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Tuesday, August 27, 2013

The World is a Sadder Place...

Homer the Blind Wondercat is gone.

The furry little hero of Gwen Cooper's Homer's Odyssey lived a most excellent life, and is the reason The Tonk made his way into my life. After reading of Gwen's experience with a disabled kitten, I figured, "why not?" and jumped head-long into adopting and loving a Tonkinese with a brain injury.

But oh, it's hard to say good-bye to the little guy who made that possible. And if I'm hurting like this, I can't imagine how badly Gwen is hurting.

We love our furkids to distraction, and they're all so important and change lives. But this little black furkid with no ability to see where he was going wandered his way into millions of peoples' lives and we will none of us ever look at life quite the same way again.

Safe passage, Homer. There's a little Blonde Bombshell and a pint-sized Calico Curmudgeon waiting at the Bridge. They'll help you get the feel of the place and be as happy as you can be till Gwen gets there.



Blogger La Cabeza Grande said...

Lovely sentiment, Sallee. I'd forgotten about Tonk's injury. All I remember is his adorable silliness and your love for him.

1:16 PM  
Anonymous Lee Anne Jackson-Stoddard said...

So beautifully said. Thank you.

1:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you, there's a lot of us that are feeling the same way over the little guy. May he hunt the dream trails as a forever healthy and happy little bear! One day he'll be with Gwen again.

2:52 PM  
Blogger andrea said...

God speed your journey...

7:41 PM  
Blogger andrea said...

God speed your journey...

7:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That was beautiful. Thank you for saying it so well.

8:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Could not have been better said. Home touched my heart in such a special way and I am heartbroken that he has left this earth. I hope he has met up with a couple of my dearest angels at the Bridge. I can' thank Gwen enough for sharing this special little feline with us.

5:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is a lovely tribute to Homer and sweet outcome for Tonk.

7:33 PM  
Anonymous Rosie W said...

You described perfectly how I feel about the passing of Homer as well as the furkids who share their lives with me. Thank you!

11:45 PM  

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