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17-04 Petless and a Sad Heart

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Losing a pet is like losing a part of you.


I have just lost my cat or 17.7 years and 5 months ago lost my dog of 14.7 years, now petless it feels so strange and my heart misses their loyal love.

Kokomo my border collie was my best friend, she was my soul, my heart, and my spirit. I had to let her go last August 9th because she could not cope with life anymore, it was so hard to do, but she did prepare me for it.  We gave her a beautiful death, a steak dinner, ice cream, vet assisted death at home and so much love around her, she went knowing how much she was loved.

Sativa our cat was an independent cat of only 6lbs, but she loved the outdoors, she loved people and was so beautiful and we thought she would live for many more years. It came as a shock that I found her on the floor listless, unable to stand, lethargic, this vibrant cat who only days before had presented me with a bird, was dying right before my eyes.

I took her to the vet and he said she had kidney failure and most likely would not recover from it, the kindest thing to do was let her go, but always so had to commit to. It was all so fast.

She lay in my arms with my son and his girlfriend giving her loving support and we said our goodbyes. This limp lifeless kitty who used to terrorize other cats and Kokomo, hang out with the guys was a mere shell of herself, how did she decline so fast?

The vet gave us time to say our goodbyes and then came in with the injection, in seconds it was over, we kept speaking to her telling her we loved her forever so her spirit would go with all the love we have for her, she went home knowing that.

Now after 17.7 years of having a pet, it feels so strange and empty, I do have my Grand pups who are here often, and I love them so, I am sitting one right now who knew my loss and gave me comfort, but alas they are not my babies and have not traveled through life with me.



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I miss my Kokomo, now that silky little girl who loved sleeping on your lap is now gone too, yes they will always be with me, in my heart soul and with a visiting spirit, but I won’t get to hold them anymore and for that, I am very sad.

So go give you pet the biggest hug you can and make sure they always know how much you love and are grateful for them.

Thank you Kokomo and Sativa for all the love smiles and laughter you gave us all, we will never never forget.




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