Wednesday, June 30, 2010

We'll miss you Mickey!

"When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight."
~Kahlil Gibran

This is not the post I intended to write today. Yesterday something (coyote? dog?) killed one of our cats. Mickey was only two. He came to us as a kitten - a rescue brought home from the clinic. He and Walter made fast friends. The kids, of course, adored him.

Last night we noticed he hadn't been around all day. I went looking for him and found him in the lot next to our house. He had been brutally attacked and was in a state I do not care to describe. He was already gone.

My children were understandably upset. All I could do it gather them up and wipe their tears.

We knew the risks letting him outside. And indeed death is a part of life. Today we will be missing our kitty and the world will spin madly on.

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Amy said...

I'm so sorry to hear this. The loss of a pet is devastating, particularly when it is so unexpected and brutal, as this. When you can't mentally prepare for it, especially children, it just takes the wind out of you. I'm so sorry for your loss.

Gayle said...

I'm so sorry to hear this, Shalet. Pets are such a special part of our families.

Tammie said...

im so so sorry for your loss. its always hard when a pet dies but when it happens so suddently and violently, it knocks the wind out of you. truly sorry. :(

Gski said...

So sorry to hear of the loss of your kitty. There must be something out there in the neighborhood. Blake's friend, who lives on 1st street, just found their missing cat yesterday. Same situation. It's so sad.

Kerri said...

i am so sorry. :(

Liv @ Choosing Beauty said...

So sad to read this. There are so many layers of emotions to work through when something so unexpected rocks your world - not only yours, but your kids'. Sending loving vibes your way.