I can’t even turn to God,
His stupid laws would keep us apart anyway.
Sixteen years with you
And I can’t resign,
Accept that so soon you’ll be gone.”
[ My Girl ]
Back in October, when I wrote the lyrics above (yep, they’re mine, I’m working on the whole song), I was really afraid I wouldn’t see her again. One of my greatest regrets was not taking a photo of her since 2011, and not having a photo of us since I was twelve or something. I felt like I had foolishly taken her for granted.
Fortunately, she’s a strong cat, my mother has been adamant in the past few weeks at making her get better, and we’re spending the holidays all together like we always do. And I immediately took my chance to have some more pictures of her, who was always shy in front of the camera but today accepted to pose without throwing a tantrum. It won’t be forever, but for the time being it’s alright.
Murka, I love you much.
Model: Murka and Me
Editing, styling: Me
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photographs with beautiful Murka
No, really. Both of you. It would be such a loss if she...
And, by the way: Murka is a bit unusual name for a non-Russian cat, isn't it?
Unfortunately nobody knows how much time she has left, but we're cherishing each day she's still with us. We try to comfort ourselves thinking we tried our best to make her happy all her life, and she does the same to us.
Oh, and yeah! But my mom's Belarusian, so we took the name from the Russian tradition.
That choker? I had it custom made at a stall in an open-air market some four years ago. I didn't really like any of those which were up for sale because they had too much stuff in them, so the lady took a piece of leater and made it there and then, as simple as I wanted it.
How incredibly sweet. Thank you for sharing.
We recently lost our cat in October of this year. We had him for twelve or thirteen years and he was two or three when we got him. He got me through a year of chemo, so I was absolutely devastated and cried for days because he was my buddy and hung out with me.
We were so lost without having a cat around that my husband found us one on the internet at a shelter, so we went and got him. Then we decided to acquire another cat from another shelter closer to us. The second one greatly resembles our original cat, but in looks only. She has a completely different personality.
Almost every day, we mention how much we miss our original cat, but we are glad to have the two we have now.
Thank you again for sharing.
I'm glad you're doing well with your new cats, and hope they'll help you recover from your loss. I don't know what my mother will do when Murka's time comes, but unfortunately I won't be able to get another cat on my own in the next few years, at least until I'm done with my studies and settle down to a place of my own.
Thank you. There is not a day that goes by that I don't miss my cat.
I hope things go well when the time comes for your cat. It's not easy. I cried the entire time--I stayed with him and even kept his blanket with him.
Thank you, the new cats are good to have around.
Will your mother be able to get another cat eventually, even if you have to wait?
Right now mom doesn't know what will happen aftermaths. She just can't think of that, so we'll see.
That's the approach we took with our cat. The last few weeks, we let our cat eat anything he wanted to, when he would eat. He got lots of deli meat and cheese because that's what he wanted, but he was declining so much that we didn't want him to be miserable.
Years ago, I knew someone who had a dog that she "loved" to death. She had got the dog when she was a child and had it for about twenty years. The dog was incontinent, blind, deaf, toothless, arthritic, etc. But she just loved that dog so much, she couldn't bear to have her euthanized. I swore I would not do that to my cat. He wasn't getting any better, though, and he was happy, but we still miss him dreadfully.
I hope your mom is okay. I said at the time I couldn't deal with being attached to another cat, but then we were all so lost around here without a cat that we couldn't stand it, so now we have two. We miss our original cat so much, although these two are adjusting well to life around here.
Well, that's unpredictable at the moment. She has recovered from a severe breathing crisis last October, but she still has lung cancer, and givem she's 16 there's nothing we can do. We just try to spend as much time as we can with her and give her all our loving while she's still with us, then we'll see...
Well, let's not spoil the festive mood, anyways. Merry holidays, and thanks for your concern!