Wednesday, March 23, 2011
REST IN PEACE DEAR MURRAY
You were with us for less than a year, yet you stole our hearts with your sweet disposition and most polite behaviour. We never expected you to leave us so soon when we grabbed you out of the mulch pile you were born in with your sisters and brother, while being mauled by your mother attempting to stop us. It was always our experience the runt turns into the strongest, as did your cousin Edgar, and your aunt, my daughter Julie. But you were always so small, with respiratory infections that would never seem to abate despite nearly continual antibiotics. These last weeks with you have been heaven and hell. Watching you try to rally, one day being up and about, the next having to be carried back to your heating pad, because you would not, no matter how weak, fail to crawl to the litter box, even when you collapsed halfway back to your bed. We loved you with our very souls, and know that you are now with all the others we still mourn in that corner of our hearts that never forget the unconditional love of our animals.