On Wednesday, April 17th, 2013, my much loved and beloved Cassie left this Earth. I was not ready for this. I will never be ready. I love her and cherished her with all my heart and soul. She was my baby girl kitty.
Cassie was 14, as near as we can tell. I adopted her from our local SPCA in 2001, at that time, I was told she was a year and a half old. I saw her and I knew she was the one, my heart told me. I later found out, she had been there for SIX months, six months in that cage. The second I held this precious bundle of fur in my arms I knew I'd fallen in love
Cassie is famous, here on my website, she was the proud writer of The Catalog, when a cat has to blog. Cassie was a star!
As I write this my thoughts are scattered. I am in such deep mourning that at times I feel helpless. My heart is broken ... In the end, I know that I every last thing that could be done to "save" Cassie. She had kidney failure, she was being treated at the wonderful vet hospital with such loving people. I got a call the first day from our main vet, he told me she had a Grand Mal seizure, he explained, I cried. She battled on and she tried, but the next day she had another seizure which ended her life here on Earth.
How many times can one's heart break? How many times can we deal with this loss? It hurts so bad. I have not cried this much since my Dad passed away almost 10 years ago.
I believe that Cassie is waiting for me, "on the other side". She's probably watching and wishing her Mommy would stop crying. I will get her ashes this week, I need that.
As we traveled though life, Cassie became a part of me and I of her. We had such a very strong bond and a stronger love. I love you Cassie, my darling girl, see you on the other side.
**A footnote to this story ~~ I am now the "mom" of a single cat, Shadow a black girl kitty who was my daughter's but is now in my care. She is grieving, I see it and we go on together. Shadow was adopted the same day as I adopted Cassie. Shadow was born as the SPCA on September 1, 2001. I will go on and maybe Shadow will have something to blog about someday, for now we are healing.
Monday May 20, 2013, 11:29 pm
Dearest cyber sis Autumn my tears are falling fast right now ! Your message to me was so touching that my heart felt embraced with your Light, letting me know Plummie's journey, though now ended on this earth, will go on in Spirit as your beloved precious Cassie's will for you.
I have been praying for you and precious Cassie since I heard that your baby girl had passed.
Now after reading Later, Never Goodbye, your story together when you first saw and knew she was the one for you, your forever fur baby... where are the words i'm searching for Autumn ... to say ...
we have both been so Blessed to receive their love.
A very special love that knows unconditional devotion. Human beings are not capable of this kind of love. The bond that you formed blossomed in your hearts and will eternally bloom ... that's how i feel about my/our Plummie, though she was with me/us for such a short time. Your Cassie was 14 yrs. old, and our Plummie just 2 1/2 yrs. old but it's that connection to speak of that is undeniably Divinely inspired.
I know how hard and how long the tears fall, as it's been over a year since our beloved Kismet ~ Kizzy crossed the Rainbow Bridge and i still cry for missing him so !
Yes our fur babies will be waiting for us when we too shall join them in Heaven, and on that day we will rejoice together. That 'far shore' where no pain or suffering exists will welcome us too rest in peace with our precious ones.
Now you have Shadow who like you, as you said, is grieving too. My prayers that you both will comfort one another, grow close in those Divine bonds of love that are Eternal, and on earth bring joy and laughter in all your moments together... day by day .... one step ... one moment ... one memory after another . And i will do the same ...
remember our little black and white girl who let me rescue her in the park one cold February day, bringing her home to be loved Forever.
I am here too for you Autumn ... you know i am. My love & Light always, healing hugs rosemary
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