My friend Chuck lost his beautiful kitty today. Chuck rescued Midnight only about 3 years ago, the same season we got our precious Livvy. Midnight was a barn kitty, the last left of his litter and an orphan. Chuck and his wife Sylvia rescued Midnight and the loving kitty quickly adopted into his new life.
We LOVED reading about Midnight’s escapades and how he and Chuck played together, and ate together and napped together (and napped and napped and napped). Actually, my favorite posts were Chuck’s Midnight Monday posts when he would relay the latest funny event or the latest quiet nap. Plus, Chuck and Sylvia are dear friends. I feel like if I was ever in a big mess, I could call them and they would pray for me. So Midnight’s loss is very hard because my pain not only extends to the loss of a beautiful kitty, but I also share the heartache of my friends’ loss.
This is when I hate the Internet. There’s no way to reach out and hug them, to give them a baby kitten or sit in their kitchen making a cup of tea while we cry together, to comfort them with anything besides electronic words.
Chuck and Sylvia: you are in our prayers. Someday we’ll meet– if not in this world, then in the next one to come. We’ll hug and laugh and our two kitties will run around at our feet together at last.
Maybe you’d go visit Chuck’s blog, Secondary Roads, and give Chuck and Sylvia a virtual hug. We love you guys.