Horsie was born in the closet in our library...He was a very special cat, who became my best friend. I was crushed, when he died and I miss him everyday.
This is a picture of what he did best...reminding me, to take a break. He wanted me to quit, and go inside.
Thanks Evey..I guess I am a real wimp...because I am not sure if I will ever stop grieving for him.
A friend of mine from another forum put it well. I think of her words often. She said: " once had a cat, who was more than a cat...and when he returned to the planet where he was from, and she got another cat...he was just that...only a cat"
That pretty well sums it up...Cats in of themself are special creatures...but most of them are just cats Horsie was more.....
Thank you, Susan..he grew up with me taking pictures and he became very used to it..and he did seem to pose. Corky has not gotten into it, as Horsie did. Also, unlike Horsie, Corky is quite aloof when he is outside and he doesn't stay near by, like the Horsie did. I miss having a supervisor.
Melva, first of all thank you for starting this Memory thread. I think it's awesome!
I completely understand what you've been going through regarding Horsie. He was for you what I call a "heart cat." One can have a lot of pets and love them all, but there are those few which touch our hearts in so many special ways. When they're taken from us sometimes it's worse than losing the human we love the most.
It will take a very long time before you can speak of Horsie for more than a few seconds without choking up. I lost Mason, my heart dog, in 1984 and it's only been the last several years that I've been able to talk about him.
Thank you...yes he was a "heart cat" and when he left, he took a very large piece of my heart. I never knew I had so many tears.
People on DG have helped me through this experience...not sure what I would have done without them!
Thank you Ginger...some of our animal-friends burrow deep into our hearts...I can relate to sitting on the floor, if Rhodie wanted the couch. If Horsie was in my lap sleeping, I didn't move, for fear I'd wake the baby. And why did I worry? It isn't as if he had insomnia!
Coming up on the 2 year mark for Horsie..he died on the 4th of July. I have another cat now but I still miss 'my boy'...guess I always will. I still grieve for him but the grief is tempered with a joy of having known him, he was 'a one of a kind cat'
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I nearly cried when I found this thread. Horsie's personality was so endearing. I was crushed to hear he had died. And that was being only as a intermittent, casual reader of the Pet Forum at DG, but Horsie packed a lot of feline punch in his personality. Time moves us on from pets that have left us, but there are always some that leave a bit deeper mark and Horsie certainly did that.