Tuesday, February 9, 2010

The Butterfly effect & a cat named Sooki

A couple of nights ago I saw an interesting movie called The Butterfly Effect. It was about a young man with the ability to go back in time and change certain events in his life, thus changing his future. He did this many times, and each time awoke to a new life. However, no matter how many times he tried to alter the future, he encountered new problems and hurt not only himself, but loved ones. In the end, he made the ultimate sacrifice and removed himself from existence, causing his mother to give birth to a stillborn. He realized this was the only way he could make life perfect for all those around him. Wow. How sad. The butterfly effect, an unusual concept.

Well the very next day, we had to have our dear cat euthanased. Sooki, aged 13, had a cancerous tumour on her nose, which, despite painkillers, was giving her grief. The light was fast disappearing from her eyes, and her quality of life was declining. More sadness. I didn't expect my reaction. Such a little, quiet cat had such a huge presence in our lives. Even though she slept most of the time towards the end, we were always conscious of her and her movements, her life force. Our routine revolved around hers. Now the house seems so much emptier without her. My husband says she was our butterfly effect. She came in to our lives, changed us, loved us, taught us life lessons and moved on. As with most pets, she truly lived in the moment. Her affection and spirit were enormous. We'll never forget her, she was one of a kind. May you rest in peace Sooki.

Sooki in 2004


  1. Hi Stella...I am so sorry to hear this....Your kitty was so sweet...and is in a better place now...


  2. I am so sorry Stella. I really don't know what to say. Try and remember all the love and laughter that she bought into your life. Time is a healer - it really is.
    Thinking of you Anji

  3. Thanks for your lovely words ladies. I guess the loss of a pet helps prepare us for the loss of loved ones down the track. Life goes on but we always have memories.