Loki: Oct 1, 2006 – Oct 3, 2018

Loki: Oct 1, 2006 – Oct 3, 2018

You were a shooting star whose fire burned out too soon.

You loved every human you ever encountered.

You fought a hard battle for over three years, against a mystery ailment that was never fully identified. You had the best medical team, with specialists in three countries trying to solve your puzzle, and that gave us all the gift of more time.

But your miracle couldn’t last forever little Lovebug.

You helped us survive Milo’s passing just three short months ago and, despite three years of a roller coaster of anticipatory grief followed by miraculous rebounds, we were completely unprepared to say goodbye today, and I kept hoping all day that it wasn’t as bad as we thought when we woke this morning.

You have left a massive hole in our hearts and our lives.

How do we live without you?

Our home feels so much emptier.

Our hearts are shattered. 💔

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October 3rd, 2018|Just Thinking|4 Comments


  1. Geoff James November 5, 2018 at 1:03 pm - Reply

    I just chanced to stumble across this post and it immediately struck a chord. My wife and I have both had cats since we were about 5 and we’re now in our early 70’s. We’ve suffered the same sense of loss across the decades but the great times with our cats manages to stay in our hearts more than the sadness. Queen Elizabeth once said “Grief is the price we pay for love”. Strangely enough, that saying has helped balance things for us. One of our rescue cats has just reached 16 and is stating to show his age. I guess we’re mentally starting to prepare for the day….

    Best wishes from New Zealand

    • The Philosophical Fish November 5, 2018 at 7:25 pm - Reply

      Thank you for your message. It’s ironic that I have received a similar sentiment from two people within a 24 hour period. What you say is true, and the depth of our grief certainly mirrors the depth of our love for this little guy, he was a force in our life, as was the other that we lost not long before. We are grateful to have shared a home with them for as long as we did; our other had been a rescue and we never thought he would have as long a life as he did, given the health problems that he arrived with, but even that was far too short. I know the grief will fade.

      It makes my heart happy to know that you have a rescue cat that has been given a forever home with loving people who have cared for him and given him a comfortable life.

      And I understand how treasured each day is.


    • The Philosophical Fish November 5, 2018 at 7:29 pm - Reply

      By the way, I visited your blog and it gives me hope that my husband and I will still be riding for many years; we are both in our early-mid 50’s 🙂

  2. Geoff James November 7, 2018 at 1:52 am - Reply

    Incidentally, our other cat who is 7 adopted us – perhaps we should be called rescue humans! She appeared in our garden when she was about 6 weeks old and despite best efforts, we couldn’t find where she came from. An absolute blessing as she adopted me in particular and supervises me everywhere I go.

    Best wishes for a long, safe riding future!

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