Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Halloween Memories



It's the first Halloween without my Simon and I am remembering so many good times with him throughout our 36 years together.  Halloween was always such a fun night for us and we always dressed up and entertained anyone who came to our door for candy.



Simon could hold a pose long enough to make many a person think he was just a prop, and then when he finally moved he would join in with the laughter and shrieks that ensued!  



I don't know if we will ever end up with another sweet creature to share our life with, but my mind is now open after reading a recent post that was in our town's monthly newsletter.  Here it is below:

A Pet's Last Will

Before humans die, they write their will:  give their home and all they have to those they leave behind.  If my paws could do the same, this is what I would do.

To a poor and lonely stray I'd give:  my happy home, my bowl and cozy bed, soft pillows and all my toys, the lap which I loved so much and the hand that stroked my fur, and the sweet voice that spoke my name.  I would will to the sad, scared shelter dog the place I had in my human's loving heart, of which there seemed no bounds.  So when I die, please do not say, "I will never have a pet again, for the loss and pain is more than I can stand."  Instead, go find an unloved dog, one whose life has held no joy or hope and give my place to him.

This is the only thing I can give . . . the love I leave behind.  

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Happy Halloween everyone.  And to all you little gobblins out there stay safe and bring home lots of candy!

21 comments:

Country Girl said...

Oh, how lovely that pet's last will is. I know your heart is still breaking for your beautiful friend.

Privet and Holly said...

Dare I say that your sweet
Simon would agree with
this lovely article?? I hope
that you will, indeed, consider
giving another lovely creature
a wonderful home with you.....

Happy Halloween!

xo Suzanne

Low Tide High Style said...

What a beautiful sentiment and way of thinking about a pet who is no longer with us. I know how much you miss sweet Simon, and I'm sure his last will would say all those things and more about your love for him and the love you would convey to another pet.

Kat

Robin Larkspur said...

Lili, this is a real tearjerker. I ache for you for the pain you feel about Simon. I have had many beloved pets cross the bridge from hamsters and parakeets, cats and dogs, and even 2 salamanders named Fred & Joe. I think the best way to honor our furbabies, feathery or finned babies is to do as this Last Will says.
But in your own time, your own way, when the time is good; the opportunity most likely will present itself.
Hugs to you, my friend. And Happy Halloween.

Julie said...

OH Lili...I know your heart's sentiments. I think Simon would be cheering you on...when you are ready, you will know. Hugs to you and I LOVE your photos. *previous* The spider web is an outstanding shot... {{{hugs}}} xo

Daryl said...

It has to be so hard each time a memory surfaces .. and yet I bet its a bitter sweet feeling because remembering Simon also brings good feelings about those times you shared

and I hope you do open your hearts and home to a shelter dog or cat .. giving one a forever home is such a wonderful thing .. xo

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Sandy, Sisters of Season said...

Lili,
God's little creatures bring us so much happiness. Simon had a wonderful home and loving caregivers, let another pet be that blessed . . . go get another one kiddo :O) xo

Crown of Beauty said...

What a beautiful post this is! Yes, there is always new life waiting after a loved one dies... that is how I felt when my husband passed away four years ago. I knew there was new life waiting for me. I embraced the pain in my season of grief and then about a year later, I discovered that the song was back in my life. The truth remains, however, no one however can ever take the special place Ernie has in my heart. There is room for new life, but a loved one can never be replaced.

And yes... what an amazing bird your Simon was... very special indeed.

Much love
Lidia

p.s. Sorry, I had to delete earlier comment to remove typo errors.

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

That is a sweet post - and sweet memories.

Kelly said...

So glad that you had so many years with your dear friend. I had read that article on FB and it still brings tears to my eyes.

val said...

I stopped over from 2 bags full and your post just made my heart skip a beat. So lovely and bittersweet at the same time.

vicki said...

Lili- you have such a big heart---- even though I know you still have pain over the loss of Simon ( he was such a cutie!)-- I believe that God will send other little creatures in to your life to nurture and love. It just takes time to heal. Everyone who has ever lost a beloved pet totally understands.
Xo
Vicki

RSA Australia said...

You know what, while I'm reading your post my tears are falling, I'm touch by your Halloween experiences. Thanks for sharing!

Carla said...

Lili, hoping you are doing better since your last post. I am such an animal person that reading your post brought tears to my eyes. We have two parakeets and I so love them. Have you thought anymore about getting another parrot?

Sharon Lovejoy said...

I so love this. It made me happy/sad to read it.

Simon, you'll never be forgotten.

Love remains,

Sharon (I miss you)

Heaven's Walk said...

Hi Lili ~ I just wanted to stop by to wish you a very Merry Christmas and blessed New Year to my beautiful east coast friend! Hope that your holidays are overflowing with love and joy! ♥ I miss you!

xoxo laurie

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