do - as adorable, cuddly kittens.
They originated here.  With three girls I really had no choice but to bring all three kittens home!
They grew quickly.  And became big, sleek, pampered, beautiful cats.
Very much loved by The Sisters

The girls very much loved their kitties turned cats.  And sometimes loving involves saying good-bye.
And it hurts.  We lost Sophie yesterday.  One of the great risks of having cats in town - the road is just too close and too busy.  You can't really tell in these photos but Sophie was long-haired and very fluffy.  A very beautiful cat.  She was the favorite.  She had a purple collar The Teenager had bought her and she wore it proudly.  Yesterday afternoon a very sweet neighbor lady brought the collar over and asked if the cat had been ours.  She said it was hit on the road and she couldn't stand to see it out there so she got it and buried it in her flower bed.  She even said a prayer over it.  Then she washed the collar and brought it back.  What a blessing to have such a sensitive and kind neighbor.  It was rather sad here for awhile after she left.  Tears were shed.  A little collection of 'Sophie things' was made, put in a tiny box, and her collar wrapped around the box.
And though I'm not an animal lover myself  I love my girls.  And they loved that cat.  And they were hurting over her loss.  Therefore I hurt for them.  Yes, sometimes loving hurts.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

And Grandma is hurting for them, too, even though I've never been an animal lover. I love my grandchildren and when they hurt so do I.

January 26, 2012 at 12:06 PM  
Blogger alee said...

I completely understand! Miss Grace loves animals & the very thing happened to her Favorite kitty a few weeks ago :/!{well not on the road- but...} I hurt for her- I just kept reminding myself that these little creatures are teaching her so much about life itself {love, nuture & yes sometimes lose!}.

January 26, 2012 at 3:41 PM  
Blogger deborah said...

We understand.

January 26, 2012 at 7:51 PM  
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January 27, 2012 at 12:38 AM  
Blogger Faded Plains said...

So sorry to hear about your sweet Sophie...and it's so nice to read that you have such a wonderful neighbor.

January 27, 2012 at 11:09 AM  

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