Sunday, January 17, 2010

My Fair Aggie


I knew she would go one day, really I did. And I'm very, very happy Ali and she are making a forever home together, really I am. Maybe this is just how it feels when children grow up, marry and move away.

It surprised me how hard it was to say goodbye... poor Ali saw some tears last night. But they were those good kind of happy/sad tears I assume the mother of the bride sheds. Sounds silly to say the house feels empty without her, with six kittehs still in residence (3 mine, 3 fosters), but it does. Lerner and Lowe's words flashed through my brain today, so with apologies to them...

I'd grown accustomed to her face.
She almost made the day begin.
I'd grown accustomed to the purrs that
She made all night and noon.
Her smiles, her frowns,
Her ups, her downs
Are second nature to me now;
Like breathing out and breathing in.
I was serenely independent and content before we met;
Surely I could always be that way again-And yet
I'd grown accustomed to her look;
Accustomed to her purr;
Accustomed to her face.

I miss you Aggie, sweetheart! And I'm so very happy for you and Ali, too! I'm looking forward to our visit this summer when your mom goes on vacation!

19 comments:

  1. Ah Lisa, you brought a tear to my eye. This is probably why I worry about fostering myself. I'm not sure I could let them go.

    hugs,
    Marlene

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  2. I'm glad she got a home, but I know it must be bittersweet for you! You do such a wonderful thing, fostering these babies.

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  3. Aggie knows that you love her, that's why you took such wonderful care of her...and she loves you too! You just never get over loosing someone you love, even when it is a happy reason. She makes you smile from the inside...and that's the best smile ever.

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  4. So much love Aggie has experienced from you. That will be wonderful that you will get to see her again this summer for a visit ~ I am sure she will remember you always!

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  5. Mamabug sends you megahugs. It is good that she will be back for a visit and hopefully that will help you through this very sad time of missing her.

    We know she will remember you, because our mamabug was gone for a year (we stayed with sisterbean), and we never forgot our mamabug. She walked in the door a year later, and we were both all over her!!!!!! xxxxxxxxxx

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  6. Lisa, we understand! Just think of what a wonderful life Aggie had with you, and what a great future you gave her. Purrs from your fans in California!

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  7. You have been Aggie's guardian angel, taking care of her, loving her, providing such a wonderful home for her, and allowing her to blossom...I know you must miss her tremendously, but I also know you're so happy to see her in her wonderful forever home.

    Sending you lots of hugs & my boys are sending their best purrs to their Auntie Lisa :)

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  8. Well, I thought I'd developed a pretty thick skin when it comes to saying good bye to kitties. I have tears on my cheeks, Lisa. This is beautiful.

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  9. Oh Lisa *sniffle* I'm tearing up right along with you. It was obvious to me that Ali and Aggie are made for each other, and I'm thrilled that Aggie has found her wonderful forever home. But I've also grown accustomed to Aggie's purr and beautiful face on the pages of Space Paws! (And you just earned a bunch more points for the Lerner & Lowe reference...j'adore My Fair Lady)!

    Here's wishing our darling little Fair Lady a wonderful life in the lap of luxury, just as she deserves.

    PS: Confirmation word was 'apityp'. It is indeed a pity that Aggie's gone ;-)

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  10. You were so good to Aggie. I started reading your blog about the time #1 son was born. I remember the shock I felt when you told us he passed on and how you stayed with Aggie through her greiving period. It was clear the two of you were close. I really must have been hard to let her go but you did the right thing. Aggie is a happy healthy wonderful cat who has gone to a fantastic furever home. It's all because of you.

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  11. Bless you for all you did for Aggie, and all you are doing for the other kittehs needing homes. The analogy of the emotions one feels as the mother of a bride is an apt one. You brought her a long way, and now she has a forever home. I am sure you are going to have a lovely reunion this summer! hugs to you!

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  12. Sending you a hug, Lisa. Aggie is ALMOST as special as you are.

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  13. What a big and giving heart you have, Lisa. I'm grateful that Aggie found her way to you. Please let us know when you hear any updates, ok?

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  14. It is sad, but so happy too that she found a great home. We'd love too, but we can't keep all of them. Another is out there now waiting for your help.

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  15. Aww..Honey...I know, I know,. My tribe are going to send hugs and headbutts as soon as my eye's stop leaking and I can find them


    Massive hugs

    AP/J

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  16. i too started reading about the time of aggie's arrival and #1 son's passing. you two are bonded because of that tragedy and the healing that you had to do together. ugh, i'm getting teary thinking about it.

    i love this picture of her, looking deep into our soul.

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  17. carys of the 13 and a half catsMarch 16, 2010 at 10:20 PM

    what a lovely variation of the song!

    many blessings to you, aggie, and ali.

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  18. awww big hugs to you. you have such a big heart, that's why your kitties are so well loved in their forever homes.
    hugs,
    puglette
    :o)

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