Saturday, April 25, 2009
Charlie and Miss Peach
Oh, dear, this is not the way to begin our computer time today. Even though we knew this was coming, as soon as we saw the emails, all with "Charlie" as the subject, we knew her time had arrived. Yes, our friend Charlie has passed. As her human wrote, she has crossed the lake.
Whatever you believe about animals in the afterlife, we doubt you can read through either of her human's last two posts without tears, as she prepared herself for Charlie's passing. She's been doing this for some time. But no matter how hard you try to be prepared, the reality is painful. We hope you will stop by Charlie's Dog Blog to read "Crossing the Lake" and Thursday's "Post by Human." They are beautifully written by someone who loved Charlie very much. And while you're there, say hello. Anyone who has lost a furry companion knows how much a word of compassion is valued.
Charlie lived a long, happy life and will be missed by her many blogging animal friends and their humans.
And if this isn't enough bad news for one day, Miss Peach's lapdaddy is in the hospital after suffering a heart attack. Miss Peach is recovering from infected stitches after recent surgery. We hope, whether you know Miss Peach and her humans or not, you will stop by Miss Peach's Meowz and leave them a message of encouragement.
At least Charlie Cat continues to improve, although Big Charley (human) has the flu. We hope both Charlie and Charley get better quickly.
And after all that sad news, we need to go meditate and recover. You see, our day actually began with Jan trying to kill us. Well, some of us. She says it was an accident, that she just picked up the wrong spray bottle and gave us woofies a light spray of ---- believe it or not, Spic N Span mixed with water. But we haven't seen her move so quickly in a loooooooooooooooooooooooong time! We were outside getting baths in no time flat! Now we all smell good and that is really depressing! Yep, definitely not a happy day.