Mar 5, 2019

The 5th Of The Month ~

When we adopt a cat or any pet, we know it is going 
to end with us having to say goodbye, but we still do it.
And we do it for a very good reason: They bring so much 
joy and optimism and happiness. They attack every
 moment of every day with that attitude...

The 5th of the month.  Not the easiest of days for me. 
 A piece of my heart is torn apart and a wound opens up.  
All over again the grief and the loss hits me really bad.

Brutus died on the 5th of November 2015.  Today is 3 years
 and 4 months without him.  It has not been easy and there are days
 when the grief just hits you like a ton of bricks, but you have a good cry.
  Sometimes I scream and it subsides.  Until the next time.

I don't grieve everyday.  That's not how it works.  It just 
comes and nothing you can do about it.  On the 5th of March
 2016 little Shadow died.  Today is 3 years without him.  We did 
not get to bond much with Shadow, but the little time with
 him was enough to know that he was fearless.

Life is not always the way we want it to be.  If it were,
 our Brutus would still be with us.  We had 9 wonderful years with
 him, and yes I wanted so much more.  For those 9 years we will 
forever be grateful.  Brutus changed our lives like no one.

Sniff came into our lives 3 years ago as well.  March 7th.
Something precious was taken from us, and something precious
was given to us.  All I can say is thank you.  Thank you for the
 memories and thank you for bringing Sniff to us.  Sniff is love.

To all a good day.  May we not forget, heartbreak is life educating us.

Until one has loved an animal a part
 of one's soul remains unawakened...