In Memory of Sunny, a Fur Angel

For: Sunny's Family
Organizer: Lynn Ingogly
In Memory of Sunny, a Fur Angel (Sunny's Family)
of $4,500 goal.
Raised by 8 donors
4% Complete
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The Story

Please help my sister, Susan Sinclair, in the loss of Sunny, her family’s beloved Fur Angel. The major and unexpected expenses for Sunny’s emergency vet care, hospitalization, and sadly, euthanasia, have created a real hardship for Sunny's family. Your gift, in any amount, will be deeply appreciated and blessed. Thank you for sharing your love, in memory of Sunny.

Here, in Susan's words, is what Sunny meant to his family:

Just a few short weeks ago, we said goodbye to a true Fur Angel, our beloved cat Sunny.

He came to us 10 years ago as a direct answer to the most specific request we'd ever made to the Universe: we asked for a golden boy cat who would love us all. And two weeks later, he showed up, literally, on our doorstep, an abandoned, sick little kitten who was tenderly nursed back to health by my daughter, Angela. This forged a truly extraordinary bond of love between them—though, just as we had asked, Sunny unreservedly loved us all.

For Angela, Sunny became her constant, truest friend for over a decade—a painful and turbulent decade for her in many ways. But through it all, Sunny was just Always There—by her side, on her lap, draped over her shoulder, stretched next to her in bed, brushing against her legs, sitting on her feet, wrapping his tail around her knees, patting her face with his paw. Even just gazing earnestly at her, as he had been doing a lot more in the last month, he absolutely radiated Love—it was visible and palpable. He was, truly, Divine Love incarnate for her.

And then, suddenly, inexplicably, Sunny fell ill, after a decade of uninterrupted and robust good health. He was hospitalized, rallied briefly to enjoy one more blissfully normal night cuddled in my daughter’s arms (and a day snuggled up to her shoes, seen in our final photo of his life), and then had to be rehospitalized. He was finally diagnosed with pancreatitis. Complications arose, and after a two-day downward spiral, our options were either a risky and painful surgery, or euthanasia.

Through our spiritual bond with Sunny, we clearly understood that he wanted his ordeal to be over, and his only wish was to pass away peacefully in Angela’s arms.

And that was how he left us. I know I heard singing as his soul returned to its angel form.

Losing Sunny—losing that deeply personal embodied connection to Divine Love—punched a crater in both our hearts. But we can feel Sunny’s warm, golden presence with us every day. Our little memorial helps us stay connected to him in a tangible way.

We learned profound lessons about living, loving, and letting go from our fur angel Sunny. Here are two of our favorites:

  • Savor ALL the joys of physical life--food :-) , physical touch, the outdoors, good long stretches, zesty activity, utter repose. Being physical is truly a magnificent and all-too-brief experience and is meant to be treasured, golden moment by golden moment.

  • Lounge more with those you love. There is no substitute for simply, fully, BEING with one whose love you share. Talk is optional, snuggling is not.

But the greatest lesson we received from him is this:

  • The deepest joy and highest purpose of life on Earth is simply to create and experience more Love. Ultimately, Love is all that matters. And Love never truly leaves us; it only changes form.

Though we will now find Love in different forms, it will still hold within it a hint of Sunny’s golden glow, shining through to warm our hearts now and always.

Your caring assistance in our time of loss and healing holds that same glow for us in our hearts. We are grateful beyond words for you and your gifts of Love in memory of Sunny.

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on November 18, 2013

Posted on November 18, 2013

We feel so blessed by the support that has already come through for Sunny and his family! Blessings and thanks to each one of you!

In this season of sharing and caring, please consider a small gift to this fund in honor of a special pet you cherish or remember. Small actions, multiplied, can make a big difference!

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