Tuesday, December 8, 2009

My kitty

UPDATE: We had to have Brandy put to sleep last Thursday. It has been the most painful and difficult experience of my life, and we feel her absence in a million ways every day. She was one of a kind, and there will never be another cat like her.

"It is a fearful thing to love what death can touch." (Anonymous)

Yesterday I found out that my sweet precious Brandy has cancer.

It was a terrible shock, even though we knew she had been losing weight. But we only noticed it about a week ago.

She only has a few weeks to live, and we are just devastated. She has been the most well-behaved, fun, loving, sweet kitty I have ever met in my entire life. There is only ONE of her, and I am going to miss her so much.

Even though it's Christmastime, my heart isn't really in it anymore. We've canceled our trip to New York to spend Christmas with our families, because we just can't leave Brandy alone.

The Museum had a wonderful Holiday Open House, and since we didn't know then what we know now, Chris and I had a great time.

I am struggling to come to terms with everything that is happening, and trying not to drown in my sadness.

I continue to do my best in my job, but everything is a bit sluggish for the time being. Brandy is all I can think about.

I want anyone who reads this who has a pet to go and hug him or her right now. Overlook a few things and don't yell at them. Pet them, love them, and make sure they know how much you care about them. And I hope you never have to hear the news we heard yesterday. Ever.

1 comment:

Sue McFadden said...

Kim...I'm so sorry you had to have Brandy put to sleep. A number of years ago I had to have my kitty Tasha put to sleep, too...and I know how hard that was for me then. Your Brandy was a beautiful kitty...and I know you made her life wonderful! Love you, Sue