A Big Loss

I have never ever felt such a hole in my heart like the one I’m feeling now. My beloved feline Simba is gone, I found him lying lifeless on Tuesday morning, September 24. It was more than likely heart failure, sudden, and without warning. I’m not one to cry, but tears flowed freely off and on for several days. 

Simba came to me, I had no part in his being here, he must’ve known what I’d do, what else could I do? It was late March, temperatures at night were in the 20s and 30s, he made his appearance on the back porch, almost nightly before I knew he aimed to get a bite to eat. So we left food, and water for the skinny and brawny but handsome young man.

A trip to the local vet was scheduled and after a few more days and nights of free dinner and a warm cloth-filled box to sleep in, I finally lured Simba into a pet carrier. Suprisingly, he didn’t get very upset about being caged. I felt like he kind of knew it was going to be alright  and that I would take care of him. And so I did. 

What a short but love-filled life he had! Simba created a place of his own in my heart, and he will live there now, never to be forgotten. 

Rest in peace Simba, you gave me something that no human could have! I love you and miss you terribly.

19 thoughts on “A Big Loss

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  2. Condolences dear TC
    You have a heart of gold and your grief for your feline shows this —
    And recently I saw a few comics where pets were on welcome teams in heaven – I hope
    To see my pets again and that brings me comfort
    And whew – Simba was a beauty!

  3. Beautiful, emotional and sad story. I am very sorry for your loss. Strange how you and Rory are going through the same sad loss right now. My heart hurts for all of you.

  4. I am definitely not a cat person, but I loved watching him through your posts and pictures. He was such a regal cat. My sympathy to you.

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