Tuesday, June 8, 2010

For ABC WEDNESDAY

“U” is for “Unforgotten”
It’s been a year now since Cordelia left us. She was fourteen years old; that's an elderly lady in cat years. It was a long life and I believe it was a happy one.

The vet referred to her as a "kitty." Look at her. Stately, dignified, Cordelia was not a "kitty."
Very much a member of the family, she is missed – definitely unforgotten.
She was named after King Lear's favorite daughter, Cordelia. Lear: "Her voice was ever soft, gentle and low." Very true.
If there is a cat heaven somewhere, she, of all felines, will have made it in.

"If having a soul means being able to feel love and loyalty and gratitude, then animals are better off than a lot of humans." James Herriot.

18 comments:

JC said...

She looks like a Princess and I'm sure she is playing in Kitty Heaven.

Amy said...

I agree, she is not a "kitty." Your photo captured her essence beautifully. She is purrfect in every way. Even as a memory.

Manang Kim said...

A very pretty portrait of Cordelia.


ABC Wednesday~U

~Kristen~ said...

I absolutely believe our pets go to heaven when their time here on Earth is done. They are far more worthy of heaven than any human!

Your Cordelia is absolutely beautiful!!!

Sam Liu said...

What a wonderful post...as a cat person, I can truly appreciate and relate to your love for Cordelia, which, I might add, is a truly brilliant name, I loved the reason why you chose it. And you're right, Cordelia looks, as you say, very dignified, even regal :) The quote, too, was really charming, and also quite true.

FireLight said...

She was a beautiful feline. I am certain our beloved creatures great and small--wise and wonderful-- do have souls. Peace be with you.
(My first time here...via Willow Manor/Magpie Tales) What a beautiful place!

Mara said...

She looks a very regal feline. Definitely not a kitty! Whatever was that vet thinking?

Madame DeFarge said...

Lovely looking cat. Did you acquire another one?

Berowne said...

My thanks to these wonderful cyber friends for these much-appreciated comments on Cordelia.

Roger Owen Green said...

Unfortunate loss. Lovely creature/

On behalf of the ABC Wednesday team, thank you! - ROG

Tumblewords: said...

Stately and serene as becomes a fine lady!

jabblog said...

Cordelia was so beautiful and definitely a lady, if not a Countess. These small animals with their (relatively) short lives leave such an enormous hole in our hearts when they travel on but they are never forgotten. We all return to stardust from which the entire universe came.

Derrick said...

A lovely photograph, words and quote.

jay said...

She does look dignified! She reminds me of a cat I had when I was a teenager, who had the same regal bearing and expression. We called her Queen Victoria.

My ABC post is about a beloved pet I lost over a year ago, too. The pain is still there, as I'm sure it is for you.

Berowne said...

My thanks to Roger Owen Green, Tumblewords, jabblog, Derrick and jay for your fine words about Cordelia.

Pat said...

She looks as if she would be eternally young.
Great that you have this lovely reminder of her. Not - I'm sure - that you need a reminder.

R. Burnett Baker said...

Actually, they bring part of that heaven to us for a while then leave it with us when they leave.... I know. i had two "brother" cats for 16 and 17 years. After 2 and 3 years I still miss 'em.

Rick

kathew said...

What a wonderful tribute to your Cordelia. Our four footed members of our family are so special and treasured. http://katheworsley.blogspot.com/2009/01/our-sweet-kitty-muffy.html

 
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