Thanks So Much for All the Kind Notes about our Cat Alice

A Brief Message from Doug Draper at Niagara At Large

Posted December 9th, 2022 

There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: music and cats.” – Albert Schweitzer

Just a quick note to thank so many of you out there for all of the kind emails, and comments on NAL’s Facebook site and main online site following the death this past Tuesday, December 6th of our family’s furry, feline girl Alice.

Alice who, like all of the cats I’ve ever known, was an expert at finding a spot in the house where she feels competely comfortalbe. File photo by Doug Draper

For anyone who know who knows what it is like to live through the loss of a beloved cat, dog or other treasured pet in our family, it is never easy to say goodbye to these wonderful characters.

Here it is  four days later, am I am still expecting our cat Alice to jump up on the bed beside me during the middle of the night and again this morning, I caught myself reflexively looking over at a spot in the kitchen where she usually waits for a little food before reminding myself, ‘wow, she’s not going to be there anymore.’

I’ve gone through that same phantom experience with other cats from the past in our home – Woody, Jessica, Dylan and Dexter, and now Alice. It never gets any easier to live with the fact that as precious the time is that they are with us, they are too soon gone.

Our beautiful kitty Alice  Photo by Doug Draper

So the nice notes meant so much to us, including my daughter Sarah, who, so many years ago, rescued Alice from a shelter and introduced us to our home. Many of those notes came from people who have experienced the love and the loss of a beloved pet themselves, and I reach out to you with an embrace for your non-human friends and family members too.

For Alice and for all of the great cats out there – living or gone – I leave you with a great song   that you can listen to (play it as loud as you can)  by clicking on the screen below –

An Afterword from Doug Draper at Niagara At Large – NAL will be back in the days ahead  with more of the usual news about what politicians, bureaucrats, pirates in the development industry and others are doing to mess up this earth for future generations of humans and other living creatures.

NIAGARA AT LARGE Encourages You To Join The Conversation By Sharing Your Views On This Post In The Space Following The Bernie Sanders Quote Below.

“A Politician Thinks Of The Next Election. A Leader Thinks Of The Next Generation.” – Bernie Sanders

 

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