Tuesday, October 29, 2013

With Great Sadness, Goodbye Dear Midnight

My heart is broken as I write this. Our dear Midnight is
now in heaven. This picture I took yesterday as she and I
sat in the sunshine (her favorite pastime).  She had the most 
gorgeous green eyes and beautiful shiny black fur. She 
was a true lady right to the end.
Midnight came to live with us one sunny summer day.
She wandered up on our deck and decided to stay.
 I might add that she was very, very pregnant at the
time. I took her in and kept her in and she blessed
us with nine (yes nine) kittens.Two gray, one tiger stripe,
two Siamese and four black. It was a zoo around here
for eight weeks and she was such a good mother to all
of them.We had them all neutered and put up for 
adoption, except for three who had won our hearts.
This was thirteen years ago. The vet figured she was  
fifteen now. She died of cancer. Surgery was not an option.
The three kittens we kept our waiting for her
as they have all passed away too. 
 So now I am having to help her buddy Teddy 
understand and help him deal with the loss of 
his pal.  He has stopped eating but the vet
says this happens.
All our pets are family and they all have
brought us great joy. Miss Midnight you
are in our hearts forever.
Thank you for choosing us 13 years ago.


suziqu's thread works said...

Oh Dear Sharon
My heart is breaking for you right now -
to lose a family member is so very very hard but sounds like she had a wonderful life with you and her little family of kittens that grew up together.
The memories of her sweetness will live on in your hearts.
Love and hugs,

Lorraine said...

Midnight looks like a truly lovely lady and her green eyes are beautiful. I am SO sorry for you Sharon. I know exactly how you feel as I had to say goodbye to my special boy at this time last year. I cried for weeks and the sadness still comes at times. It is so difficult. My thoughts are with you my friend. Am sending big hugs. I was reminded by a friend in my sadness last year that I had many good years with my boy as you have had with her. It didn't take away the pain but it did remind me of how much happiness he brought to my life.

Createology said...

Oh Sharon I am so sorry. Nov. 15th will be 2 years for our Sasha BooBoo kitty going to heaven after being with us over 18 years. They are family and truly give their love so unconditionally. I shall say a prayer for Teddy and your family for healing energy and happy memories of Midnight and 13 wonderful years. Blessings Dear...

ginger@bearbits said...

Hi Sharon,

I am sorry for your loss. Animals create a special place in our lives like no other. I wish Teddy and the rest of you peace and comfort.

~ginger & Sebastian & Topher

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Dearest Sharon:
I know how your heart is breaking right now. Our beloved pets become, not only a part of our family, but hugely resident in our hearts. When one must leave us to await our arrival (in God's time), we grieve the loss of their warmth and love in our daily lives.

I'll pray that the fact that you helped release your sweet Midnight from her diseased body will bring you some comfort. I know you will be able to remember all the happy times with the mommy who chose you.

Sending healing hugs from Florida.

baukje said...

I am so sorry for you. Take care!!!

Merry said...

So sorry to hear this news Sharon. Midnight was beautiful. Big hugs.

Sandies' Patch said...

I'm crying as I write this as I too lost a great furry friend a few weeks ago. Rosie cat was the gentlest cat I've ever know and I miss her so much.
I'm sorry to hear about Midnight, she too sounds like a wonderful cat.
There's no such thing as just a cat.....

Hugs and wishes in your time of grief.

Sandie xxx

Snap said...

Our furbabes are such important members of our lives. I'm so sorry that Midnight has left this earthly plane, but she will be in your heart forever. Many hugs and much love to you......

Barbra Joan said...

Sharon, I am so very sorry.
Midnight is beautiful and she will still be as she crossed that Rainbow Bridge.
We have all been there and know that awful feeling.. Yes, like losing a family member .. we grieve for them and never forget.

wendy said...

Sharon I'm so sorry, pets are such a part of our lives. She was beautiful. Hugs.

Debbie Nolan said...

Sharon I am crying as I read this...My heart breaks for you and I so know the pain of losing one of these precious ones. I am sure Midnight had a wonderful life with you. I had a black kitty "Tootsie" who had cancer and it was inoperable...we loved her so. Take care - I will be looking up for you friend.

Judy S. said...

So sorry, Sharon, to hear about Midnight. Those kitties steal your heart, don't they? Sending you big hugs.

Diana said...

I'm so sorry Sharon, to hear about Midnight. Oh I know it's so hard. She will always be with you in your heart and waiting for you. Sending you a hug, love,Diana

CraveCute said...

I'm so sad for you. I know what it is like to lose a dear kitty friend.

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

A very pretty kitty. We lost our Miss Kitty a few years ago - it hurts. I'm glad you had a sunny day to share with her.

Vee said...

What sweet memories you have. I'm in need of the tssue box having read this. I know how very special a kitty she was to you and, having been through this a few times, I know how heavy your heart is. Thank you for sharing your gal with us.

Tammy said...

Oh Sharon! What a beautiful post! Midnight was so gorgeous! And so lucky to have you as her family. I am very sad for your loss. Your post brought me to tears. Hugs and blessings, Tammy

Feathers said...

Oh Sharon, it's so hard losing a loved one. Those four-footed ones sure do capture our hearts and they give so much pleasure and love to us for so little. You have lots of wonderful memories of that lovely lady. Hugs to you!