Harmony

by Lamia
(Ohio)

Two years ago, back in 2010. Me an my family adopted a stray cat, well more like I did. I named her Nala after the Lion king. She was quite an affectionate cat and I loved her very much. Nala was an all black cat with beautiful green eyes. So on one August night I couldn't find Nala. Me, being the worried ten year old I was. I searched for her high an low. But I couldn't find her. I even cried, because I thought she ran away. That next day I was trying to find something in the closet.When I found three, tiny black kittens. I was in love with them in that second. I informed my family, almost as soon as I found them.


The passing weeks came by and the kittens were all playful and healthy. There was one, named Axel. He had a white patch of fur on his chest. Then there was Alison, Ali for short. Ali has a very interesting trait about her. She had a crooked tail. Those two loved playing. Last, but not least there was little Harmony. She was the runt of the litter. Harmony was small. She couldn't really meow, more like a squeak. I loved all of the kittens, equally, but Harmony had a special place in my heart.

Nala was a very paranoid mother, though. But I can say she was an amazing mother to those kittens.

Harmony was the first to eat solid food.

I often played with the kitties.

In October, I was having a sleep-over with my cousins.

That day I noticed something different about Harmony, she looked weak and sick. For the rest of that day I would socialize with my cousins, while keeping an eye on Harmony. When it was time for bed I grabbed all of the kittens and raced downstairs into the basement and put them in the room, where I usually put them. I then watched a movie and then fell asleep shortly after.

Nothing would prepare me, the following day.


I woke up, got dressed and walked downstairs to check on the kittens.

Axel and Ali were playing as usual. I went into a room in the basement and noticed a small, black, still figure of Harmony, laying on the ground. I inspected her closer and realized she wasn't moving. Almost, immediately tears, brimmed at my eyes. I raced off to inform my mother. She told me to check if she was still breathing. I did as I was told, but found no heartbeat.

That night, there was proper funeral for Harmony with the help of my dad and mom. We placed her in a small shoe-box and buried her in our backyard.

I could hardly speak, because I was crying too much. I was very attached to Harmony at that time so it was very hard for me. When I went to bed that night I prayed to God and I knew that she was no longer sickly and that she was happy in heaven now.

Harmony would had been three years on the 12th of August.


Now that I have had a few years to heal from her death. I can only just smile now and think of the good memories we had together.


Also in a way Harmony has inspired me.

I will never forget her ever <3




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Aug 08, 2013
Harmony
by: Diane

God bless you for loving that kitten the way you did. I know the loss still hurts so much, but you made little Harmony's short life so much better by being there, and giving that tiny kitten love and happiness. I'm so glad you still hold Harmony in your heart, and I'm sure that tiny kitten is waiting for you at the Rainbow Bridge.

Aug 06, 2013
Harmony
by: Anonymous

I'm really sorry you lost your kitten, Harmony. It sounds like she was struggling from the very beginning, being small, and it was probably just a matter of time. It doesn't make it any easier losing her,i know. I had quite a few kittens growing up and as i recall they all died either from sickness or accidents. It is very hard when you love them and expect to have them awhile. I hope you have your other cats a long time. I am much older now but still have a few rescue cats. They are the love of my life, after my husband :) Take care.

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