Sunday, July 7, 2019

Remembering Two Precious Souls


Today is the fourth anniversary of the day my baby girl Truffles flew off to the bridge, and the sixth anniversary of the day her big sister Tara paved the way before her. 

It goes without saying this is the hardest day of the year for me. I've tried not to dwell on the anniversary approaching as much as I have in previous years, but that doesn't mean the pain has lessened in any way. Comprehending the tragic set of circumstances that took Truffles from me far before her time is something I will always struggle with, and most likely something I will never be able to accept. She deserved so much more from life. And the fact that I lost them both on the same day two years apart makes me wish I could scratch this date right off the calendar.

In honor of my precious girls, please give your own fur babies a little something special today. Maybe an extra hug or kiss, a few more minutes of play or cuddle time, extra treats wouldn't hurt either.

Our time together is so fleeting; their fragile lives all too short. Never miss an opportunity to show them how much they're loved.

24 comments:

Erin the Cat Princess said...

Such sweet ladies—fine and loving felines and a beautiful photo remembrance this day.
Gentle purrs for you all.
ERin

Dash Kitten Crew said...

I will give mine treats and hugs as you request. They will join me in remembering your sweet girls.

* hugs from us *

Summer at sparklecat.com said...

What a hard day for you - one you really can't avoid. So I am sending lots and lots of purrs your way. <3

Cleo said...

Dad and I are hurting for you and losing your two sweet girls on this day. That feeling will probably never go away, which just shows what a big heart you have. I know for a fact dad still chokes up on memories of his dear old Orbit, so he knows how you feel. Dad just finished reading your post and gave me some extra loves as I'm squished right here beside him. Our hearts go out to you.

Brian said...

It never does get any easier and we send hugs to you as you remember those precious sweeties.

Ingrid King said...

Hugs and purrs to you on this sad anniversary.

The Island Cats said...

Sending you lots of purrs this day. It never gets easy...

The Florida Furkids said...

(((hugs)))) and purrs and prayers from all of us.

The Florida Furkids and Mom Sharon

Patricia T said...

Caring thoughts sent your way. Hugs, too.

meowmeowmans said...

Sending you extra purrs and prayers of comfort today as you remember your sweet Angels Tara and Truffles. XO

Little Binky and Granny said...

Soft Pawkisses as you remember your two purrecious girls💗We always will remember sweet angel Truffles too, we haven't met angel Tara, unfortunately🐾😽💞

nwestbooks said...

Melissa, thinking of you on this most difficult day. I know that you know your precious babies will always walk beside you and watch over you and Mudpie. I hope it's comforting to know that Tara has a special companion in Truffles.
Peace and love,
Nancy

Mickey's Musings said...

We are so sorry this day is sad for you, but we understand it too.
We like this day as it is our Gotcha day.
Losing two dear kitties on the same day,even though not the same year, is hard.
That is what this date will always signify for you.
We send comforting purrs as you remember those sweet kitties.
Allow yourself to grieve for them because it means they were important in your life. Hard as it is, it means you will always remember them.
Purrs Georgia,Julie and JJ

Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty said...

Sending you lots of purrs and hugs on this sad day for you.

Your precious babies will always be with you. Love never dies xxxx

Athena and Marie

Katie Isabella said...

I am so glad to be here to meet you today. Because that allows me the opportunity to tell you how badly I know you feel and how sad. I remember all of my babies passings and I miss them all just as much as ever. Sending warm hugs and understanding to you on the loss of you two beautiful ladies.

ANGEL ABBYGRACE said...

The heart knows somehow when that time of year comes around, even though our psyche tries to keep it from us. The heart knows. It is an old cliche but the depth of the grief is equal to the depth of the love and that will never change. I now fully understand that one does not ever 'get over' a loss but simply learns how to adapt to it. Each of us has our own unique way, and whatever way we do it is right for us. I completely understand how hard this day must be for you, and I am so sorry for the hurt you feel.

Cat Chat With Caren and Cody (Caren Gittleman) said...

Melissa as you well know it is hard enough to lose a pet, but to have TWO taken on the same date in different years, is unfathomable. To have a kitty taken way too young as well.......sending love and (((hugs))) as you remember. Those girls will never be forgotten.

Mark's Mews (Ayla, Iza, and Marley) said...

TBT here: I understand how hard it is to deal with the feelings of loss as the years pass. When Skeeter went over The Bridge, I was crushed for years. Then I started just mentioning him on That Day.

He is still in my heart. He is sometimes in my dreams where he and Marley are happy Brothers and Iza likes napping with both of them along with Ayla and it is a 4 cat pile.

I look at the small memorial I built over His Spot in the flowerbed often and remember the good days and nights we spent together. The memories are precious.

But his life with me slowly goes into the past (as do my parents and a sister). And I do not forget LC (though she was Skeeter's cat and only oriented to me in the last months of her own sweet life).

I gain most by caring for and loving the current Mews. That keeps me connected to cats in general, some specifically, and helps me hold on to old memories.

The old memories are important. Before Skeeter and LC were Jeremy (my parent's cat but he spent 5 months a year here when my parents did the NH to FL trip), Tinkerbelle, Mischief, Ballou, Ralph and Sport-Sport (sisters) from my first apartment. And that's not counting the 2 (sequential) childhood female Siamese cats of my childhood.

Memories are so precious and none diminish the others...

pilch92 said...

Sending you love and hugs as you remember your beautiful angels. XO

The Menagerie Mom said...

We are sending buckets of purrs and prayers your way. I wish your angels could have stayed with you on this earth forever, but during their time here they at least had the most blessed lives thanks to you. Hugs.

Eastside Cats said...

Hugs and purrs on this remembrance day.

Hairballsandhissyfits.com said...

i am glad you can remember them with such love and happy memories

Cathy Keisha said...

I always get a lot of kisses. Yesterday morning, I even spent some quality time with TW loving on me. We must have known.

Three Chatty Cats said...

Such beautiful angels. Sending hugs!