Sunday, January 08, 2023

I'll Be Seeing You

I''ll be seeing you
in all the old
familiar places...

That this heart of mine embraces
all day through....

I'll be seeing you
in every lovely summer's day

In everything that's bright and gay...

I'll always think of you that way.

I'll find you in the morning sun

and when the night is new

I'll be looking at the moon

But I'll be seeing you.

It will take awhile for me to be able to process
the enormity of Ping being gone.
You'd think you get 'use to' losses,
but each one hits you like a ton of bricks.
The GriefMonster pulls up to your door
and surprises you with a bag full of
new and powerful emotions.
All of those familiar everyday occurrences
suddenly greet you and smack you
across the face,
and your faced with an empty space
where someone you loved used to be.

Grief is so multifaceted.
You don't lose just once
you lose every single day.
Each one is a new prick of the heart.


Ping was such a character.
He really was.
I considered him my 'movie star' cat.
He was so photogenic and 
so handsome. He was very insecure though.
He carried that his entire life.
But he was a good loving boy.
He never lost that either.
But now he has rejoined his brother Jinx
who went before him by 14 months.
I envision him restored to his 
youthful form, running and jumping
and playing with all of his
friends and family who were there
to greet him as he came across the beautiful
Rainbow Bridge.


I will miss him.
20 years wasn't enough.



  1. Gosh, we will miss that special boy too, such a handsome sweetie. Hugs from all of us.

  2. Ping was such a handsome sweetie. He always was my secret favourite, and he will be missed greatly. ❤️

  3. No matter how long they are with us, it is never enough.

  4. such a hansum boy! purrrrzzz.......

  5. we lovez ewe dood ❤️. pleez ta tell everee one we said HI❤️❤️

  6. He was such a handsome ginger boy and will always be missed.

  7. Again, we are so very sorry. It's never long enough, is it? We will always love Ping, and never forget him. Purrs and love to you.

  8. Beautiful tribute to your sweet boy. XO

  9. Awwwwwwww darn. We wish they could go on forever.
    Ping was indeed a fantastic boy and will be missed but always loved. Hugs as you remember that sweet kitty. That is a purrfect song for a sendoff too. Lots of hugs from mum and comforting purrs from me.
    Purrs, Julie and mum Nancy

  10. Such a handsome boy. We are so very sorry. Sending love, hugs and comforting purrs.

  11. He will be missed here, too. His presence, though miles from us, was always punctuated by those deep green pools of emeralds.
    Much love and tons of love.

    ((((( ♥ )))))

    I sent you an email with a little memento in it to honor dear Ping. I will post it in our blog for Monday.

  12. So sorry for your loss. You're 100% correct-no matter how long they stay with us, it's never long enough. Norman, Elsa and I send gentle thoughts of comfort. ๐Ÿ’”

  13. Thank you for sharing some of those photos of Ping. He was so photogenic, wasn't he? We loved seeing him in pictures and we will miss him.

  14. Farewell, Angel Ping.
    The amount of love that you received and gave here on Earth will buoy you in Heaven.


  15. Fly free beautiful Soul✨ So sorry to hear about the passing of your handsome boy Ping. We going to miss you too, sweetie, but we know you will send signs to your mommy, just like Angel Binky does to us. Not that it makes the pain easier, but at least she knows that you're still around. We wish we could give your mommy a big hug, but we can send some Soft Pawkisses to comfort her and your furry family. Take care my furriend๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ˜ฝ๐Ÿ’ž

  16. What a beautiful tribute to a much-loved and beautiful boy. We send our deepest condolences.

    Everyone at The Poupounette

  17. You are right grief hits us anew with the force of a freight train, it never gets easier and we are all so lost by every single parting we face.

    Your magnificent boy is such a loss and, from the messages here, I know he touched so many hearts.

    Words are never enough.....

  18. An eternity is never enough... You are right, though: every time we think of them, see them not in their familiar spots, we miss them all over again. I was like especially with Josie and Tucker. They leave just enough behind for it to hurt.

  19. We are so sorry for your loss. That Vera Lynn song you quoted says it all.
    Fly free now, Ping, with your fursibs who went before, in the Lovely Land beyond the Rainbow Bridge, safe in the Loving Paw of the Great Cat in the Sky

  20. We are so very sorry to read that Ping has departed for the Rainbow Realm, and we send mew oodles of hugs and purrs.


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