Saturday, December 4, 2010

Sad Saturday

Thought I heard the phone this morning as I lay under my warm quilt trying to out wait he who would stoke the fire and warm the house. After a few minutes I gave up and shuffled to the kitchen to make coffee. I saw the message light blinking on the phone on my way and stopped to see who called. I was hoping it wasn't a water or backed up sewer issue.





It was a call from my friend Yvonne. She asked that I please call her back. I did. She wanted me to go with her to have her cat euthanized. Not a fun trip for sure. I was barely awake and in need of caffeine. But, a friend in need .............. I threw on a pair of jeans and a sweat shirt and barely got my teeth brushed when I heard her horn. I grabbed a coat and shoved my feet into the first pair of shoes I saw and ran my fingers through my unwashed hair as I went out the door.





I held the old cat as we drove to the vet out in the country. The poor old girl had gone blind and was and was apt to walk in circles oblivious to her surroundings. It was time to help nature along, but still sad. My friend stroked her pet as she left this world. I felt tears burning my eyes, but I blinked them away in case I would need to drive us home.



Good thing I didn't need to drive ............. no license or glasses to see. I did say I hadn't had coffee, right? Yvonne didn't want to go home and insisted we go get breakfast. I try not to go out in public without an attempt at putting myself together. Oh well, my friend needed me.

11 comments:

Mamma has spoken said...

You are an awesome friend for doing this for her! She is blessed having you as a friend!

Whitney Lee said...

That is sad. The cycle of life is difficult. Yvonne is fortunate in your friendship. At times like that, bed head is not important.

Deep in the Heart of Happy said...

I am so sorry for the loss of your friend's fur family member, but you both did the right thing.

You are such a good friend and I love you.

Teresa - in the Middle Side of Life said...

so sad when we have to say good-bye to a loved one, even those in furry form. i'm sad for your friend but glad that she had you to lean on.

i've come up with something that helps me in public when i feel i'm looking my worst... i'll probably never see these people again and if i do, they won't recognize me because i'll look better the next time.

houndstooth said...

I think it was the kindest thing you could do for your friend! Bless you for being there at the time when she needed you most!

luksky said...

cyber hugs to her for her loss....

Rob said...

You truly are a wonderful friend

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@ly said...

It is so difficult losing a family pet and for her to have someone help her during this difficult time....you are a blessing to her. She is lucky to have you. A good deed and a good friend.

Pat said...

I'm glad that you were there for her in her time of need. That would have been hard to do alone. I'm sure she didn't care WHAT you looked like that morning!!

labbie1 said...

Kathy is a good friend and Michaela, who was about 17, and I both appreciated her company as she went to the rainbow bridge! She was a good companion and an awesome mouser!

The Good Cook said...

Grooming never counts when a friend is in need. You are a good friend.