Ode to Comet!

We all grieve in different ways.  I'm turning to writing to express the thoughts that are in my head right now.

I just came home from taking our family cat, Comet to the vet.  She usually loves to eat and will come running whenever you put kibble in her bowl.  Also, she constantly would wake us up by either bunting our face or slightly nibbling our hair when she wanted to wake us up at night to give her a midnight/early morning snack.  Well, when she wouldn't eat and would sniff her favourite foods and walk away; we knew something was up.

(c) Arianna's Random Thoughts
(c) Arianna's Random Thoughts

We were quite concerned as she lost half her body weight in one week. The doctor felt her body and felt a tumour on her stomach. They did an x-ray on her to confirm. The results confirmed our worst fear: she has a tumour on her liver that is the size of a hand and a half. The worst part is she has up to two weeks to live.

Therefore, I'm losing a member of the family that has been an important part of our lives for the last fifteen years.  I'm kind of in denial as she looks the same and still has the same fiestiness despite the fact that she has a huge tumour growing inside of her.

The one thing that sticks out to me is how she still has this will to live and always wants to be around her family.  Thank you Comet for being such an AWESOME cat!!!  <3 you so much!

Loss of a pet is hard and will especially be hard for her partner in crime (our dog).

I will miss your constant purring, meows and long hellos (when you cant find anyone in the house), running after bugs, and most of all your constant presence in my life.

I can't believe you have been there for more than half my life.

I cannot and don't want to think of my life without you. 

Thank you for reading and your presence at this beach retreat. You Rock! I'm looking forward to hearing your thoughts in the comment section below.

See you at the beach!