Theo died

June 6, 2014


The truth about love is that it’s a beast with sharp razor blades for teeth. It must be. How else do you explain the pain in my heart and these burning tears?

Robbie was with him in the end. Robbie brought him home and dug a hole under the roses in our Oxfordshire garden and laid Theo to rest wrapped in his turquoise blanket.

And we cried together. And we talked for hours and remembered him.

In our life together with his and her’s houses and his and her’s countries, he was something we truly shared. Our little shining light. A spirited little boy, full of personality. He found us four years ago. He was sickly and emaciated and we nursed him back to health. We never knew how old he was or how long we got to have him, but we needed him as much as he needed us.

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  • Reply daryledelstein June 6, 2014 at 6:12 am

    oh i am so sorry to hear of theo’s passing .. its so hard to love someone you love no matter they be human or animal its a part of you that goes missing that aches .. i am so glad Robbie was with him at the end … hugs to you all xo

  • Reply ebbandflo (@pomomama) June 6, 2014 at 7:04 am

    I’m so sorry to hear this. Losing a pet is horrible, no two ways about it. Here’s to thinking of the happier times

  • Reply Martha's Favorites! June 6, 2014 at 7:24 am

    Hi my friend: I am so sorry about this loss. Sending prayers and hugs your way. Martha

  • Reply Christie June 6, 2014 at 7:42 am

    It is so hard to lose members of our furry families, but what a lovely tribute you created for him with your blog and the painting. You have my love and sympathy.

  • Reply abrianna June 6, 2014 at 7:48 am


  • Reply Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow June 6, 2014 at 8:15 am

    Oh, SO sorry 🙁 It’s so hard to lose a beloved pet 🙁

  • Reply sorrygnat June 6, 2014 at 9:00 am

    my heart goes out to you; pets are soooo wonderful

  • Reply Patty/NS June 6, 2014 at 10:07 am

    I am so sad to read about Theo’s passing, actually, very sad. Our little sweet ones are so dear and always a treasure. My deepest, heartfelt condolences to you both. Hugs, Patty

  • Reply Marian June 6, 2014 at 10:26 am

    I am so sorry Veronica, a pets love, totally unconditional, Theo will always be with you, Marian xx

  • Reply Joanne Sarah Andersen June 6, 2014 at 11:38 am

    So sorry to hear about Theo.
    I still remember losing my first and only 14 year old cat – which was twenty years ago now.
    We have our memories though Veronica.
    Big hugs to you my friend.

  • Reply Judy June 6, 2014 at 2:57 pm

    So sorry for your loss, Veronica. It is so hard to lose a pet and I use that term loosely as they are always more than that, they are family members. Judy

  • Reply Kathy June 6, 2014 at 4:33 pm

    So sorry 🙁

  • Reply mysoulfulhome June 6, 2014 at 7:14 pm

    Oh Veronica my heart hurts for you & Robbie. I am so sorry, but Theo isn’t ~ he is happy for the wonderful life you gave him.

  • Reply Dana Fulton June 6, 2014 at 8:41 pm

    Sending love and light your way!

  • Reply dawnsrays June 7, 2014 at 4:15 am

    The beasts of this world can break our hearts more than anything else. We know nothing of love until we look into the eyes of one of the Universes creatures and see the spirit in us all staring back at us, asking for nothing and giving everything.
    You are in my thoughts often but most assuredly with more tenderness on this day.
    Much love and Peace~

  • Reply Diane Cayton Hakey June 7, 2014 at 6:16 am

    I am so very sorry…. it is never an easy moment when we watch our furry friends pass on to a new world. Sending you warm thoughts and hugs as I know your hearts are hurting. xox

  • Reply paulabuenosaires June 7, 2014 at 9:35 am

    {A gentle hug}

  • Reply Tammie June 8, 2014 at 5:50 am

    oh, i am sorry that you lost your friend.
    such a beautiful heartfelt portrait!
    sending light ~

  • Reply eclecticshorebird June 9, 2014 at 9:57 am

    So sorry for your loss. How blessed you were have each other.

  • Reply Ida P. Krause June 9, 2014 at 12:59 pm

    Oh my heart is sad for you on the loss of your sweet Theo. I know how hard it can be. Such a precious memory you’ve made though with the drawing. He certainly was well loved and loved you back just as much. May you find comfort in those special memories.

  • Reply EllaDee June 10, 2014 at 11:57 am

    My eyes are teary reading this, and I’m sad for you and Robbie. Theo was a gorgeous boy. My furry-ones passed over a decade ago and my tears are for them as well, still. They leave deep footprints on your heart & soul. The memories are warm and funny though, full of laughter. We’ve been away at our house in the country, where there is a little cat (who somewhat resembles your Morgan) with razor sharp teeth and claws, who has adopted us and our neighbors, who we’re [unsuccessfully] doing our best to not become attached to, because of circumstances necessitating our absence and also that other razor blade sharp teeth side of love. But I did unearth the old cat bed & knit rug (which I couldn’t bear to apart with) for our verandah, and a flannelette sheet for our shed where she likes to sleep, to keep her warm during winter, should she wish to persist with her living arrangements.

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