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GoodBye My Sweet Lucy

Lucy My Cat
Photo of my cat Lucy taken by me, Cheryl Larkin

Yesterday I had to put my cat Lucy down. She was suffering from a rare skin disease that affects tortoise shell cats. She purred into my ear as I hugged her and kissed her and prepared to put her in the cat carrier so she could be taken to be put down. It was a tough decison and I certainly cried a lot, but I know it was the right one.

Dealing with loss is always so tough but I know I am getting better at it. Somewhere along the way in these past few years I have learned to allow things to move through me and not hold onto them. My heart aches at the loss of my sweet Lucy, but I am also filled with gratitude for the years I had with her.

I remember her fondly and always will and in that way she lives on. I know that I must move on and continue living. Death is a part of life after all and it is something that we all go through at one point or another.

Giselle told me once that she has a great relationship with death and I thought that was really weird. After getting to know Giselle better and spending more time with her, I see it is not strange at all.

Giselle is now moving in the direction of helping others with death as a Death Coach
( GiselleSuarez.com ) and I think it is a fantastic path for her. Without even trying she has helped me begin a new relationship with death and what I have learned from her is certainly helping me deal with losing Lucy.

Lucy had a purpose in this life and in my life and she served that purpose well. As the days move on I know I will stop looking for her under my covers and will stop expecting to hear her purr or having to cover my ears when I sleep so she doesn’t suck on them, but until then I cherish each of those moments.

GoodBye my sweet Lucy and thank you for the love you brought into my life.

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4 Responses to “GoodBye My Sweet Lucy

  1. Paul

    Sorry for your loss.

    Cats can be wonderful companions. I currently have two a mother and son tuxedo pair.

    Stumbled across your post vis Mikey’s House.

  2. Hi Paul,

    Thank you. It certainly is tough to lose a part of the family and that is what Lucy was. Cats are fantastic animals. I do still look for her at times but I am getting better. I am down to just one right now, my big ole ball of fur, Jordan. Since Lucy has been gone Jordan has been so great with me. She is really helping me. Cats are so wonderful.

    Mickey’s House is a great blog.

    Thanks again for taking the time to stop by. It is always great to hear from others who understand.

    Cheryl

  3. I am so sorry about Lucy, 11 years is a long time to love a friend .
    Thank you for visiting Mikey’s House and leaving such a kind message.

    ****They that love beyond the world cannot be separated from it.
    Death cannot kill what never dies.
    Nor can spirits ever be divided, that love and live in the same divine principle, the root and record of their friendship.
    If absence be not death, neither is theirs.
    Death is but crossing the world, as friends do the seas;
    They live in one another still.”****

    William Penn, More Fruits of Solitude

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