Friday, May 18, 2007

Saying Goodbye


Saying goodbye to a beloved friend and pet is so difficult.  Skitz wasn't my cat but yet was the whole family's kitty because she lived with us all at one time or another. 

Becky is having a hard time right now because Skittsy was a "cool" kitty and was her first kitty.  She followed her everywhere.  Becky was a wonderful "mommy" to Skitz although right now she is blaming herself and second guessing everything.  She is an animal lover and takes such good care of her furr babies.  It will take time.  Most of us have been through losing a beloved pet.  This is a first for her.

The pictures are from Becky's facebook.  She has a memorial page for her Skittsycat.  I told her that I would do a montage of sorts in my journal.  She is touched by all the thoughts and prayers being sent her way.

The outdoor pictures were taken on Saturday.  I think that is what is the hardest thing to deal with.  Skitz was romping around and seemed perfectly healthy on Saturday.  Within 24 hours, she was dying.  Not that we are ever prepared but this was just such a sudden shock.

I worry because Becky keeps so much inside.  I know eventually she will be ok with this.  So, we march forward.  Megan is coming home next Saturday.  I know she will be totally shocked also.  I haven't said anything toher when she's e-mailed me.

So much is on the plate this week.  My bus was in an accident on the way to work the day we put the kitty down.  No one was hurt but it wasn't a good start for a day that got worse.

Oy, I think I'm rambling.  I'm whooped.  Think I'll give Becky a call and then head off to sleep.

Hugs to all!  You're the best!  Chris

30 comments:

lisa41076 said...

Chris, Skitz was a beautiful kitty, Sending Hugs your way, Love Lisa XO

sugarsweet056 said...

She was indeed a beautiful furr baby, My sympathy to the family, hugs to Becky.
Sugar

hadonfield78 said...

My sympathy to you. We lost our dog (Jakers) last summer.

gehi6 said...

She reminds me in coloring of a wonderful cat I had called Tiger.  I will never forget what a blow it was to me for this delightful pet to be killed down in the field by a wild animal, possibly a coyote.  I never had a cat again that had his personality, so I know how one can mourn a beloved pet.  Nice pics and thoghts.  Gerry

helmswondermom said...

I am so sorry for your loss.  A beloved pet is definitely part of the family.
Lori

my78novata said...

Im sure she has passd over the rainbow bridge and is awaiting her momma. It is so sad like loosing one of the family. how old was skitz ??????? lookslike suhc a sweet kitty

dreamingbrwneyes said...

Im a huge animal lover but cats hold a special place in my heart which is why I have 6 of them, but over the years it has never been easy to say goodbye and truly breaks your heart, my heart breaks for your daughter, oneday they are fine and the next we are losing them. This will be such a hard time, some people think it's too soon after losing a pet to get another one but I do think it helps. I hope she gets through this OK. Skitz was so precious!! : (

~ Jenny

astoriasand said...

Awwwwww what lovely picture Chris.I am so sorry Becky has taken it hard,This is understandable.Your right we never know whats round the corner do we? So we have to make the best of everyday and march on as you say.She will console herself with the wonderful memory's of Skittz.I hope Megan is still having a good time.Sorry to read about the bus glad knowone was hurt.You try have a lovely weekend if possible you deserve to.Take Care God Bless Kath
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jckfrstross said...

have a good weekend:) skitz was a beautiful cat:) it is always so hard to lose a pet

Deb

jeadie05 said...

Chris this is so sad for all your family ,Ido feel for you all ,It is hard to lose a pet they are so much part of the family ,so sorry to hear abot your bus but so grateful everyone and you are OK  love Jan xx

pharmolo said...

Aye, losing a pet is like losing a family member, Chris. Have a good weekend.

jlocorriere05 said...

I'm so sorry it's hard for Becky. I can see by the photos that Skittsy was a much loved pet. It's right not to tell Megan and upset her when she's on vacation. I hope he had a good time, it seems to have gone by so fast! I'm glad no one on your bus was injured. Jeannette xx  http://journals.aol.co.uk/jlocorriere05/Welcometomytravels/  

springangel235 said...

What a beautiful tribute to Skitz...a beauty of a cat she was.  My prayers to all, especially to Becky.  Love to all of you,
Joyce

rdautumnsage said...

A wonderfully, thoughtful tribute to Skittzy! I'm so sorry your family is feeling this loss right now. I'm keeping everyone in my prayers on the smoke! (Hugs) Indigo

lanurseprn said...

She was so cute! I really LIKE the way your pics are displayed here. I can see the whole picture and it gives me TIME to see it. Which feature is it?
I'm so sorry you lost your beloved kitty. I know it's hard. I lost a little white kitty named snowball years ago and still remember how it hurt. I cried and cried.
Sending you lots of big hugs, Chris.
Pam

chat2missie said...

Such a cute kitty.  I'm still in shock how suddenly he got sick.  :(
Missie

queenb8261 said...

Awww what a pretty girl she is.  Could she have gotten into some poison? The same thing happened to my daughter in law's cat. They think someone set out anti freeze.  In a short time his kidneys shut down and he had to be put down. My heart goes out to you all. I know Skittsy will be missed.
Hugs, Barb  

queeniemart said...

Wow, Skitz is a ringer for Old Sammy, MILs cat.
I hope today is a good day....i hope you have seen BF and have not had any more crisis's and had a few laughs. We both have so much anxiety going on. I love you!
lj

heavenlybama said...

I'm just now getting around to journals to put them on alerts with this new s/n.  So sorry to hear about Skitz.  He was a beautiful cat!
Hugs,
D
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xxroxymamaxx said...

I know I told you this already...but I'm sorry about Skitz and sorry for Becky.  God bless!  Love, Shelly

chevyz71gurl74 said...

I've never lost a pet before either, I can't even imagine how you guys are feeling... when something happens to our Beau i don't know what we will do...my heart aches for you guys!
(((((((((((((((((((Chris and Becky))))))))))))))))

Such sweet pictures!

Hugs,
Terri

penniepooh said...

Hi Chris - I`m out of the loop with journals and I`m trying to catch up, so this is the first I`ve heard about Becky`s cat. I`m soooo sorry. These little critters really do become a loving part of a family.
Love you and hoping things get better,
Penny
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princesssaurora said...

{{{ Chris and family }}}}  I am so so so sorry.   Skitzy will be waiting for you someday... over the rainbow bridge... Beautiful cat... thanks for sharing the pics...

be well,
Dawn
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am4039 said...

I'm so sorry about your pet. It's so hard to lose one.

shayshaydc said...

Sorry about the kitty Chris!!! Glad no one was hurt in the accident!!!! I'm finding out what a real roller coaster life is... up one minute and down the next!!!! http://journals.aol.com/shayshaydc/Golfaholic
Sharon:)

tpiez4me said...

Awwww believe it or not I am missing our Katie a bit...but I'm glad she's getting the chance to go to a loving home (not that we didn't love her).  Becky will be ok in time.....it's tough to lose a cherrished pet.

imgr8phil said...

I hope she is doing a little better by now.  It is always hard when you lose a pet since they are a part of the family that has love that is unconditional.  Take care and have a good holiday.

Phil

nay0114 said...

So sorry about the cat. I know what's it's like to miss your pet. I lost my favorite cat a while back and will never find a replacement for her.
Take care, Chrissie

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