10 responses to “winter sleeps”

  1. dushie

    I’d call you but I can’t even talk right now I’m crying so much. That’s twice today Dushie.
    Winter was lucky to have crossed your path that day all those years ago. I am sorry you had to send her on her way today – I know how hard that must have been. I’ll be giving you an extra big hug when I see you tomorrow. Here’s a little one for now. xo
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  2. Mike Johnson

    “We who choose to surround ourselves
    with lives even more temporary than our
    own, live within a fragile circle;
    easily and often breached.
    Unable to accept its awful gaps,
    we would still live no other way.
    We cherish memory as the only
    certain immortality, never fully
    understanding the necessary plan.”
    — Irving Townsend

    That quote was sent to me by my vet after I had my kitty, Wade, put down.
    I have carried that card in my wallet every day since.

    Mike
    (Jill’s brother)

  3. jen

    frown face… sad about the loss, but with some smiles intermingling for all the joy she brought. pets do what people can’t, which is why i’ll always have them. love and hugs to you, friend.

  4. brew

    what beth doesn’t say is that in between living with me and returning to live with her, i took scooby (the name winter never worked for me) to the humane league, never even thinking beth would want another cat (she had zoe and bill, i believe, as well as a new family). i was so thoroughly blinded by my life’s drama, that i was not thinking clearly. to this day my guilt is only slightly reduced by the fact that beth rescued her (for the 2nd time). seeing her at chez shuba all these years, has been a gift and a curse. she always remembered me and would head butt me as vigorously as when we lived together (scooby, not beth), but the knowledge of my shameful deed was always refreshed. the pain and sorrow it brought was always greatly outweighed by the joy, however, if only for a few precious moments.

    i’ll miss you scooby, my first true love

  5. M

    I’m sorry for your loss, honey. Beth’s piece even made my cry. M

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