Monday, May 26, 2014

Lost Good-Byes

I've been holding up this post hoping to see my eye catching (and handsome!), white cat wander from the woods wondering why we're all fussing over him. But it would seem that is not to be.




Last Thursday was a morning just like most mornings, up at 3:30, throw dogs out, let cat out and feed.
Except, sometime between 3:30 and 7:15 something went wrong. Rodger the cat didn't come back with me from feeding the horses, nor was he waiting on the deck. Buzz was missing too, but he is shy and that isn't all that unusual. I go to town early on Thursday, meet a friend for breakfast, so at 7:15 I was in the car and heading down the driveway when I spotted the 4 small bright white tufts of fur on the side, softly held by grass and gravel. I stopped, they were brilliant white, there was a touch of black on one of the tufts. Maybe Buzz and Rodger had a little tiff?  But still....I heard nothing and that is almost always a noisy affair.

Today is Monday, Buzz is back, he was in line for his feeding Thursday night. Rodger is not. After almost 15 years my tried and true kitty is no longer answering my calls. The garden is missing its cat and the dogs have no one to tease and then make up with in time for naps.



 The special sunny spot on the deck is empty all day as is the special shady spot. Peter has the comfy chair to himself at night. I give a call morning and evening and many times in between. What I wouldn't give give for another Hello instead of a late Good-bye.


13 comments:

  1. I have tears as I read this. I know exactly how you feel. Many years ago my beloved kittle cat never came home after a day of chasing mice in the fields behind our house. I sat up for three nights just waiting for him. He was hit by a car on the road. Acres if fields and forest behind us and he had to cross the road. I know how much it hurts.

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  2. I'm so sorry. I was really hoping there would be a post saying Rodger had showed back up but knew that was probably wishful thinking. He had a wonderful home and family who I know will all miss him.

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  3. I am very sorry to hear the news about Rodger. I understand and feel your loss, Rodger was a wonderful guy who will be very missed. Hugs for all of you.

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  4. My cat, Zeke, was gone for 8 weeks I thought he was gone for good and worried he was dead. He showed up one day and looked like he had been living the good life. I think someone took him in for awhile. I can hope Rodger is being someone elses's for awhile. I do hope for you.

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  5. This is the second post of four-legged family heartbreak I've read this afternoon. So painful for you and us; HUGS.

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  6. A BIG ole hug is coming your way......so sorry to hear about Rodger. Those little four paw fuzz balls are so dear to us.

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  7. Oh Theresa, I am so sorry as well. Rodger looks like a sweet and handsome kitty.

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  8. Oh no. I am so sorry. Especially for Peter.

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  9. Poor everyone at Camp Runamuck. I am so sorry♥♥♥

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  10. Oh, I am so sorry.......I know exactly how you are feeling.....every time I pull into the studio, I expect Nexxie to come running to see me, like he always did........I miss him so much.

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  11. I'm so sorry.

    Sending hugs....

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  12. Everyone, Thank you so much for your thoughts, prayers and hugs. Rodger is the first animal I have ever lost this way and I can't tell you how upsetting it is. But you all understand, I know you do. Hugs right back to all of you.

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  13. My heart aches for you. To lose such a good friend. So sorry.

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