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    And Then It Does

    You know how sometimes you think that life can’t get any worse?  And then it does?

    Yeah.  My poor Reagan.

    It’s not enough that we’ve had home front troubles this summer.  It’s not enough that we sold her horse last week because her senior year is going to be so busy and then she’s leaving.  It’s not enough that she’s had friend drama.

    Her kitten, Mister, died last night.

    The kitten we got to replace her cat that died last fall.

    I took Mister into the vet for vomiting and he had lymphatic cancer through his whole system.

    It honestly ticks me off in a “Seriously God?  This is really what has to happen right now?” kind of way.  Telling Reagan was truly awful.  There is nothing worse than watching your child’s heart break into pieces and having no way to fix it.

    It doesn’t help that I really liked Mister myself.  He was my all time favorite cat, darnnit.  He had personality to spare and was a constant source of entertainment

    And, unfortunatley, we’ve had a lot of cats so that’s saying something.

    Life is not always an enjoyable place.  And yes, you can always find someone who has it worse, but that doesn’t lessen you’re own pain, you know?  It just reinforces that things suck all over.

    Sorry.  Not in a good frame of mind today.


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    No way. :( I am so sorry!! Now having my own kittens makes my heart hurt even more for you guys. Positive vibes coming your way!

    July 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKelsey

    So sorry! Pets are such a part of the family...especially lovable, full of personality kitties. Life is so not fair sometimes. Thinking of you.

    July 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKatie C

    Oh so sorry Mindee. Wish you lived next door...I'd be right over with a glass of wine and a box of kleenex. Life is so hard sometimes. Hugs to you today and your girl too.

    July 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJoyce

    Poor Mister and Reagan! Praying for your family for all the difficulty you're facing.

    July 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLorrie

    That's terrible! Losing a pet is so hard. My thoughts are with Reagan and your family.

    July 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKatie

    Oh no... I'm so sorry. I just shared this with another friend who is also feeling the weight of the world these days, and I hope it might give you a small smile as well.

    Years ago, a friend gave me a card during a very dark time and I have always loved the fact that she took a gamble that she knew me well enough to know that even at that awful time, I would love a reason to laugh again. I wish I could share the illustration as well, because it was perfect, but the caption said:

    "Do you ever the get the feeling that your guardian angel stepped outside for a smoke?"

    Sometimes, it really feels that way. I'm so sorry.

    July 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLori

    Oh Mindee, so sad for you guys. As if your life is not crazy enough right now. Sending you all some serious hugs and serious prayers that the stupid black cloud moves away from your house.

    July 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKrista

    Oh, I am sorry :(

    July 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterThe Lumberjack's Wife

    I'm so sorry for the loss of such a kitten and for all the difficulties your family is going through. I can't even imagine. I just hope you all will be stronger in the end.

    July 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMiriam

    I am so sorry... That is truly heartbreakingly terrible.

    July 26, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterrebecca d

    Im so sorry:(

    July 27, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSherene

    Thinking of your family during these challenging times!

    July 27, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterPeggy

    I'm sorry, Mindee. Sometimes it feels like you can't win for losing.

    July 27, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCrysHouse

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, especially Reagan. Sounds like she is having a very rough time. Hope things get brighter fast!

    July 27, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterGrumpy_Gal

    been praying for you in the midst of the sadness and suckiness. love you all.

    July 27, 2012 | Unregistered Commentermissy

    I was amazed at how much the loss of an animal affected our whole family. Those little things hold a place in your heart and when it's empty it ACHES. I'm so, so sorry.

    That is just terribly terrible.

    I'm so sorry.

    August 17, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMegan (Best of Fates)

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