Monday, November 9, 2009

Letting Go....

Good bye to Rastus...

This is a poem I wrote back in 2001. I dug it up today.

Little white cat

Where did you come from?

Left all alone

with nary a home...

Now you're before me!

Nipping at whatever you see.

Tugging at the heart of a little boy

Begging and purring without being coy.

So home you come, with us to stay

Filling our hearts with laughter each day.

Such a curious unassuming fellow

Friends with all, black, brown, or yellow.

Little Rassy, such a loving clown,

Ne'er wants to earn our frown.

Happiest when he feels our love

Little white cat made by God above.

Today, we had to say Goodbye to Rastus. He was in his 13th year. He was very sick and was in kidney failure...we found out. Bless his heart.

It is hard to let go of the things that become so intwined in the fabric of our life story quilt.

We seldom appreciate all that they mean when they are here, and realize how much love they give simply by hanging around us through our good days and our bad days. So it is with our pets.

We have lost three of our pets in the last year and a half. This post is in memory of all that they gave of themselves in the days of our family's history.

Rastus....Rassy. His name was "Erastus" - chosen because it means Loveable.

Good-bye Rastus. Thanking God for all of the animals He blessed human beings with the privilege of caring for.