Cassie Garcia (Baby Girl) Schmidt,
July 25, 2004 – April 20, 2010.
My world just got a little smaller, a little less bright. I don’t know why you left, but I do know you had no choice. It was over quickly; one sharp cry and you were gone; I am so sorry if you were afraid or in pain for even an instant.
Sometimes, when someone leaves it is because they would rather be somewhere else than with you, but death can be forgiven.
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UPDATE, April 2012
I cannot believe it is almost two years since Cassie passed, she is still so vital in my memory … the touch of her, and the sound of her purr. But everything comes to an end … even us. I still miss my little girl, but her leaving provided space in my life for a doggie, a dear little old thing who deserves a happy home. And Cassie’s friend Cricket, whom she bossed around, has blossomed into her own now and has become a sweet and loving kitty. The dog and the cat are friendly, not real close, but they are company for one another.
UPDATE April 2013
Anniversaries roll around inexorably, and life goes on. I still think about my lovely little girl and miss hugging her. Cricket is now older than Cassie was when she died, and is very sweet, but still wound a little too tight to enjoy much cuddling. Sweetee, the poodle/schnauzer/lhasa mix will be 13 this year and I believe may be losing her hearing, but she still looks spry as a puppy and her presence in my home is a comfort. A third critter joined the household in the form of a six-foot man who likes to cuddle more than either the cat or the dog so my little family is growing.
Death still must be forgiven, because it has to happen to us all. However, when we attach ourselves to another soul, and they leave us physically, it still brings a tear to the eye to long to hug them once more.