The last days have been tough and sad days – my sweet little Xena has gone missing now for a week. Xena never strayed from the house in 14 years and so I think it might be time to say Farewell and make peace with the thought that my study, tv, gardening, sleeping, and talk buddy (oh yeah she could talk you an ear off – ask Mike :-)) will never make it back to me.
Xena I hope you have found a place in kitty heaven and you will eat all the kitty crack you want, drink water out of a glass and catch birds with Cosmo, Rufus and Jaegermeister and have a long talk with Zeek.
You were the most gentle soul of all of them, a tiny little fuzz ball and in the end you survived all of them.
Rest in Peace, you will never be forgotten!
8 thoughts on “Farewell Xena”
I am so sorry, Dunja! Losing a pet is extremely difficult. Such cute pictures of her. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.
Thanks Shari. 14 years is a long time, a pet becomes more and more your companion and not “just” a pet.
Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge. When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.
All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor; those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by. The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind. They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent; His eager body quivers.
Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster. You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart. Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together….
I grieve with you. such a sweet kitty. Dee
Thank you Dee. Such a sweet poem, makes me cry but also comforts me!
So sad, my little sleep buddy. I remember the times I overnighted and she kept me company. Of all the furry things that shared a bed with me, she was the prettiest. I have a glass of wine on Xena tonight and think of you Dunja. You kept her safe and happy.
She loved having you around, she rarely shared the bed with anyone but me. Maybe deep down she was also German 😉
Dunja, I am so sorry to hear about little Xena. BIG HUG from our house to yours. We will miss her, too.
Thank you Astrid, now she is re-united with Cosmo!