Saying Goodbye to Ossie….

With his sweet, gentle, loving nature and fur softer than the most luxurious silk- velvet, my cat Ossie and I made a soul connection.

Together with his brother Josef, we all cuddled our way through good times and bad; through my divorce and a period where I could not walk  due to a broken foot.

 Ossie loved being with his brother Josef.

But, most of all, Ossie’s favourite place (and mine too) was on my knee.

He is so very missed……….x

25 thoughts on “Saying Goodbye to Ossie….

  1. I love the photo’s of him that you chose because they show different sides of his personality. I didn’t know he had two different colored eyes. It made him look quite unique. He was a handsome cat. Thank you for sharing a look into his life with your loving tribute to him.
    Honey

    • Thank you so much Honey. I loved him so much and many tears fell in the writing of this post. It is so hard to accept that we only share their lives for such a short time.
      Karen

      • I know you need time to mourn your loss. I think writing this post which celebrates his life is hopefully a sign of your healing now. It takes time to let them go. My thoughts are with you.
        Honey

    • Thank you so much Gretchen. You are so right, I am stronger, but it is so hard to let go of such a precious soul.
      Thank you also for wishing Ossie a safe journey.

  2. I am so sorry Karen. My sincere condolences. Ossie was a sweet gift on loan from the Giver of every good and perfect gift.. may your heart be ready to receive His next amazing surprise of kindness. Can’t wait to see what it is!”-)

    • Thank you so much Jan. You are right, Ossie was a sweet gift and I am so grateful to have had him. It is important to let go as well, I suppose, as we can not expect to have these gifts forever.
      I was intrigued to hear you refer to ” his amazing surprise of kindness” and I gave a big smile. I do believe that this will happen too!
      Karen

    • Thank you so much. I loved that little cat so much and I can still only deal with it a little at a time.
      There were so many special things I could have written about him, he was quite naughty. He and his brother Josef used to open the fridge door if there was cooked chicken inside and they would drag it out! I had to put child proof locks on it!
      Thank you so much for writing.

  3. Having been through a similar loss recently, I have an inkling of how hard this must be for you, Karen. You and Ossie were a great pair, and so lucky to have had each other.

    • I am so sorry to hear that you have lost one of your dear cats too. I know that your cats have had health issues too.
      When they go, they leave a gap which can not be filled, but they are always remembered with love.

  4. I am sorry to read this….it brings tears to my eyes. I have 3 cats and they are all doing well, but a few months ago my middle dog, Schatze passed away one day from cancer…it was out of no where and this post brought tears to my eyes…our pets are so much a part of our family. My middle daughter brought Schatze home under her coat in high school, I remember how mad I was at the time but she became my girl… to lose a pet is one of the hardest things…my heart goes out to you…what comforted me was the rainbow bridge poem….

    https://rainbowsbridge.com/poem.htm

    I am sorry for your loss…:-) robbie

    • Oh Robbie, thank you so much for your reply. It is so comforting to know that you understand how I feel.
      I am so sorry to hear about your loss too. Schatze sounds such a special dog and it is so hard to cope with loss when it is so unexpected.
      My life is totally intertwined with my cats. Ossie died back in August but I could not bear the pain of writing about it until recently. Life deals us lots of blows, but the loss of our animals is so hard to bear.
      Thank you so much for telling me about the rainbow bridge poem, it is so lovely and expresses just in the right way how we all feel. Sadly, my friend has just lost her dog too and so I sent her a card with the poem inside. So by helping me, you have helped her too and no doubt that help will spread out and around now. Isn’t that a lovely thing?
      I am sorry for your loss too,
      Karen x

  5. A beautiful post and a lovely tribute to Ossie.
    I brought my two little dogs back from South Africa and witnessed their awful decline in quarantine kennels; it was so sad, so I feel for you and your loss.

  6. I am so concerned for you too. You were so trying to help the little dogs and I fear that it did not work out. I do not want to cause you upset by asking.
    Thank you so much for your understanding.

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