Wednesday, February 3, 2016

I Need A Minute

I deeply appreciate all the comments on my weekly wrap up post. My goal is to always reciprocate and respond because I enjoy you all so much, so I apologize for being absent this week. 

Otto crossed the bridge on February 3, 2016.  I was with him when he took his last breath. I loved this crazy little cat so much and always marveled at his intuitiveness. He was always the first to greet me when I came in the door, and always answered me when I spoke to him. I will miss him like crazy. 

Otto -  the "what?!" look, accompanied by the clump of hair in his mouth, is him in a nutshell

The story of how I met Otto is here 
he has been with me since 2002




I love all my animals for different reasons, but the bond with him was special; I often forgot he was a cat.  He knew how to push my buttons and melt my heart. 
Otto, I am glad you aren't going to feel bad anymore, but I will miss you more than words can say. 

All my best,  
xo, 
I promise I will try to hit reset button next week and catch up with you all, 
but for now, 
I just need a minute...


40 comments:

  1. Sorry for your loss. Pets are like family to me, even my outside barn kitties. Sending you hugs.

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    1. Thanks Christy. My thoughts exactly, family.
      I remember how you took such good care of little Runty, I thought about your sweet little kitty today as I read your comment.

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  2. Oh Karen I'm so sorry. It's so very hard when that day comes. Hold all those great memories of Otto in your heart. Big hugs my friend.

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    1. Thank you Marcia xo
      It was a strange morning with out him. I am trying to think about all the things he did to make me laugh...and make me go ahhhhh lol

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  3. Karen, I am so sorry about little Otto. :( I really wish I could reach out and give you the biggest hug ever. My tears are for you this morning. :(

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    1. Hugs and thank you Megan. I know you get it...
      I have always appreciated how smart and unique Otto was, but this morning was really strange to start a day without him. I feel like my house is empty, even though it is not.

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    2. We we lost Basic it felt empty for a long time. We still sometimes see "glimpses" of her. I have dreams about her.

      I totally get it. I am so sorry. :(

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  4. He looks like such a sweet cat and it sounds like you guys had a wonderful bond. I hope you can take all the minutes you need.

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    1. Thank you Chaitali. Sometimes I just wish I could hit the pause button. We did have a great bond :)

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  5. So sorry about otto. We all know how pets become part of the family.

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  6. Oh friend... I am so sorry.
    I hate to hear when people loose a fur-family member. They truly are family.
    My heart breaks for you...
    You've had a bad start to 2016, haven't you :(

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    1. Thank you Rebecca Jo.
      It has been a rough go, and I had such big plans...I guess big plans were not the best idea.
      Trying to just take one day at a time.

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  7. I'm so very sorry. Otto looks like such a sweet kitty. May he RIP and you guys are in my thoughts. Losing a fur-baby is hard.

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    1. Thank you Desiree. He was my little buddy. I am trying to take one day at a time.
      I hope you are doing well!

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  8. I'm so sorry! I know you will miss Otto and it was be hard. But I hope my big, fat, squeezy virtual hug helps you know you have a friend who is always here for support.

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    1. Thank you Holly, I will take the (((squeeze))) and appreciate you always.
      I had all these big plans and things are going very different than I thought they would...trying to weed through and figure out what the heck God is trying to tell me.

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  9. Very sorry to read this my friend. Take the time you need but know we are here to support you an praying for you. It's always so hard to loose a companion. Hugs to you!

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    1. Thank you Tricia. Prayers really means a lot to me. I am going to try to get though one day a time.

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  10. Could it be that God has given us pets in order to teach us that He wants us to be His pets?!

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    1. Maybe so, they are the most loyal friendship and they give more than they take right :)

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  11. Could it be that God has given us pets in order to teach us that He wants us to be His pets?!

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  12. I'm so sorry for your loss. He looks like such a sweetheart!

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    1. Thank you Margaret. A sweetheart for sure! Smartest little guy ever :)

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  13. So sorry, Karen. The way our pets love us...it is a special bond. Sending you hugs...

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  14. I am so sorry about Otto, and that he was in pain. Huge hugs to you.

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    1. Thanks Kim. Otto had a cancer mass in his tummy that spread :(

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  15. Sending you all my love. I am confident you gave Otto the best life ever and you will be forever changed for having him in your life.

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    1. Thank you Susan. I am fortunate, he was a very unique little kitty full of personality for sure.

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  16. I'm so sorry about the loss of Otto. It's so hard to lose a furry family member. It's been 3 weeks since Cleo passed and I still miss her so much. There's just so many reminders of them.

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    1. Thank you Wendy. They do leave such a big hole in our hearts and home when they are gone. I don't like all the quiet, he was always right next to me.

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  17. It's so hard to lose a beloved pet. I am so very sorry for your loss and hope that with time you can remember Otto fondly instead of with sadness at not having him around.

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    1. Thank you, you know I have found I smile when I think about him, it is hard not to.

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  18. oh losing a pet is so hard. So sorry for your loss. Looks like you have lots of great memories though. Thinking of you!

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