Over the Rainbow

Well, I can say with absolute certainty that yesterday was the suckiest day of my life.

Today I am amazed that everyone else can carry on with normal tasks. How can this be? Pearl is gone!

I picked up two little tufts of white hair off the carpet and threw away her medicine this morning.

Can you imagine? Such a broken heart for a little white cat who was very timid and suspicious of almost everyone…who insisted on sleeping on our heads when she got cold, slapped the dog when she was too enthusiastic…sat on my lap every morning while I read the news, and broke about four butter dishes in an attempt to steal some butter. She was a great cat.

4 thoughts on “Over the Rainbow

  1. I remember when you lived in New York, I didn’t really believe that Pearl existed because every time I would come over, I wouldn’t see her in your studio apartment. She was terribly shy. Only got to know her when you moved to England! She was a lovely cat, and so lucky to have wonderful parents who didn’t mind her sitting on their heads. It is heart wrenching, and I hope that you find comfort in your memories of her. She was blessed that you decided to be her foster mother and then to become her permanent mother.
    Shanti, shanti, shanti,

  2. It is small comfort and days late but I am so sorry for your loss. We lost our Old Man Dog nearly seven months ago and just this morning I had a little weep. It is indeed a huge hole they leave.

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