If you frequent Funky Junk Interiors Facebook, you’ll have seen a post of mine about our cat, Teddy. She fell ill and I had a bad feeling I wasn’t bringing her home yesterday.
Well, she came home. I was just BEYOND excited. But she was still one sick little kitty and didn’t do well today. So I had to bring her in one last time.
My precious Teddy didn’t make it. 🙁
She’s had health issues for quite some time, and it was simply her time. My son said to me today, “Why are you sad? She IS in Heaven, you know!”
Smart kiddo. But her loss is most certainly felt. It’s been a tough day.
Anyway, I had a bad feeling yesterday, so I dropped everything, and brought her to her favorite creek out back and did a little shooting. I’m so glad I did. This little video has proved to be priceless.
And here it is. In honour of Teddy.
Teddy was loaded with cute quirks!
She loved to sit on the back of my office chair. I had to be ever so careful spinning that thing around because one time she did fly off when I didn’t know she was on board!
She also had this funny little silent meow whenver she was really pleased with something. It was like saying hello to you. If you talked to her or touched her, she’d open her mouth and a little ‘ah!’ came out. 🙂
This little girl was my shadow and joined at my hip. She just wandered into photos and you can bet I cranked up that shutter and went to town whenever she happened to wander by. She gave life to stills and MADE photos better. She was a little movie star in my eyes.
Teddy was the last of 3 pets. I haven’t been petless in about 20 years, so this is a whole new ride. But we will be ok, because, one thing kept running through my mind which calmed me right down… strangest thing ever. But truly… it chilled me right out. The words that kept popping in my head were…
“This is just the way it happens.”
That’s it. Just a simple, plain understanding of the circle of life. We will all run out of time at some point. But I also live by the belief that this is a mere pitstop, and what’s waiting for us is far greater than any of us could imagine.
So, there’s no reason to feel awful. Sad and missing her, YES. But,not to the point of shutting down. Staying busy and productive also helps me a great deal. We will be ok! I will see to it.
Because this is just the way it happens. And we’ll see her again.
We will miss you, monkey! See you on the flip side!
In honour of my little girl, this weekend’s themed party linkup will be about PETS. Please go take some wonderful photos of your pets with your decorating and we’ll see you on the weekend for a big pet share.
And if you don’t have a blog, I’d love for your to share your pet pictures on my Facebook page!
See you Friday night!