Friday, May 21, 2010

With A Sad Heart ...

Our wonderful cat Mischief has passed on. For the past few weeks we actually thought he might be doing better. He was eating more then ever but unfortunately still not putting on weight. But his spirit was up and he was acting semi-normal. But for the past few days he took a turn for the worst and it was obvious his hind legs were giving out on him and then yesterday he would stand and look at the food but not eat anything. Then he did the strangest thing and went and layed down in the bathroom and pretty much stayed there all day. Mischief never goes into the bathroom ... ever. We knew the time had come and we were prepared to put him down today. But last night we brought him up to bed with us and he was purring but very weak. We talked to him and he knew he was loved. When my husband got up at 7 am. Michief had gone downstairs in the middle of the night and passed away in the bathroom. I believe he wanted his life to end here, at home. From everything I've read it sounds like kidney failure which is very common with cats.

We had talked in the past about doing something with his ashes when the time came to put him down. But my husband suggested we bury him in the field behind our house where he had his last stroll just a few weeks ago. He made him a nice cedar box and lined it with linen and we said our goodbyes. We planted a cedar tree to mark the spot and I spread Forget-Me-Not seeds on his grave.

We weren't sure what to do about Nemo and decided to show him Mischief in case there was any chance he could then know why Mischief was no longer around. But it was obvious to us that he had already seen Mischief because as I held Nemo and approached the bathroom Nemo panicked and just wanted to run away.

We are both walking around like zombies today and just trying to stay busy. My husband is planting tomato plants and here I am blogging. I guess sometimes blogging is kinda like therapy.

Goodbye my dear friend, you will be missed.

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And to keep busy I have put some new quickpages into
LLL Creations Dollar Mart;

My Family Quickpages

2 coordinating quickpages for only $1.00 ~ get them HERE.

Detailed view below ...

and My Special Friend Quickpages

again 2 coordinating quickpages for only $1.00 ~ get them HERE.

and detailed views below ...



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Today your freebie is the 2 charms I made while creating the above quickpages ... enjoy~!

Download Charms Freebie

As usual, comments are really appreciated. You can comment below this post or in my CBox on the right side of this blog.


Anonymous said...

Our pets make our lives so much richer. I know you will miss Mischief terribly. The size of our sadness is indicative of the size of their contribution to our lives. I wish you the best.

Judy said...

So sad to read about Mischief, your layout to him is beautiful and what a wonderful place to have him buried. sending hugs oxoxox

CraftCrave said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave in the DigiFree category today [22 May 02:00pm GMT]. Thanks, Maria

CBH said...

Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBH Digital Scrapbooking Freebies, under the Page 9 post on May. 22, 2010. Thanks again.

Anonymous said...

Sorry to hear of the passing of your beloved. I know just how you feel. These little ones hold such special places in our hearts. My thoughts are with you as well as Nemo.

Thanks for the lovely charms.

Anonymous said...

Estoy muy triste, y llorando con su historia, Dios bendiga su espíritu y amor y a su angelito Mischief, porque yo digo siempre que las mascotas son angeles que Dios nos entrega para el camino en la vida... Yo no sé que haría si alguna de mis 2 yorkies de 9 años nos dejan de faltar... snif

Jody said...

I am so sorry to hear about Mischief. It is so hard to lose our dear pets.

You have made a beautiful tribute to Mischief.

May I ask what font you used for the charms?

My thoughts are with you

Arlene said...

Dear Lil & Peter ... I haven't visited for a few days and am so sorry to hear about Mischief. In some ways it's a good thing that he passed away at home and you didn't have to take him to the vet's for the last goodbye, which would have been very traumatic for everyone (including Mischief) ... but I'm sure it was still a shock and I KNOW it is a terrible loss.

He was a great cat, full of personality, and he had a wonderful long life. I truly understand how difficult it will be for quite awhile and how very much you will miss him. Our sincere condolences to you. You were blessed to have such a great friend, and Mischief was blessed to have you to love and care for him. Big hugs.