Monday, March 19, 2012

Monday, March19

Our dear Twinkle went to heaven this morning. What a special, loving cat she was. The grief is heavy, but the joy of having her far outweighs that. Twinks passed away at 12:30, just after midnight. She was held as she passed over. Steve and I both spent a lot of time holding and petting her. We all know that with life, comes death. With life, we here at the rescue center, chose to give love and dignity to every cat. With death, we treat them respectfully and let them know we are thankful that they were here. Twinkle wasn't with us very long. She arrived here 7/25/11 and was 14 years of age. She lived in a very poor situation where the police had stepped in and told the family they had to relinquish her. She literally had over 1000 fleas on her and was so very thin. We bathed her and got rid of the fleas. You could tell she loved being flea-free! I remember that so well. And she liked to eat and slowly filled out. Thank you to everyone for loving her. We will miss her greatly; we will miss holding her and coaxing her to eat, watching over her and protecting her and mostly having her here to love on.

For those of you that have a cat or dog at home--give them a big hug. We never know what tomorrow will bring. I love this saying that I keep near: You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late, by Ralph Emerson.