May 31, 2014

Slipping Away

Bubs, our lovable and entertaining calico, of 16 years, made her exit on Thursday. After seven days without food, it became clear that she wasn't letting go with ease and needed to be put down. For me, it was in-part, a real-life primer on holding someone's hand; while they made their way to let go of ours.

#ladyinwaiting  #hospicecare #sweetsixteen
Even if you aren't an animal lover, I imagine you probably understand how I feel. I've been trying to appease myself with visions of a new kitten, or two, taking her place, but the reality is, I think it's good to wait a bit. They will have some very big shoes to fill.

Coinciding with this, we received our 8th lab report for the natural food product that my business partner and I have been trying to launch the past 2.5 years. It was more bad news. I've kind of seen the writing on the wall, in several ways, the last few months. Just haven't wanted to let go of something that I have loved and believed in so much- or of our branding that I've thought is, for lack of a better word, awesome (thanks to my "mad man" partner).

I'll be back.....just need to go and cry in my soup for a bit.

Thank you for listening to my woes,


  1. Dear Louise...I am so very sorry for your loss. I understand the loss of a pet ~ especially when you are faced with the choice of having to make that decision. Please know that I am thinking about you and knowing the emptiness that you are feeling right now. Sending lots of love and hugs and prayer for your healing during this difficult time. love you. xoxo

  2. Very sorry to hear about Bubs, Louise. We just lost ours of 13 years 2 months ago - it is so very hard. She looks like quite a character - our vet friend had a very nice thing to say: There are cats, and then there was Bubs. I wish for sweet memories to replace the pain you feel now. :))

  3. Terry and Cheryl its so nice to hear from you both. Thank you. Both of the experiences that I am mourning right now were very rich things and for this I feel blessed and grateful. I know that it just takes time to heal from loss and we need to take time to do this.