Monday, August 20, 2018

Monday Memories: Truffles' 5th Gotcha Day

Five years ago today I adopted Truffles. There's no happier day than the day a new fur baby arrives, and I still remember picking her up at Petco, bringing her home and her settling in like she was always meant to be there.

She was so young, we were going to have so much time together...but that wasn't meant to be.

She's been gone for over 3 years now and I still have a hard time fathoming the little bit of time we had together. Would I have brought her home that day if I'd known the heartbreak to follow? Without a doubt.




And now I'm glad I didn't know
The way it all would end the way it all would go
Our lives are better left to chance I could have missed the pain
But I'd have had to miss the dance

The Dance, Garth Brooks

20 comments:

The Menagerie Mom said...

We are sending you many, many purrs and hugs as you remember beautiful Angel Truffles today. Though it is so difficult when we don't know the reason, I really do believe that everything indeed does happen for a reason. You and Angel Truffles were meant to share two wonderful, though sadly short, years together. And what beautiful years those were.

Summer at sparklecat.com said...

Purrs to you today. Your post really reached out and touched my human because I came home to her at the end of the month, just days after Sparkle died. So this is an emotional month for her.

Ingrid King said...

I still tear up every time you write about Truffles. The lyrics from The Dance are so purrfect to commemorate this anniversary. Hugs to you from me and purrs from Allegra and Ruby.

Brian said...

That made my whiskers weepy wet this morning. Hugs to you as you remember that sweet soul.

The Church Cat Family said...

A sweet memory of Truffles and puuuurrrrrrfect lyrics from old Garth. - Lots of love, Tom x

Mickey's Musings said...

Such a nice tribute to sweet Truffles. It gave us leaky eyes.
Those lyrics from the song are purrfect too.
Extra purrs as you remember Truffles.
Purrs Georgia,Julie and JJ

The Island Cats said...

A beautiful way to remember sweet Truffles this day. Purrs....

Patricia T said...

Sending caring thoughts (and a hug).

ANGEL ABBYGRACE said...

Thinking of you today. I often think of the THE DANCE too and I have to say the wisdom in those words is so true. BIG pawhugs.

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

Sending you hugs as you remember your sweet and beautiful Truffles. XO

Colehaus Cats said...

Happy Gotcha Day, sweet Angel Truffles! It's good to see you again!

Eastside Cats said...

Sending you purrs and hugs on the anniversary of a very special day.

Rene said...

Their lives can be so short, but they make our lives so much better. Sending love.

Ruby's Rescued Life said...

I'm so sorry you didn't have more time together. Though I know you made the most of the time you had together and I also know she's watching over you every day.

Hairballsandhissyfits.com said...

lovely to remember her so beautifully- I love the Garthh song too!

Mary McNeil said...

August 20 marks the day of funerals for two of my dear friends - 47 years apart.
Thanks for reminding us of the song.

Cathy Keisha said...

Two yeears of memories are too short but at least there are memories of sweet Truffles

meowmeowmans said...

Sending you much love and gentle purrs as you remember your beloved Angel Truffles.

Three Chatty Cats said...

Sending lots of love and hugs. What a beautiful girl she was.

Priscilla King said...

She was a pretty Tortie! I'm glad Mudpie is taking care of you.

I never found out what happened to Heather, my friend for almost eight years. Fear the worst--but if she's been "rescued" or chosen to move away, I wouldn't press charges; eight *is* old for an outdoor cat, and I'm not home all day to entertain a superintelligent indoor cat.

I'm glad, though, to have been adopted by Samantha, another Tortie who is beautiful and lovable in completely different ways. At first I wasn't sure whether Samantha and I would ever really like each other, but now I'm seeing some evidence of trust and even respect developing.