Inspiring Quilters, Stitch by Stitch
I, like most quilters, have a cat. But I am not a cat person, I got the cat by accident and though I love her, it's always been my dogs that have my full devotion. Last summer I lost my 7 yr old Jack Russell Terrier, Cricket, to a speeding car. It was abrupt and horrible and I miss the yappy little pain in the neck every single day. But for the last 14 years there's been Echo, my 140 lb big black lab that spent most of her time pretending she's a rug on my living room floor and by my bed at night. I was hers just as much as she was mine, she never left my side for all those years, so the last few weeks as I watched her grow sicker and weaker, I spent most of my days by her side, giving her what little comfort I could, and soaking up as much puppy time as I could before I had to let her go. Finally, last week, it was clear she was not going to get any better and I couldn't watch her suffer any longer, she wasn't complaining at all, she was such a good girl. It took me three days to work up the nerve to make the call to the vet and Friday I saw my girl off, where hopefully she's running and playing with our Cricket. The weekend has been a test, with the cat running to the door every morning to let the dog out and again at the usual times during the day and at night, a reminder of what we are both missing. Cat has lost her cuddle buddy and it feels like I've lost my best friend. Rest in peace, pretty girl, you deserve it.