Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Many thanks for all your kind words

Over the past week, your thoughtful comments and prayers have meant so much to me. Just being able to use this blog to express my feelings, knowing that I'd be sharing my emotions with other people who feel that the dogs and cats that share their lives are members of their families, not just pets or possessions, was of great comfort.

Petey and I both miss Mica and know it will be a long time before we stop looking for him in a nest of cushions, tapping my hand to share whatever I'm eating, or sitting by the sink, waiting for me to turn on the tap. (My friend Karen sent a card where she referenced "brushing my teeth with Mica, every time I come to visit.")

But this week is easier. Gentler. More peaceful, knowing the decision to let Mica go, no matter how difficult, was absolutely the right one. Across the miles, Petey and I leaned on your shoulders, felt your hugs.
I hope to get around to visiting all your blogs in the weeks to come. There were so many kind wishes from new friends as well as old.

We'll never forget your generousity of spirit.

28 comments:

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

We thank you for sharing him with us for as long as you did -

Especially to the end and beyond -

Yes, it so helps -

AND I'm pretty sure Mica is perched on the chair/desk/counter as you let the words out -

His feline essence will always be with you -

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra's Mom and Khyra too
PeeEssWoo: Khyra says HI PETEY!

Fiona, as typed by Dr. Liz said...

I guess the biggest comfort I've always found is that they never truly leave us. Hugs to you.

-Fiona and Family

Oskar said...

We are glad to hear that the days are getting at least a little easier.

Nubbin' wiggles,
Oskar

Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place said...

Oh Petey....

We'll always be here for you, my dear...

And I have broad Lakie shoulders should you need to lean on them for a while...

I said shoulders...not anything else.

We know you are missing him....

Love you bucketsful...

Lacie Khakes

Lorenza said...

We are here for you and Petey.
I hope everything goes well.
Take care
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

Beaglebratz & mom too said...

There will always be those special moments such as a slight breath of wind and the whooshing of the tree branches when you hear Mica calling you - you may think that you are just hearing things but it is a great thing how our furry friends at the Bridge can communicate with us. And I think too Mica may communicate thru Petey such as when Petey is just laying very quiet on your lap and even tho you may think you are loving on Petey, don't be afraid of thinking of Mica - it is very helpful to the soul and that is Petey's way of helping to heal both of you.
(Am I a crazy old woman or what?)
The days will pass and the sadness will ease - bit by bit. And I truly believe that our furry angels would not want us to be sad.

Benny and Lily said...

There is never a good time... Memories are the best at a time like this and especially talking about Mica.
Benny & Lily

doyle and mollie said...

LOVES & LICKS it never goes away but it does get easier xxx

Lacy said...

w00fs, tis true, it never goes away, but u do get able to live with it...surrounding u with love..

b safe,
rocky n mama..

sprinkles said...

I don't remember if I told you or not but I lit a candle for Mica. It just seemed the right thing to do.

I buried my kitty out in the back yard when he passed so that he would always be with me. I may end up losing my house because I can't find a job. Losing the house pales in comparison to thinking about having to leave my kitty behind too.

Bouncing Bertie said...

Oh Petey does look so comfortable in that armchair. The photo prompted a flashback to Hamish. I still miss him, and often think about him, and those thoughts are accompanied by a quiet, fond smile and a lingering tugging feeling inside.
Best wishes,
Gail.

Martha and Bailey said...

It is a pain we wish we weren't sharing........!
We do think it is good to be able to share with like minded people.
There are some people out there who have never had the priviledge of being owned by a cat or a dog - how much they miss.
It was the right decision though we know it was a hard one.
Take care
xxxx
ps love the pic of Petey in the big comfie chair!

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan, Yuu-Chan and Bibi-Chan said...

Khyra is right. Mica is there, in all the places he always was. His gentle soul will always be there with you, saying thank you for giving him such a wonderful life and watching over both of you.

Gus said...

We too thank you for sharing Mica with us. We hope you and Petey will always feel his gentle presence,

Gussie n teka

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Yes, the sense of missing never goes away. Dakota still comes to mind almost daily in the littlest of ways. But the peaceful feelings get better as you know how happy your loved one is now.

Hugs and Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Asta said...

PEtey
I know It will be impossible not to look fow mica when I come ovew..but I'm so glad you and youw Mom wewe able to be thewe fow him at the end
smoochie kisses
ASTA

Daisy said...

We are happy that we got to be a small part of Mica's life.

Sam said...

I'm glad we got to meet Mica, through the blogs...

Sam

TwoSpecialWires said...

We're still wishing we'd met you and Mica this summer, Petey. Everytime we think of you, which is often, we're reminded of the sweet bond between furries and their people, and among furries themselves.

Just as we've done with others, we're gonna encourage your moma to write down anything and everything that comes to mind about Mica (and you, too!) Moma has pages of chicken scratched notes about her previous wirey ones ... and everytime she drags them out she smiles a gentle smile and sheds a quiet tear. Your memories ... and the depth of your love ... will be with you all forever.

BTW. We mentioned Mica in our post today and wanted to let you know. We hope that the post that we picked to link to is okay ...

Much love
Jake and Fergi xxoo

Honey the Great Dane said...

Hi Petey - I'm so sorry I'm late - my humans have been away on holiday for 3 weeks so I haven't been able to visit my friends at all and am so behind on the news...I was so sad to hear about Mica. We shall miss him terribly but are so happy to have been able to share a bit of his life through your blog. Hope you and your human are taking care of each other. Thinking of you from far away -

Slobbers,
Honey the Great Dane & family

Ludo van Doggy said...

Ludo and I are only just catching up on the blogs. We want to pass on our condolences on the loss of Mica. It completely sounds like the right decision and I know he will be looking out for you. I'm glad you are finding strength. :)
~love, Dee and Ludo

Eric said...

Phew thank dog you are both feeling an itty bit better.And of course your decision was the right one. Member- our shoulders are always here to lean on,paws and arms always outstretched to comfort and ears cocked to listen and understand. I hope you saw our little tribute to your beautiful kittie brother.And maybe liked it just a little.

Wiry love Eric xx

MAXMOM said...

Hey there Jane...
Just wanted to pop by to tell you that I am thinking of you. I know its not easy...but perhaps the love of all your blogging friends will sustain you at this difficult time.
Sending lotsaluv
MAXMOM IN SA

MAXMOM said...

Hey there Jane...
Just wanted to pop by to tell you that I am thinking of you. I know its not easy...but perhaps the love of all your blogging friends will sustain you at this difficult time.
Sending lotsaluv
MAXMOM IN SA

Sally said...

We have been away and have returned to hear such sad news. We are so very sorry - we send you all our hugs,
Sally and Paddy and D

Piappies World said...

Hello Petey,

Getting over and moving on after we've lost a loved one is truly a struggle but we are here to share those hardships with you and your Mom.

Love,
Piappies Fudgie, Princess, Frappie, Mocha, Sugar, Wai-Pai & Wai-Max

Bocci said...

Parental Unit and I are both glad that things have gotten a bit easier this week. We hope that all of us feel free to share both our joys and our losses with each other-it helps!

Jan's Funny Farm said...

It is nice to have contact with so many who understand a loss.