Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Missing Out

Many years ago someone told me that she never wanted pets because, and I quote her verbatim: "They just die on you."

I thought how sad that statement was.

Sure, not everyone wants the responsibility of a pet; but they are a huge part of my life and to say that to someone who has had dogs, cats, birds, bunnies, fish and more... well, was not the most tactful statement.

Yesterday her words rang in my ears as I said a tearful final goodbye to our Casey. Yet after 16 years, I am so grateful she had come into my life.

If she hadn't, I would have Missed Out on her love.

Missed Out on her antics that brought a smile to my face.

Missed Out on the warmth of her sleeping on my lap.



Missed Out having her always just a few steps behind me wherever I trod.

Missed Out on her company, laying as close as she could to my chair while I crafted or watched TV.

Of course it's heartbreaking to lose her.

But I wouldn't have Missed Out on it all for anything in the world.






15 comments:

  1. Oh Maureen, I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. Those pictures of Casey just tug at my heart. You were both so lucky to have each other for all those years.

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  2. I am so very sorry about your loss...but you are correct, you do have all your precious moments and memories....

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    1. I do, thank you for your thoughts Ceekay.

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  3. Every time I lose a beloved animal (or bird) friend, I think "I can't bear this! I can't do this again!" But of course I do, but even worse would be living without their sweet love for a season. Hugs to you; I know how badly this hurts.

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    1. Thank you Michelle. You are like me; I love to have their furry company.

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  4. I'm so sorry Maureen. Whenever I have "lost" a precious pet, I think to myself, 'what was I thinking - this hurts so much'. And then I remember all the happiness and it makes the pain a bit easier to bear. I cannot imagine ever not having a pet. How different and boring my life would be. Sending you hugs during this very difficult time. I'm glad you chose not to miss out on the love of Casey.

    Hugs and purrs,

    "her" and Romeo

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    1. "Her" and Romeo, thank you so much. I am so glad I did too. Thank you for your comment.

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  5. Oh girlie... Just thinking about losing any of my dear ones just makes my heart break and I understand you parfectly dear friend, I wouldnt miss out on their love for anything, it is just the price we have to pay for their boundless love. Casey is beautiful, and she loved you so much!

    Hugs,

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    1. Thank you so much Katherine. As a fellow dog-lover, I know you'd understand.

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  6. Sending you lots of sweet hugs to tide you over this heartache..I have always had a dog, or several dogs, or cats all my life..they leave such a hole in your heart when they go over that rainbow bridge..I remember reading nice, their only fault was is that they die much to early in our lives.
    xoxo

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    1. I too have always been surrounded by some kind of pet. I would find life quite dull without them! Thank you Dagmar!

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  7. I'm so sorry for your loss. I feel such sorrow when I lose a pet, yet I never consider having none. I agree with everything you shared and I know your little Casey was well loved.

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