Today is sad day. We found out that we lost Tiffy. It was a hopeless cause from the beginning, and the worst part... we didn't even know it.
Melissa could have contacted 5-Cat Style the moment she found out that Tiffy had been catnapped. We would have been in time. We could have made it, even if only in the nick of time... we would have made it. Now she's gone.
And so unnecessarily...
I wish Tiffy's family had realised her unconditional love for them. I wish they remembered the joy she gave to them more often than they remembered her innocent mistakes. I wish they had loved her as a part of the family. I wish her family did not give up on her so quickly... so easily. This easily. I wish they had given her a real chance.
But wishes are so pointless now.
Melissa and Charissa are grieving for a lost friend, their father will grieve when he realises that he has lost a part of his daughters, and their mother will be grieving for a family she has lost tonight... But only let it be for tonight. Prolonging the anger & hatred would be prolonging the tragedy of Tiffy's life. And that is not what Tiffy was about. I pray that Melissa and her family will now learn from Tiffy's death and work through their problems together, as a family should, full of love and understanding for each other... just as Tiffy would have done, given that chance.
We don't abandon our children when they make mistakes. And we grow old forgiving our guardians for theirs. Even I might be peeing and pooing with wild abandon if I never grew up with the patience and guidance that my parents showed me, with all that pampers and midnight scrubbings of soiled mattresses and underwear. Tiffy would have learnt and appreciated the uses and conveniences of the litterbox, if she were just given a little bit more time.
Tiffy has gone back to God and I believe she has resolved much of her karma. As my Guru says, it will only mean that her rebirth will be in a more joyous lot, that she will be one step closer to Absolute Realization, Absolute Bliss. I pray that Tiffy will always be full of love and God... just as she was in the short life that I knew her in.
I wish I had the honour and pleasure of knowing you longer, Tiffy. Even if just for one more day, I would be thankful if I could hold you again and wheeze as your fur invade my nostrils. Tiffy, I only knew you for one short night. But what a night it was. What a night!
Thank you and forever, you'll be in my heart.
and A secret rainbow...
Humbly and Gratefully yours,
P.S. Dear Melissa, I never had the honour of meeting you, Gucci's beloved mum, but I hope you will trust that 5CS & I only ever have the cats' interests at heart. If ever things get too difficult to bear at home and some timeout with your dad seems imminent, please remember that our home is always open to Gucci as a loving haven to weather out the storm, and our ears and arms are ever open if you should need some assistance. Take care, Friend.