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Starting a new day with fond memories of Lancelot

Thursday, July 25, 2013

I know most of you have lost a beloved pet and know what I am going through. Right now I go from remembering that just before I left on vacation Lancelot cuddling and purring and I specifically remembering how fat he was when he sat on my lap....he took up my whole lap! And he was such good solid company the whole two months when I was so sick. I don't think I could have made it through the illness without the love and affection of both Guinevere and Lancelot. I know it's going to take some time to stop feeling sad from time to time as the pain is so new.
I also know that time helps and I soon will have a distraction as well as on Saturday my step-son comes to visit for a week to introduce us to his girlfriend. This is a big deal, as he hasn't introduced us to a girlfriend for a long time. He is 40 years old and so this is a big deal. I do hope this is "the one" and he has found a lifetime partner. I am looking forward to meeting her. Also my DH's two sisters are coming for a week visit on the 30th and they are both cat lovers and will know and share my loss. So I know I will be busy and will look forward to enjoying their company.

Today is a cloudy day here in Mexico. It is our rainy season and the mountains are so lush and green. The good news is that it usually clears up during the day so we get our vitamin D. I will get out and walk the dogs today and then go for my facial.

I hope all of my sparks buddies have a terrific day.
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    Oh Sallie - we have many loves in our lives, but none are like the love we have for our pets - I know I don't have to tell you that! It's only from my cat and dogs that I get that special total, unconditional and protective love that never changes. They are such a great gift! I mourn your loss with you! Be as sad as you need to be!

    I'll be waiting breathless to hear about your stepson. My son found the great love of his life at age 37, so I know a little of what this is like for you and your husband.


    1728 days ago
    I believe that Lancelot didn't want you to be sick anymore, so he took on your illness so that you could be happy and healthy again. He sacrificed himself for you because he loved you so much. My dad has told us that pets sometimes do this because they can sense our sadness. Whatever the reason, I know Lancelot is looking down on you from Kitty Heaven. God bless you, my friend!!!!
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    1728 days ago
    Take care of yourself; enjoy your company. Lance will always be in your heart. emoticon
    1728 days ago
    Our pets are the best little caregivers out there, aren't they? Sallie, your tremendous inner strength is such an inspiration... I have often thought today about Lancelot and hope that time will prove to be a great healer for you.
    1728 days ago
    I do feel your loss. Glad you have a full plate to keep you busy
    1728 days ago
    so very sorry for your loss . it is like a fall day here today then back to warmth again I am hoping not to hot, enjoy your facial hugs enjoy the company
    1728 days ago
  • IRP1114
    Glad you are feeling well and are looking forward to company. Hope you enjoyed your facial. emoticon
    1728 days ago
    It is so heart breaking to loose one of our fur ball family. I'm glad you have something to occupy your days while this is still so raw.
    1728 days ago
    it does get better with time, but I still look fondly on my photos of Taz and remember the good times
    1728 days ago
    emoticon Keep him close in your heart!
    1728 days ago
    Sorry for your loss, but at least he is no longer in pain. Enjoy your facial.
    1728 days ago
    When our beloved Chester the wonder dog went to doggie heaven, both my hubby and myself missed him terrible. My hubby suffered a traumatic brain injury six years ago and Chester and I nursed him back from the dark.

    Some people have animals in their lives as pets ... ours have always been a part of the family.

    To distract you :) ... tell me how you were successful at losing you weight. I read on your blog that you were near the 200 mark once.
    1728 days ago
    You're so right. Good memories will gradually replace some of that sadness. It all takes time.

    Fingers crossed for your step-son!

    HUGS and smiles, my dear.
    1729 days ago
  • LIS193
    So sorry for your loss..
    1729 days ago
  • FIT4MEIN2013
    Sallie, it is so hard to hear this, as I feel your pain deeply. May God bless you and ease your pain. So glad you will have family with you.
    1729 days ago
    I'm so sorry for your loss and I do know how it feels. It's not easy and I know your heart is heavy. Remember Lancelot in healthier times is a good start.

    I'm still not over my horse's death two years ago or my dog's 18 months ago. Time does help and they will always be in your heart, but take your time.

    Here's a big emoticon ! Do something for you today.
    1729 days ago

    It's really good that you will have company around to help distract you. Lancelot will be at the Rainbow Bridge with my Abbie and the other spark friends pets who have been lost. Hugs, Nancy emoticon
    1729 days ago
  • _LINDA
    Its so hard to lose a loving friend :( That will be a wonderful distraction having relatives visiting. Take comfort in your fur babies, they will be missing Lancelot too.
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  • SLACHETKA103145
    Sorry for your loss!

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    1729 days ago
    I am so sorry for loss Sallie my deepest Sympathy to you and your family - Lancelot will be waiting at Heavens Gate for you - Hugs emoticon emoticon emoticon Karen
    1729 days ago
  • KLONG8
    I'm glad you have so many visitors heading your way. This is the perfect time for having people you love around you. Have a good day and good walk with your dogs.
    1729 days ago
  • JUDY1676
    Sorry for your loss. But glad you have some things to look forward to.
    1729 days ago
    Glad you have something pleasant to look forward to!
    1729 days ago
  • IS1GAR
    Sorry for your loss, I'm a cat lover too. I have 2 Tony and His Mom Nina.
    Look forward to good times with the family coming to visit, it will help you heal.
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    1729 days ago
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