March 31, 2011

An Important Note from Mama Carol

I just read Mr. Hendrix's last comment to brandi. Just take it slow and I'll be there like when daddy takes mama's arm when her back is hurty. I have just finished reading Making Rounds with Oscar by Dr. David Dosa, and that comment really got to me. As Oscar visits each dementia patient before they pass over and offers purrs and comfort to them, even if they don't really understand or know, it is also important for us to do the same for our animals and other loved ones before they pass over the rainbow bridge. Be there. Remember all the times they were here for us, and be there.
Our animals are family to us. Brandi is getting older. She's already 18. I love her til death parts us and will remember her til I can no longer remember.
This is very important for everyone in the cat blogosphere to do for our animals and our other loved ones.
Mama Carol
and purrs for all from brandi
next entry on this blog will be from brandi, I hope and promise.


Sweet Praline said...

Thank you for sending me over to read your blog today. The words really mean a lot to us right now. My mom is spoiling me rotten and giving me anything I want!

Jan's Funny Farm said...

that is a lovely sentiment and so true. We have to treasure each moment we have with our loved ones, human or furry.

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

We say dat at 18 years old yoo are allowed to take it easy and go slow. And to get spoiled lots and lots!

Forty Paws said...

Oh yes. To live 18 years as a beloved poodin is a good life, and may you have many more years with your Mom. And your Mom will hold you and hug you and love you as do all of us.

Purrs and purrayers and hugs.

Luf, Us and Maw

Roy said...

Love the sentiments. Those are my feelings exactly. These little creatures are our 'Children' and we treat them as such. They depend on us, and, believe it or not (many people I meet around here don't) they love and depend on us for all and everything. They keep our day going. Lisa and I depend on them for support and they give it 100 fold!

Good weekend to all .....

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

We so agree with everything you said. Being there for each other and loving each other, is all that matters.

OKcats said...

I didn't realize Brandi was 18. It's certainly hard when they get older and start slowing down a bit. My Fuzzy is 16 and really starting to look it, though she is remarkably healthy (aside from being too skinny). I do adore the companionship of my older cats, and I hope that you have much more time with the beautiful Brandi.

mom jana

Rene said...

Wow, I never would have guessed that she is 18! I have also read Making Rounds with Oscar, and found it fascinating.

Everycat said...

Carol, this is a beautiful post. Being there is everything to our loved ones and will be everything to us as we all get older.

Brandi is looking very good for her years, we didn't know she was 18!

Whicky Wuudler