Saturday, January 17, 2009

GoodByes



Goodbyes are always so hard aren't they?

To allow Shmoo to depart from this life with the dignity she always had during it I had to have her euthanized this morning. She was 20 years old. She has been with me for more than half my life. I know I did the right thing and she was ready to move on, but I will miss her terribly.

I have so much in my head and heart as I think about her today that I am at loss on many levels.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry. It is always hard but you did the right thing. The only thing you gave your beloved pet the gift of a sweet, gentle, loving exit from the world. My heart breaks for you. Sandi

Shannon said...

I'm sorry.

angie, party of one said...

Oh my god I am so crying right now. I am so sorry Kelly Anne, I can't imagine how hard today is for you. You did the right thing, no matter how hard it was.
Always remember, you gave Shmoo a wonderful life filled with love, happiness and care.
Taloulah says she will always remember Shmoo for fighting off all the big bully cats when Taloulah was a whimpy little kitten.
R.I.P Shmoo...a great friend.

Wudas said...

She will be back.

Corinne said...

Kelly, we are so sorry. I remember Shmoo as a kitten when you stayed with David in the duplex for a little while in 1989. She was no shrinking violet! You, David, Betty and I were all sitting in the duplex living room after dinner one night. Shmoo got under a very light small table and brought the whole thing down. It was totally covered by a tablecloth to the floor so we didn't even know she was there. All of a sudden the table began to move and then fell over as if by magic. What a great long cat-life she had with you! Corinne

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry.
Susan

angie, party of one said...

I like what Wudas said.

memoriestoremember said...

so sorry to hear about shmoo. What a long, cat life she had.
How are the kids with it? I know you must be very sad and you will miss her alot.

Shannah said...

Oh Kelly!! I'm sooooo sorry!!!! I remember Shmoo!! Such a sweet kitty. My heart aches for you. She sure had a long full life :)

Sending you HUGE HUGS!!!

Anonymous said...

Shmoo led a great long life and will be missed. Pets are the greatest gift. I've alway been amazed by what a huge hole can be left in your heart from the pass of a "little ball of fluff". I'm in tears for your loss. Take care.
Leanna