for marfi and kane

I painted again this weekend but my heart is sad.

My dear friend Marfi had to say goodbye to her sweet, beloved dog Kane. It is unquestionably the very worst part of sharing your life with a furry friend.

It never gets easy no matter how many times you go through it. Your heart will always break. Mine never healed from losing my beautiful kitties.

It doesn't matter how many years have passed or how many new kitties I have welcomed into my heart again. Each goodbye is unbearable.

These furry angels leave little paw prints on our souls, touching us in a way that even our human kin can't and we are all better for it.

In my heart I truly believe we will be with our beloved pets again. Until then I like to think that they are still around us. Still playing with their favorite ball or curled up in their favorite chair.

I like to think Kane will always be by Marfi's side. She loved him fiercely. And when her heart starts to heal a little and she can look up at the moon and the stars again she'll know that he is there too, looking up at the same moon and stars along with her.




Lisa said...

So sad. My husband and I love your dog and three kitties with all of our hearts. It is such a terrible loss when you have to say goodbye. Your painting is beautiful.

Anonymous said...

It is so hard to lose a beloved pet. I think the same way as you do. I have lost some treasured kitties in years gone by and our dog is getting very old too. I can't imagine her not being here anymore.
I love the painting. Very beautiful !!

Rachel said...

It's a beautiful painting. I have to admit it did give me a little tear.

Wendy said...

So sad and beautiful. I am sorry for the loss. It is good to see you painting again. I too have been gone for a long time now, and hope to start sharing again.... Life happens and that kinda explains all.
I look forward to hearing more from you and for Marfi...I hope the sadness eases in time.
Wendy from Wonderland

Linda said...

I agree with you Anna, I know that I will see my Pepe, Shadow and Max again. For now they are always in my heart. I still cry for them. They are so loved.

Queenie Believe said...

Loosing a beloved furry friend is very hard indeed. I'm so sorry for your friend's loss.
Have a better day.
Always, Queenie

Barbara F. said...

I believe as you do, that our furry and feathered friends are waiting for us at Rainbow's Bridge. I lost my cocker spaniel when I was 12, and still to this day, think about him. (40 + years later). Beautiful painting. xo

Celia said...

This is a beautiful post Anna. It's been a couple of years now since I lost both of my pups within one week of each other.....and you're right....their paw prints on forever in my heart. I have had a new pup for a year now and I love her to bits....but I still miss my babies. I do believe we will see them again....and I can feel them around me all the time.

Toriz said...

So sad.

I know how hard it is to say goodbye to a furry friend, so I feel her pain.

Rest in peace Kane.

Tricia said...

Oh Lord... it is the most miserable feeling in the world! I get so annoyed with people that say get another pet right away to fill the hole in your heart... as if that is even remotely possible. They are each so very unique and precious. Loosing them is unbearable. I so understand. My heart goes out to her.
Much love,

pchickki said...

I have two dogs and they are in my heart as deep as my children. I am dreading the day I have to say good bye to one of them. It makes me cry just thinking about it. You and your friend have my very deepest sympathy. Her baby has crossed the rainbow bridge and is in a beautiful place now and I like to think he is happy. She was blessed to have such a wonderful loyal devoted pet in her life. \
Warm hugs to you and your friend