Sunday, May 06, 2012

The Last of Three

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Othello was the second of my three boys to come into my life, although he was the oldest.  He loved completely and unconditionally and allowed both Hamlet and Romeo to be the center of attention, always.  When we lost Romeo, for the first time Othello allowed himself his time in the sun.  He took every bit of attention we lavished on him and gave it back tenfold.  

Last February, we nearly lost Othello.  We were given another year with this sweet boy and treasured every moment of it.  
 
Othello Performing

On Friday, I lost the last of my boys.   My home and my heart will never be the same without him.

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One more, one more. 
Be thus when thou art dead, and I will kill thee 
And love thee after. One more, and that's the last. 
So sweet was ne'er so fatal. I must weep, 
But they are cruel tears. This sorrow's heavenly, 
It strikes where it doth love.

Othello, Act 5, Scene 2

44 comments:

Karen said...

Michelle, I'm so sorry for your loss of your sweet boy. He was a handsome cat.

Barbi said...

I'm so sorry for your loss! I know how deeply the ache cuts into ones heart :(

Missy Ann said...

(((Michelle)))

Mouse said...

awwwww bless his cotton paws ...((((hugs))) to you all .... been there and still hurt .... love mouse xxxxx

Giovanna said...

Oh I'm so sorry! Hugs.

Anonymous said...

Sorry to read about the loss of your kitty! Sending you gentle hugs!

Robin in Virginia

Joanie said...

Oh, my heart breaks for you. I'm so sorry for the lost of your Othello.

{{{HUGS!!!!}}

Robin said...

I'm sorry for the loss of your beloved Orthello. I hope you find comfort in the memories you have of him and all of your sweet furbabies.

Jeanne said...

Very sad for your loss. Wish all our pets could have longer lives. I'm sure you gave him a wonderful life.

pj said...

Michelle, I know that pain of losing a wonderful pet that added so much joy to our lives. I am so sorry that it hurts so much! We did get a new kitten and she has warmed our hearts again! pj

Milly said...

Hi

I'm so sorry for your loss. He was a handsome boy.
Just reading your post made me well up. I've lost five beautiful cats and my heart still aches.
My thoughts are with you.

barbara said...

Oh, I am so sad for you.

MoonBeam said...

I, too am sad for you. What a fine looking boy...I'm sure he was a good friend. Best wishes.

Bobbi

valerie said...

I am so sorry to hear this news about Othello. Big hugs to you my friend.

Terri said...

Oh Michelle. My heart hurts for you. :(

Nancy said...

I'm so sorry Othello is no longer with you Michelle. He was a very handsome kitty. I love my kitties with all my heart, and I know the void you are feeling.

Beth said...

Treasure all the years and all the many memories. So sorry.

Jeannine520 said...

Michelle, I'm so sorry for your loss of beautiful Othello.

Dona said...

Michelle, what a sweet cat. You know he knew he was well loved, which is the best gift you can a pet. I am sorry for your heartbreak.

Margaret said...

I know you are going to miss Othello so much. He was such a handsome boy too. I love that quote you put at the end of the post. Beautiful.

Marsha said...

So so sorry Michelle. He was a handsome cat. I'm glad you had the extra year.

Andrea said...

Oh Michelle, I'm so sorry. My heart feels your pain. Sending you hugs and love....

Catherine said...

So sorry to read your news. Sending hugs and prayers.

Linda said...

I'm so sorry for your loss Michelle.

Hugs, Linda

Glenna said...

Michelle, I'm so sorry. It truly sucks to lose our dear little ones. Hugs,

Katrina said...

Michelle, I am so sorry about Othello!!!! I know how much you will miss him. {{{{{hugs}}}}}

Laurie in Iowa said...

(((Michelle)))

NanaPeggy said...

Hugs to you honey - Peggy

Penny said...

So sad for the loss of your sweet boy. Sending hugs.

Charlene ♥ SC said...

So sorry for your losses, Michelle.

woolwoman said...

so sorry for your loss Michelle - it's so hard to lose a friend like Othello. ((hugs)) Mel

Sylvia said...

Big hugs, my friend. He was one lucky cat - you loved him so well.

Valentina said...

So sorry to hear this, I'm sending you big hugs!

Siobhán said...

(((((((((((((((Michelle))))))))))))

Nicole said...

I'm so sorry for your loss, Michelle. It's always so hard to lose such a beloved pet. Lots and lots of hugs.

Carol said...

Oh, I'm so sorry your last "boy" is gone, Michelle. I just love black cats and he looks a lot like my dear Shadow who left us almost five years ago. I know that handsome guy will be forever in your heart...

Anne said...

Aw. So sorry to hear you lost your last boy Othello. He was a lovely kitty. My heart goes out to you during this difficult time.

Big Hugs

Natalia said...

So sorry for your loss, Michelle. So, so heart breaking to lose such loving little friend. They always take a piece of our heart with them, don't they?

Mary said...

Oh Michelle, another sadness in your like. I am so sorry. Othello was a very fortunate boy to have you in his life.

Sharon said...

Michelle, I am so very sorry for your loss! {{{hugs}}}

April said...

Michelle, I am just noe catching up on blog reading, because we lost on furbaby Rebel. I am so sorry for you lost. I do know how you feel. hugs going out to you...

Ju Huxley said...

My heart breaks for you, my friend. Sending you hugs, Michelle. Love you. ~Ju

Karoline said...

Sorry to hear about Othello {{{Michelle}}}

Marie-P said...

I am so very sorry for your loss. Our pets are our family, it is devastating when they leave us.

Orthello was a beautiful furry friend.