|My little rescuer and best little friend I've ever had or ever will have.|
And so we knew. We knew without a doubt that if he cannot open his mouth, he cannot live. I made the appointment nobody ever wants to make for that evening and DH got home from work early to spend time with his best little friend. It was the longest saddest day ever. We were with him as he went and he went so peacefully, he just fell asleep and all the failings of his little body went away. He was so alive in spirit and yet his body failed him. It's not fair. IT IS NOT FAIR. He was still his sweet little self and didn't understand what was happening to him and WE COULDN'T EXPLAIN IT TO HIM.
|Sally Boy got this mug for DH a few years ago, it says, "Sally is my B.F.F." It's true.|
Sally walked into my life in 2002 and that portion of our life was he and I and Eliza Jane Kitty, which was good.
|I push around a different type of stroller today, but Sally loved it.|
|Single gal living in the city with two cats and a cat stroller, see where my life was heading before DH?|
I had the honor of spending the last few weeks Sally Boy as I'm home on maternity leave. He was sweet with the babies as we knew he would be. We only wish he could have stayed longer to share with them how amazing his huge spirit was. But we will tell Sally tales for the rest of our lives and possibly longer.
We got to tell him everything he meant to us and love on him so much but it's never enough. He was a truly special cat. People who didn't like cats loved Sally. People were better for knowing him. And he picked me. All those years ago, HE PICKED ME to spend his life with. Please read the whole story if you haven't yet, you'll be glad you did.
Talk about feeling all the feelings...this sucks. This really sucks. I know the hurt and the devastating pain we feel right now will pass and fade, but Sally's memory never ever will. He rescued me when I needed rescuing most. He might think I rescued him, but it was truly the other way around. And I am such a better, sober person for having known him.