Tuesday, June 11, 2013

for my little London...

I've been a blogger for just over 5 years now and have used my home on the web to share many aspects of my family's life. I've posted a lot about the day to day things that make us happy, and occasionally about the things that make us sad. Yesterday was a sad day and I thought it was important that I share.

Exactly a year and a half ago, my family welcomed a furry new addition to our home, and we named her London Fog.
It was a love/hate relationship between her and our older cat, Java, but they grew to love (or at least tolerate) each other. Julianna took these two shots of London and Java just the other day for a school project, and I'm so thankful for them.
Yesterday was a happy day that in an instant turned into a sad day. After dropping off the girls at school, I had my toast and coffee on the couch with London cuddled against me, just like any other morning. I even took a picture of her, since she really didn't seem to want me to move and start my day.
After we decided that we'd spent enough time avoiding our to-do list, I went to do a little sewing and she kept me company in my studio. This was a favorite game for her to play...
After that we headed out to snap some quilt block pictures in the sun...
Am I ever happy for yesterday morning with my little kitty, because not a half hour passed from my taking the above picture that Robyn and I were making the decision to have her put to sleep.

After hitting "post" on my computer with yesterdays blog photos, I'd dashed out to run a quick errand. When I got home, London ran to greet me and was hit by a car. She was badly broken, so the best thing for her was to say goodbye.

I was "mom" to this little animal and I'm heartbroken that she was running to be with me when she was hit.

Growing up in a family of "cat people", there always was a cat in the house. But I don't think I bonded with one as much as I did with London. I will always miss her.

16 comments:

Jacqueline said...

I am sorry for your loss.

Valerie the Pumpkin Patch Quilter said...

Oh I am so sorry - how heartbreaking. I am a lover of kitties and we at one time had four cats in the house. They become like family and really, children, because we take on the responsibility to care for them. Sadly, these things happen...and while it feels awful, isn't it mysterious how the world works, that you were able to spend such a meaningful morning with kitty before she passed. I can tell from your spirit that she had a good home, and I'm sure a very good life with your family. *Hugs*

Heather D. said...

Again Kimberly, so sorry. :(

Dawn said...

Oh my goodness! My heart aches for you. I know that nothing anyone says will make you feel the loss any less. Bless you for loving her for the time she had here on earth.

Clara {Clover and Violet} said...

Such a sweet and sad story, hope you feel better soon!

TamaraP. said...

:o(

Primitive Stars said...

How heartbreaking, tears are rolling down my cheeks, that is so so sad....We have always had cats too, they make a house a home......WE FOREVER KEEP THEM WARM AND SAFE TUCKED AWAY IN OUR HEARTS, Hugs Francine.

Cindy Sharp said...

I want to scream and shout to heaven that "it is NOT fair." We too lost a very precious kitty in the blink of an eye. One moment we had her and were enjoying her beautifully deep rumbling purrrr and the next there was a whole in our hearts where Button should have been. I am so saddened by your loss....but glad you had a good morning together. Sending you a big hug and bigger prayers for peace and comfort.

Patti said...

I gasped out loud reading your post, and my heart is breaking for your loss. I will hold my 2 cats closer today, and they will probably get extra treats.

JulieF1962 said...

I'm so sorry that this happened. I know how much our little pets become part of the family, and we love them so much. So very sorry.

Susannah said...

I can't tell you how sorry I am...they are part of our families. Please know that I am thinking of you and your family. This is devastating! I know. Prayers will be said here. She was better off for know you!

Me and My Stitches said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. It just makes me sick to think of what you are going through. Hugs and prayers to you.

janie said...

Oh Kim, I a so sorry for your loss of your adorable fur baby!! I have tears in my eyes as I write.

Hugs from one kitty Mama to another!!!

Janie

Lisa said...

Oh this breaks my heart but I am so happy that London Fog had a great life with you. She knew she was loved and cared for and she is now in kitty heaven... maybe she will meet my guy "Sarge" he was a big brown w/white Maine Coon.... She would have loved him!!!

Celaina said...

I am so so sorry :( My kitties are my best friends. You know she loved you but she knew YOU loved her! That is such a gift to an animal, to be loved.

Celaina said...

I am so so sorry :( My kitties are my best friends. You loved her but what is priceless to an animal is that she knew YOU loved her.