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Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Photo-Heart Connection




Little Lady BW 353/365
Little Lady BW 353/365
 
 
 
There was no doubt this month.  No wondering which one or changing my mind several times. If you stop by often, you know Princess P hasn't been well.  It was sort of a mystery for a few weeks.  She's stabilized, eating regularly, but she's still not herself.  My very affectionate cat is spending more time under the dining room table alone than anywhere else.  I think she's not comfortable.  Doesn't seem in pain, but just not quite right.  I'm comforted that she'll still sleep on the spare pillow next to me at night.
 
I sense she's slipping away.  Don't know how long that will take-weeks, months, or more.  As long as she seems content she will be with me-those are my terms.  She has her own terms I'm certain...maybe they involve my readiness.  We've talked.  I've told her I'll understand if she needs to go.
 
I adore this photo and plan to print and frame it.  She is my first cat ever-I adopted her at 10 and we've had just 3+ years together.  It took only a week for her to wrap me around her little sweet paw.
 
My heart is totally in this month's photo heart connection.  My photo-heart connection plus fur.
 
 

24 comments:

Sarah Huizenga said...

This is the hardest part of having pets. The letting go. I know you will treasure every moment and you will know when the time is right. They wedge themselves so deeply into our hearts.

gina said...

What a beautiful portrait, Susan -- really captures a special relationship. It's good you've talked with her and have an understanding. A very meaningful PHC.

Susan said...

Poor Princess P, such a touching photo. I am sorry to hear she's still not doing well. Pets have a way of becoming family (at least in our house) and it's even more frustrating to know they're not 100% but can't tell you why. Hugs.

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

That's a great photo. As difficult as it is, focusing on the 'good times' is the best way through a transition.

Kathryn said...

This brought tears to my eyes. The perfect photo-fur-heart connection this month. Hugs xoxo

Kristen Radden said...

What a beautiful photo and touching sentiment. The first thing that caught my attention was your cat's eyes. They reflect wisdom and a sparkle as if she's got the most delicious secret. Wishing you peace during this time.

aspiritofsimplicity said...

I hope your days left with her are happy ones.

augcott said...

What a beautiful post and that photo is absolutely wonderful .... *hugs* to the two of you.
Diane

bgottsab said...

What light, what love, what heart - you can feel all of it in this image - your connection with Princess P and hers with you. This post was both sad and joyous, at the same time.

Leanne Barnett said...

This is such a beautiful photo, perfect image & words for photo-heart connnection

Tamar SB said...

So sorry to hear she's slipping away, so sad to loose a friend like that.

Stephanie said...

This is such a beautiful photo yet so sad at the same time. I can see your heart in this photo. So sorry she's not doing well.

Ms. Becky said...

crying

Michele Matucheski said...

Such a beautiful portrait with your cat! They become such good and close friends, it's hard to let them go. They don't stay long enough ... Treasure your time with her.

Carol Blackburn said...

Purr- fect picture. I think you should frame it too.

Prairie Jill said...

Beautiful image, and a very poignant photo-heart connection.

TheChieftess said...

such a sweet photo...as I'm typing, my little Calico is reaching up to me, licking my wrist...wanting up...

She got her wish...just love to hear her purr!!!

Maria Ontiveros said...

The beauty of your photograph is matched by the beauty of your writing. This really touched my heart. Thanks for sharing.
Happy PHC, and blessings to you both.
rinda

Anita Johnson said...

Both the photo and your post brought tears to my eyes. We have had to say goodbye to our wonderful pets already. No, they are not human, but I believe God given companions that make our lives richer. Print that photo!

Kat Sloma said...

Susan, tears are in my eyes and my heart is in my throat. Having furry family members myself, this strikes a chord. That is an amazing image of you and Princess P. so perfectly expressing the relationship with a cat... She's there, the center of everything, allowing you to wrap yourself around her. Enjoy every minute you have. Thank you for sharing this with us in the Photo-Heart Connection.

Cathy H. said...

Ah, Susan, this is a beautiful portrait of you both! It needs to be printed on a canvas or put in a frame. Very touching post.

Elsie said...

Hope it comes right, this is haert warming, love this.

Justine said...

I'm so sorry things aren't good with your cat, you should have said! I have been going on about us and you have this going on, that must be so tough. I love this photograph, it says so much.

Gilly said...

Susan, I'm in the same position with one of my cats right now. I feel for you and am thinking of you. I'll write soon.

Beautiful photo.