- 5 years ago
A huge thank you to all of you. I can’t tell you how your words of sympathy and support have helped me during these last few days. It made me realize how normal all of this is.
Darling Husband and I are both actually doing a lot better. Once we got over those first couple of days, got back to work, got back into a routine, the grief really started to ease up. It’s still there, but it’s not dominating my thoughts like it was.
I feel much better about my rainbow kitty’s soul being at peace. My mom had to put our family dog to sleep just a couple of months ago, and she was telling me that she really feels like the dog “visits” her every now and then. She can feel her presence in the spots around the house that the dog loved the most.
A couple days ago, I could have sworn I heard our rainbow kitty’s collar bell jingling up the stairs (other kitty was sitting with me). I could have been my imagination, but it brought me peace and solace nonetheless. She was a cat with a LOT of sass and attitude, and I can still feel that energy when I think about her.
Our other kitty is doing really well. It’s funny – she has taken on some of the quirks of our rainbow kitty, especially around dinnertime. Rainbow kitty would meow and shake her tail up the air when she was anticipating her food. I’ve never seen our surviving kitty do it until now, and it’s super cute.
I’m feeling much closer to our surviving kitty already. I think she knows that I’m in a rough place and I just need company, so she just sits quietly next to me and lets me pet her and hug her. She’s such a good cat – I feel so lucky that we still have her. She’s the same age as rainbow kitty – almost 17 – so I’m realistic about her not being around for much longer. I’ll enjoy every moment while I can.
Thanks again – the support means the world.