Tuesday, May 5, 2009

My Tammy

My little tortoiseshell cat, Tamarin, went to heaven this morning.* It was so hard but the right thing to do. She was old and very sick and we always said we would make the hard decision when her quality of life was affected.

But gosh, I miss her so much.

She made our house a home when it was so lonely it echoed. I held her close so many times and cried into her marmalade fur. She would purr madly at the same time.

She was a constant comforting presence during our infertility journey. We would escape up to the bach (holiday house) with Tam when things got too much and shut ourselves off from the world. We would chill out and walk along the beach and Tam would trot along too.

She was loyal and loved me so much. And I love her. I miss her.

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* I know it's not biblical to think that animals land up in heaven. But my family has always thought that a little animal that loves and is loved can't just be nothing when they die. So we choose to think that somehow, in some way, they see heaven.


Simoney said...

Oh Sammy, I am so sorry! I know how much you loved TamTam. And I agree with you; Jesus said he wipes all our tears away, and the tears we cry over our precious pets will be wiped away when we meet them in heaven. I think it's a bit like the Velveteen Rabbit: when they are loved they become REAL. Anyway, it's totlaly unbiblical too, but somehow I think that's what God is like. He cares about the things we care about. xxx

GB said...

You poor thing Sammy. I am so sorry. Our little furry friends are so a big, important part of the family! Them just seem to understand and know when you need a little cuddle.x

Janna said...

Sammy I'm so sorry about your loss. I know how hard it is to lose a pet who is more like a dear friend. I also feel that the Lord has a place for our pets.

Sending ((hugs))

Jessica said...

I like to think that Heaven is so unknown and such a wonderful place that we cannot imagine what will be there. Who's to say you won't have your furry friends waiting to cuddle with you while you praise God for eternity? I can't imagine it's just the end for them. They have spirits and personalities and God allows us to make them part of our heart.

My cat, Faith, is the light of our home and has been for many years now. She WAS our baby for so long. When we say our prayers at night we thank God for our whole family including Faith. And my husband...well, I'm pretty sure his heart would break into a million pieces when she leaves us.

I had to put my other cat, Max, to sleep a few years ago and it is the hardest thing I've ever done. It hurt so much.

I'm hurting for you today and giving my kitty an extra squeeze in honor of Tammy. Hugs!

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