Saturday, April 02, 2011

The Power of Love - for sweet Shell

MeezerMomMary

I don't often post here on the boys blog, as I have my own, however I feel the need to post today.  If anyone ever doubts the power of unconditional love, or that it even exists, the story of Shell will prove that it is all powerful and very very real.  As owners, rescuers and lovers of any furbaby, we enter into the relationship knowing that we will have to suffer the horrible pain of loss at some time.  It could be 18 1/2 years in the future as it was with our sweet Trixie and Norton, or 12 years as it was with my Ralphie, or merely weeks as it was with beautiful Shell and the courageous MaryAnne.  I have followed their story since the beginning and have marveled at MA's courage and patience and was awed at the power of Shell's love for her, and her love for Shell.  Poor Shell had so many things to overcome, but something drove her to try to get better.  I think that Shell's purpose was to prove to people that no matter what an animal looks like or has been through, there is always a heart there and the capacity to forgive humankind any abuses they have suffered and give love unconditionally. 

Sweet Shell, I never knew you but I will never forget you.  MA, there are not enough words to thank you for what you did for Shell, and what you have done for every other animal that has crossed your path.  You are truly a remarkable woman.

20 comments:

Sabrina, Sam and Simon said...

Mom Mary, what a touching, beautiful post for Sweet Shell, it brought tears to my eyes ...
(((Hugs)))
Momma Jan

Simba said...

We were also so amazed at MaryAnne's commitment to sweet Shell and Shell's love back for her. That sweet kitty had so much to have to try to overcome. Now she is able to run free.

Teri and the cats of Curlz and Swirlz said...

What a pawsome tribute for both Shell and Mary...we can smile knowing she was truly loved and safe for her last few weeks on earth. Fly free, brave girl!

Hannah and Lucy said...

Your post brought tears to my eyes when I thought I'd shed them all today - it was so beautiful. It was a lovely tribute to Mary and Shell who had so much love for each other.
It is wonderful to think that dear Shell knew such love and gentle care in her final days of life - what a shame she was denied it before she met Mary.
luv Hannah and Lucy & mum Sue xxx

Cheysuli and gemini said...

That was a beautiful post for anyone who has ever taken in a cat who needed more than just a little extra care. We were so sad to learn about Shell

Furkidsmom said...

We were so sad when we read about Shell. We're glad she got to have love in her life and we agree that sometimes you have to look past the way a kitty looks and find the heart inside. Shell was a fighter and we're glad she had a chance.

The Florida Furkids and Angel Sniffie

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Poor Shell. She had a tough life. It's good she had some love at the end.

Sweet Praline said...

MaryAnne gave Shell a chance at love during her last days. What a wonderful tribute.

Camie's Kitties said...

We were so sorry to hear about Sweet Shell. We know MaryAnn gave her the greatest gift - first love, and then ultimately freedom from pain.

Cody and Gracie

The Island Cats said...

What a wonderful tribute to sweet Shell...she touched so many hearts...

GreatGranny said...

It's so heartbreaking to know someone has lost a pet. We didn't know Shell
and We feel like we missed out not knowing her.
Love to Mary,
Kassey and her Mom

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Khyra's Mom here -

I lift my glass of Merlot to MA and you -

Cheers to all the special ones that need 'us' -

Benny and Lily said...

What a nice tribute for Shell
Benny & Lily

Cloon said...

Beautiful post. Shell's story has touched me on such a deep level. And it's about what you say here...the unconditional love. Mary Anne is an angel for taking Shell home, helping her and loving her. And Shell to me was just an amazing little being to trust a human and want the affection of a human after what she had been through in her hard life. Blessings to both of them.

Ariel said...

Beautiful post.MaryAnne is a very special lady a true angel.

Cat said...

It's just heartbreaking isn't it!

AttieCattie said...

we was all touched by her too. fank you for this post.

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan and Bibi-Chan said...

Beautiful. Even a moment's love and caring given to a little cat who has been thrown away by others is invaluable. Shell was loved and cared for thanks t her wonderful rescuer.

ABBY said...

The easy part is feeling sad...but a part of my heart is happy. Happy that Shell found Momma MaryAnne and that she knew kindness and love and the sense of home that we all want. Her life was brief and hard, even with all the tender loving commitment from MaryAnne. We are so thankful that she took her into her heart and gave Shell all of these things that she deserved. We wish she had been able to make it to a very old age, but we are so happy to celebrate the life she had and the courage it took to live it.

xoxoxox
Abby's Mom Debra

Catsparella said...

What a very touching tribute post to sweet Shell. Thank you for sharing that with us.

I also wanted to say thank you for stopping by to help celebrate Priscilla's birthday on Friday :)

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