Goodbye My Friend

If you have been following my blog, it is probably evident to you that I am not happy living in Arizona.  Actually, I feel like an orphan in a foreign country or a square peg trying to be fit into a round hole.  My house is up for sale so that I can attempt to correct what I consider one of my largest mistakes in life.  It has been for sale since May of this year without much activity at all.

When I moved to Arizona, I made the drive cross-country with my two cats, Benny and Damian.  Last year on October 16th, Benny developed kidney failure and had to be euthanized.  That was a very sad day for me, but Benny was almost 20 years old and had lived a long life as far as cat’s lives go.  His loss left a hole in my life.


Thankfully, I still had Dami – she has been a loving pet since my son Paul brought her home as a kitten when his tour of duty with the Marines ended. Sadly, Dami also got very ill, lost 5 pounds, became very lethargic and finally yesterday had to be euthanized.  Now, the only constant love, devotion and companionship that I had in Arizona is gone.   I feel a great loss.

Rest in peace my pets.

4 responses to “Goodbye My Friend

  1. Dear Arlene:

    I am so sorry to hear about the death in your family. The house must seem so empty!


    • Patricia, thank you for your thoughts – yes, the house as well as my life is empty right now. Hopefully, the house will sell, I can make my way back to the East and rescue a few more kitties once I am settled. Pets truly enrich our lives. Again, thank you.


  2. Arlene,

    So sorry to hear about Dami. Such a loss when our companions leave us. Just saw her less than 2 weeks ago! Glad she is not suffering. May you find peace in knowing that you were enriched by your cat and will rescue more.



  3. I have been thinking about Miss. Hope you are doing a little better today. Sorry about ur little girl. She will be greatly missed.

    RIP Dami
    XO Deb


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