Guest Post by Layla Morgan Wilde
Cat Saturday – In Memoriam
This edition of Cat Saturday is dedicated to Amber, a beloved cat born on July 29, 1998 and died on May 13, 2010. Amber lived with her human mom, Ingrid King near Washington D.C. The beautiful and wise Amber graced our pages as a Cat of the Week #55. She will be deeply missed by her many fans at her blog Amber’s Mewsings
at Ingrid’s website The Conscious Cat
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There have been several kitty deaths in both my actual and virtual families in recent months. Every death feels like a sucker punch to the gut. Nothing can prepare for the moment when a beloved four-legged friend dies. This time, the death of Amber treads a little too close for comfort. With Coco and Domino’s health scare, I’m steeling myself for a kitty funeral in my own backyard. Maybe it won’t happen for months, maybe years. In the meantime, I savor every moment and can’t take enough photos of my three. Today, when happily shooting in the garden this morning, I had no idea, Amber was dead but is it possible my cats, through some psychic cell phone knew bad news was in the wind and posed accordingly. Merlin posed by the peace sign. Those old blue eyes knew something.
Coco was especially meditative in the herb garden. She sends condolences of a heavenly sort.
Domino, Amber’s cyber-soul mate, her long-distance Romeo will have to wait to meet and marry his Juliet. Amber loved her “tough guy”. He’s used to danger and death, and but maybe his heart is little bigger having known love.
Link of the Week
– a wonderful pet loss support resource.
Time with our beloved fur friends is fleeting. Enjoy yours.
All photographs © Layla Morgan Wilde, used by permission.
Layla Morgan Wilde is a writer, photographer, and intuitive life coach. She shares words and images designed to inspire and amuse on her blog, The Boomer Muse.