Godspeed, darling little Toot


Our adored precious angel sweetheart Toot left us tonight. Quietly, peacefully, unexpectedly. No trouble – just sorrow. From the day we got her – April 3, 2008 (she was 5), until tonight, she never gave us anything but joy and laughter and a saucy attitude. She had a certain little swagger – her flag of a tail swishing – that will be unforgettable. She was our darling. She only outlived her “sissie” Cleo by 8 months. I have no idea how we are going to cope with this – I only know that it’s going to be bad. I feel so very sorry for our new puppy, too, who will now grow up an only dog. Poor little Lucy knows Toot is gone – no doubt about that. Toot was the only other dog little Lucy has ever known, and she adored her.
All I can say is, if there is a heaven, Toot will be waiting for me, right there with Cleo and Fluffy and Tulip and Alpha and Pom Pom and Tiko and Bingo and all my other babies.
Kinky Friedman, one of my all-time favorite authors and an all-around good guy, quoted this when his beloved cat Cuddles died. It is very true, and it is a comfort to me now:
“We who choose to surround ourselves
with lives even more temporary than our
own, live within a fragile circle;
easily and often breached.
Unable to accept its awful gaps,
we would still live no other way.
We cherish memory as the only
certain immortality, never fully
understanding the necessary plan.”
Irving Townsend
So, until we meet again, rest in peace, sweet little Toot. Go play with Cleo and Fluffy and wait for me, please. I’ll be along one of these days.


About merseamersea

setter of cryptic crosswords, designer of jewelry, paper and card maker, editor, quilter, embroiderer, cook, avid mystery reader and occasional writer. Find me on Facebook as Maggie-beth Rees Rasor.
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