Wednesday, February 20, 2008

I have no words today. We had to put to sleep our lovely, little old lady, our little Licorice, last night after being with us for 21 years. We are sad beyond words and will miss her terribly. I'll be back tomorrow.

38 comments:

Lana G! said...

OH! I am so so sorry. How sad for all of you. Wow, 21 years. That is a long time and long list of memories. Hang in there.

momrn2 said...

I'm so sorry!! That can be so very hard! I will be praying for all of you today!

Pam said...

Praying for all of you today. How sad! That is a very long time to have a pet as part of your family.

Sending a hug.

Barbara H. said...

I am so sorry! I dread the day we have to do that. Our Suzie has been with us 12 years and is slowing down.

21 years is a very long time to have a pet. It will be hard to get used to her loss. I will pray for you.

Melanie said...

Oh, I am so sorry. Very sad to let them go.

Org Junkie said...

Oh Susanne, I'm so sorry. 21 years is a long time and I can only imagine how much you'll miss her. Thinking of you.

Tricia said...

I am so sorry for your loss.

Susie said...

Susanne, I am so sorry for you and your family. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Sandra said...

Oh Susanne, my heart goes out to you :(

Our dog died last year after 16 years and it just broke our hearts.

Sending you HUGE cyber hugs, I'm so sorry!

Sandra

Beck said...

Oh Susanne! I'm crying over here.
She had a good, long - really, really long - beloved life, and what more could a cat ask for? But I know how sore your heart is today.

Kelli said...

Oh Suasanne, I'm so sorry. I know how hard this is.

Faith said...

Oh my....21 years...that's a long time. You are in my prayers. Hugs to you.

ellen b said...

Oh I'm so sorry for you and your family. Praying for some comfort to cover your household...

i_am_4given said...

Oh, I am so sorry!!! Your Licorice looks like my Kitty when I was growing up, and I do feel what you are feeling, because we had to do the same thing!!

Blessings to you!!
Ronnie

dcrmom said...

(((HUG)))

Tammy said...

Susanne...I'm SO sorry! 21 years is so long to be with a special friend like this.
I'll pray for your family today!
(((HUGS)))

Laurel Wreath said...

I am sooo sorry, can I just sit by you and cry with you. HUGS.

Chris @ Come to the Table said...

so sorry!

The Trier and Jen said...

HUGS
Jen

{Karla} said...

I'm so sorry. Hugs...

~K

Katrina said...

Oh no, Susanne, I am very sorry. It's so hard to say goodbye to those pets who become part of the family, those who love us for decades... Take your time. I know Licorice will be deeply missed.

Bev said...

Being a lover of all animals, and having had cats since I was 15, I'm sorry, sorry for you. Praying for you to be comforted right now. xoxoxo

GiBee said...

Awe, honey -- I'm so sorry. Our little lady is close to this stage too ... maybe a couple years out ... and my heart trembles when I think about it. I'll be praying for you and the family today -- that God may fill your hearts with peace and joy!!

HUGS!!

PastorMac's Ann said...

Oh Susanne, I'm so sorry.

Linda said...

I was just imagining this scenario about Zoe last night, and it was too much to bear in a daydream. And now you're living it out. I am so, so sorry. Praying for you all.

Sarah said...

Oh Susanne I am so sorry for your loss. 21 years is a good age, but so hard to let go I remember when our kitty of 18 years had to be put to sleep I missed her so much.

Many hugs and prayers for you and your family.

xxxx

samismom22 said...

21 fun and precious years! Wow!

So sorry, I am sure you are all so sad!
I always thought it was silly how attached people got to their pets.....BUT then we got a dog. She is now 7, and I am so attached to her! I can't imagine life with out her.

Sending cyber hugs and prayers for all of you!

PJ said...

Oh my. That's so sad. 21 years?? That's a long time!!!

Shalee said...

Oh Susanne... I'm sorry for this loss. Hugs to you and your entire family.

gail@more than a song said...

Oh I'm so sorry, what a loss for your family. That is such a hard thing to have happen.

Jenny in Ca said...

oh Susanne, I am so sorry for your loss.

Jen said...

21 years what a life...a great life. Dont cry because it's over...smile because it happened......I'm thinking about you and sending you hugs today.

Cyndi said...

Susanne!! I'm so sorry.

{{{{prayers and hugs}}}}

Michelle said...

Susanne i'm so sorry that you have put your beloved licrorice down ..hugs and prayers.

Lisa writes... said...

So sorry for your loss...

Linda said...

I'm so sorry Susanne. We lost our kitty, Zeke, just a couple of years ago. She was the same age as Licorice. My daughter said just the other day that she still misses her. It's amazing the way those little critters can work their way into your heart.

Julie said...

Oh, Susanne,
I am SOOOO SORRY about your kitty. 21 years = a true member of the family.

2 years ago we had to put down our golden retriever, Ginger. We'd had her for 15 years and our entire family cried for 3 weeks. Really, just give yourself time to grieve.

I pray the Lord's tender touch on all your hearts, Susanne.

Barb said...

Oh my word, Susanne, I'm so, so sorry. Twenty-one years? I can't begin to imagine having a beloved pet for that long. It almost killed me when our Chloe died two years ago. She was 13 but had only been with us for the last 8 years of her life, and it felt like losing a child.

My heart is breaking for you. I'm so sorry.