Friday, October 15, 2010

Bruno, R.I.P.

This is one of my favorite pictures of Bruno, taken in July of 2009.



My beautiful friend, Bruno, left this world at around 4:20pm on October 14, 2010. There was just nothing more that we could do for him, and he was in pain and could no longer eat. That morning his mighty strength was failing. We were able to spend about half an hour of special time with him in our vet's Quiet Room, that they have set up for these kinds of times. It's just like a little living room, with plush chairs and a craftsman style table instead of the weird-smelling, windowless exam room with a steel table. He lay in the sun and purred for a bit, then we said, "Goodbye." His passing was easy and Tom and I were with him the whole time. DAMN, but he was a good cat! May you journey, well, Bruno, and rest in the arms of Bast and Sekhmet. You will be welcome wherever you go. We will always miss our friend.

5 comments:

beadbabe49 said...

My condolences, lois...I know what a large space in our hearts our cats occupy. Clearly he was a well-loved companion.

Carol said...

Hi Lois, I am so sorry Bruno is gone. Losing a pet is one of the hardest things I have had to deal with in my life.

Lois2037 said...

Thank you beadbabe and Carol. He was a wonderful friend and will be much missed.

Barbara said...

I know your pain, Lois. I had to send 15 year old and quite demented mini-Dachshund, Chloe, on her way on the very same date, Oct. 15. I still think I hear her when I wake up in the morning. It takes time, but we have to believe they are in a better place and no longer suffering. You will come back when you can, perhaps beading about Bruno will help when you are up to it. I just finished my Oct. BJP piece in memory of Chloe. Feel better!

annabellelin said...

I read your blog for the first time today and was struck by your October 2010 bead piece and two other blogs I keep up with daily. The first is
http://enbroduerie.com, (really worth following), and Mary Corbett,http://www.needlenthread.com, look for pomegranate pattern. It's a free pattern of battenburg lace that looks tailor-made for beadwork. In fact, all battenburg lace patterns should work. Both sites have links to tons of free pattern books of all types. I now have bulging files of free patterns.
Annabelle