The Last of Three

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Othello was the second of my three boys to come into my life, although he was the oldest.  He loved completely and unconditionally and allowed both Hamlet and Romeo to be the center of attention, always.  When we lost Romeo, for the first time Othello allowed himself his time in the sun.  He took every bit of attention we lavished on him and gave it back tenfold.  

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Last February, we nearly lost Othello.  We were given another year with this sweet boy and treasured every moment of it.  
 

On Friday, I lost the last of my boys.   My home and my heart will never be the same without him.

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One more, one more.
Be thus when thou art dead, and I will kill thee
And love thee after. One more, and that’s the last.
So sweet was ne’er so fatal. I must weep,
But they are cruel tears. This sorrow’s heavenly,
It strikes where it doth love.
Othello, Act 5, Scene 2

88 thoughts on “The Last of Three”

  1. awwwww bless his cotton paws …((((hugs))) to you all …. been there and still hurt …. love mouse xxxxx

  2. awwwww bless his cotton paws …((((hugs))) to you all …. been there and still hurt …. love mouse xxxxx

  3. I’m sorry for the loss of your beloved Orthello. I hope you find comfort in the memories you have of him and all of your sweet furbabies.

  4. I’m sorry for the loss of your beloved Orthello. I hope you find comfort in the memories you have of him and all of your sweet furbabies.

  5. Very sad for your loss. Wish all our pets could have longer lives. I’m sure you gave him a wonderful life.

  6. Very sad for your loss. Wish all our pets could have longer lives. I’m sure you gave him a wonderful life.

  7. Michelle, I know that pain of losing a wonderful pet that added so much joy to our lives. I am so sorry that it hurts so much! We did get a new kitten and she has warmed our hearts again! pj

  8. Michelle, I know that pain of losing a wonderful pet that added so much joy to our lives. I am so sorry that it hurts so much! We did get a new kitten and she has warmed our hearts again! pj

  9. Hi

    I’m so sorry for your loss. He was a handsome boy.
    Just reading your post made me well up. I’ve lost five beautiful cats and my heart still aches.
    My thoughts are with you.

  10. Hi

    I’m so sorry for your loss. He was a handsome boy.
    Just reading your post made me well up. I’ve lost five beautiful cats and my heart still aches.
    My thoughts are with you.

  11. I, too am sad for you. What a fine looking boy…I’m sure he was a good friend. Best wishes.

    Bobbi

  12. I, too am sad for you. What a fine looking boy…I’m sure he was a good friend. Best wishes.

    Bobbi

  13. I’m so sorry Othello is no longer with you Michelle. He was a very handsome kitty. I love my kitties with all my heart, and I know the void you are feeling.

  14. I’m so sorry Othello is no longer with you Michelle. He was a very handsome kitty. I love my kitties with all my heart, and I know the void you are feeling.

  15. Michelle, what a sweet cat. You know he knew he was well loved, which is the best gift you can a pet. I am sorry for your heartbreak.

  16. Michelle, what a sweet cat. You know he knew he was well loved, which is the best gift you can a pet. I am sorry for your heartbreak.

  17. I know you are going to miss Othello so much. He was such a handsome boy too. I love that quote you put at the end of the post. Beautiful.

  18. I know you are going to miss Othello so much. He was such a handsome boy too. I love that quote you put at the end of the post. Beautiful.

  19. so sorry for your loss Michelle – it’s so hard to lose a friend like Othello. ((hugs)) Mel

  20. so sorry for your loss Michelle – it’s so hard to lose a friend like Othello. ((hugs)) Mel

  21. I’m so sorry for your loss, Michelle. It’s always so hard to lose such a beloved pet. Lots and lots of hugs.

  22. I’m so sorry for your loss, Michelle. It’s always so hard to lose such a beloved pet. Lots and lots of hugs.

  23. Oh, I’m so sorry your last “boy” is gone, Michelle. I just love black cats and he looks a lot like my dear Shadow who left us almost five years ago. I know that handsome guy will be forever in your heart…

  24. Oh, I’m so sorry your last “boy” is gone, Michelle. I just love black cats and he looks a lot like my dear Shadow who left us almost five years ago. I know that handsome guy will be forever in your heart…

  25. Aw. So sorry to hear you lost your last boy Othello. He was a lovely kitty. My heart goes out to you during this difficult time.

    Big Hugs

  26. Aw. So sorry to hear you lost your last boy Othello. He was a lovely kitty. My heart goes out to you during this difficult time.

    Big Hugs

  27. So sorry for your loss, Michelle. So, so heart breaking to lose such loving little friend. They always take a piece of our heart with them, don’t they?

  28. So sorry for your loss, Michelle. So, so heart breaking to lose such loving little friend. They always take a piece of our heart with them, don’t they?

  29. Oh Michelle, another sadness in your like. I am so sorry. Othello was a very fortunate boy to have you in his life.

  30. Oh Michelle, another sadness in your like. I am so sorry. Othello was a very fortunate boy to have you in his life.

  31. Michelle, I am just noe catching up on blog reading, because we lost on furbaby Rebel. I am so sorry for you lost. I do know how you feel. hugs going out to you…

  32. Michelle, I am just noe catching up on blog reading, because we lost on furbaby Rebel. I am so sorry for you lost. I do know how you feel. hugs going out to you…

  33. I am so very sorry for your loss. Our pets are our family, it is devastating when they leave us.

    Orthello was a beautiful furry friend.

  34. I am so very sorry for your loss. Our pets are our family, it is devastating when they leave us.

    Orthello was a beautiful furry friend.

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