Wild Life Of A Little Monster

Others are scared of me because of all the fun I have. Considered a vigilante by my Eponine.

Sneaking Around With You

Was shoveling snow earlier and I came across some paw prints. The creature came from around back, across the drive, through the front yard and on through the neighborhood. I hope the cat is warm and loved.

When we bought this home, Eponine was the first to walk in with me. She scoped the place out, found her favorite spots, looked out the windows and made it home. That night I told her, "You're finally legal." See, we always rented and never fessed up that Ep was sharing the place. Through six homes and about 14 years of renting, we never got caught. And we got every deposit returned in full.

Now, before I write more, let me be clear that I don't want Eponine's blog to be a downer. The holidays are a wonderful and dyanmic time. She and I love the whole season tremendously. I reject the notion of being sad when it's a time to celebrate.

I also recognize it's OK to occasionally be sad. Being sad actually is not something I do well, which makes it a little overwhelming. The "Secret Paws" family, Edsel, Diva Kitty and others have been a God send. If I had known Epper would get sick, I would have discouraged her from signing up for "Secret Paws." However, I can't imagine this time without the blogosphere. I don't think she and I could be making it without you "covering us."

Ep essentially is my partner, almost a spouse. I guess W and others would have a field day with that. Thinking about her role in my life reminded me of the words of the song below. It's about discovering that special relationship. Saying "I'm here for the long haul. Through thick and through thin."

Years ago, Ep and I invited each other to share a home. Over those years, she has never hesitated to spare a thousand sweet kisses. I just pray I have done the same for her.

My Eponine is dying. I have to admit it. She knows I've been holding on, but today I told my little monster she can go if she's ready. I never thought I could. She's near me now and still purrs much when I pet her. I'm assured she's not in pain or suffering. Her little body slowly is shutting down.

Thank you for reading, commenting, caring, helping us. She sends you sweet kisses.

Written by Eponine's Cowboy

33 Comments:

At December 18, 2005 3:51 PM, Blogger Edsel/The Pooch said...

Cowboy - is she that sick? Our heart goes out to you. We feel so helpless as we know what it's like to have a dear, furry creature who is really the heart and soul of our home leave us. We will pray that she recovers, or if she can't, that she makes the transiton over the Rainbow Bridge with a happy heart knowing how loved she is and that you will one day join her. If there is anything we can do for you, or if you just want to chat, please email us at edselsmom@ameritech.net

Edsel & Edselsmom

 
At December 18, 2005 4:09 PM, Blogger charlie said...

Cowboy, Mama, bagcat and me are sad to hear Eppy is so sick.

Be sure and give her gentle skritches and chinrubs from her rebel pal.....

Mama says you've been a wonderful cowboy to Eppy, and will be strong when she had to go to the Bridge.

Mama cq - cowboy? have you seen that wonderful poem, Rainbow Bridge? It certainly helped me when Ambrose was suddenly taken from us after ten years. Back to charlie....

skritches to you too, cowboy - and purrayers, lots of pussycat purrayers.....

charlie

 
At December 18, 2005 5:24 PM, Blogger Beau said...

I heard about you through my friend Edsel and mom and I are so very sorry. We are very sad about Eppy. We are sending up major prayers. We're here too if you need someone to talk to. Take care and God bless!-Beau and Mom

 
At December 18, 2005 6:00 PM, Blogger Kat said...

Oh gosh, Cowboy,
I am so sorry. What did they say was the matter with Eponine?
I love reading her posts. I am praying for both of you.

 
At December 18, 2005 6:51 PM, Blogger Scooby, Shaggy & Scout said...

We're here from Edsels.
May God bless you and keep you.
May God smile upon you and be gracious to you.
May God look upon you kindly, and grant you peace. Amen.

 
At December 18, 2005 7:34 PM, Blogger Oreo said...

Eponine & her Cowboy, we are so very sorry. We didn't really know you since we just found you at Edsel's place a few days ago, but what we have read is very sweet & funny. (I hope you will leave the blog up, Cowboy, if she does pass, so we can come back & read the rest.) Please remember you're both in our purrayers. God has his arms around both of you right now.
With love & purrs,
Oreo & his Mom

 
At December 18, 2005 8:17 PM, Blogger Miss Kitty said...

Hi Eponine and the Cowboy - I'm very sorry to hear that you're so sick Eponine. It's hard to accept that as much as we enjoy life and form strong bonds of love with other beings, our time here will come to an end. The two-legged one and I pray that you and the Cowboy can take solace in reflecting on the wonderful life that you shared together. Peace be with and the Cowboy.

 
At December 18, 2005 8:52 PM, Blogger Peggy said...

Eppy, we are sorry to hear you are so sick but are also glad you have your cowboy to love you and be there for you. Mom and us are praying for you and Cowboy. purrrs our new friend. Whiskers and Dimples

 
At December 18, 2005 9:18 PM, Blogger Knightly, Lizzie, & Firenze said...

Eppy and her Cowboy,

You are in our purrayers. Head rubs, chin skritches and hugs to both of you.

The Monsters and their Mom

 
At December 18, 2005 9:50 PM, Blogger William said...

Cowboy,
My mom feels your broken heart. The largest piece will hold Eponine forever. Give her a kiss for us.

 
At December 18, 2005 10:56 PM, Blogger Laurence said...

If I had known that Tuesday what I learned the next day, I'd have never put her through that day.

 
At December 18, 2005 11:12 PM, Blogger Orlando Bun said...

Just hold me now, and let it be.
Shelter me, comfort me

 
At December 19, 2005 12:14 AM, Blogger mog said...

Sending purrayers, skritches and hugs from all of us, Keefe, Krissie, Klarissa, Meowza, Bazel, Izzy, Jezi and the human.

 
At December 19, 2005 12:42 AM, Blogger Max said...

Dude, I am so so so so sorry. I'd give up Christmas if it would make her all better...I'm going to pray for a miracle. People prayed for me when I was so sick, and I know it helps. She's as lucky to have you as you're lucky to have her, I hope you know that.

 
At December 19, 2005 8:13 AM, Blogger Mia and Ghost said...

We are so sorry that Eppy is so sick. We continue to send our purrayers to you both.

 
At December 19, 2005 8:36 AM, Blogger singaporegrrl said...

We are so sorry that darling Eponine is sick. Will keep you both in our prayers.

Kerry (mom of Princess Mia)

 
At December 19, 2005 11:22 AM, Blogger George, Tipper, Max & Misty said...

Cowboy

So sorry to hear the bad news. I just discovered your blog and had to stop & compose myself before I could see through the tears to type since it brought back so many memories of our own sad experiences. I know your girl will live in your heart forever.

Charlotte
Crew's Mom

 
At December 19, 2005 11:49 AM, Anonymous Puggyspice said...

Dear Eponine and Cowboy,
I am so sorry to hear Eponine is this sick. You are both in my thoughts and prayers. One of the hardest things in the world is saying goodbye to a best friend. Surely Ep. knows you loved her all these years and will always love her. And giving her permission to let go is yet another loving thing you have done for her. Please just send a message if you need anything, either to the blog or amethystrainn@hotmail.com.

 
At December 19, 2005 12:14 PM, Blogger craziequeen said...

If bloglove were enough, then Eppy and her cowboy would live forever together.....maybe it will be enough.

[hugs] to cowboy

[skritches] to Sweet Eponine

cq
Charlie and Pandora's Mama

 
At December 19, 2005 1:37 PM, Blogger moseskitty said...

but...but...we just met! I mean you've only been posting over at my blog for a couple of weekes...and I've never posted here before....

But what will be will be. If Aslan is beckoning you home, well I'll let St. Lucy know to keep an eye out for you. She can show you around the joint...

 
At December 19, 2005 1:49 PM, Blogger Mattingly said...

I meant to post on this entry not the song one, so I'll just post one more time that you are in our thoughts and prayers, and the love that you two share is easily felt throught the blogging world.

 
At December 19, 2005 2:32 PM, Blogger Rahel said...

You and your Cowboy are in my prayers, sweet Eponine.

 
At December 19, 2005 3:59 PM, Anonymous THE ZOO said...

YOUR IN ALL OF OUR PUURRAYS. HEAD BUTTS AND NOSE KISSES.

THE ZOO

 
At December 19, 2005 4:04 PM, Anonymous THE ZOO said...

SWEET SWEET EPPY FEEL SO MUCH BETTER. PLEASE.
THE ZOO

 
At December 19, 2005 4:06 PM, Anonymous mar said...

Oreo told me to stop over so I did. If it helps in any way, I am very very sorry about the bad news.

 
At December 19, 2005 4:13 PM, Blogger HanktheDog said...

So sorry to hear this. I hope all goes as well as possible.

 
At December 19, 2005 6:00 PM, Anonymous mkm1960 said...

Dearest Eponine and Cowboy,

I can only offer my prayers and skritches. I am trying not to cry. Caesar and Dracula have been told that they need to pray for a sister kitty who is very ill. I am so sorry that you and your Cowboy have to go through this at Chistmas.

Fondly,

Mary Kay

 
At December 19, 2005 6:43 PM, Blogger Derby said...

Eppy and Cowboy. You have had 14 years together. Wow. I hope I get that many years with my mum.

Lots of love from Derby and Mum.

 
At December 19, 2005 7:23 PM, Blogger Edsel/The Pooch said...

Hi Eppy and Cowboy - my Mom just got home from work and turned on the computer and i just wanted to say i'm thinking 'bout you and hoping that you're okay - as okay as you can be. i hope everybody's prayers will ease Eppy's way to heaven when it's time. it surely has to help....

 
At December 19, 2005 10:05 PM, Blogger Magoo, Smudge, Bella & Dolce said...

It maybe premature, we all hope it is, but we all send thids message to you...

I have gone across the bridge
but my heart is still with you.
You can feel my silken paw
in the caress of the wind on your cheek.
You can feel the touch of my wet nose
in the coolness of a drop of rain.
You can hear the rhythm of my purr
in the rumble of a thunderstorm.
You can feel the warmth of my fur
in the heat of the sun's rays.
Know that I see your love
in colors of the rainbow.
And it has shown me the way home.

 
At December 20, 2005 1:09 AM, Blogger Miz said...

I am sorry to see your furry friend is reaching the end of lifes journey. Do they know how much pleasure they give us when they share our world? How they bring laughter through tears, comfort in sadness? When asked, Billy Graham said that God would provide everything in heaven that we need to be happy, that includes our beloved pets.

 
At December 20, 2005 7:30 AM, Blogger Becca said...

We're so sorry to hear about Epp. I just got caught up on your blog. We're honored that we were her secret paws. You'll be in our thoughts and prayers.

Meeko, Kiara, and Becca

 
At December 21, 2005 3:07 AM, Anonymous iamfelix said...

Dear Eponine: We all send you and your Cowboy loud & loving purrs.

Felix, Maxine & Ella
3 kitties in Michigan

 

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