Wednesday, November 18, 2009

cute kitten and kitten lost

The cuteness of this picture above kills me. It's from this site: http://www.theittybittykittycommittee.com/
and it makes me almost want a new kitten here at casa enhabiten. Below is a picture of our cat, Ollie, who disappeared this past July. Just typing that sentence makes me choke up. It took me by surprise how hard I took his disappearance. I know my family was worried about me because I searched for him relentlessly for a few weeks. And I kept crying. And what was so strange was that that was not my normal. I love my pets and I've had many but I really fell for this one. And I'm not exactly sure why.

In the end, in a strange way, this sad story makes me feel good. It makes me think that there are mysterious bonds of love that can't quite be figured out and that quality of mystery gives them extra meaning. There is love and affection which can knock you off your feet when you least expect it. Love that makes you walk the streets of your neighborhood for weeks calling your cat's name out.

So Ollie, wherever you are, you were so loved. That's all.



7 comments:

PoleStar Jewelry - Handcrafted said...

Such a sweet sentiment. Cat's especially, sometimes grace our lives for a short time, then find their own way. It leaves us sad that we never know what happened to them. I read a book from the cat's point of view when I was young, by Tad Williams, which really is a great book about a journey of a cat away, and back home.

Anyway, I am sorry poor Ollie is gone. I hope he is off having adventurous kitty fun.

The Black Spot Books said...

And here I sit with tears in my eyes. I have many a story beginning in this way and fewer with the same end.

Melissa de la Fuente said...

Oh, sweet Liane....I love this post. It is so true, what you say about love and I too have combed the streets late at night looking for a beloved pet....calling out her name. I am sending a big hug your way and for Ollie too.
xo
Melis

Carl said...

Oh how I commiserate with you. When I was child in Norway during the war I had many kittens. They all disappeared mysteriously leaving me in a constant state of sadness. Towards my old age I was fortunate to have the company of my cat Tom for almost 22 years. I honored his memory by writing a book called Tom's Journey-The Cat That God Sent To Look After Me. If anyone is interested I leave a link below.

http://www.eloquentbooks.com/TomsJourney-TheCatThatGodSentToLookAfterMe.html

Lisa said...

big sigh. little tear.

a print a day said...

oh goodness. i love my cats so so much. i thought i lost my cat shelley at one point and i cried so much--until i found out that my neighbor had her and she was returned to us.

this is such a lovely post.

i found your blog via twitter, by the way. absolutely lovely. sending hugs to you and little ollie xo

yasmine

=mew= said...

This broke my heart.