Monday, October 19, 2015

Mosen The Cat


Let me tell you about Mosen. My big, handsome black and white boy.
 He came to us with his sibs, Autumn and Aiden. 
He got his name from a James Harriet book called Moses the kitten. 
When my oldest daughter was little she would ask us to read her the story of "Mosen" 
(Moses and kitten combined). 
In the book, Moses was a black and white kitten, so when we brought him home, 
I immediately knew what his name should be.



He has been a great friend to me and even more so since Jack passed away almost three years ago. 
He is able to say "mama" and frequently demands my attention by calling for me. 



He climbs onto me every night for a snuggle and then sleeps next to me every night.
He is 14 years old now and showing signs of his age. 
I tried to ignore it for as long as I could. I know what this means and 
I don't want to have to make that decision. 
It's too hard. I'm not ready, but this morning I realized he is ready.




He could not figure out how to drink out of his glass. 
He was not interested in his favorite food. 
He cried when I picked him up. 
I may not be ready and wish with all my heart it was not true, 
but I don't have the heart to hold on to him just so he doesn't have to go.











I will call today and make that appointment.
 The one none of us ever wants to make. We will spend one last night together, being friends. 
We will comfort each other as we both understand this will be our last night together. 
Tomorrow, he will go to the rainbow bridge where I know he will be waiting for me 
when it is my time to cross over.
I love you Mosey Man! Tell Jack I miss him too.

~XOP~


21 comments:

DianeF said...

Oh, my heart goes out to you and your sweet cat. May your memories keep Mosen in your heart forever. Hugs to you.

dianne said...

at first i just typed "sob..." but that might be misconstrued ... i'm choked up and unable to find any words to comfort you...

Mama Spark said...

DianeF, you are no reply, but thank you for leaving me a nice comment! Right now I am heartbroken, but I also know it is the right thing to do.

Santee Bobbie said...

I also feel your love and sorrow. HUGS from Santee,CA. Bobbie

Ioleen said...

It is one of the hardest things to do. We have had to do it four times. I feel your sadness and will be thinking of you.

Marlene said...

My heart goes out to you. He is such I gorgeous boy. I have walked in those shoes and it is not easy but something that you know when it is right for them, no matter how hard it is for us. Sending big hugs across the oceans.

Lesley Gilbert said...

I've never had a cat, but if I did, he would look like your beautiful Mosen - hugs to you both

Mary said...

Oh, I am so very sorry. I have lost too many very very dear pets. Right now my big boy is 16, and he is losing ground. They give so much joy and comfort. Too hard to let them go. Hugs

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

It makes my heart sad to hear about Mosen. We are never ready are we. Such wonderful kitty love. Gentle hugs from Texas.

Karen Bryant said...

Words cannot express what my heart feels for you at this time. Enjoy your last night together and comfort each other. Bless you both.

Karen

Emma's Daughter said...

My heart breaks for you. You will be in my thoughts and prayers. Thank heavens for our beloved pets who enrich our lives so unselfishly.

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

My heart goes out to you. We haven't had any fur babies for a while. It is just too hard. Hugs and prayers for you.

Gretchen said...

I am so sorry and my heart and soul are sad for you. It is the hardest decision to make. Sending big hugs your way.

OhioLori said...

Sending Prayers...and Special Ohio Hugs to you my sweet Friend.....

margaret said...

Pam so sorry that Mosen is so poorly, I am sure you will make the right decision, saying goodbye is so hard, my thoughts are with you, take care, as you say he will be with Jack which is a comfort

Lee Ann L. said...

My heart is with you. It's tough to watch a pet go.

Kathleen said...

I have tears in my eyes reading this. I feel so for you. My thoughts are with you as you make this tough decision.

Sweet potato said...

So very sorry...I know it is one of the hardest decision to make...my heart goes out you and Mosen....may you find peace

Fran said...

I'm so sorry for you & your lovely boy, it really is the most difficult decision- made more bearable knowing that it's the necessary & kindest thing to do. I hope that your memories of Mosen comfort you in your sadness.

Mama Spark said...

Thank you everyone. It was a difficult day and en even more difficult decision. He is at peace and watching me from the Rainbow Bridge now.

Suzanne Stewart said...

Oh My Gosh! I can't stop crying! U did the right thing I've Done it and it's so hard but I know my "Kato" will have met up with Mosen already & he & jack are showing him the ropes!!! As they wait for us ! I love you my friend & my heart breaks for you! Xoxo

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