Monday, September 10, 2012

Another Good-Bye

You know when you bring them home it is for a limited time.  Becan's time was finished today.
I didn't know that today was going to be the day.  I took these pictures this morning and they are not very good at all...but, maybe they capture the emotions of the moment.
Already fading away....fuzzing into the next world.


Becan was being given away as a prize at the Buckwheat Festival about 14 years ago.  A little girl won her.  The little girl's mother said, "We are NOT taking that thing home, so just put it down."  Little girl is crying and I am there.  Here.  I will take the kitten.  Becan was about as big as a Beanie Baby toy, but it soon became clear that her personality was much bigger.

She never was really a sit on your lap kitty.  She liked to be petted, but when she was done, she was just as likely to slap your hand or bite  your fingers as to get up and move away.  Lately, though, she has allowed all the loving we wanted to give her.  Isn't that funny?



That look?
  I trust you.  
I'm ready.

Good-bye, Miss B.  
You were loved and you will be missed.

26 comments:

Kim Hartman said...

So sorry, Miss Donna....such a hard parting. Prayers....

Donna said...

Thanks, Kim. Give your furry one an extra hug today.

Rachel said...

I'm so sorry Donna. Our pets are family. Losing them, hurts. I'm very very sorry but am so glad you were there 14 years ago when she wasn't wanted by another... and you were able to bring her home.

Admin said...

Fourteen years is a good long life. I'm saddened by your loss.

Tirelady said...

Our animals are our family. I am sad for you. How blessed we are to have them.

Donna said...

Thanks, Cynthia. Stevie and I just planted her at the new house in the pet cemetery that we have out there.

Donna said...

I could be the crazy cat lady probably...especially if I see them as kittens. All of ours are rescues. Down to only 2 now. When we got married 13 years ago, he had 4 and I had 3. A blended furry family!
Thanks.

Donna said...

Thanks, Christine. I know you understand and have been here before.

Karyn said...

So sorry, Donna. She was well loved.

Karyn said...

So sorry, Donna. She was well loved.

Karyn said...

So sorry, Donna. She was well loved.

Karyn said...

So sorry, Donna. She was well loved.

Constance said...

Aww Donna I'm so so sorry. That kitty is so lucky that the little girl wasn't allowed to take her home! Hugs to you.

Donna said...

Thanks so much, Connie. I thought of Fruff today....

Debbie Royce said...

So Sorry! I am facing the same thing with our Tiny. He is not going to be here much longer. It is hard to lose them. I'll be thinking about you.

Franklin Bryan said...

Hello! First, let me say that I'm sorry for the loss of your cat, but I agree with the person that said that 14 years is a good long life. Let me reintroduce myself. My name is Franklin Bryan, but I don't expect that you remember me. I think I met you just the one time in Morgantown, not long after you were married. I was once the co-worker of "your little husband" at an independent pizzeria called the "Pizza Factory", and considered him a friend. I lost touch with him years ago when you all left Morgantown, and would absolutely LOVE to talk to him again. I would have sent email but I couldn't find one for you, so this will have to do. He can get ahold of me at beadengineer@yahoo.com. I'm also on facebook, if either of you are. Take care, and it is WONDERFUL to finally find you two!

crystal said...

Its so hard to lose our little animals. They are so much a part of our family. We had to put down our oldest cat this summer and even thou i didn't want her to suffer anymore it was very hard. Sorry for your loss and even thou its hard now, one of these days you will think about her and smile.

K said...

It seems to be the theme of the summer, goodbyes. It makes me cry, thinking of that little creature being given away as a prize - all those people and all that noise, and she doesn't know where she is. And the woman thinks she is a thing. But i know, if I were in that place, you would just be there, and your love would envelope me in spite of all my quirks and finger bites, and I'd be safe as houses, and loved for who I am. To be found like that - by a person who becomes an angel because she sees the need and is more than glad to serve - is the greatest gift. And here we are, given it by Christ, and reflecting it in other lives - all the way down to a tiny cat with luminous eyes. You saved her. Now you send her home. A story with a good ending. An amazing, precious ending. Well done.

W-S Wanderings said...

I am crying for your loss. Real tears. Which means I'll have to head out to work all blotchy faced. I'm so sorry for your loss, Donna. But not at all sorry for the gift of your connection with beautiful Miss B.

Hugs...

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

I am so sorry for your loss, Donna. It seems she was saying her goodbyes and expressing her love for all those years of love you gave to her. Sending big hugs your way ~ love, t.

Donna said...

Thanks so much, Debbie.

Donna said...

Francisco! Don is finding you....so glad you found us. How DID you find this blog?

Donna said...

Thanks, Crystal....the joy of having them live with us is worth this pain.

Donna said...

Ah, Kristen. You hear my heart. I would totally take you home if you were lost at the Buckwheat Festival, even if you did bite.
I am so hoping that my heart, that has always been soft for helpless animals, is learning to be softer toward helpless people....a servant heart....God's hands....hope.
Thanks for saying me so well.

Donna said...

How can you live a life without furry family? She made me laugh and she taught me to pay closer attention. She showed me that it was OK to change how you are....
The things we can learn from them....

Donna said...

Thanks, Tanna. I am so so so glad I could save her from suffering at the beginning of her life and at the end.
Ahhh, hugs, from Tyler, TX! Those must be some BIG hugs and I appreciate them! Love, d.