Monday, February 18, 2013


This blog will be shut down 
for the next day or two at least.

The mysterious disappearance 
of a beloved pet has put our family in a 
profound state of shock and grief.

May God bless everyone who stops by 
to read these pages.

~ FreeThinke


  1. FT,
    Sadness here.

    I have no words of consolation.

    The disappearance of a beloved animal companion is the pits.

    Grief is a terrible thing, and the older we get, the more difficult it is to handle grief.

    PS: In comment notification, I saw the comment that you deleted at my web site. Black Sheep's comment was out of line.

  2. So sorry to hear this.

    Pets are really family. After my last cat left this life, I couldn't bring myself to welcome another.

    I hope for the best.

  3. FT,
    At my site, Duck has wished the best for you and your pet.

  4. Shaw,
    Yes, pets are family. I'm still grieving over the loss of my Dusti -- never mind that it's nearly six months since I lost Dusti and never mind that Amber has moved in.

    Our animal companions bring such joy to our lives. The loss of a beloved animal companion is a hard blow. The older I get, the more difficult it is to endure these blows.

  5. I don't know what to say,FT. I care about my little dog so much, and I know it hurts deeply when they go. I hope everything works out for the best.

  6. FT, best wishes to you and your family, extended family. Crap, sorry to hear of your difficulties. Hang in there ...

  7. FT, is this a species that can survive in your locality or will it possibly have to return to a source of food?

  8. Mrs. AOW has been telling me about this terrible thing, FT.

    I'm sorry that this has happened.

    Losing a pet is awful!

  9. Thank you to all who have expressed concern and understanding.


  10. FT,
    I know from my own sad experience how blue you must feel.

    It is of little consolation, but I'm sure that you did the best possible for your beloved pet.

  11. One always wonders if one couldn't -- and shouldn't -- have done more, AOW.

    I did "have a feeling" about the little one, but she had always been moody.

    I just hope she hasn't had to suffer too much. It's agony not knowing what happened to her.

    For those who don't understand all I can say is it's like going out to lunch with a very dear friend, and having her suddenly keel over and die in the middle of the meal before she could finish her last sentence.

    This is worse, because the little one just disappeared without a trace.

  12. FT,
    People without a strong bond to our animal companions (I hesitate to say "pets" because these creatures are family!) will never understand the agony you're talking about.

    I do.

    I, for one, can't imagine living without animal companions. I cherish them and know that you do, too. They bring so much joy to our lives -- and I hope that we bring joy to their lives as well.

  13. Thanks for your understanding, AOW.It's been much appreciated.

    As you now know the drama had a happy ending, but the anguish I felt while The Little Gray One was away was all too real.

  14. I hope that she has learned Dorothy's lesson: "There's no place like home!"

    I'd be in anguish if any of our Girls here vanished for a week. They are members of the family!



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