Post last updated: October 3rd, 2018

It has been a rough year for departures. First, Poppie. Then a Houston friend of 30+ years. This morning, I found Big Foot in the middle of the grassy area that used to be Momma and Poppie’s vegetable garden. Something had torn out his left haunch and he crossed the rainbow bridge sometime in the night. I didn’t shed a tear. I don’t think I can feel anymore.

Big Foot on 5/1/15
Big Foot on 5/1/15

28 thoughts on “ANOTHER DEPARTURE”

  1. I am truly sorry, dear friend. You feel and you will feel more as time goes by. I know, got several t-shirts… Love you very much.

    1. I guess you are right, Gypsy. After burying my cat, with John and Nancy’s help, I came in and got cleaned up. I didn’t “feel” like doing anything, so I crawled back in bed and slept until 2:00ish. Had lunch and went back to bed. Slept until 6:00. I may not have shed a tear but I sure lost a day over it.

  2. I am so sorry. I know how much your furry friends mean to you. I wonder what got him? Do you have wild animals around there? Are there gators back in your pond? I’ll hurt for you.

    1. Of course, I have wild animals around here. I live in the woods. Nancy and John think a fox got him or a raccoon. Coulda been a mean ole’ possum, too, because Big Foot was a gentle cat; not prone to fighting.

  3. I’m so sorry. I wish the magic wand would work. There’s nothing I can say to help you, except to tell you I’m sorry.
    Hugs, Pat

  4. You are having a rough year Linda. I am so sorry you are having to go through all of that. Hope things will go better for you.

    1. Meta – I am reminded of the story of Job. God allowed Satan to test him over and over. When things pile up on me, I am comforted by that story. I know my faith is steadfast despite what happens to me. Going to church didn’t build my faith but taking a 3 year course where we read all the books of the Bible did build my faith.

      1. I am so glad to hear that Linda. I know what you mean that church does not necessarily build our faith, but reading the Bible has a better hold on us.
        Keep your faith Linda. Better days will come.

  5. Linda, I am so very sorry. We lost our dog of 14 years the year my Mom and husband died. I am sending hugs to you my dear friend. Staying in bed was good and just what you needed. You do that as much as you need to. I am so sorry!

  6. I’m so sorry sista. I would have come over and helped. You should have called me. I know how you loved that big footed cat. I’m praying for you and will call you a little later.

  7. Oh Linda – I’m so sorry for your loss. I know this doesn’t help, but I’m feeling all that too. We have lost so many family members this past year, at some point you wonder about your sanity and feeling too much and at the same time nothing at all. I’m sending you warm hugs. xo kim

  8. I am very sorry. Your kitty was so precious, and sometime the tears will come. Earlier this year we lost our beloved Autumn to sepsis ( a snake bite inside the mouth). I still can barely talk about it.

    1. Deb – It took me two years to find my Siamese, Zorro, because most of the rescue outfits wanted to make sure their rescue would be an indoor cat. I had two indoor cats for 18+ years and they spent all their time at the windows looking out longingly. As they became elderly and wanted to go out, I would let them out for brief periods of time and always found them eating grass, something they didn’t have access to in the house. That is what made me decide to have indoor/outdoor cats. But we pay the price when something outside ends their life. I like to think that I provided them with the best life I could.

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