Monday, June 27

goodbye

schnurrli

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This might be the saddest blog post I have ever written. Schnurrli, our beloved cat wo lived in the countryside, died. I know she had a fulfilling cat life - she got almost 18 years old. Last weekend when we visited Stephan's parents, I found myself looking at the front door which is made of frosted glass, searching for Schnurrli's contour. The rooms of the big house feel empty. There will be no purring, no chattering noise anymore. No one who wants to play with my yarn. So sad.

16 comments:

nina said... June 27, 2011 at 8:10 PM

I have been there, it is very sad. Sorry for your loss.

KERRY said... June 27, 2011 at 8:58 PM

Oh boo, I'm so sorry to hear that. How sad. 18 years was a great cat age, so I'm sure you have many memories to treasure. Take care.

whitney said... June 27, 2011 at 10:31 PM

oh no, i'm so sorry. :( losing a cat is so sad. they are truly the best companions.

Maria said... June 28, 2011 at 2:49 AM

oh... i'm so sorry for your loss :'(

irene said... June 28, 2011 at 8:57 AM

Thank you so much for your kind words... It must be hard for Stephan's parents who had Schnurrli around every day.

Anna Emilia said... June 28, 2011 at 11:57 AM

Dear Irene,

So sorry for your loss of a great being and a play mate.

Still, when I visit home after about 10 years that I moved out from my parents´, the first thing I search for is our cat, who passed the same summer that I moved out. It was just always the first thing that I saw when I got home: an orange-white cat appearing from somewhere ready for a little snuggle or a game or two.

Tight hugs!

P.K said... June 28, 2011 at 2:31 PM

Very sorry for you and Stephan and his parents. Our furry friends become so much a part of our lives that when gone there is a surprisingly large emptiness. But it is always a good thing to remember the happiness they brought.

Magda said... June 28, 2011 at 6:08 PM

Lilla katten. Så söt.

gracia said... June 29, 2011 at 2:12 PM

Oh dear. I am so very sorry to read this. Your fine feline Schnurrli looked like a loving friend. Homes feel so very empty when a beloved pet is no longer there.

Irene said... June 29, 2011 at 2:24 PM

Again I'm really overwhelmed by your comments on my latest post. Thank you so much for your support.

nina said... June 29, 2011 at 7:56 PM

achje. ich kann deine traurigkeit ganz gut nachvollziehen. meine beiden katzen sind vor 2 jahren gestorben (nach 19 jahren) - das war ganz schrecklich, ich könnte immer noch weinen und vermisse sie sehr. wenn man mit einem tier gemeinsam aufgewachsen ist, dann ist es was ganz besonderes und unersetzbar. tut mir sehr leid für dich! :(

Maggie said... June 29, 2011 at 11:22 PM

I am so sorry. My dog recently passed away and it is amazing how I will find myself looking for his presence in familiar spots, only to remember that he is no longer there.

Melanie said... June 30, 2011 at 8:21 PM

Das tut mir sehr leid!

Saskia said... July 6, 2011 at 12:33 PM

I'm so sorry for you, Stephan and his parents!
It broke my heart reading your post.

I have a cat myself, also 18 years old, looking exactly like Schnurrli.
Having him around for such a long time (as long as my husband and I are together) it makes me wonder now and again.
I notice him getting older and knowing I'm gonna loose him one day makes me really sad.
But it also makes me enjoy his presence right now even more.

Take care.

Saskia
(Belgium)

bellefleurdelis said... July 10, 2011 at 1:57 PM

sorry to hear this. 18 years is a lovely age for a cat and i am sure he had such a good life at his parents. At thehome of my friend his parents one of the two cats died and now the oldest is also 16 years old.

Wishing you the best !

Irene said... July 10, 2011 at 2:01 PM

oh thank you so much for your words!

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