Just living is not enough. One must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower...
...and remember everyone, life is simple, it's just not easy. And she finally
stopped playing their song, when she realized she was dancing alone.
Just those few words and it just about sums up life.
Never forget to live the moment. Never forget to appreciate the moment,
and most of all never forget to be grateful for it all. For life is definitely not perfect,
but as you know it's the only one you will have so why not make it ridiculously amazing.
Like all of you, I have many ups and downs in life. Many a days I would rather change
if I could, but at the end of the day I am always reminded of the goodness surrounding
me and once again I see how fortunate I am to have be able to live the live I live.
Honestly, kindly and filled with love and appreciation for all that is good.
Good morning everyone. May your day be a beautiful one. Here at home and
everywhere else life goes on. Shadow is doing good, but I'm aching for
my Brutus all the time. I hope one day it's less agonizing.
Nobody can go back and start a new beginning,
but anyone can start today and make a new ending....
My goal in life as good of a person as my pet already thinks I am...
Animals are such wonderful creatures. For all of us who are lucky and fortunate to have
a pet in our lives let us always remember to cherish and take great care of our little
buddies. They bring us so much joy and all they ask in return is just love and
affection. Just with that you will have a friend and companion for life.
Here are some very powerful reasons why kids should have a pet.
To have a staring contest with. To keep them from rolling off the couch.
To use as couch pillows. To make sure mom gets their good side even when sleeping. To listen to them read a funny story.
To clean their face off so mom doesn't have to. To have someone to yell at the
neighbors cat with. To use as a blanket when theirs is in the wash. To use as a warm pillow. To hold their blinky for them while they sleep.
Our pets bring out the softer side in us. In our case Brutus has shown us how to be more patient, caring and that even though they cannot speak they sure can understand. Their eyes speak volumes. Remember everyone a house is not a home without a pet. Until one has experienced the friendship, love and devotion of an animal one has not really lived a full and complete life. At least I think so. From the time I was a little girl we always had a pet at home. As I grew into my own I continued having pets. Today our life is so much better with Brutus in it. I would never wish to live a life without our Brutus. He makes everything so much fun.
More than a pet. He was our baby and my heart is missing this little kitty like crazy. Brutus mama misses you all the time..
A dog has lots of friends because he wags his tail and not his tongue...
I love cats because I enjoy my home; and little by little, they become its visible soul...
If I had a single flower for every time I think about you,
I could walk forever in my garden...
I wake up every day thinking today I will be strong. I will be positive and I will do my
best to only think of the good times we had together. The 3 of us. That I still do,
but then I don't know what happens the memories are just so many and all
I can do is want you back here with us. I am missing you too much,
and I just don't know what to do. I don't know what to do.
Your little brother Shadow is following in your footsteps. He is gradually doing
the things you did. Right now he is asleep with your dada. Curled up
next to him just the way you did. He's a good kitty just not you.
Everyday we do all the things we need to do. I try to stay occupied all the time.
I still find the mornings terribly quiet without you. Shadow keeps us entertained
with his mischief, but when I sit down and look around I don't see
you and it is you I am missing every second of every day.
Life goes on they say. Probably not the way you wanted it to be, but always the
way it is supposed to be. They also say that. The also say that sometimes you
just have to pick your self up and carry on. I am trying very hard to not be
sad every day. Trying very hard. So far I am not succeeding,
but I know I will. Shadow needs his mama also.
Long time ago I also learnt that life goes on with or without someone.
Was not an easy lesson then, but I survived. Guess I will have to do the same again.
Good morning everyone. Wishing you all happy times.
My heart is sad, but I'm sure one day it will be better. Has to be.
When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive,
to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love...
Good morning everyone. If you had any doubts as to who ruled,
then this should clear everything up. At home we catered for Brutus, and we loved it.
The best part of my mornings, it the quietness of it. Standing out in the balcony
having my coffee and seeing the boats pass by. At this hour believe it or not quite a few go by.
Since Brutus died the mornings are still beautiful, but my heart is not into it anymore.
Something is missing and no matter what we do our Brutus is never coming back.
It pays to wake up early. Happy Day to everyone.
My heart is going to take probably forever to heal, but life goes on.
I remind myself every morning: Nothing I say this day will teach me anything.
So if I'm going to learn, I must do it by listening...
Life goes on... Whether you choose to move on and take a chance in the unknown.
Or stay behind locked in the past, thinking of what could have been...
Everyone tells you that one day it will get better. I don't want to hear it right now.
I appreciate the kindness and all the good intentions, but the truth is l'm not OK. Neither
Arvid nor I are OK right now. The anguish in our hearts is not something I would wish
on anyone. It's too difficult and our hearts just don't know how to cope right now.
Sadly I went through anguish like this before when my first husband died. Never thought
I would be OK again. But the years went by and I made it. Of course there are
flashbacks. Heck who ever said life was perfect? I'm not sure I can ever get
over Brutus dying. Those who knew Brutus knew that he was more human
that cat. He was what you would call special. He had a soul.
What I feel right now is nothing I can describe. Words could never capture the pain,
the anguish the devastation in my heart. Both Arvid and I are hurting too much. I am the
first to say that life goes on. It's true life goes on. Right now my life is moving in SLOW motion.
Very very slow motion. When you experience the death of a loved one you realize that
everything you thought important really is not. For me without Brutus life has no joy. One
day another kitty will come into our lives. We will love him. We will be happy again, but one
thing we know is that no one will ever replace Brutus. Brutus was and will always be our
baby. We will have a new baby but my heart will always be wanting our Brutus back.
Everyday day, every night we wait for him to come to us. We just wait and wait.. There
is no way we can say goodbye to him. We wish him goodnight every night. When
we go out during the day we do what we always do. We say, "we'll be back
soon boysie." Arvid says it cause he was the one to always tell it to Brutus.
And so begins day six since Brutus has been dead. Another long one.
Hope you all are having better days than we are right now.
They say life is a story. For 9 years we had a beautiful story to tell
Arvid says, "no one ever told me it was going to be this hard"
This poem came to me via many means and from many friends. Thank you
everyone for all the kind words and the love you have for Brutus. You will see
his pictures often in my blog because I cannot just wipe him out of our lives.
Our Brutus never came home. One day we will share our lives again with another
little kitty. We will love the little one, but our Brutus will always live on in our hearts.
Today I'm not exactly sure how to go on without the little rascal. Our lives revolved
around him and his schedule. Now we have no one to fuss over. No one.
In death he was so peaceful. He looked so much the same like when we used to hold
him when he was alive. But he was dead. The poem is beautiful, but it hurts too much to
not have Brutus running around and making little noises at home. IT'S TOO QUIET!!!
Brutus, I can't promise that I will ever stop grieving for you, that we will ever get over
loving you, but I can promise that we will never ever forget you and never ever stop loving you
and no matter what we will always be looking for you and wishing you were here with us.
Your bed in the closet is all made up just waiting for you Brutus. Why aren't you here?
Everything is empty just waiting and waiting. We hear nothing. It's quiet and all you
can hear is your dada and I crying for you. You wanna come home now boysie?
Nothing will ever be the same again in our lives. We miss your cuddles, your sounds, your warm little body close to us, we miss you like crazy. Our love for you Brutus will never change as each day goes by. Dada and I will love you until the day we die... ~Nadiya~