Archive for October 23rd, 2008


How am I doing?

I’ve been asked the question more times than I can count over the past week. Sometimes by people just making small talk or as a casual greeting, other times by those that know I’ve suffered the loss of two cats in four days. To the latter, I sometimes reply to the effect I’m carrying on, or I’m hanging in there… but the vast majority of times I simply reply I’m okay.

Truth of the matter – I’m NOT okay. It’s NOT okay to lose something so precious. The pain is a physical ache in my heart. It’s almost fitting Louie ruptured an anal sac, as the raw open wound he physically exhibits seems to reflect my broken heart.

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