The pinot is bold
March madness grows, blooming full
March Haiku(31 posts)
The pinot is bold
How will I sneak my wine in
Cookies make good bribes
winter over soon
snowboarding fun not so much
late season snow, please
My Birthdays next week
Excited for family fun
Laughing, Food and Wine
Clearly, I need to work on my Haiku talents...
This is a downer haiku, but I'm feeling so sad, and don't know where to go after getting this painful diagnosis today. Sorry, but here goes:
I learned something sad,
Elliott's kidneys are bad.
I have to say bye.
I love this sweet and gentle kitty so much. He's without a doubt the sweetest cat I've ever had, doesn't have a mean bone in his body, and is truly an old soul. He's only (almost) 6 years old and it appears that it's a congenital issue. I can't imagine him not being with us. I also can't imagine our other kitty living without her beloved and affectionate older "brother" who grooms her and cuddles with her daily. I also can't imagine not being able to cuddle with him. I feel so sad tonight. I'm not ready to say goodbye to this little buddy.
I am so, so, so sorry Elliot! Try to think about the wonderful life you have given him and how great of a job he has done to repay your efforts! I know that mere words do not help your situation. Again, I am so sorry and wish you and your family all the best in such a terrible time.
Oh, Elliott, that's so unbelievably sad. I'm so sorry to hear this. Give him big constant cuddles as long as you can. My heart goes out to you and yours.
Elliott, I am so touched by your sadness. Only 6? Way tooo soon. I'm sure you've checked whether the low protein diet, etc, will be of any help. All my best to you.
Okay, I want to stop crying already, since I'm not someone who cries a lot. Your sweet words, briana and msb, mean so much to me. Thank you so much. And, sorry, I can't seem to stop my tears. Oh, scheisse. I can't being to imagine not having this sweet being in my life. Again, you're so kind to respond to a stranger who's hurting. Thank you!
If you weren't upset, what kind of relationship would you have had with your sweet cat? Of course you are sad. A local woman wrote a touching book "Ocho Loved Flowers' about her loss of her cat. Very sweet.
Malia, thank you, too! Yea, way too soon to have to think about saying goodbye to this very sweet feline friend. Our vet sent us home with some low-protein kibble and canned food. Elliott is a bit interested in the kibble but gave the stink eye to the wet-food. He thankfully seems to like the kibble. I'm sorry to sound like a baby but I lost Elliott's best friend just last year from a massive stroke. I'm not at all ready to say goodbye to another beloved kitty so soon. Although, honestly, when are any of us ready to bid farewell to our beloved animal friends? Thanks so much for your kind words and concern. I appreciate it in more ways that I could ever express in words.
And bhw, AmyJ: I love your initial posting and am sorry that I took it to a pretty negative place1
When spring approaches,
The folks on Ballard forums
Get a little weird.
Gackpoid: I hope you don't think that I've gotten a "little weird". I'm honestly just kind of beside myself knowing that my beloved cat won't be around for much longer. I don't think it's at all weird that I just feel sad. Not weird, just sad. Make that very sad.
I meant ALL Ballard forum folks. Normally I wouldn’t want to point that out, but I will say now that I’m very sorry about what you’re facing with your cat.
Drunken bums, ailing.
Cats. Scratch, Ballard scratch sores ranch.
Spinach pokes plastic.
Elliott - so very sorry to hear about your dear Elliott. I understand the sadness. My best cat ever died when he was only six (cardiomyopathy). It's really really not fair. He left me back in 2002 and I still miss him. My thoughts are with you.
Elliott -- Losing a beloved pet is wrenching, a steel-toed boot kick to the gut. I hope that the time you have left with your cat makes this time extra special. Your old soul kitty probably knows this too. I'm so sorry.
A poem for you:
a furry body stretches
warming in the sun
closed eyes. pleasure.
anticipating an end
when everything else is blooming
A lovely poem, Amy J.
Elliott - I'm truly sorry to hear about your kitty. Only 6, way too soon. But I think it would always be too soon, no matter what age.
I'm so sorry about your kitty, Elliott. I was tearing up reading this, and then my cat walked in. Yep - lost it.
Amy J: thank you for such a beautiful poem. It's lovely. And thanks, everyone, for your very kind words.
Amy, I feel bad about moving your cheerful and fun haiku idea in a sad direction. I'll try to come up with a more upbeat haiku! This incredible weather should be inspiring.
Oh Elliott, I feel so badly about your kitty. I'll be thinking of you.
It's in like a lamb.
stuff happens in the middle...
Out like a lion. ;-)
My sympathies, Elliott. He sounds like a very special kitty who brings a lot of joy to you.
Elliott: im so sorry. if you want to chat, im here for you to listen. it will be 1 year in may that i had to put sage down. it hurts and it still hurts alot. there for about 6 months i would cry a litle bit everyday thinking of her. she was by my side for a long time as my pal. she is still in my bedroom in her pretty urn now....
please cry and be sad if you want to. just do what is best for your cat and yourself. i commend you on knowing what the responsible thing to do for your cat is. its not easy.
with that, i wish you happiness and an uplifting feeling once you have realized that this too shall pass.
I am really sorry Elliott. You deserve several good, hearty cries. It is so, so sad to lose your furry companion. I lost my first cat to kidney disease - he was only 4. And one of my cats was recently diagnsed with diabetes.
Sweet and soft love purrs
Nuzzles and grooms her brother, then bites
Cats are contradictions
Again, I appreciate so much the very caring things all of you took the time to post. Thank you again much. I think it's incumbent upon me to return Amy J's original post to a more cheerful place. While I'm not exactly in a good place because of what's going on with sweet Elliott, I did have a really nice time this evening at GG. Here goes:
Tonight was special
I loved meeting great neighbors
Strangers became friends
Alpenglow, a slither of moon,
fire flames on the beach--
BallardTrees-Thanks for the kind words and encouragement. I am glad you enjoyed the story. Thank you more for taking the time and effort to tell me.
You are welcome. My pleasure.
And in case anyone is interested, typical haiku follows this pattern:
I've enjoyed reading all of the posted haikus, regardless of following this pattern.
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