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Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Ode to a Friend

In loving memory, my Shadow
1994-2009

As I sat beside you on your final day of life. I watch as your spirit vanished like the sun at dusk. In that moment I am reminded of the love you gave, of a life made richer by your being in it. Your eyes seemed to say it is OK. I am at peace now. Those kind green eyes speak of comforting me, even as your last breath escapes your silent lips. Oh, dear friend you teach me humility, unconditional acceptance of what is and must be. I can feel your gratitude fill me. And I too will find comfort and peace.

I say a sad and heartfelt goodbye to a beautiful spirit and friend. My kitty Shadow passed on today. I am grateful for the time we shared on this earth together.

14 comments:

Sycamore Moon Studios said...

I am so sorry for your loss!

Cody Goodin said...

Thanks so much for your kind thoughts.

Marie S said...

I am so sorry for your hurting heart.

Cody Goodin said...

Thank you Marie.

Susie McMahon said...

Aah Cody! What a lovely obituary for your dear friend.
I have a wonderful, 21 year-old cat, so a day like this can't be too far off for me.....I'm dreading it.

Big hug, Susie

Cody Goodin said...

Thank you Susie. I dread that day for you too.

flyingbeader said...

Oh Cody, I'm so sorry to hear that a beloved friend has passed away. I always hate to hear this news. They all shine so bright that their lives are short. I still miss my Scottie babies who have touched my heart.

dot

Cody Goodin said...

Thanks Dot. Yes, they are here such a short time.

3rdEyeMuse said...

such a lovely farewell ... my heart aches a bit for yours.

Cody Goodin said...

Thank you 3rdeyemuse for the comment.

Bonnie Lee Fontaine said...

Cody,
Your loving farewell brought tears to my eyes. I lost my dear friend Snuggles a few years ago, and my heart will always ache for her. My thoughts are with you, my friend.

Cody Goodin said...

Thank you Bonnie, that means a lot.

Cynjon said...

My belated condolences, Cody.

Cody Goodin said...

Thanks Cynjon, it is appreciated.