3.26.2015

rest easy dear friend
















saying goodbye to my good friend

I never knew a cooler, more loyal cat. rest in peace dear, dear sweet Ziggy. you were so loved. gosh, you were loved. I will miss the way you sought out my lap anytime it was available (as much as I claimed to not like it when Claire was a wee one and my body was so seldom all my own), the way you started purring before I even touched you. the way you always slept by my head- for almost 14 years. the way you meowed so loudly when we got home from vacation- yelling at us for having been gone and telling us all about your adventures. I will miss spooning with you on cold winter nights - me the big spoon, you the little. and the two of us fighting over the best spot by the wood stove…. I will even miss hearing you jump on the counters at night and making a racket because, well, because that meant you were here and well. love you Zig. xoxo I hope these last days weren't too terrible for you, and that I took off my rose-colored glasses in time to show you some respect and let you go with dignity.

24 comments:

  1. I'm sorry for you loss. From your words it sounds like he had a great life!

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    1. thank you Kathryn- he was a sweet guy and yes, I think he had a very happy life :) he certainly brought a lot of happiness our way, too!

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  2. Always hard to lose a good friend.

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  3. Oh goodness I'm so sorry. It's so hard to lose a part of the family no matter who. You have some wonderful photos to keep the memory of Ziggy fresh. I hope that your pillow feels warm next to your head and your lap always feels the weight of your good friend.

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    1. thank you- I'm so glad to have so many photos of him, and so far mostly I'm just smiling back at happy thoughts and only occasionally feeling very sad about it. (and since you mentioned the warm pillow I'll tell you this- I made a print of his little paw before we buried him and I taped it to the wall near my pillow!)

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  4. So very sorry, it is never easy losing a furry friend. Hugs. xo

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  5. I'm sad, I'm teary eyed. Gosh, So terribly sorry Amanda, Ziggy had a full life and had the best family and home ever. Hugs.

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    1. aw thanks, Karen~ he did have a good life, yes. and he brought so much joy to mine!

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  6. It's the worst part of cats and dog. That final goodbye is heartbreaking. Take care, love. xx

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    1. so very heartbreaking. and the leading up to it is the worst. afterwards, though- it was so clearly the right thing, and the right time, so that made it a bit easier to swallow. he was a sweet boy.

      thank you~

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  7. Aww, I am so sorry you had to say goodbye to your furry family member. May all the happy memories you have ease the pain of loosing Ziggy.

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    1. all of the happy memories and goofy pictures truly do help a lot!
      thanks, Anke.

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  8. So sorry you guys had to say goodbye to Ziggy. It sounds like he offered so much joy to your family.

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    1. thanks, Nichole. he really did. he is missed.

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  9. what a beautiful goodbye for your dear ziggy. i am so sorry for your loss friend. wishing your family peace and healing in this hard time.

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  10. I'm so sorry for your loss. How these little beings take up so much space in our hearts and homes. Such unconditional love. Sending you loving thoughts.

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    1. thank you! they really do, don't they? such love.

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  11. Oh my! What a sweet tribute to a dear furry friend! It's amazing how special these little animals can be in our lives. And how much they can touch our lives. Wishing you peace and sending love.

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thanks for taking the time to read and comment~