Thursday, March 24, 2011

Teary Moment

I don't how many of you remember how my cat baby squirt got sick when I came home from hospital or how I had to put him down 5 days later.  

About a week later Miss Ashes went berserk at the patio door..... meowing, climbing the door then running to the living room window and back to the patio door.  I had to get up and see what was unnerving her.  She doesn't usually react to the squirrels or dogs or cats that wander by.  Outside my patio door was a cat that looked exactly like squirt.  It was unnerving even for me.  (we still see him around - but he doesn't stop on the patio anymore)


Then today I received an envelope from the Vet's office.  The immediate thought I had was that it was a statement of my bill or maybe even another bill for something.  


I opened it to find a sympathy letter from the staff at the office........ and included was a foot print from squirt...........



I can't decide if it is a wonderful gift or not.  I do know I cried harder over that lil footprint than I did when I said goodbye


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Health update:


My doctor decided I wasn't strong enough to go back to work full time come Monday.  So right now I am waiting for a judgment from Human Resources - as the final papers have already been processed.

12 comments:

Hisflower said...

hugs~~~~

Buffalo said...

It is a wonderful, though painfully evocative, gift. Treasure it.

Anonymous said...

I agree with the wise man - it is a wonderful gift and sometimes, tears are too.

magdala~

SPANKEDHORTIC said...

Many years ago, an acquaintance who was looking after my Lurcher, whilst I was working away, made a plaster cast of his paw print. It sat in the bottom of the box, where I kept his papers, for years. Since he passed on in January, it has taken a place on my mantle piece. It has become more than a reminder, more of a symbol of the impression that he made on my life and the lives of others, as he passed through the world.

I hope that squirt's footprint will bring you good memories one day, to replace the tears.

Prefectdt

MinorityReport said...

This made me so sad. I'm sorry for your loss.

a hidden slave said...

What a lovely thoughtful gift.a little piece of treasure.
HSxx

swan said...

Hugs...
and kudos to your thoughtful and kind vet.

swan

Malcolm said...

Your vet did some real healing then.

saffy said...

what a beautiful gesture, i wish we had one of our first husky we lost.
saffy

viemoira said...

I must say that I would cry and initially think it was horrible but probably appreciate it as time went by.

gem said...

When my Cynda died, I received a similar card (without the footprint), and I cried so hard.... Losing a dear companion is very hard. I'm crying with you.

anna said...

That is such a thoughtful gesture on their part. I wish we had something like that of our dog.