Goodbye My Sweet Charlie

Posted November 1, 2016 by Marsha in Discussion Post / 6 Comments

There are moments that stay in one’s memories.  A kitten fetching a pom-pom tiny “ball” and bringing it back to me over and over again for me to toss one more time.  The indignant glare when a water dish was dry.  The contented purr when I found just the right spot under his chin.  The constant head butting to insure that I was paying attention.  The heavy weight of a sleeping cat on my lap.

Sunday, my sweet boy left this earth for, hopefully, fields of catnip and constant sunshine.  He was over two decades old, he had lost the spring in his pounce, he was deaf, it obviously hurt to walk around and he couldn’t see us very well anymore.  But he was still our Charlie.  Defender of a young boy, comforter to that boy’s mom.

It’s too quiet here now.  We’re missing a heartbeat.  I don’t think I’m going to get much done today.  I keep staring off into space, and wiping away tears.

If you’ve ever loved a pet then you know how I’m feeling today.  My heart is broken.




6 responses to “Goodbye My Sweet Charlie

  1. Sheila Seabrook

    I’m so sorry for your loss, Marcy. Sending you lots of hugs and peace!

    • Marcy

      Thank you. It’s amazing how they wrap themselves around your heart so easily. 21 years is a long time for a cat, I’ve got a lot of good memories once this first hurt ebbs a bit.

    • Marcy

      Thank you. Funny how they become part of the family. Good memories will help over time.

    • Marcy

      Thank you. As a kitten and teen cat Charlie was a little hellion. He got into so much trouble. 🙂 As he aged he settled down into the old Lord of the Manor persona. He was a character.