“Do you know," Peter asked, "why swallows build in the eaves of houses? It is to listen to the stories.” ~ J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan


Maggie is gone

and there is not much else to say.
except she did it her way,
no emergency trip to the vet,
no pain.

katie found her this morning under the oak tree,
laying on a patch of wild blooming clover,
surrounded by their purple pink blossoms;
earlier she'd been enjoying the spring sunshine.

goodbye miss mags.
you were the most loved ever.
my heartcat.

oh maggie.
i don't know how to do this.


  1. I am so sorry! I cannot imagine how sad you must be without your sweet kitty.

  2. Sorry. : ( thinking of you and your cat and your love for one another.

  3. I am so sorry. Glad you didn't have to make any choices. She made it easy for you. May your heart be comforted as you adjust.


  4. That kind of love never dies but I know it must be impossible to imagine a life without her physical presence. I'm so, so sorry. Go in peace sweet Maggie.

  5. I am so, so sorry. I am crying even though she was not mine.

  6. oh . debi. i am so sorry for your loss . i will celebrate her life by sitting under the dogwood tree listening to the wind blow across the bright blue sky..

  7. So sorry for the breaking of your heart...I have fur babies (doggies) too. What a blessing that she went her own way!

  8. I am so sad for your loss, maggie was a sweetheart, glad her departure was gentle.

  9. oh debi...
    with tears in my eyes, i send you the biggest hug ever...

  10. Debi...sending so much love to you. I'm so sad for you...that sweet Maggie is gone. Anyone who visits you hear knows how much you love her. I hope your heart can take a little comfort that she went peacefully. xoxo

  11. Oh, your post came up and I gasped...my heart aches for you, breaks for you, I have been there, and what is there to say? You gave her a life, you gave her love, she was beautiful and she was a gift. A gentle passing is a blessing, but still so difficult... I send you my love, my thoughts, my wishes to ease the pain in your heart. You will be in my thoughts...

  12. Oh, goodbye Maggie!

    I know exactly how you feel. We lost our old girl (after 21 years!) on Friday. With her last bit of strength, she struggled over to snuggle against my feet. I was honored.

    I also had to call my son and daughter (both grown) and break the news that they're old pal was gone. After we stopped crying, we started telling each other funny cat stories.

    I know you'll miss your girl so, so much, but maybe some remembering will help ease the pain.

  13. Oh Debi. No. This came too soon. And yes she did it her way and in her time. Peacefully and with dignity. I shall miss her in your blogs. Tonight I am sending you love and light and comfort. xo Liz

  14. Tears spontaneously filled my eyes when I read of her passing a few minutes ago.
    I am so glad she went easily.
    Love to you.

  15. what a beautiful gateway to her
    next life on that wild blooming

    i KNOW she was the most loved cat ever

    so does she

    sending you love and hugs and
    will light a little candle for her
    to light her way onward

  16. so very sorry, debi. hugs & comfort to you xo

  17. Oh Debi. It's times like these where I wish I could just jump on a plane and be with you and take you for a walk and give you lots of hugs.

    Although Maggie was your girl, you shared her with all of us so well that it was like we knew her too. So we are all here to help you while you move through this sad time.

    Sending you lots of virtual hugs and internet hankies. xoxo


  18. I lurk as I had to let my blog for a while to deal with some personal stuff ... and I think we traded thoughts on Obama on Tara's facebook page.

    Anyway, I had to tell you how profoundly sorry I am. I have a cat that has travelled all over the globe with my for 17 years (right now she is yelling at me becuse she wants some ham). I love her so dearly and the thought of losing her is devestating.

    So both Laci (who just jumped up) and I send Maggie on her journey and you our love and thoughts. I am so sorry. She may be honestly in a better place, but I know you miss her.

    (gosh I am babbling and sounding slightly a derranged "woman with a cat", but I am sure you get it).

  19. Very sorry to hear of the loss.

    From the setting Maggie chose, almost as if seeking divinity in the moment of her passing!

  20. i am crying and praying that your heart also finds a warm spot to curl into when the sadness gets too sharp*

  21. oh. no. OH! NO!

    I am crying.

    My heart is with you.

    Love to Maggie.

    Love to you.

    All stray cats today get a bite and a "this is in honor of Maggie".


  22. How beautiful she was! She looks a bit like my Princess Gracie Allen, who disappeared a few weeks ago. Gracie had such a sweet, loving personality.

    Cats add so much to our lives.

  23. I am so sorry for your loss, I only knew Maggie from your blog postings but she was obviously a sweetheart.

  24. debi~healing thoughts being sent your way..."don't cry because it's over, smile because it was..."

  25. Oh Debi...I am sorry. I hold you in my heart right now. ((hugs)).

  26. There are tears on my cheek. I am so sorry Debi. She was, she truly was the most loved ever.
    To pass in the flowers, in the sunlight, I'm sure was so peaceful..she left this world in her own way...and in a way that she knew would perhaps give you a little bit of comfort.

    I would like to stay with you in this space for a while and save your earlier posts for another visit. I will be back soon sweet Debi. Sending you love and hugs.

  27. i thought of maggie, on saturday morning. i sat and ate a bit of cantaloup and sipped my coffee. i would like to believe, she stopped by to say, until next time...
    i believe that. : )

    love to you.

  28. I'm so sorry for your loss.
    She sure was a pretty little thing...

  29. There are no words, I know, that will really bring comfort. But still, we must try because we love you. That Maggie died as she did is so perfect and fitting. It seems to me that she died as she lived, wrapped up in love and beauty. From you.

    I am sorry, my friend.

  30. I am coming here, so very late, to hear of your loss. I am so sorry, Debi. I know the pain you are feeling - it never completely goes away, but it does get better with time. My heart and hugs go out to you.


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