Thursday, January 28, 2010

I hate watching TV

Okay, really, I'm lying. I love tv. Yup. I love my cop shows and my law dramas. I even find my self drawn into some of those reality-ish shows on A&E, like Intervention.

But this post is me working through an issue, so bear with me a bit longer.

My family likes to watch M*A*S*H. No problem. It's a good show. But the commercials...

I like Willie Nelson. I like the ASPCA. I like the Humane Society.

But when I see those darned commercials for the ASPCA and they have Willie singing You Are Always On My Mind.... in light of recent events... it was like a kick to the gut. I turned off the stove and walked out of the room in tears.

Sorry, but losing Rusty is still rather fresh.

I was in the middle of making supper when this darned commercial came on. DH saw it and tore all the blankets off the couch to find the remote to change it. When he succeeded and found me in the dining room trying to compose myself, he wrapped his arms around me and said, "Guess we wn't be watching that channel for a while."

I'm glad he cares and said that. Made me feel better.

I'm glad you took the time to read this. I know eventually I'll feel less upset, but not completely. My pets are my children.

And, yes, I hug them everyday. (Even when they stink).


J.A. Saare / Aline Hunter said...

We always see things differently in light of loss. I'm sorry. ;(

Marianne Arkins said...

I hate to break it to you... it doesn't go away. Ever. I cry regularly for my dog I lost two years ago, and still apologize to my kitty from 25 years ago who I didn't know enough to take better care of and who died because I didn't get him vaccinated. I miss the dogs I lost as a senior in high school and cry for them, too.

Maybe I'm just a softie? *sigh*

I'm sorry you miss him so much. But it's only because you loved him so much, and really, you can't have one without the other which is why we get more pets even though it hurts SO MUCH to lose them.

And, yes, I'm crying. Again.


Wendi Zwaduk and Megan Slayer said...

You're blunt, M, but I love ya. Thanks. And yes, I cried again, too. You might be a softie, but it's all right. I miss the little snob, even if he scratched me regularly because I have this uncanny need to hold a cat when I want to pet it.

Thanks Jaime.

But it did make me feel better to blog and share.

Kaily Hart said...

Yeah, I also get choked up when I see those ads. Even before we lost our cat. I've always been an animal lover, always will be (I typed as my cat just snuggled up onto my lap :)).

Debbie Alferio said...

OMG, I can't handle those commercials, either. The ones that get me the most are the ones where they flash the "animal's" words across the screen, i.e., "Why did you hurt me?" "What did I do wrong?" "Will I die today?" Lord, it tears my heart out! I'm either scrambling to change the channel or leaving the room--usually teary-eyed. Like you, I'm a true animal lover and have shared your pain in the loss of beloved friends. I hope that you feel better soon, and know you aren't alone!

Unknown said...

Hugs. I'm so sorry.

Wendi Zwaduk and Megan Slayer said...

Thanks ladies. Yup, it's still pretty raw, but I'm dealing.