Until then

by Era Golian

Pumpkin in his prime

Pumpkin in his prime

I let sweet Pumpkin go this morning; I have to believe to a better place. Almost to the last he would limp to the door each morning and sniff the air and watch and listen to the new day, as interested and bright eyed as ever. He slept the afternoon away in his basket on the back porch. And at night, he would curl-up and sleep next to me - patting me with his paw when he wanted pets or it was breakfast time.

Sweet kit, he was there when others failed, when I failed. Faithful friend and companion for all those years. I miss him beyond what words can say. Sweet pet, sweet boy, I love you so. I would that yesterday would be forever, that your purr filled the room, that your wet noise pressed into hand, that I could sweep your whiskers back across your face again, that I could see you run in the yard and delight in your play.

I hope, I pray, that we will meet again, but until then, I will remember you and count your days as a blessing.

Pumpkin, 10/31/1993-5/22/2011

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May 24, 2011
Sweet Pumpkin
by: Anonymous

My husband was on the national heart transplant list but lot his battle last December.
We had to put our beloved cat Tommy down. My husband had a drive with an open wound that had to have sterile dressing changes daily. The doctors fear infection from the cat. He was 17 (a Main Coon) and was not taking care of his hygeine habbits any longer. I sat in the vet's office for 1 1/2 hours ~ this clinic was first come first served. My husband waited in the car ~ on oxygen and too ill to be inside. I died a little more inside each time a person brought in their healthy pets for shots and things.
Tommy looked up at me with those sad eyes and let out a little pitiful "meew" as I handed him to the vet's assitant. A lady in the waiting room hugged me on the way out and I cried like a baby.
When I got to the car sobbing, my husband said, "It's OK honey ~ everything will be OK. We had no choice." Then he started crying. Three weeks later my husband joined Tommy. I lost my husband and my cat in less than 30 days.
Animals are like our children. They are blessings from God. I do believe that animals go to heaven. I know my husband and Tommy are now together. That brings me some comfort.
Blessings to you. There will never be another Pumpkin.

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