This is an entry from my daily journal:
On August 3, 2013, I asked the Lenormand cards,
‘What is in my immediate future – the next 35 days or so?’
Mlle. Lenormand Jeu de destin No. 194115 (c) 1986 Piatnik
Here’s how I interpreted the cards:
Death of a pet. My dear kitty Sasha is on her way out. Dog + Child = puppy, small pet. (Dog can refer to pets in general, including cats.)
She’s old (Lilies), small (Child), a pet (Dog), and she’s on her way out (Coffin + Ship).
Clover indicates 2 months / 2 weeks / 2 days.
What Actually Happened:
My sweet, little 18 year old kitty, Sasha, had been losing weight over the summer at an alarming rate, and I was just beginning to realize she’d lost her hearing as well. I knew something was up. Despite the cards I had drawn, I remained in denial. I wasn’t ready to let her go.
Sasha took a turn for the worse approximately two weeks (Clover) after the date of the draw. The week of 8/19 was very bad. By Sunday, 8/25, it was certain she was dying. On Monday, 8/26, I called a local vet and arranged to bring her in for euthanasia. Sasha was given a lethal injection at 10:45 am on Monday, 8/26/2013.
I cried all day.
On and off through September, and into October…
Approximately two months later (Clover), Charlie and Midnight came into my home and my life.
Charlie and Midnight are Rescue Kitties, abandoned when their family pulled up stakes and left town. Charlie, the orange guy, is about 3 or 4 years old and as friendly and cuddly and playful as can be. Midnight, an older, toothless gent of about 7, purrs up a storm, eats like there’s no tomorrow, and wakes me up every morning by poking his paw in my face . I still miss my sweet Sasha, and always will, but I’ve grown to love my new Kitty Boys.