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Wednesday, 28 October 2015

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Ana @ things mean a lot

I'm so, so sorry for your loss :(

litlove

Oh Helen! I am SO very sorry to hear this. They are one of the family, and it's awful when they go. I can imagine the sheer dreadfulness of wondering if he'd pull through or not. I send big hugs.

Stefanie

I am so sorry! Hugs to all of you and sympathetic purrs from my kitties.

Violet

Poor Sooticus, and poor you all and Clara, who must be feeling dreadfully lonely now. I hope she settles down eventually. I think that both kitties were very lucky to have become part of such a loving family. It's always horribly sad to lose an animal, but that emotional rollercoaster of hope and despair and not knowing while you wait for an outcome is really hard. I'm glad you got to spend a last special morning together. Best wishes to you, Helen.

Helen

Oh goodness, thank you all so very much for your kind comments, you're making me cry all over again! But in a nice way. You really understand. How lovely to know you through the magic of the internet. Thank you.

Harriet

Oh Helen I really feel for you. Sooticus looks like a beautiful kitten. I lost a one-year-old kitten earlier this year, one of two brothers, also apparently hit by a car though no external injuries -- happily (in one sense) he only lingered a few hours. I was totally devastated -- amazed by how much I grieved for him. We've all recovered, more or less, though I can still get tearful at times. Silly? Maybe. But like you we tell ourselves he had a great life and was much loved. Much love to you.

Helen

It has surprised me too how deeply distressing it has all been, Harriet. I am so sorry that you have been through the same thing; I remember that you mentioned it before, and I hope this hasn't brought it all painfully back to you. I think it's particularly hard because they're so young, don't you?

There is not much traffic on this street, he must have really picked his moment, poor silly little kitty.

Thank you so much for your sweet comment, it means a lot. It makes me feel a bit less of a fool for making such a fuss about it all, and that's a comfort.

Harriet

Not a fool at all. They may be only 'dumb animals', but my goodness do they take over our hearts, And surely that can't be a bad thing.

Helen

I agree! But not everyone really understands that. It's nice to find people who do.

Anyway, we're all slowly feeling better, even Clara. (Need I say that Mister Puss has not been overly grief-stricken?)

Jenny @ Reading the End

Oh, Helen! I am so, so, so sorry to hear this. I send a hundred hugs to y'all. I know he had a wonderful life with you, even if it was short.

Helen

Thanks Jenny, that's sweet of you. He did have a lovely life, both with us and before, it's nice to know that.

vicki (skiourophile)

Such sad news - poor Sooticus. They break our hearts.

Violet

Hey, Helen. I've been thinking of you lately and hoping that you and your family are doing ok in what must be a very worrying time. Take care. xox

Helen

Ah, thank you Vicki, that's kind - and true. How are you? It's been quiet on your blog for a while!

And thank you Violet! We are all fine; life in my part of Belgium continues as normal - especially for those of us who spend most of the last three days at home anyway. It is a bit creepy to think about it too much, and I'm pretty sure that if I lived in Brussels I would be very anxious - although friends there say that while things are quieter, they don't feel unsafe.

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