Friday, May 9, 2008


Um, this is really quite sad.

I finally figured out how to make a simple, no-frills video for Smoosh and Little Girl, something I've wanted to do for a while.

It's not a happy video, but it wasn't a happy time.

Please don't watch if you feel a sad video about the death of two kitties could upset you.
I wanted to tell their story but I don't want to upset anyone.

EDIT: Um, I feel have to say the picture/s of me in this video with the HUGE hair were taken about 16 years ago. I do NOT, for the love of God, have hair like that now. Smooshy and I went back a long way.

Also, this video was made with a cheapie, icky program -- I've since been using Microsoft Photo Story 3 for my little video "projects" which, except for problems uploading to YouTube, I love.

Additionally, this was a very hard time for me. The decision to send my girls to "the bridge" tore me apart and ... well, suffice to say, their deaths were not pretty at all.

I still have never talked about those last minutes in that damn exam room to anyone.

BUT not everyone has this experience.
I do believe there are times sending a beloved pet to "the bridge" is indeed a kindness.
My heart goes out to anyone who has ever had to make this decision.


Goma said...

OMG This made me cry at work!!!! This is sooo sad and I could see how wondeful they were!! So sad...thanks for making this video it is very important to let people know what happened!!

jane said...

Thank you for sharing their story with us all. It must have been very hard for you to make this video. Smoosh & Little Girl were obviously very much loved cats and had an excellent life with you.

Take care :)

Cat-a-holic, Lilly and Laila said...

With Lilly getting ready to face the bridge in a few hours, I did watch your video and it is a beautiful tribute to your beautiful babies. In a way it's comforting to know we are not alone in this stage of their lives.