Wednesday, August 01, 2007

we'll meet you at the Rainbow Bridge

One day last summer I was walking outside and I happened to spy Buddha laying under a vine near the side of the house. I snapped this pic and it's my very favorite.
We had to put Buddha to sleep Tuesday afternoon. The vet said he had cancer. We brought him home and buried him next to his mother. It was a difficult day for all of us because it was such a shock. We had no idea he was so sick.
Every morning, I'd hear Mr. G say affectionately to him, "You, boy, are a peck of trouble!";)




And I'd like to say that Female Offspring #1 did this when she was a wee little child, but I think she snapped this pic about two years ago....LOL! Poor Buddha;)

13 comments:

Lin said...

Oh Goddess, I am so very sorry to hear that. Losing a little family member like that just sucks so badly. I wish could give you one of my big bear hugs to try to soak up some of that sorrow you are feeling. Damn it, he looked so much like the precious character that we lost just before moving here.

*Goddess* said...

Thanks, Lin. I appreciate the words of comfort.

Dustin said...

Im sorry to hear about Budda, cancer is never a good thing. I know how bad it kills you to have to put them to sleep, I had to make that decision when I was 14 for the cat I had for about 10 years while growing up. My condolences to your famiily, you, Mr. G, FO#1 and all the others...

*Big hugs to all*

Victorya said...

Oh sweetie, I'm so sorry to hear that! I had a two year battle with my kitty's cancer and it was definately hard. I still can't write about it the way it needs to be written.

Buddha looks like an amazing animal and I'm sure he's still walking around leaving pawprints in your heart. They are such precious creatures.

*Goddess* said...

Thanks, Dustin. That's how long we had Buddha, too. Ten years. It's hard enough making the decision at my age, I can't imagine having to do it at 14.

*Goddess* said...

Thanks for the kind words, Victorya. It took us by total surprise, because he seemed to be in good health. The vet said, though, that he had this for a couple years. And while it shocked us to find out at such an advanced stage, I guess in the long run it was better this way because there really was only one decision to make.

Shrink Wrapped Scream said...

Oh, I am so sorry honey - that's horrible. It doesn't look as though he suffered too much, thank goodness. Beautiful pictures, he sure looked to be one special moggy. ((hugs))

H2o said...

I'm so very sorry for the loss of your baby. I can't think of a better place to put but next to his mother. Once again I'm sorry for your loss.

Christine said...

I'm sorry to hear that your Buddha passed away. She was very beautiful. Although losing a loved one hurts keep in mind that you now have a new guardian angel to watch over you.

*Goddess* said...

Thanks, Christine. Considering the really bad shape his mother was in when we found her, we were very lucky to have ten years with both her and Buddha;)

BRUNO said...

Indeed, that's the problem with pets, you can't help but get attached to them, and they make a helluva lot better company than most humans, as far as I'm concerned. And a hell of a lot more reliable, and predictable!

Kate said...

i'm sorry... when i had to put my dog to sleep a few years ago, I would sit in her "sun spot" and cry. they become more family than family.

*Goddess* said...

Thanks, Becky and Kate. Yeah, they are more family than family because we see them every day. Hell, I don't see my family for weeks at a time!

I agree totally, Bruno;)