Originally Posted by Rang_27
I have a poem at home in a frame with my Smokey's photo. It's been over 2 years since I helped her out of her pain & I still cry every time I read the poem. I'm at work now, but if you like I can post it tonight. It helps me when I read it remember my love for her & the good memories. He was a handsome boy and you gave him the dignity he deserved.
R.I.P. Hemi, Run young & free over the bridge.
Sure I'd like that. The vet called to say his paw print is ready. I don't know if I can go get it.I've stopped crying all the time and the other cats have stopped looking for him so much. Maggie still looks up from her chair as if to say" you ok up there old man?" We all called him "old Man".
I hope he's ok. I know that sounds weird to people but I'm a firm believer in angels and like you all say he's playing over the rainbow. I believe that. I hope he forgives me.
Again I'd like to thank all of you for your support and encouragement through one of the hardest times in my life. I think the other hardest was the same thing only with the dog. I'm sure he's the one that took Hemi on over the rainbow. It's really strange for me to say I think it was harder losing them then losing a family member, or at least as hard. The difference is the memories. The only way it can be similar is if it's a child and God please dont' ever allow that to happen for anyone. The memories are constant. He was here with me everyday of his life. Every moment of the past 4 years I spent looking after him, making sure he didn't go somewhere he shouldn't have. Getting lost, keeping him clean.
Anyway, I don't want to cry for him anymore. I just want to remember him not remember losing him. I don't want to forget, it's like giving birth. It's a pain that you never want to forget because it's so meaningful. I just don't want to cry anymore. Now I have to pull myself together to get through my operation.
Thanks so much and I hope I can be as helpful to any of you.