Friday, September 26, 2008

Goodbye, Sparky...

Today, my husband and I took Sparky, my 21-year-old cat, to have him put to sleep by our vet. Sparky was the best cat a person could ever hope for. All those years of loving companionship...and now he's gone. Sparky and I had a very special relationship. He will never be forgotten.

To those who say "it's just a pet", let me tell you...Sparky was more pure, innocent, and loving than most human beings I have ever met. His love was unconditional, his faithfulness never wavered, and he was always my little fuzzy buddy. He was so much more than "just a pet".

I will probably write more about him as time goes by, but for now...my heart aches too badly to come up with the words to adequately describe what a wonderful cat he was, what a huge hole his absence has caused, and how he will forever live in my heart.

13 comments:

Debbie said...

Gentle hugs for you! We love our pets just like we love our children.

Kim said...

Lori, I am so sorry you had to say Good Bye to Sparky. I know it is a very difficult decision to make but sometimes the kindest one for the furbabies we love. Treasure those memories and he will live in your heart forever.

Sending good thoughts your way.

Irene said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. I'm sure it was a hard decision, even if it was the right one. 20 years, wow that's a lot of memories.

Robin said...

Big hugs.

Melanie said...

Lori, I can't imagine your pain. I'm so sorry.
But I know you'll be comforted in the sweet memories of times shared with Sparky.
I pray God will comfort you.

Melanie

LoneStar said...

Holey hearts are the best kind to have. When you have a holey heart, it means you have dared to love. While your heart may be holey, your memories are full.

Okay, it may sound hokey, but I think it's true.

(((((Big ol' Texas bear hugs))))

Lisa (Texan)

WendyCarole said...

I am so sorry to hear that you have had to say good bye to Sparky

Daffycat said...

I am so sorry to hear this. What a sad time for you.***hugs***

tkdquintmom said...

I'm so sorry :0( Hugs to you.

Dragonflymystic said...

So sorry for your loss....
Big Hugs....
Laura
www.dragonflymystic.blogspot.com

Rachel S said...

Hugs for you. They're never "just pets".

Carolyn said...

Here I am down at the very bottom, but you know how I felt about "Old Man". I hope each day has made it easier for you, as I know how much you dearly loved him.

I miss you!! I hope things are going well. Holler at me sometime, my friend!

Love,
Carolyn :)

kimmyr said...

Sorry Lori!

Love,
Kim

Hey! Email me will you girlfriend. I miss you on 2xs.