Pumpkin and I chose each other in the January of 1996. He was a little furry bundle, 11 weeks old and one of three litters at the RSPCA shelter in Fairfield, Brisbane. That was the beginning of our wonderful life together, we two. |
Pumpkin was my gift ... my gentle loving companion. He made me laugh and kept me sane and was never far away at home. He slept with me at night and during the winter, he'd push his way beneath the bed clothes and curl up by my side for warmth. I only had to reach across to feel his warm furry body in the dark.
When Andy and I married in 2008 and he moved in with us, Pumpy seemed to take great delight in rubbing himself on any of Andy's clothes he found lying around, much to Andy's dismay.
Pumpy especially liked it when we were home together and loved to join us in the garden and 'supervise' our gardening efforts.
He'd also wait at the top of the front stairs for our cars to appear in the street and come down to meet us at the bottom of the driveway shaking his tail with delight.
It broke my heart to let him go. I have my cherished memories of Pumpkin in my heart forever. Though he is not physically with us anymore, I know that he is with me and that we will be together again one day. I sense him with me when I'm in the garden and my heart is full of love for him.
Do not stand at my grave and weep,I am not there, I do not sleep
Pumpkin, my furry wee friend
He was the little boy who greeted me at the gate.
It's very sad you are gone, it's good I met you.
Take care, Pumpy.
8 March 2012 - A Brilliant Rainbow
Our pets are our teachers, both in life and in death. The memories and the love will always be with us, and their paw prints will remain forever on our soul.
8 March 2013 - Cats Are Wonderful Friends (Author Unknown)
Always with me .....