This is our last goodbye

October 21, 2006 at 1:34 pm (Personal)

Last goodbye
Frances, 17-years-old, 1989-2006, adopted from the SPCA. I’ve pretty much spent entire adulthood with her. So many apartments, a few different lovers, good times, bad times.
She got so old so fast.

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8 Comments

  1. marehttp://loglog.peghole.com said,

    I dread the moment our pets are growing too old. You know it’s inevitable, but it’s always harder than you thought it would be. Take care.

  2. Blork said,

    Losing a pet can be very hard. Especially one we’ve had for such a long time. 17 years!

    R.I.P. Frances.

  3. vieux bandithttp://www.vieuxbandit.org/blog said,

    Oh. I’m so sorry to read this. The only comfort is that all the loving and good memories will last forever and will make you forget some of the pain related to your loss. Eventually…

    Do take care. And find people who understand your grief – nothing is worse than people who dismiss the pain. Find those who know there’s not such thing as “just” a pet.

  4. lefty said,

    man that sucks. sorry dude.

  5. the milliner said,

    I miss Frances so much.

    I miss the click, click, click of her nails on the floor. I’d much rather wake up to her meow (that sounded more like a duck’s quack),
    than to the cold and empty beep of an alarm clock. Her soft fur (which she loved to have brushed), her quiet demeanor (she slept a lot and when she was awake she was very laid back), her devotion (she was always a few steps away) -what`s not to love?

    I`m sad to wake up and not find her sleeping interweaved in my arms and I’m sad to come home and not find her welcoming me with a ‘where’s my dinner?’ meow and a roll onto her back awaiting a tummy rub.

    I hope she didn’t suffer.

    Thank you Frances for all the joy you brought me. But most of all, thank you for taking care of Michel and for being his most faithful companion. 17 years until death do you part. You’ve set an honorable standard.

  6. Anonymous said,

    wow, 17 years! That is similar to raising a child, minus the diapers, the braces, puberty.

  7. Lisa said,

    I’m so sorry. 17 years is amazing – it must be so much harder to lose a pet after such a long time. Poor little kitty. 😦

  8. Roshan said,

    My sympathies go with u, man. I lost my dog of 11 years – my beloved Shawny, last year. All I have of her is a lone photo which you can see in my old blog @ http://roshanmenon.blogspot.com/2005_04_27_roshanmenon_archive.html.
    I understand how you would feel. I still feel my best friend’s loss everyday.

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