Friday, December 05, 2008

""We, who choose to surround ourselves with lives even more temporary than our own, live within a fragile circle, easily and often breached.
Unable to accept its awful gaps, we still would live no other way.
We cherish memory as the only certain immortality, never fully understanding the necessary plan."

Elliott Costa
1997 - 2008

Elliott, AKA lellie monster, was one of the best cats I've ever known. He was truly an ambassador for cats - especially to those who claim never to like cats, and he had a kind and amazingly loving heart. He will be forever loved and truly missed.


Blogger Summer said...

Hugs to you, C.

December 05, 2008 7:09 PM  
Blogger Broadsheet said...

I've read your blog all week dreading this inevitable moment. Strength to you.

They say a parent should never have to bury a child, but for those of us with pets - we always do, don't we? Your quote is very apt.

December 05, 2008 7:29 PM  
Blogger Katherine said...

Charissa, I'm so, so sorry. We lost our beloved dog a few years ago, and it was devastating.

December 05, 2008 7:55 PM  
Blogger cherylann said...

*hugs* Thinking of you tonight and asking my friends up above to watch over Elliott.

December 05, 2008 8:17 PM  
Blogger Malnurtured Snay said...

I never met him, but I miss him. I'm so sorry for your loss, Charissa.

December 05, 2008 9:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous Ann said...

Very sorry to hear this. At least, Elliott won't be suffering any more.

Happy Trails, lil' fella.

December 05, 2008 10:24 PM  
Blogger Missy B said...

Oh, sweetie. Hugs and love to you.

December 06, 2008 12:57 AM  
Anonymous Cassie said...

I love you. I know he heard you!

December 06, 2008 9:50 AM  
Blogger Jamaila said...

*hugs* Condolences from all of us here.

December 06, 2008 4:23 PM  
Anonymous Maggie said...

I am so sorry for this devastating loss.

December 07, 2008 3:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

May you both live in each others hearts forever, I see no other way than that for you! You are a wonderful Mommy! I loved your quote, it really hits home. Love to you, Elliott and Antonio..

December 08, 2008 9:28 AM  
Blogger Casey said...

Elliott had an extremely caring person looking after him, and I'm sure he never felt anything but love until the very end. Condolences for your loss.

December 08, 2008 10:41 AM  
Blogger Jon said...

Charissa, I'm so sorry. I hope you are hanging in there. He was a great cat, you did everything you could for him.

December 08, 2008 8:25 PM  
Blogger John said...

Best wishes to you, Charissa. I know I'll lose it when the inevitable day comes when I lose my Alley. Pets really are family. Hang in there. Elliott is in a better place where cats have all the catnip they could ever want.

December 09, 2008 7:42 AM  

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