Pangur Bán and I at work,
Adepts, equals, cat and clerk:
His whole instinct is to hunt,
Mine to free the meaning pent.
- Anonymous, a ninth-century Irish poem translated by Seamus Heaney
Read the entire poem at https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poetrymagazine/poems/48267/pangur-ban
It is always hard to lose a friend. Take care.
I’m so sorry for your loss, Ken. Pets are so much more than just funny animals. They are truly a part of our family and it hurts when they go. Peace.
I am sorry for your loss. Nothing in the world is the same as that.
They go first cuz they could not survive losing you.
So sorry for your loss, Ken and family. <3
I have 3 senior pets and am not looking forward to that day. So sorry for your loss.
I’m sorry to hear your sad news.
I’m sorry for your loss. It is always hard to lose a pet family member
Your cat will will live on within you. Condolences.
Like doggies, cats await their beloved friends at the end of the Rainbow Bridge.
You will see him again someday.
So sorry. Take all the time you need
He looks like Samuel Jackson crossed with marmalade. May you know as much love as you gave your kitty. Hugs to you on the saddest of days.
He looks like he’s gonna bite me
I am in deep sympathy with you — I had to take my 17 year old cat to be put to sleep just two weeks ago. I am still lonely. Please take all the time you need.
Get a new kitten right away. Your cat can’t be replaced, but you can fill the empty hole he left.
So sorry to hear this, Ken. We’ve lost three of our five cats in the past three years, two expected and one surprise. Peace be with you in your grief.
Darn, Ken…I’m so sorry. I and my cat and family and family cats all send our sympathy, and understanding about the loss. It sucks.
Sorry for your loss.
Oh, Ken. I am so sorry to hear this. Fourteen years of good times in a loving home. What a lucky kitty. Take care and allow yourself to grieve. We will all be here when you return. Love, Teresa.
Cats are the worst to lose. It just seems like they should never go. And then they do. I think they plan it that way.
I’m not a regular reader, but Teresa Burritt mentioned your loss, and I wanted to offer my condolences. Losing any pet is a terrible experience, and one that has shared your life for as long as yours did is especially painful. Hang in there.
So sorry for your loss. How do we get so attached to our cats?
I was also brought here because of Teresa. May your cherished friend be forever living the afterlife of a puma.
I read about your loss at Frog Applause (Teresa). I am so sorry for your loss. Be strong. Your kitty looked like a tough customer. Be brave for him.
Thank you for sharing with us, your loss. I hope in sharing your burden, the weight becomes more bearable. Peace.
So sorry for UR loss. May God bless you with peace and comfort. Pets teach us the true meaning of unconditional love ❤️
March 20, 2015