Friday, July 20, 2012

Friday Flashback: Star

While looking through posts from a couple of years ago to find something to use for Flashback Friday, I realized that at about this time two years ago, I was visiting my parents (plural, as they were still married) at their house (which has been sold) and hanging out with my beloved Star (who has since died). It was a bit of a jolt.


The first two facts, even shortly after they happened, didn't take all that long to get my mind around, perhaps because I'd been expecting them.  But the loss of Star continues to be devastating: I can't even think about him without starting to cry, which is embarrassingly dramatic.  I didn't write much of an obituary for him when he died because my whole family (even my cat-hating dad) was completely in shock.  Star was such a smart, empathetic, and sweet cat, and he died much too young.


Sorry this post is a bit of a downer.  Hopefully we'll be back to our regularly scheduled Mellybelly absurdity next week.

18 comments:

Rene said...

That's ok. It's good to remember cats that were part of our lives, and even shed a tear. I can tell you that I still get teary eyed when I think about my childhood cat, Berries, and she's been gone six years. Some cats are special that way.

Repositório said...

Have a great weekend!!!

~*Connie*~ said...

I have always said if we didn't have the darkness we would never appreciate the light. Grief is a part of love, and it makes it all that much sweeter.

And to me it is not a downer, but a celebration of a love no longer with us. You still love Star and it hurts to have no one to directly give that love to. Nothing wrong with that.. I think it is beautiful.

(not that you hurt, that you love)

Anonymous said...

So many of us have experienced the loss of a much loved critter. But I can't imagine any of us would trade our sorrows for the memories and joys of having known and loved those special furry ones who so enhanced our lives.

Anonymous said...

So many of us have experienced the loss of a much loved critter. But I can't imagine any of us would trade our sorrows for the memories and joys of having known and loved those special furry ones who so enhanced our lives.

Anonymous said...

So many of us have experienced the loss of a much loved critter. But I can't imagine any of us would trade our sorrows for the memories and joys of having known and loved those special furry ones who so enhanced our lives.

Anonymous said...

So many of us have experienced the loss of a much loved critter. But I can't imagine any of us would trade our sorrows for the memories and joys of having known and loved those special furry ones who so enhanced our lives.

Cat said...

I remember when Star died :-(

Laura said...

Don't apologize for caring so much about a beloved pet. I still cry over several of my pets -- my childhood cat, Princess, who lived to nearly 23, and my heart dog, Rusty, a ridiculous golden retriever who, like Star, died much too young, especially. As the Queen said after 9/11, "Grief is the price we pay for love."

Katnip Lounge said...

{{hugs}}

and PURRS.

Sparkle said...

My human still misses the cat before me terribly, and she has been gone for almost 10-1/2 years.

Cynthia M. Suprenant said...

Your post wasn't a downer -- it's your truth and you're nice to share it with us. Who wouldn't mourn a smart, empathtic and sweet cat gone before his time? That's a lot of change in short order - definitely a shock to the human system. Thinking of you!

Marlene said...

Hugs to you. I'm still mourning the loss of my beloved Q who was before 9 and Chani. I still compare them and Sheamus Popoki to Q and I like to think his spirit is teaching them little things that he used to do that I loved. (Because, they each do things that he used to which may just be a cat thing, but who knows?)

Love the photos of Star. He was a handsome boy.

ABBY said...

We all understand.
And I sure do remember Star, can't believe it's been two years.

As hard as parting is, it is a part of the entire spectrum. It allows us to come up from the bottom and find the love again with another furry that touches our hearts. In fact I think they lead us to next furry one. I really believe that they watch over us.

purrs
>^,,^<
♥Abby♥Boo♥Ping♥Jinx♥Grace♥

Mark's Mews (Ayla, Iza, and Marley) said...

It is good to sometimes look back on the sudden losses and remember... It is too easy to WANT to forget the sadness when it is the memories that must be kept.

meowmeowmans said...

We do understand. We still miss our Angels Graphite, Bitsy, Maggie and Lady Madonna so, so much. Hugs to you.

bentley1530 said...

As others have said, it is good to remember those that have been such an important part of our lives, even when it hurts a little to remember. Just reading your post reminded me of how much I miss my kitty Bentley who lived a long happy life but was still gone too soon.

Cat said...

It's never embarrassing to missed a loved one, furry or not. I lost my 22-year-old cat in 2009 and still get teary when I think about him. You can continue to grieve forever, if that's what your heart needs.