Thank You For The Blog Hugs

thanks2Thank you, Modern Philosophers, for all the messages of support, sympathy, and warmth as I mourn the loss of my little black cat.

Please forgive me, but I’m really not in a mood to post anything silly or funny tonight.  It’s going to take a little time for me to deal with Banky’s passing.

It has really helped to receive all these blog hugs, though.  I am sincerely thankful for the outpouring of support during my trying time.

I survived the work day.  It was rough whenever someone asked me how I was doing, and what had happened to Banky.  I don’t think I actually cried in front of anyone, but tears were definitely shed on the sly.

When I returned to The House on the Hill tonight, however, I totally lost it.  As soon as I walked through the front door and realized that Banky wouldn’t be there to greet me and drive me crazy with his meowing until I fed him, the waterworks began.

It’s been 16 years since that little black cat wasn’t here to keep an eye on me.  The house is far too quiet, and I find myself longing for the sound of his meow.  I want to hold him in my arms and look out the front door with him, watching his reaction to the world outside.  I wish I could pet him under his chin and make him purr again.

Okay.  I’m upsetting myself, so let me cut this short.

angel catThank you so much, my friends, for being “here” for me during my time of need.  I know Banky is in a better place, but that doesn’t mean I’m any less sad.  I am grateful that so many of you have reached out to me, and reminded me that I’m not alone.

I promise to bring back the funny soon, but right now, my Deep Thoughts are focused on mourning and remembering Banky, my boon companion.  Thank you for your patience during this sad time…

About Austin

Native New Yorker who's fled to the quiet life in Maine. I write movies, root for the Yankees, and shovel lots of snow.
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28 Responses to Thank You For The Blog Hugs

  1. grannyK says:

    I am so sorry for your loss! Having a pet for that long is incredible and they do become family. I still lose it once in a while when I think of my lovable mutt that I had for almost 19 years. Let yourself be sad because it does help. Big hugs from old GrannyK (aka Kathy)

  2. I am so sorry to hear about Banky, may you find a little bit of warmth as you go through his cherished memories…but I know it is hard not to be sad during this time…so just send you good thoughts and prayers…Banky is in a better place 🙂

  3. Agellius says:

    So sorry to hear of your loss. God bless you.

  4. floridaborne says:

    You’re in mourning and there is an emptiness in the palace of your heart once reserved for Banky. We understand the need for a break–and why.

  5. Sad to read of your loss. I certainly know what it’s like to lose a kitty love. Hang in there.

  6. Austin…I didn’t know. I’m so sorry to hear this!

    • Austin says:

      I wrote a very sad post yesterday about the events of the day. I’m still smarting from it, and just trying to make it through the first day in 16 years without my little buddy scampering around…

      • It took me 2 years to write anything after my little cat Anika suddenly died. I called the post “Love Lives Beyond Death.” It was hard to write even 2 years after the fact. And then, when I went back and read what I wrote, my heart broke all over again. It isn’t easy losing a best friend….

      • Austin says:

        I’ve read yesterday’s post at least a dozen times, and I cry every time. It helps, though. I need to remember him. I need to see his photos. I need to remind myself that Banky made me incredibly happy and looked after me for until his last day…

  7. List of X says:

    Blog hugs and condolences, Austin.

  8. You are most certainly excused.

  9. So sorry for your loss. We lost our black cat Button this past spring, and it is still so hard. It took me about a week to post about it. Wishing you happy memories..

  10. Karen says:

    Don’t worry about being funny. Just grieve for Banky. In time you’ll find your memories of him will make you smile rather than bringing you to tears — but until then, allow yourself to absorb the blow and recover in the way that works best for you.

    Sending hugs.

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