I will keep this post brief, as I’m not quite emotionally able to post a gushing ode to the blue-eyed feline who stole my heart five too-short years ago and took a piece of it with him when he left this world this past weekend.  In fact, I feel like trying to put the essence of him and of our bond into words would be a disservice, and anyone who knows me at all has witnessed some small fraction of it anyway.  I guess, for now, I just want to express two silver linings:

1) Ryan and I realized that losing Caspian is the worst thing that has ever happened to either of us.  In so realizing, we are able to see how truly, truly blessed we’ve been in our lives.

2) There is bittersweetness in how much closer together Ryan and I have grown through this shared tragedy.  I wouldn’t wish the heartache we’re experiencing on anyone, but this much has been a blessing.

Ashley - August 9, 2012 - 2:33 am

I wish I weren’t nodding along to your words. They’re too familiar as we lost our Gracie last February. There are no words to explain the pain & feelings of loss. I’m so sorry for the emotions your family must be going through. Sending strength & peace to you!

Nathan K - August 9, 2012 - 11:10 am

I’m really sorry to hear about this. The feelings suck and you don’t think that anyone will understand because it was “just a cat”, but they become such a part of our lives that it is really losing a family member that was loved and loved in return.

Trisha Jackson - August 13, 2012 - 5:23 pm

Omgosh! I’m sooo sorry to hear that!

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