Monday, February 2, 2009

Good-bye Love




Today, I lost another friend. One of my best friends. How do you describe a cat that I could literally communicate with? He would tell me when he needed something and lead me right to it. Murphy was perfection. He understood me, calmed me when I was upset and comforted me when I was sad. He even ran to the basement where there was no carpet when he had a furrball!

We bring pets into our lives and their unconditional love is so reassuring. It's so hard to say good-bye and know that my little fluff ball won't be there tonight, tomorrow or ever.

Good-bye Murphy Poppins, please say hi to Snickers, Gertie and Nougat for me. Thank you for being a wonderful friend and companion. Thank you for tolerating my grumpiness and silliness. I am sorry that there were days I took you for granted. I would have loved for Tatiana to have met you. I will miss you every day.

20 comments:

Laura W. Knight said...

Oh Amy - I am so sorry for your loss. It is awful to lose a beloved pet and I wish you peace in the days ahead.

Tamara said...

Amy - I am so sad for your loss. I know what a blessing and a joy it is to have a faithful, furry friend with you. I have had 'wakes' for my pets where we celebrate their lives. Just a thought .. I'm sure Murphy would want you to remember all the amazing times and how handsome he looked and not the sad end. HUGS my friend, Tamara

Sherri & Tim said...

My heart hurts for you! I still cry for every pet I've ever lost. You'll have great stories to tell your daughter. So sorry for your loss today. Sherri -- Another LH Family

jeanette wunderly said...

I'm so sorry to hear about Murphy. I'm sure today was a very difficult day for you. I hope your days get easier and his memory helps you through.

Becky and Keith said...

Oh, Amy! I am so, so sorry for your loss. I know how hard it is and it's a pain we never truly get over! Murphy is now in catnip heaven, chasing birds, eating fresh shrimp and chicken daily and basking in the sunlight. Big hugs!

Nancy said...

I'm so sorry, Amy! I've had my cat for 14 years and I dread the day I have to say goodbye...

Kim said...

:-( This made me cryyyyy! We lost a cat a few years ago but every time I read something like this, I relive it. I am hoping your days get brighter!

Kim

Laura said...

Amy: I am so very sorry. Incredible how such a post can stir up so much emotion. Hang in there and may you find comfort in the memories you have with Murphy.

Blessings,
Laura

Lindsay said...

I'm so sorry you lost Murphy.

Best wishes.

findingourdaughter said...

I am so sad for you and so sorry you had to go through this today. He is a gorgeous kitty!

Big Hugs,
Angie

Tiger & Kar said...

Oh Amy - - I am sitting here at work with tears streaming down my face. I am so very sorry for your loss, but am so grateful for the special relationship you & Murphy shared. He is a gorgeous boy and the love you had for each other is obvious.
Many, many hugs,
Karyn

Roger and Joanne said...

I've been away on a little vacation and to come back and read this sad news is not what I was expecting. I'm sure this is a very hard day for you. Sometimes I can't believe I have this immense love for my little chocolate lab. She means the world to me and more and I often wonder how I'll be able to handle it when her day comes. I feel for you today and all that you're experiencing. Pets have such unconditional beautiful love. They are the best! I hope you can celebrate all those happy moments and know how wonderful you made Murphy's long life.

True Story said...

Oh Amy, I am I sooo sorry for the loss of your furry, loving best friend. I think God put pets in our life to teach us so much about unconditional love. Of course all cats go to heaven: )
Hugs,
Sandy

Troy and Rachel said...

Amy, I am terribly sorry for your loss. It's so hard to lose a pet as we treat them just like a regular family member. I'm sure Murphy met up with Gertie and Nougat and they are having the best time. Take care - and look forward to more happiness!

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Sherrie said...

Amy, I am so sorry. My heart hurts for you, too. We lost two cats to cancer in the last 3 years. I do know what you are going through. Please email me if you need to talk.

Ondrea Harrison said...

I am so sorry for your loss. It's so tough!

luvin' life said...

So sorry for your loss Amy!

Stacey said...

Hi Amy,
I am so sorry for you and your loved kitty. I get this completely... I'm a little behind you in the process... single... adopting - and lost my buddy Chuck the dalmatian in October. I hope your memories come easily. Hang in there - and know he'll meet your daughter... and be purrrrrriinnnnggggg down :-)

the progressive optimist said...

Amy, I am so sorry. Murphy by far is the coolest cat I ever had the pleasure of meeting. I am so sorry. You provided a wonderful life for him as he did you. Hang in there, I'll be thinking about you.