Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Good Night Sweet Prince...

...may flights of angels sing thee to thy rest. ---Shakespeare.

Today our cat, Hamlet, passed. He lived a good long life, nearly 20 years. Our son is 4 & we have not told him yet. I'm not sure how much he understands. We have buried many loving pets over the years, & two beautiful daughters. Our son knows he has two sisters because we visit the cemetery all the time, but will he put that together with the passing of his cat? Who knows. He understands Hamlet is...I mean was old & sick. He was so gentle & loving towards him w/ a great level of compassion for him. When he was going off to start his first day of school this year he wanted me to take his picture with Hamlet. I'm glad we did, though it was not the best pose.


I don't now if years from now he will even remember Hamlet.

...but we will.

8 comments:

Kathy said...

So sad to hear about the loss of your beloved kitty. The picture of him with your sweet son is precious! Your blog is fantastic...I hadn't visited it before. You are so creative! Much love to you and your family as you grieve this loss.

Beth Crocker said...

Thanks Kathy! And thanks for visiting my blog.

Wren said...

Im sorry about Hamlet. He's the cat i remember most over the years. And that's an interesting thought you proposed about whether he would connect his idea of his sisters with his idea of the passing of Hamlet.

I should say again that the bottom photo really is amazing. I feel like so many emotions were captured in such a juxtaposed situation.

gina said...

So sorry about the loss of your sweet kitty. The dog and cat photo is priceless!

Megan H. said...

Oh my, I am so sorry about your cat...we too have a cat and dog. Louise, our cat is going on 9. I'm not sure how our boys would react if we lost her. That's a great photo you have to remember him by!

foxysue said...

Togetherness and companionship, my heart is touched by your sad tale, may you take solace from each other.

A beautiful image for remembrance!

Barbara said...

SO SORRY ON THE LOSS OF YOUR HAMLET WE ALSO LOST A CAT NAMED ALLI THIS YEAR AND NOW THEY ARE BOTH CHASING THE BIRDIES ON A CLOUD

Kat said...

I was caught by that last image of the cat and dog together, so wonderful. And then I read the post, and am so sorry for the loss of your kitty. My 9yo son was reading over my shoulder and I asked him - do you think the little boy will understand? And he said yes. How did it go, is it still going, when you told your son?