Friday, September 23, 2011

In Memory: June 1, 1995 - September 13, 2011



"And that, ultimately, is the most unselfish act of love we can offer: To end a pet's suffering, we must choose to accept our own." (Moira Allen)

Had to say goodbye to my buddy of 15+ years last week, Smooch. Boy, it's tough to let go of a pet, especially one who's been with you for so long. I adopted him when I lived out in Cleveland (actually, the week after my then-boyfriend left me). He was with me during my grad school/single girl days, through my new (now current) job, new life, engagement, marriage, my father's death, my first publication, ups and downs, two different apartments, two different houses, and the acquisition of two additional kitties in the years that passed.

But he will always be first and dearest in my heart. Miss you lots, my sweet cat. See you again sometime xoxoxoxo.......






4 comments:

Marianne Arkins said...

Oh sweetie .... I'm so sorry.

((((hugs))))

Charity Tahmaseb said...

Oh, I'm so sorry. It's so hard to lose a beloved pet.

Allie Boniface said...

Thanks, you guys xoxo

JL Walters said...

Allie, Sorry about your cat. It's hard to lose one.