In the darkest period of my life, Sparky came to live with us. A beautiful grey kitten, a bit shy but very affectionate. He pulled me through, gave me something to look after, something to love and a reason to go on.

That was December 1993.

It’s now 2009 and Sparky has reached the end of his life. He wasn’t feeling well so we took him to the vet and he confirmed what I already expected: Sparky’s belly is filled with lumps and there’s nothing that can be done.

We took him home so we all could say goodbye in a familiar environment, but tomorrow evening we will return to the vet who will put Sparky to sleep.

I’m devastated. I love that cat so much. He is so much more than just a pet.
Losing him brings back memories of the time we just got him and I’m feeling the sadness of that period all over again.

It’s hard to let go, but I know Sparky’s ready.
When I picked him up for yet another cuddle he winked at me, as if he was saying: it’s okay, don’t cry.

Thank you for your love, trust, comfort and support dearest Sparky. There are no words to describe how much I will miss you.
Please wait for me at the Rainbow Bridge.

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4 Comments so far

  1. Oh, Antoinette, I’m so sorry. It’s always so hard when a pet is no longer with us.

    Take care, and know that I’m sending hugs your way and a shoulder to cry on whenever you need it.


    Pats last blog post..Cherished Things

  2. Pat on July 16th, 2009 at 01:09
  3. Losing a cherished member of the family is beyond hard…I am sorry Antoinette for your loss.

    Here’s hoping a hug will take away a bit of the pain at least for a moment or two.

    Nicoles last blog post..Everything at once or nothing at all…

  4. Nicole on July 20th, 2009 at 20:13
  5. Wat naar om te lezen dat je je kat bent verloren. Iedereen die een dier heeft weet dat het niet ‘maar’ een huisdier is, maar echt een deel van je gezin. Heel veel sterkte de komende tijd, zo te lezen was je erg aan Sparky gehecht, dus ik kan me voorstellen dat het erg moeilijk is!

  6. Desiree on July 27th, 2009 at 16:16
  7. So sorry to read about Sparky- he was a beautiful looking cat. I know how much a cat can be missed.

  8. Jill Sutherland on August 3rd, 2009 at 13:16

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