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Jul. 31st, 2017 07:06 pm
valkryor: (Tail Eater)
Teeny tiny kitten eighteen years ago. Small and gray and the cloud in Emma's universe. Then, after Emma passed, she was still small and gray, but now the cloud in Franklin's universe. Franklin passed two-and-a-half years ago and then with Sheldon, who is quite a bit younger, she was the Grand Dame of the household.

That ended this afternoon at the vet's office.

Sheldon is alone.

I am going to miss my little gray kitten, who loved to snuggle under the blankets with me and sleep between our pillows. She adopted Franklin's unintentional shoulder parrot stance after Franklin was gone, and was very cranky whenever she was dislodged before she was ready to go. She would visit the complaints department (aka the bathroom) and yowl at her water for a little while. She definitely developed a lot of quirks as she got older, including mooching for food.

Drizzle was definitely MY cat. I was her person. She would sleep in other laps, sure, but it was mine that she wanted most. I am missing her fiercely already.

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Jul. 28th, 2017 12:15 pm
valkryor: (Tail Eater)
I am no longer a fan of the end of July. Last night, I got hit by the doldrums something fierce. I don't like the doldrums; it's a combination of feeling adrift and restless, topped with a pinch of apathy.

But missing people fiercely, especially when it's one day after another, makes it hard to escape. It is, apparently, how I grieve, or at least a small part of how I grieve.

So, to Gus the Big Mean Bunny and to Shannon, I miss you and think about you often. I cannot believe how much time has passed by and how much this still hurts. My life was richer for having you in it, but I wanted more time, more growing old and growing up, more bad puns and more being your mom.

And more birthdays. So many more birthdays.

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Jul. 29th, 2005 06:48 pm
valkryor: (Wings)
It's over.

Shannon stopped fighting in the early hours this morning and was truly lost after forty minutes of (unsuccessful) resuscitation.

Goodbye, my lovely.

Funeral details to follow.

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Jul. 10th, 2005 09:19 pm
valkryor: (Default)
One of the other kids in the room with Shannon died last night. He was very very wee (maybe even premature) and on an ECMO. I figured something was up when they let his mother hold him yesterday (probably for the first time) and there were pictures taken. Just moving Shannon to change her bedding is an ordeal that requires at least three people, so you can imagine what was needed to achieve this.

Even though he wasn't mine, I'm still saddened by the loss. When you have a child in the Critical Care Unit at Sick Kids, you secretly (or openly) cheer when the other kids go upstairs to a different ward to recover before being sent home and you are hit when one of them, for whatever reason, doesn't make it.

So, to the parents of the babe who passed (but who will never read this): my condolences. It's not much, I know, but it's all that I have.

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Jan. 4th, 2005 07:26 pm
valkryor: (Default)
It's a sad sad day.

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