Saturday, July 19, 2008

Goodbye my Sweetness

We (my mom, dad and I) had to say our goodbyes to Avalanche today. His kidney disease was just too advanced and there were other complications that all added up to his feeling miserable with no real hope for a turnaround without drastic and not enjoyable alternatives. Please read my mom's blog for her perspective... and scroll to others too because she updated more than I did.


Just 12 short years ago and 3 months, I watched his birth, and that of his littermates Misty and Midnight. He was the firstborn, then Cyclone (a boy) who only lived three weeks, then Misty, then another one that looked like Avalanche, but never lived, and finally Midnight who needed help to take her first breath since their mama was too tired by then. They were always close even when outside just hanging about the yard.

They're going to miss his kisses.

And I don't know what Tornado is going to do without him. They were fast buds from the start and remained that way over the last 9 years.

I loved the way he loved, but I also loved his spirit. He was a lover AND a fighter.

Our "oreo cookie" is missing its filling.



I'll miss his zest for life, his confidence, and cuddling forever.



13 comments:

Mary C said...

Very beautifully put, Red. It's going to be a very long time getting over the grief we feel for him. I'm glad we can comfort each other; and I'm glad we both could share this loving little fur ball. He definitely enriched our lives, didn't he?

Red said...

Thanks mom. Yes, he brought a lot of joy to our lives. None could fill his little paws.

zhakee said...

How sad to lose a kitty.

Lynne said...

I'm sorry Red that you've had to lose your friend Avalanche. It's such a hard thing to do. I'll be praying for you and your family tonight.
This is such a nice tribute you've done for Avalanche.

Red said...

Thank you so much Lynne and Zhakee! It helped a bit to post about it.

Michelle said...

I'm sorry for your loss.

Red said...

Thank you my friend Michelle :)

Lutheran Lucciola said...

Oh, Red, I'm so sorry!!

I know it hurts like heck when a kitty passes. They are so special to us. My condolences to you and yours.

Red said...

Thank you so much LuLu. I really appreciate it! :D I'm focusing on the good memories now.

RuthieJ said...

Oh Red, I'm so sorry to hear about your family's loss of Avalanche. He was a beautiful kitty.

Red said...

Thank you very much :) I agree, he was so beautiful!

Mary said...

Sorry, Red. It's never, ever, easy... I enjoyed your sweet tribute tonight.

Mary

Red said...

Thank you Mary. I'm glad you enjoyed it. I - we - still miss him, but life must go on. We remember the good times.

 

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