RIP my sunshine boy

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I’ve put off posting about this, because I just couldn’t talk about it yet.  Words cannot express how heartbroken I am that I lost my sweet Simon the last week of June. :tears:

He was only 8-years-old, & I’d been blessed to have him for only 6 years.  That is just not long enough.  

I can’t even decide what the worst part of his passing is:  That it came so soon on the heels of losing Nicholas—almost a month to the day…  That he had such a rough start & deserved so much better than only six short years of love, happiness, & safety…  That he was so strong & so healthy then just…not.  And no sooner did we realize something was wrong than he passed away in my arms…  Or that he was my Sunshine Boy; he was so happy & loving & so good, & brought a smile to my face in a way that no other cat ever has.

It was awful & unfair & makes me so angry.  There are no “he had a good, long life” platitudes to make this better.  

The only thing I can tell myself is that he was happy here, & he knew he was loved. He had a rough start, & life definitely dealt him a lousy hand.  But from the minute I took him in, he was loved, he was safe, he was cared for—& he did know that. 

But I will never again be able to hum or hear “You Are My Sunshine” without thinking of him & probably bursting into tears. Because that was Simon’s song.  He was & will always be My Sunshine.


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  1. Cyn Brown says:

    Furry Babies enrich and bless our lives in so many expressible and inexpressible ways and when we have to say goodbye, the pain can be overwhelming. Sending you heartfelt hugs of comfort as you grieve for the loss of your cherished Simon. He was treasured and loved and adored…and will always be your Sunshine Baby. Hugs!

  2. DebraG says:

    I am so sorry. I lost my Stormy under the same circumstances the end of May. Then I lost my father. Too many losses. I am still upset but now have my daughter’s cats while she is in Moldova with the Peace Corps.

  3. Kathleen O says:

    I am so sorry for your loss.. I have no furry babies of my own, but I always say I am an Auntie to 3 dogs, Banner, Abby and Charlie and to two cats Lucy and Simon and if anything were to happen to them I would be heart broken along with their moms and dads.. and the kids too.. My nieces and nephews would be devastated if anything happened to their fur babies. :tears:

  4. Dee says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. He was a beautiful baby boy and you were blessed to be his human. Big hugs.

  5. Mary Kirkland says:

    I’m so sorry for your loss. It’s never an easy thing to deal with.

  6. Heidi Betts says:

    Thank you all for your kind words & condolences. Please don’t think I was ignoring you…I actually read each & every comment as they were posted, but I couldn’t stop crying long enough to respond.

    I’ll try to do that over the next couple of days, though…if I can remain composed long enough. :tears:

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