It came to me that every time I lose a cat,
they take a piece of my heart with them,
and every new cat who comes into my life
gifts me with a piece of their heart.
If I live long enough,
all the components of my heart will be cat
and I will become as generous and loving as they are.

Carolyn Waterson, Bentley and Chloe

www.tri-lakeshumanesoc.org

 

Pauline,

Laura just told me about Ollie's untimely passing, and I'm so very sad to hear that news, especially having read some of his diary. I know there is no real comfort, but I wanted to say something to you that I believe applies.

I've often spoken with other artists and art collectors about the fact that they've had a particularly lovely piece by a favorite artist that they either had to sell, traded away or perhaps was lost or destroyed ... my usual conversation to them is that at the very least they (and I) have been privileged to be the owner/custodian for "a time" of a particularly wonderful piece of art that we loved and enjoyed. And that some people have never had that joy and never will. How much more profound can be the love and enjoyment of that wonderfully artistic creation known as "a cat"?! The appreciation of a two dimensional drawn or painted object on paper or canvas is decidedly one-sided ... how much more delightful it is to gaze into the eyes of a beloved cat and have her blink back at you sharing ... that undeniable something (and it can happen with canines too, I must admit). And then while chucking her under the chin or stroking her back to have that purr begin, a vibrating rumble that reminds me of loving thunder from a storm both far away and yet oh so close! Try getting that from a painting.

But the down side is that where there is love and sharing with any two beings, there will be sadness. They are two sides of the same coin; they cannot exist independently. So it is no comfort, but you, as all cat lovers, have been privileged to have been the custodian (and he of you) of a great feline (this one named Ollie) for all too brief a time. But only eternity would be enough time. And there, hopefully, will we all be reunited with all our beloved animal and human friends. In the meantime let us all look into each other's eyes and blink at each other with love.

You are a wonderful, loving custodian of felines and you are much loved in having their presence around you, even if only temporarily. But, after all, we're just temporary employees here anyway; some of us are just longer on the job.

Blinking at you from across the pond,

Gary, Laura and the Cats of Cudell 

www.dummart.com

Healing the Spirit with Anne and Jack Stewart

"I come to you with love and only love. It is what we are.
It is all that there is and ever will be.
Embrace that thought and embrace it now.
It is all that you will ever need to know.
Trust. Trust in us as we trust in you. We are with you always, one and the same.
You are never alone and in your sorrow we sit with you.
The path is golden and straight - simply carry yourself forward and when you are tired we will carry you.
 ‘Till we meet again my friend, ‘till we meet again. 
Shalom."

© Diana Divine Healing 2012

   

Look, Momma, did you know that I can fly?
I soar above the moon and stars that shine.
I didn’t know a cat could go so high,
and I can see the life that once was mine.

I see you wipe the tears as they come down;
I see you thinking I am far away;
I hate to see you sad, wearing a frown,
but know that I’m beside you every day.

I’ll never leave you; I am your best friend;
I’ll still know every thought that’s in your head;
I’ll be with you; the circle never ends;
but I’ll be in the Rainbow here instead.

My love for you will wrap you round with fur,
and if you listen hard, you’ll hear me purr.

©MargyOhring2012

 

  

 

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