Sunday, August 7, 2011

Goodbye old friend


My heart is broken. Yesterday I had to say goodbye to a dear old friend. I can't stop crying. My house feels empty. I miss hearing him snore behind the couch. I miss seeing him staring at the water bowl waiting for it to 'magically' fill, because he thought that's how it worked. I miss that motorboat purr, which was louder than any other cat I've ever heard. My heart has a hole in it.

Straczynski was 16 years old. I've had him in my life longer than my husband.


Yesterday sucked.

9 comments:

MagicLady said...

So sorry to hear your news - we lost our dog last year, and I still hesitate when I open the front door to give him time to get his old bones up.

Sending you a big hug xxx

Babs x

JennL said...

i'm so sorry to read about losing your precious cat. i cried reading about it and i wish you much peace.

Cindy Gay said...

So sorry about your sweet cat.

Barb said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to you <3 God bless

Erin said...

Hugs to you my friend. Edgar didn't know what hit him last night with all the extra attention. XX

A Sarasota said...

I am so sorry for your loss...

Legacy of a Single Girl said...

I'm so sorry for your sadness. I recently had to let go of one of my loves and I still call for him sometimes. They bring such joy to us and such sadness when they leave us. I hope you feel better soon.
Huggs from one who knows.

Stephanie said...

Oh JJ I'm so sorry for your loss (((hugs))) I can only imagine how heartbroken you must be

xo

Karin Adamczyk said...

I'm so sorry JJ. I only read this now. He was beautiful. I had an orange tabby very similar to Straczynski for 19 years and I felt the same way when we had to let him go 2 years ago. They take such a space in your heart. I literally had to rearrange the furniture in the basement because when I first started scrapping, he would sit on the back of a couch watching me. After he was gone, I couldn't sit there without him. I hope your pain softens soon. Karin