Bully was a furriend of mine’s very special cat. He was a cat that lived in a parking lot, but as my furriend has helped me to see, parking lot kitties are as special as any other cat.
My furriend, Dorian Wagner of Your Daily Cute, attends to Bully and the other parking lot kitties at her office. Bully suddenly stopped eating last week and was obviously not feeling well. He was rescued from the parking lot and taken to the vet. An x-ray showed that he had eaten something with a large claw, probably an Iguana (He’s a Florida cat, yo.)
She struggled with the decision of whether to spend the money on necessary surgery for Bully. She and the other parking lot mom decided to go ahead, as he was important to them despite living in a parking lot. Unfortunately the surgery revealed that he also had an inoperable tumor.
Bully went to the Rainbow Bridge because he could not be healed. We are all very sad.
Dorian was one of the first people I got to know when I got onto Twitter. I remember the first time I went through a loss with her. Her parents’ cat with whom she had grown up, had gone to the Rainbow Bridge, and she tweeted about her sadness. I sent her a tweet with the song “Rainbow Connection” by Kermit the Frog.
I have sent her that song since, for Daddy Meow, another one of her parking lot kitties who went to the Bridge. I have sent it to many others too who were feeling the loss of a pet.
Anyone who thinks that such sadness over losing a pet has no business reading THIS cat’s blog. Duh. HISSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Get outa here.
If it weren’t fur her, I sometimes wonder if BZTAT would have fallen in love with our own parking lot kitty, Okey. Okey’s not a parking lot kitty any more, thanks to Dorian and another furriend coaching BZTAT through the rescue. We just celebrated the first anniversary of her Gotcha Day!
I am no Shakespearean scholar, but I do find some sweetness in sorrow. It hurts, and it hurts bad. The sweetness is in how much you loved the one you lost, and in how much comfort you get from those who share your pain.
So, this is fur you Dorian and Bully. I send you, and anyone else feeling the loss of a pet today many, many *Brew Hugs*.