Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Semi Wordless Wednesday - Love to Cleo

Cleo was our Queen.

We miss her. Iris lay alongside the cat carrier after we came home that day. That very sad February 9th afternoon. She sat there all day.


She misses her Cleo momma.


And we do, too. So much. Her absence is a subtle, sorrowful ache that brings a sad, very sad tear. Many tears, actually. She'd been through so much...too much to type here. I always knew that I loved her, we all did - but I do feel sorry that she ended up in the background of our life. She was a quiet girl, a proud girl, and a very loyal girl. What a girl. What a special girl. No matter how subdued, she was very much part of our lives.

I decided that I needed to make a Cleo Pillow. One that lay amongst the pillows and the cushions that she loved to lounge upon the couch area. Sometimes the pillow takes away our breath....


as we imagine her there.

Oh, Cleo. We miss you. And, we love you. We hope that you are basking in the sun that is kitty-paradise with your soulmate Sam in the most perfect sun spot of love. Love to you.

xo, the Z's

28 comments:

HuluMama said...

So sweet. My cat did something similar when I my dog died. Broke my heart even more to watch my kitty mourn. Thinking of you all!

Tammy said...

Oh, how sad. Our pets (furry children) sure have a special place in our family and hearts - leaving a hole when they're gone. It's so hard to see the other pet siblings mourn for their loved one - heart-breaking.

Cleo was a lovely kitty & surely she lived a wonderful life of love and affection. You were a good mom to her.

Hugs to you (and Iris)...

"M" said...

Instead of "semi wordless Wednesday" the title should be "tearful Wednesday" as this touching post is certainly a trear jerker for me.

Love to you guys and to Cleo.
XO

walternatives said...

What a heartfelt, poignant idea, to memorialize Cleo in the spot she cherished. Very touching. Very.

OH MY #6 said...

This girl was so lucky to have you. What an awesome post.

Lea

Mamacita said...

Oh how I understand! Tell me it gets easier with time.

rubyiscoming said...

Friend, that is the sweetest tribute. I'm having a hard time right now as my old lady dog had a difficult time across country. She is ok now, but I know we are only preparing for the expected within the next year or soooo....the pillow is perfect.
xo

3D said...

Your beautiful words made me cry. That pillow is amazing.

Hugs to you all.

Special K said...

No words...just a hug for you.

K said...

I can't think of anything to write that will comfort you. You know I just went through this with Max in October and then recently lost my grandmother, but I am thinking of you and sending you thoughts of comfort.

I still get in the far left lane and don't look at the Washington Ave. exit when going down 880. I'll never take another of my cats THERE. I remember what you said about that place, too, and PTSD.

If you want to email me privately or call to talk about Cleo, please feel free to do so.

Jen said...

I'm so sorry....my love to you, jzboy and Iris. No words can express. Love to you!!!

PIPO said...

That post just brought tears to my eyes. The pillow picture did me in.

SBird said...

I love that picture of Iris with Cleo-pillow. So lovely. And bittersweet.

Joannah said...

I'm sad for you guys. :-(

Beeb said...

sweet.

love from Cambodia

krj said...

Seeing that pic of Iris curled up by her carrier just brought this big lump to my throat.

I'm so sorry. When I imagine life without Gambit or The Boob, I just cannot fathom the depth of the hole it would leave in my heart.

Lili & Robin said...

Sorry to hear about Cleo. It is so sad to loose a pet. Thinking of you. -Lili

nat1026 said...

HUGS. What a beautiful tribute. I still find myself shedding tears over my beloved Lady. You have my deepest sympathies.

Michele said...

Cleo had one terrific mommy. My deepest sympathies.

Anonymous said...

She will be missed...

I always did have a soft spot for her.

Sorry to hear about her...she is with Sam.

Cavatica said...

So sorry. The pillow is a sweet and loving memorial.

Anonymous said...

And I am thinking about you...daily.

Not like a stalker...but more like your best friend for over a gazillion years...

I don't know how to make things right...but you already know that about me....

I don't want to not speak to you for a year.

What???????

Should??????

I??????

Do?????

So...about Survivor...

Carolyn said...

Our Nick passed on almost 2 years ago. I can still remember the first day I met him- a great grey ball of fluff scrambling towards me across the top of the animal shelter cages, mewing with an urgency that he never ever again had. At that moment, I understood love at first sight! He enriched our lives so much... just like Cleo has done for yours. The loss is so hard- even though I guess we expect it from the start. You will always have her memories to cherish. It does get easier with time, like everything else, but there are still days I expect him to come around the corner.

Mrs Pushy said...

So sorry to read about your loss. My heart goes out to you. I really like your pillow memorial- what a sweet idea.

Mama Moose said...

Oh my you made me cry. So sorry about your sweet kitty.

Jessi said...

Such a wonderful tribute - I love the pillow. I hope you are doing alright...

Project Ni Hao said...

Oh sweetie, I'm just catching up on reading and saw this post. I'm so sorry. The picture of Iris is heartbreaking. Hugs to all of you.

Anne Marie said...

Oh, I am so sorry I missed this, and so sorry for your loss of Cleo. She was beautiful.