Monday, May 23, 2011

Forever in our Hearts

Sadly, in the early morning hours of this past Sunday we said goodbye to our Squire. His life of 19 years was filled with spirited adventures and we have volumes to write about his antics that I'm sure any cat lover would love to read and maybe even be a best seller.

Today our house seemed so empty and quiet without him as he was known to be sure we would wake by 6 a.m. each day with his howling bengal voice. Having morning coffee without him snuggled in the arms of my infamous pink robe, working in my studio and not seeing him napping in his doll bed, it's all just so strange as this is the first time in our 33 years of married life that we've not had a cat in the house.

We had decided that Squire's final resting spot should be under our lace cap viburnum as this was his favorite place to hid when he was outside. This bush actually was re-named by our daughters and has always been known to us as the "ambush" because Squire would be hidden inside just waiting for a little critter to scurry past.

I know that our future will include another little fur face and it will be just a matter of time when one walks into our lives.


Zan said...

Oh Marie! I didn't know! I am so sorry. This is probably the most heart-wrenching part of having animal friends--they imprint their love on us so much! Big hugs!! I know Squire is ambushing out there in kitty heaven. Hugs and love and let me know if you need anything!

Deborah Adams,Long Beach, California. said...

Ohhh.... Peace be with little Squire purrmeow. Sending blessings and love.
~ Deb

Prim's by Kim said...

What a lucky kitty he was to have such a caring and loving family of 19 years! RIP little Squire, and I am sure you will be blessed with another special fur baby when the time is right. xoxo

Marie Patterson Studio said...

Thank you for your kind healing thoughts.

Plushpussycat said...

It has been several years since my last fur face passed on. I miss having one so much! I'm so sorry for your loss. Squire looks like a real character. Yes, another one will come into your life at the right time. :-)