Saying Farewell To My Dear Feline!

Her picture says so much!

Her picture says so much!

I realize that I am off the topic of Parkinson’s Disease, but I feel this should be shared–my next posting will be back on topic–Thank You!

It is National Dog Day but I am writing for my cat, Shadow, who has left us. For 15 years, she looked after us. She taught us trust, patience, determination, and displayed a sense of grace, right up to her death. She lost an eye to Cancer almost 6 years ago and bounced back an hour after a life-altering surgery. Resilient. Resilient. Resilient.

She returned every bit of love that we ever gave her. Her confidence and ability to adapt never ended, even when she faced her final struggle.

She willed be missed, but never forgotten. Rest in peace, Shadow, dear.

About Karl Robb

Karl Robb has had Parkinson’s disease (PD) for over twenty-five years. Karl believes he has had PD since he was seventeen years old and was diagnosed at the age of twenty-three. Now fifty, he is a Parkinson advocate, entrepreneur, inventor, writer, blogger, photographer, Reiki Master, and speaker on PD issues. Karl is the author of the book, A Soft Voice in a Noisy World: A Guide to Dealing and Healing with Parkinson’s Disease. He has been chosen as a blogger partner for the 4th World Parkinson Congress being held this September in Portland, Oregon. He has a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His writing has been featured in The New York Post and he has appeared on BBC radio, the CBS Saturday Evening News, Japanese television, as well as several local Washington, D.C., television stations. Karl is a former board member and a Virginia assistant state director of the Parkinson’s Action Network and a board member of the Parkinson Voice Project. You may reach Karl via email at asoftvoice@gmail.com, visit his blog at www.asoftvoice.com, on Facebook, or contact him via Twitter @asoftvoicepd.

Posted on August 26, 2016, in Education, Education & Support, Health, Philosophy and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. Part of the family. We have two dogs who are both around 10 so hopefully we have a ways to go but I dread the day. I can’t tell how many I have had to put down in my life but none were easy. However, memories are precious.

  2. Dear Karl and Angela, my heart aches for you for I know so well the pain you feel. You were and are the best parents to your sweet baby. Now Lilli must get your undivided attention and love. Praying for acceptance and peace! Love always, Reka

  3. So sorry to hear that Shadow died. What a loss. Hugs to you both. Love, Anne

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    From: A Soft Voice In A Noisy World Reply-To: A Soft Voice In A Noisy World Date: Friday, August 26, 2016 at 10:20 AM To: Anne Aden Subject: [New post] Saying Farewell To My Dear Feline!

    WordPress.com Karl Robb posted: ” I realize that I am off the topic of Parkinson’s Disease, but I feel this should be shared–my next posting will be back on topic–Thank You! It is National Dog Day but I am writing for my cat, Shadow, who has left us. For 15 years, she looked after us”

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