I'm so sorry to hear your latest news. Admitting it's time to say goodbye is the most difficult decision we have to make for our furry loved ones, but it's also the kindest decision when it comes to that point. You tried, Punky tried, but sometimes nothing can change the course of nature. I came across this poem when we had to say goodbye to our kitty, April, earlier this year. I hope it helps you cope with your sorrow, even a little bit. Punky will always have that special place in your heart.
They will not go quietly,
the cats who've shared our lives.
In suptle ways they let us know
their spirit still survives.
Old habits still make us think
we hear a meow at the door.
Or step back when we drop
a tasty morsel on the floor.
Our feet still go around the place
the food dish used to be,
And, sometimes, coming home at night,
we miss them terribly.
And although time may bring new friends
and a new food dish to fill,
that one place in our hearts
belongs to them. . . and always will.
by Linda Barnes
Rest in peace, Punky
, and play gently at the bridge until that one fine day...