Monday, October 4, 2010

Part of life

The intention of starting this blog was to express and share my journey in
another place after living in the same area for 43years. Stepping out of my comfort
zone was not an easy task for me. Everyday is filled with more opportunities
to discover this wonderful place i now call home. Nine months have passed and now
that i am entering my tenth month here i can say alot has changed. I am comfortable
in my surroundings and have made some wonderful friends.

Just when we think things have settled down and we have a level footing on things
something comes about.
For me and my family it was the passing of our beloved female cat Kachina.
Kachina was fifteen years old and had made the journey across Canada with our other
two pets quite easily. She was settled and very happy the first few months living here.
Suddenly she became ill and quickly declined then passed away in her sleep.
Death is unfortunately a part of life. Losing a pet is the hardest. I always wondered why
the loss of a pet is sometimes even harder than a loved one. Then I realized why we take
their passing so incredibly hard.

Our pets love us unconditionally. They do not hold us responsible for their happiness. They don't make demands on us to act or behave in a way that makes them feel better. They do not give us endless guilt or shame. In their eyes we are perfect . WE ARE PERFECT in their eyes and are we not Perfect in Gods eyes as well? Maybe pets are Gods way of apologizing for relatives we have constant conflict with...

Until then rest in peace my sweet Kachina...


  1. I was thinking the unconditional love of a pet or the affection shown to us from them is like God giving us his love and affection.

  2. Pamela- That is a beautiful post. I lost my little MistyCat two years ago and still miss her and kind of expect to see her sometimes. There is something in the loss of a pet that takes a bit of our soul...they ask so little and give so much.

    I am so sorry for your loss. I know how much it hurts to lose her. I am glad that you are settling in though and have found that you are now at "home". Hugs, sweetie- Diana

  3. What a lovely post Pamela. It is so true that our furbabies love us unconditionally. If only humans were the same way. I also agree with cranberry cottage that their unconditional love is akin to that of God's love for us.

    ~ Tracy

  4. Oh I am so sorry my friend...I know how hard it is to have a pet die...we have had many! But even thought it is painful...I would continue having pets because they do give sooooo much and make coming home so worth it.

    Sending you and your sweet family extra hugs today....

  5. Hello Pamela - I'm very sorry you've lost your dear Cachina. I have been giving insulin twice a day to our diabetic cat for almost a year and a half. It's a labour of love though and we all will miss he when she's gone as she's been part of our household for over 13 years. I know what cat love is and hope that someday soon you will feel better.

  6. Oh dear one, I too know that same loss as we had to say goodbye to our sweet Angel a little over a year ago.
    Many hugs to you sweetie,