SYMPATHY~ 1995~ 2014
i already had my black cat~ pyewackett since 1992. as he got a little older he was getting too feisty.. behaving aggressively and had a general bad disposition. i decided he had too much yang energy and needed something soft and dainty to chill him out. i had this naive idea that a female white cat would do the trick. the ying that we needed in our lives.
i went to the highland -park animal shelter during the spring of 1995 and immediately spotted a thin- actually skinny white cat. i asked if i could hold her since i wanted to make sure she was docile.
she allowed me to pick her up and was very pliable and receptive to me. she was the one.
i named my little white cat, (i was guessing she was about one year old) SYMPATHY~ based on a louise brooks silent film called- "beggars of life." the character of sympathy was a sweet girl who needed someone to help her, rescue her from melancholy and save her from the villain.
eagerly i brought sympathy home in her cat kennel and couldn't wait to introduce her to pyewackett.
i opened the box.... out popped sympathy... in a daze she scanned the room.. when she spotted pyewackett she had the same reaction as the bride did to frankenstein.
never~the~less we were a family and i loved them both. after 21 1/2 years i lost pyewackett in 2012.
that in itself was devastating.....
what saddens me most today~ 1/25/20014~ about about the loss of sympathy is that she always had the feeling of being abandoned. she never got over that feeling. i was never able to prove to her how much i loved her.
she was needy... i was never enough to fill her void.
sympathy you are my destiny.. sympathy i love you too..
rick castro~ 10:57pm- january 25th~ 2014.