Our first love, comes only once. You may not imagine that your very first love could be a pet. You may not imagine that your heart could be shattered by losing your first “pet love”. Teaching your child to say goodbye to there first love maybe one of the hardest parenting heart aches. Helping them be able to look at the love that they once had and say,  thank you for coming  into my life and giving me joy, thank you for loving me and receiving my love in return. Thank you for the memories I will treasure forever. But most of all, thank you for showing me that you will never know true happiness until you have truly loved, and you will never understand what pain really is until you have lost it.  Then helping them know there will come a time when they can eventually let go.

Something special was formed between My son and his cat. He had complete trust that was accomplished by always being  there for each other. This love grew when listening to every heart ache every scary dream, by holding confidence and guarding each other.  My son fell in love with a special cat.  Not just any cat But a cat that came and warned us when he was sleep walking.  A cat that for the last 11 years has slept with him listened to him through every hard and great time he has had. She has endured every state that we have lived in, helping Ty adjust to every new place every new face.

Yesterday he lost his first love.  She was an amazing friend and trusted companion. This is one of the most painful events of his life. He has shown that he is growing into a young man who can share his love and trust with another.

 

 

Charlie, thank you for loving my son. Thank you for always being with him even when I was away. The most precious gift you have given our family is teaching our son how to love unconditionally and showing him unconditional love. You were a special spectacular cat. I will forever be grateful that you were part of our family.