LP aka Sophie, " People always say that love is a gift. But I don't think so. A gift can be misplaced, broken, forgotten or discarded. People also say love is elusive but I don't think that either. Love is fixed, steady and definite. There is no other word for it but when you feel it, when it is the "real deal", it is probably the only thing , the one thing, that truly is lasting in life and beyond that even. I think love moves unexpectedly, like a bright light in the darkness that keeps getting bigger and brighter as it travels to the heart. Love ensures the heart doesn't grow small or maybe that is doesn't eventually shrivel and die of bitterness. I believe love comes in many forms, many shapes and many sizes. Not everyone gets to experience all of love's many shapes and forms and that is too bad. Especially when animals are concerned because that love, just may be the purest love of them all.
Friday evening I had to say my final good-bye to a great love of mine. Like all great loves, Leo came into my life unexpectedly and he brought me more than I could ever express or share succinctly. During my recent absence , he was diagnosed with a cancerous tumour in his bladder. There was nothing to be done for him. I hope he didn't suffer. That's what most concerned me. I hope I made the decision to let him go quickly enough for him not to suffer. Because he waited for me until I returned home , then when it was time , when we were both ready , he let go of life with dignity and grace. I wouldn't have expected less from him. Good-bye My Love , My Choo-Choo, My Baby Boy , My Leopold Lion Heart.
Leopold Lion Heart
Observing his kingdom on his garden throne
Talk like a Pirate Babushka
Live-Strong ; going yellow for the fight against cancer
In his hidey-box on his favourite pink polka-dot blanket
Those Big Kitty Eyes
The Lion's Paw
With his Girl
Gentle Leo with Sweet Tulip
Still a kitten at heart at seventeen years of age
LEOPOLD LION HEART 1997-2014